Thursday 23 September 2010

Cadillac recalls 2009 - '10 CTS AWD and CTS-V (U.S)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a call-back regarding 20,224 the 2009 and 2010 Cadillac CTS all-wheel-drive and CTS-V sedans.

The problem comes from the passenger knee airbag which may cause the front passenger injury. To repair the issue, dealers will change the glove box compartment assembly, and in various cars may also have to alter the instrument panel structure itself.

"In the event of a frontal vehicle crash, if a 5th percentile female is in the front passenger seat and is not wearing a safety belt, and the seat is adjusted full forward, the risk of injury to the thigh bone (femur) is higher than permitted under federal law," said GM's customer car and after-sales department. "In a crash test conducted by the NHTSA, the passenger dummy's knee hit the glove box door, resulting in a femur load 3 percent more severe than allowed by the safety standard."

The recall is likely to begin on 20th October. Owners can contact Cadillac on (866) 982-2339.

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