Cadillac Recalling 2009-2010 CTS And CTS-V Due To Possible Leg Injury

Cadillac Recalling 2009-2010 CTS And CTS-V Due To Possible Leg Injury
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Cadillac is recalling their 2009 and 2010 CTS and CTS-V models due to a possible leg injury that could be sustained. Dealers will replace the glove compartment piece or even modify the instrument panel structure to make the vehicle compliant.

GM estimated 20,000 cars are affected. The recall is set to begin on or before October 20th.

[Source: NHTSA]

Press Release

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): CADILLAC / CTS 2009-2010 CADILLAC / CTS-V 2009-2010 Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP. Mfr’s Report Date: SEP 13, 2010 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V414000 N/A NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:KNEE BOLSTER Potential Number of Units Affected: 20224 Summary: 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.¿ Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE FRONT PASSENGER MAY BE AT AN INCREASED RISK OF LEG INJURY. Remedy: 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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 20, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339. Notes: 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 .