2015 Cadillac Escalade Recalled; Stop-Sale Order Issued


  • 2015 Cadillac Escalade Picture

    2015 Cadillac Escalade Picture

    General Motors is recalling 1,402 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV SUVs because the front passenger seat airbag may only partially deploy in a crash. | May 21, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • General Motors is recalling 1,402 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV SUVs because the front passenger-seat airbag may only partially deploy in a crash.
  • GM told its dealers to stop selling the Escalades until they can be repaired.
  • GM said it knows of no crashes or injuries linked to the recall.

WASHINGTON General Motors is recalling 1,402 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV SUVs because the front passenger-seat airbag may only partially deploy in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

GM told its dealers to stop selling the Escalades until they can be repaired. It also called and e-mailed the 224 customers who had taken delivery of the vehicles and instructed them to not let occupants sit in the front passenger seat until the vehicle has been fixed.

GM said it knows of no crashes or injuries linked to the recall. The automaker said in a statement that the issue has been corrected at the supplier and Escalade production is under way at the Arlington, Texas Assembly Plant.

"In the affected vehicles, the airbag module is secured to a chute adhered to the backside of the instrument panel with an insufficiently heated infrared weld," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "This may result in only a partial deployment of the front passenger airbag in the event of a crash. In the event of an accident, an airbag that only partially deploys increases the risk of occupant injury."

Parts are not available at this point. Dealers will replace the instrument panel right side upper trim panel when parts become available. No date has been set for the recall. Owners can contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006.

Edmunds says: We will update this recall when more information becomes available. In the meantime, the front passenger seat is off limits.

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