2011 Cadillac CTS Sedans With AWD Recalled for Unintended Airbag Deployment | Edmunds

2011 Cadillac CTS Sedans With AWD Recalled for Unintended Airbag Deployment


Just the Facts:
  • General Motors is recalling 16,932 2011 Cadillac CTS sedans with all-wheel drive to fix a problem that may result in unintended airbag deployment.
  • GM said it is aware of 15 unintended deployments but said "injury data is unclear."
  • A date has not been set for the recall, according to GM spokesman Alan Adler.

DETROIT General Motors is recalling 16,932 2011 Cadillac CTS sedans with all-wheel drive to fix a problem that may result in unintended airbag deployment, the automaker said.

"On some vehicles, a gasket leak where the constant velocity joint meets the rear propeller shaft may cause the rear propeller shaft to separate or become loose, making contact with the vehicle floor above and causing the rollover sensor to deploy the roof rail airbags," GM said in a statement.

GM said it is aware of 15 unintended deployments but said "injury data is unclear."

A date has not been set for the recall, according to GM spokesman Alan Adler.

A remedy for the problem has not been spelled out.

Owners can contact Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.

No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

Edmunds says: Since little information about this recall is available at this point, it's best to stay in touch with Cadillac customer service or your dealer until you receive a formal recall notice. But if you're having a problem with your car in the meantime, take it into your dealership.

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