Cadillac ATS owners, we have some bad news.
Remember in February, when we told you that the ATS sedan was being recalled because of problems with the sunroof switch? According to Auto News, the ATS is being recalled again for the same problem. It appears that the fix initially offered by Cadillac -- the addition of a trim plate to protect the sunroof switch -- was insufficient to address the problem. So, even if you've done the responsible thing and had your car repaired, you'll need to make a trip to the dealership.
Worse, the recall has widened to include 2016 models. Cadillac's parent company, General Motors, says that 82,620 Cadillac ATS models are affected by the recall. Of that number, 63,665 are registered in the U.S., with the remainder in Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere.
GM has also issued a stop-sale on ATS sedans until they've been repaired. The stop-sale order affects roughly 7,000 vehicles at dealerships across the country.
The problem with the ATS is that the switch that operates the sunroof is too sensitive: according to reports, a very slight touch can cause the panel to close or open. Complicating matter is the fact that the switch isn't recessed, making it more likely for drivers to hit it accidentally. That could result in a distraction for ATS drivers (especially when it's raining or snowing). It could also pinch fingers.
The recall is limited to sedan versions of the ATS; the coupe is not affected. GM says that it knows of no accidents or injuries related to the sunroof problem.
If you own a 2013-2016 Cadillac ATS sedan and have further questions, you're encouraged to contact Cadillac customer service at 800-458-8006 (U.S.) or 800-263-3777 (Canada).