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Cadillac CTS Recalls

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07/06/15 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 cadillac ats and cts vehicles. the affected vehicles have a bracket between the brake pedal assembly and the rod that actuates the brakes that may fracture during normal brake pedal operation.

If the bracket fractures, the driver would not be able to apply the brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any affected bracket, free of charge. the recall began july 6, 2015. owners may contact cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. gm's number for this recall is 15352.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/08/15 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2004-2007 cadillac cts-v vehicles manufactured between september 6, 2003, and june 11, 2007, currently registered, or originally sold, in connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. in the affected vehicles, snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode the front brake hose fitting at the caliper.

Corrosion may cause the brake system to leak which could lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace both front brake hose assemblies, free of charge. the recall began on may 8, 2015. owners may contact cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. gm's number for this recall is 15149. note: this recall is an expansion of recall 10v-105.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/14/14 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 cadillac cts vehicles manufactured june 10, 2013, through february 26, 2014. if the vehicle is turned off with wiper functionality left on and the wipers then become restricted, such as when covered in ice or snow, and the vehicle's battery goes dead and needs to be jump started, upon being jump started, the wipers will be inoperative.

An inoperative windshield wiper system may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front wiper module, free of charge. the recall began on july 14, 2104. owners may contact cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. gm's number for this recall is 14157.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/02/11 Gm is recalling certain model year 2012 cadillac cts vehicles manufactured from october 21, 2011, through october 26, 2011. these vehicles may have a condition in which the power vacuum brake boost pushrod retention nut may not be torqued to the proper specification. if the nut is not torqued to the proper specification, the nut could loosen and allow the pushrod to separate from the brake pedal.

This could result in a loss of ability to brake and a vehicle crash without prior warning.

Cadillac dealers will inspect the power vacuum brake boost pushrod retention nut, and if necessary, torque the nut to the proper specification. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on november 1, 2011. owners may contact cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.

Gm's safety recall campaign number is 11318.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
02/08/08 On certain passenger vehicles, the rear axle pinion seal does not meet all of the specifications and may experience a fluid leak.

A rear differential failure may cause loss of motive power and possibly loss of control increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the pinion seal free of charge. the recall began on february 1, 2008. owners may contact cadillac at 1-800-458-8006 or http://www.cadillac.com; pontiac at 1-800-620-7668 or http://www.pontiac.com; and saturn at 1-800-972-8876 or http://www.saturn.com.

Gm recall no. 07204.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
08/20/03 Certain minivans, passenger and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 225, "child restraint anchorage system." the owner's manual does not explain the meaning of the location symbols for the child restraint lower universal anchorage system.

This does not meet the requirements of the standard.

Owners will be provided with a supplement for their owner's manual. this supplement describes and shows the location symbols for the child restraint anchors that are located in the vehicle and on the child restraint or booster cushion. owner notification began august 18, 2003. owners should contact buick at 1-866-608-8080, cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc at 1-866-996-9463, pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537.

Gm recall no. 03039.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/12/15 Engine General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2004-2007 cadillac cts-v vehicles manufactured october 6, 2003, to march 15, 2007, and 2006-2007 cadillac sts-v vehicles manufactured june 23, 2005, to march 15, 2007. in the affected vehicles, the electrical terminals of the fuel pump module may overheat resulting in the melting of the flange material.

If the flange melts, a hole may be created allowing the fuel pump to leak fuel, causing the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. additionally, leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel module and fuel tank jumper harness, free of charge. gm sent out interim notices in late october. the recall began on march 12, 2015. owners may contact cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. gm's number for this recall is 14405.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/15/14 Engine This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. the key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. general motors llc (gm) notified the agency on july 2, 2014 that they are recalling 554,328 model year 2003-2014 cadillac cts vehicles manufactured august 16, 2001, to april 28, 2014, and 2004-2006 cadillac srx vehicles manufactured march 20, 2003, to august 11, 2006. in these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. the recall began on september 15, 2014. owners may contact cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. gm's number for this recall is 14172.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/23/06 Engine Certain vehicles equipped with v6 engines may have a condition where fuel is no longer supplied to the engine. this condition occurs without the illumination of the fuel level low indicator light or the warning chime.

If the engine stops running, the operator will not be able to restart the vehicle which could increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will reprogram the electronic control module (ecm) with new software free of charge. owners were notified in december 2005 and asked to maintain at least 1/4 of a tank fuel level to avoid this condition until the parts are available. the parts are now available, owner renotification began on march 23, 2006. owners may contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339.

