2014 Cadillac ELR Recalled


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    2014 Cadillac ELR Picture

    General Motors is recalling 656 2014 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid coupes because the electronic stability control may malfunction, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. | March 28, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • General Motors is recalling 656 2014 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid coupes because the electronic stability control system may malfunction.
  • GM issued a stop-delivery order to dealers on March 19, according to documents filed with federal safety regulators.
  • The recall is expected to begin on April 17.

DETROIT General Motors is recalling 656 2014 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid coupes because the electronic stability control system may malfunction, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The vehicles are not equipped with adaptive cruise control.

"In these vehicles, the electronic stability control or ESC system software may inhibit certain ESC diagnostics, preventing the system from alerting the driver that the ESC system is partially or fully disabled," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the driver is not alerted to an ESC malfunction, they may continue driving with a disabled ESC system which may result in loss of directional control, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM issued a stop-delivery order to dealers on March 19, according to documents filed with federal safety regulators.

No crashes or injuries have been linked to the ELR recall, wrote Alan Adler, a GM spokesman, in response to an Edmunds query on Friday. The problem was discovered in plant testing, he said.

"No connection to Chevy Volt, which uses a different electronic brake control module," Adler wrote.

The Volt is the sibling of the ELR.

The affected ELRs were built from September 26, 2013 through February 14, 2014.

Cadillac dealers will recalibrate the electronic brake control module. The recall is expected to begin on April 17. Owners can contact Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.

Edmunds says: If you own a 2014 Cadillac ELR that's not equipped with adaptive cruise control, be aware that a recall is in the works. If you have any immediate concerns, it's best to get in touch with your dealer.

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