GM Announces Recalls: Affects Over 100,000 Vehicles
Straight from Detroit 12-23-2010. A series of recalls were announced today, several models were involved, with different issues for each.
Cadillac CTS 2005-2007: Approximately 96,000 fall into this category. GM identified a problem with the passenger presence mat system. The PPMS has been identified as having a bend, fold or kink in the mat. The problem may prevent the passenger air bag from deploying. GM no longer installed this specific system as of the 2008 year model CTS's.
Owners of CTS's that are in this recall group should see mailings from GM starting in February 2011. GM will replace the Passenger Presence System at no cost.
Another grouping of the CTS: Approximately 63,000 cars will not get the PPMS replaced; however, GM will give an additional 10 years or 120,000 miles for the airbag defects that are not covered under the warranty, said GM spokesman Alan Adler
GM states there are no other GM models from 2005-2007 that use the same system the CTS has.
In a separate recall campaign, GM is recalling 1,262 trucks and large SUV's. In this recall, the following autos are included: Year 2011 Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Avalanche 1500, Chevy Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500.
The rear axle cross pin was manufactured improperly. The cross pin could become displaced and cause the rear axle to lock up. In turn, the driver will have no control over the car, which may result in a crash. This recall should begin in January 2011.
For more information, you may contact Cadillac at 866-982-2339, Chevy at 800-630-2438 and GM at 866-996-9463.
If you own a GM auto, it is a good idea to sign up at the GM Owners' Center. This will allow you to see outstanding recalls on your auto.