Gm recall no. 05111.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
08/29/14 Transmission and Drivetrain General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 cadillac ats vehicles manufactured april 23, 2012, to march 20, 2014, and 2014 cadillac cts vehicles manufactured june 10, 2013, to march 20, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable may detach from either the bracket on the transmission shifter or the bracket on the transmission.

If the transmission shift cable detaches while the vehicle is being driven, the transmission gear selection may not match the indicated gear and the vehicle may move in an unintended or unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash. furthermore, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, despite selecting the 'park' position, the transmission may not be in 'park.' if the vehicle is not in the 'park' position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. a vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure the cable is properly seated at the transmission and shifter brackets, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin in early august 2014. owners may contact cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. gm's number for this recall is 14179.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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08/25/14 Transmission and Drivetrain General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011 cadillac cts vehicles manufactured october 18, 2010, to june 2, 2011. in the affected vehicles, vibrations from the drive shaft may cause the vehicle's roll over sensor to command the roof rail air bags to deploy.

If the roof rail air bags deploy unexpectedly, there is an increased risk of crash and injury to the occupants.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear drive shaft assembly, free of charge. general motors distributed an interim letter to owners on august 27, 2014. owners may contact cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. gm's number for this recall is 14233.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/24/11 Suspension and Steering General motors is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 cadillac cts vehicles. some of these vehicles have a condition in which a wax coating on the rear suspension toe link jam nuts may allow the nut(s) to loosen. if a nut sufficiently loosens, the toe link could separate and the rear wheel would be able to turn inboard or outboard. owners may hear a metallic clanking noise coming from the rear of the vehicle that may warn of a loosening nut.

The driver may experience sudden changes with vehicle handling and may not be able to control the vehicle increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will clean all wax residue from the rear suspension toe link and install two new jam nuts. if necessary the rear suspension toe link may be replaced. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before march 24, 2011. owners may contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 and at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com.

Gm's safety recall no. 11029. owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
08/25/04 Suspension and Steering On certain passenger vehicles involved in this campaign, the lower control arm ball stud nut/washer assemblies with washers were made of the wrong material. the washers may fracture and become loose or fall away from the vehicle, reducing clamp load. separation of the control arm ball stud and steering knuckle, due to disengagement of the tapered attachment and retaining nut, is possible.

If the control arm separates from the knuckle, the affected corner of the vehicle will drop and the control arm would be forced downward, contacting the wheel. the affected wheel could tilt outward and create a dragging action that would tend to slow the vehicle and create a tendency for the vehicle to turn in the direction of the affected wheel. in extreme situations, the affected wheel assembly could separate from the vehicle. separation of the wheel assembly would also sever that wheel;s hydraulic brake hose and result in diminished braking performance of the vehicle, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will inspect the ball stud joints and measure the torque of the nut for all front lower control arms in all models affected as well as the rear lower control arms on the xlr and corvette. if the torque is not at specification, the dealers will replace the ball stud, the knuckle, and the nut. if the torque is at specification, the dealers will replace the nut/washer assembly only. the recall will begin on august 25, 2004. owners should contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 or chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438.

Gm recall no. 04043. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/20/03 Suspension and Steering Some passenger vehicles have a condition in which the intermediate steering shaft bolt may be loose.

An improperly tightened bolt could loosen, resulting in separation of the upper and lower steering shafts causing a loss of vehicle control. if this happens while the vehicle is moving, a crash could result without prior warning.

Dealers will inspect for the presence of the intermediate steering shaft bolt and ensure that it is tightened to the proper specification. owner notification began march 20, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.

Gm recall no. 03017.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/26/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 cadillac cts, escalade, escalade esv, chevrolet suburban, tahoe, gmc yukon, and yukon xl, and 2014 buick enclave, chevrolet express, impala, silverado hd, traverse, gmc acadia, savana, and sierra hd vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the chassis electronic module may be internally contaminated, resulting in an electrical short.

If the module experiences an electrical short, the vehicle could stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the chassis electronic module, free of charge. the recall began on december 26, 2014. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-458-006 (cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm?s number for this recall is 14515.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/25/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011 cadillac cts vehicles manufactured october 18, 2010, to june 2, 2011. in the affected vehicles, vibrations from the drive shaft may cause the vehicle's roll over sensor to command the roof rail air bags to deploy.

