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2005-2007 Cadillac CTS Recalled For Airbag Seat-Sensor Issue

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Due to concerns that front-passenger airbags might not deploy when needed, General Motors is recalling about 109,000 Cadillac CTS models from the 2005-2007 model years.

A kink or fold in the 'front passenger presence system mat'—a sensor pad in the seat that detects when someone is seated there—can cause the part to malfunction, potentially leading to a passenger airbag that does not deploy in a crash.

According to GM, there are no known injuries or fatalities linked to the issue, and if the passenger-side airbag does become disabled the passenger airbag status indicator in the rearview mirror sill show the airbag as being off, the 'air bag' indicator will illuminate, and a 'service air bag' error will show in the Driver Information Center.

Owners of affected 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS models will be receiving individual notification about the issue this winter, with the mailing effort to begin in February; the mat will be replaced free of charge in affected vehicles.

Those with any questions should contact Cadillac at 866-982-2339, or check with NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.

[General Motors; NHTSA ODI]

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Comments (3)
  1. Sounds like Government Motors is closing in on Toyota in the case of recalls.
    Why isn't this plastered all over the media? When are they going to drag the CEO of GM before Congress to testify why they are just now bringing this to light when they knew about it for several years? What else are they hiding from us?

  2. @By tote-
    All carmakers have recalls. Sometimes, more cars are recalled every year than are produced!
    Note that there are no known injuries or fatalities linked to the issue.
    The notion that GM has know about this for years is naive, uninformed and, more importantly, not supported by any evidence whatsoever. That is in sharp contrast to the arrogance displayed by Toyota and the reason they have been hit with multi-million dollar fines!

  3. My US Navy son was driving my 2005 Cadillac CTS on June 21, 2010, when he was struck in the rear. The force of the impact was so severe - he was propelled into three more cars. ALL SAFETY FEATURES FAILED - including the airbags and seatbelt. He is lucky to be alive. I have complained to GM 1k times - NOTHING! Now maybe my family and NEW ATTORNEY can get the answers I've been asking for, since June 2010. GM is quoted as saying, "we have no reports of injury or death as a result of this airbag failure." BULL - GM, YOU ARE A BUNCH OF LIARS! So glad you are now forced to be accountable - maybe other families wont have to go through what we have been going through...

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