Safety Alert Seats - 2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Safety Alert Seats

May 16, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

I'm not sure how I've driven our Cadillac ATS for so many miles and have just encountered its safety alert seats, but I must admit they're a little shocking when you're not expecting them.

It's not always easy to judge how cars will fit in my garage since I'm driving something different nearly every day, and I pulled the Cadillac in a little too close to the workbench that faces the car's grille.

As the front alert signal illuminated on the IP, something goosed my behind. Not really underneath I guess, more on the upper sides of my thighs. Still, quite a surprise — especially when you're alone in the car.

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 7,723 miles


  • gloss gloss Posts:

    I think the ATS is a really cool car, but man does that gauge cluster look cheap.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    "they're a little shocking when you're not expecting them." I'm assuming that's the point, but I also worry that a lot of owners would find that too surprising and that would distract them even more from the task at hand.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    So if you are not alone in the car, having your behind goosed is not all that surprising - ? TMI.

  • benson2175 benson2175 Posts:

    Gimiky Gimik at your service

  • zcalvert zcalvert Posts:

    nice to see cadillac is still using a font straight out of 1983

  • innovand innovand Posts:

    Interesting feature. Would need a "senior mode" since they tend to nail the accelerator at the slightest little surprises! "Oh what happened to my workbench? The car grabbed my ***!"

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    something about this blog entry amuses me in a juvenile way. I can imagine how many people overreact in odd ways to the warning. Even funnier if you lend your car to someone!

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