If the roof rail air bags deploy unexpectedly, there is an increased risk of crash and injury to the occupants.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear drive shaft assembly, free of charge. general motors distributed an interim letter to owners on august 27, 2014. owners may contact cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. gm's number for this recall is 14233.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/14/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 cadillac cts vehicles manufactured june 10, 2013, through february 26, 2014. if the vehicle is turned off with wiper functionality left on and the wipers then become restricted, such as when covered in ice or snow, and the vehicle's battery goes dead and needs to be jump started, upon being jump started, the wipers will be inoperative.

An inoperative windshield wiper system may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front wiper module, free of charge. the recall began on july 14, 2104. owners may contact cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. gm's number for this recall is 14157.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/18/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning Gm is recalling 12,662 my 2009 cadillac cts vehicles for failing to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, 'occupant crash protection.' under certain conditions, a software condition within the passenger sensing system may disable the front passenger air bag when it should be enabled or enable it when it should be disabled.

In a vehicle crash, if the front passenger air bag does not operate as designed, increased personal injury could occur.

Dealers will reprogram the passenger sensing system module free of charge. the recall began on november 18, 2008. owners may contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 or through their website at http://www.gmownercenter.com .

Gm recall no. 08373.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
05/20/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, an interaction between the sensing and diagnostic module and vehicle's electrical system may cause the driver's frontal air bag and/or roof-mounted side impact air bag to deploy when the ignition key is turned to the "on" position.

A person positioned for driving may receive minor injuries, such as abrasions, from contact with a deploying air bag.

Dealers will replace the sensing and diagnostic module free of charge. the recall began on may 20, 2005. owners may contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339.

Gm recall no. 05004.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
08/15/14 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 buick encore and cadillac ats; 2014 cadillac cts, elr, chevrolet caprice and ss vehicles; and 2014-2015 chevrolet silverado and gmc sierra trucks. due to an incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly, the front seats in the affected vehicles may not stay secured in place during a high load condition such as a crash.

A seat that does not stay secured increases the risk of occupant injury in a vehicle crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat hook bracket assembly weld and replace the lower seat track, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on august 15, 2014. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-458-8006 (cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm's number for this recall is 14340.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/20/10 Other Gm is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 cadillac cts all wheel drive and cts-v vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, "occupant crash protection."

In the event of a crash, the front passenger may be at an increased risk of leg injury.

Dealers will replace the glove compartment assembly and, in some vehicles modify the instrument panel structure. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on october 20, 2010. owners may contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339.

Gm's safety recall no. is n100292.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
05/29/08 Other Certain vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 118, 'power operated window, partition, and roof panel systems.' under the standard, the sunroof may only be closed when the ignition is on, or after the ignition is turned off, but before either of the front doors are opened. the affected vehicles may exhibit a condition where the sunroof can be closed after the ignition is turned off and the doors are opened.

This standard specifies requirements for power operated window, partition, and roof panel systems to minimize the likelihood of death or injury from their accidental operation.

Dealers will install a wire harness. the recall began on may 29, 2008. owners may contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339.

Gm recall no. 07149.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
09/19/03 Other Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 207, "seating systems." one or both front anchor tabs for the front bucket seats are not engaged in the floor pan reinforcement slots. a seat with only one tab engaged or neither engaged would not meet the static rearward loading test requirements of the standard.

In some crash conditions, the seat could pivot rearward and its occupant or a rear seat occupant could be injured more severely.

Dealers will ensure that both front anchor tabs are fully seated in the floor pan reinforcement slots. owner notification began september 19, 2003. owners should contact gm at 1-800-458-8006.

Gm recall no. 03050.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
07/02/01 Other Vehicle description: pickup and utility trucks. some of these vehicles have an internal component in the outboard seat belt retractors for the 2nd and 3rd row of seats that could be cracked. with repeated actuation of the locking mechanism, the crack could spread to the point such that the seat belt would no longer lock.

In a crash, increased occupant injury could result from the no-lock condition.

Dealers will inspect the outboard seat belts for specific lot numbers and replace the belts if necessary. gm is enclosing an inspection procedure for the owners to use or they can have their dealers do the inspections. owner notification began july 2, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or gmc at 1-800-462-8782.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Cadillac CTS Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.