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GM recalls 20K Cadillacs to replace glove box

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GM recalls 20K Cadillacs to replace glove box

By KEN THOMAS

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — General Motors said today it was recalling more than 20,000 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V vehicles to replace a glove compartment box that could lead to leg injuries in a crash.

GM says the recall involves nearly 5,000 all-wheel drive 2009 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V models, and more than 15,000 vehicles from the 2010 model year.

Tests conducted by the government found that a front seat passenger not wearing a seat belt could strike the glove box door and sustain leg injuries in a crash.

GM said all motorists should wear seat belts. The automaker plans to begin notifying owners of the recall next month. Dealers will replace the glove compartment assembly at no charge.

Owners can contact Cadillac at 866-982-2339.

Read more: GM recalls 20K Cadillacs to replace glove box | freep.com | Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/20100920/BUSINESS01/100920030/1210/GM-recalls-20K-Cadillacs-to-replace-glove-box#ixzz106NgnVta

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GM recalling 20,000 Cadillac CTS, CTS-V models

David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau

Washington -- General Motors Co. is recalling more than 20,000 2009-2010 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V models to replace the glove box to reduce the risk of leg injuries in crashes.

In April, a contractor for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a frontal-crash test on a 2010 Cadillac CTS. The passenger crash test dummy showed a higher than acceptable leg injury reading when the dummy hit the glove box door.

NHTSA's contractor conducted a retest on Aug. 25 and found an even higher reading, prompting the recall.

GM will recall 4,837 all-wheel drive 2009 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V models, along with 15,387 2010 models. In some cases, dealers will also modify the instrumental panel beam. GM spokesman Alan Adler said the company wasn't aware of any injuries relating to the recall.

The automaker will start notifying owners Oct. 20, and will complete notification by Nov. 19. Dealers are to get parts to fix vehicles this week, because GM dealers can't sell new or used vehicles covered by the recall until they are repaired.

GM notes that the dummy is unbelted during the federal crash test and all occupants should wear safety belts. The crash test dummy represents a small woman.

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20100920/AUTO01/9200391/1148/auto01/GM-recalling-20-000-Cadillac-CTS--CTS-V-models#ixzz106V4vqG0

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Cadillac Issues Recall for CTS, CTS-V

By Richard Read

Reporter

September 20th, 2010

General Motors has issued a recall for 2009 and 2010 models of the Cadillac CTS and Cadillac CTS-V. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles fail "to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, 'Occupant Crash Protection'." As a result, riders in the front passenger seat "may be at increased risk of leg injury".

Although the details of the problem aren't fully spelled out, the NHTSA bulletin lists the air bags and knee bolster as the faulty components. To remedy the situation, GM says that dealers will "replace the glove compartment assembly and, in some vehicles modify the instrument panel structure." Some 20,224 vehicles are affected by the recall.

GM expects to begin making repairs around October 20. If you have questions in the meantime, contact your dealer, or ring up Cadillac directly at 866-982-2339. You can also call the NHTSA hotline at 888-327-4236 and reference recall #10V414000.

link:

http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1049506_cadillac-issues-recall-for-cts-cts-v

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RECALLED: 20,224 CADILLAC CTS, CTS-V MODELS FOR FAULTY AIRBAG

By Mark Kleis

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the recall of the Cadillac CTS and CTS-V vehicles, citing the lack of compliance with a federal motor vehicle safety standard.

The issue is found on model year 2009 and 2010 CTS and CTS-V vehicles, and stems from the front passenger leg airbag potentially causing the passenger harm. To fix the issue, dealers will replace the glove box compartment assembly, and in some vehicles may also have to modify the instrument panel structure itself.

The fix is aimed at allowing proper deployment of the airbags and avoiding possible obstructions created from aspects of the cabin.

The recall affects 20,224 vehicles, and work will begin on or before October 30.

LINK:

http://www.leftlanenews.com/recalled-20224-cadillac-cts-cts-v-models-for-faulty-airbag.html

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GM Recalls Over 20,000 Cadillac CTS Models to Address Safety Issue with Glove Box

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

General Motors said on Monday it has issued a recall on 20,224 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V cars from the 2009-2010 model year to replace the glove box compartment. NHTSA's tests showed in the event of a frontal crash, if the front passenger is not wearing a seat belt, the risk of leg injury is higher than permitted under Federal law. It goes without saying that despite the NHTSA's findings, passengers should wear their seatbelts at all times.

Being a manufacturer recall, GM's dealers will replace the glove compartment assembly and, if necessary, in some vehicles modify the instrument panel structure, free of charge.

The Detroit automaker said the safety recall is expected to begin on or before October 20, 2010. For more information, owners of the affected CTS and CTS-V models may contact Cadillac directly at 1-866-982-2339.

link:

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/09/gm-recalls-over-20000-cadillac-cts.html

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Cadillac recalling CTS and CTS-V over risk to passenger knees

by Jeff Glucker (RSS feed) on Sep 20th 2010 at 1:58PM

General Motors has issued a recall notice for 2009-2010 all-wheel drive Cadillac CTS' and CTS-Vs due to an issue with the front passenger-side knee airbag.

In a collision, the front passenger's knees are at risk of being hit – however, this risk is only for passengers not wearing their seat belts. Dealers are instructed to replace the glove box assembly and, if necessary, modify the instrument panel structure. Per usual, these services are free of charge and the recall is scheduled to begin on or before October 20th, 2010.

link:

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/20/cadillac-recalling-cts-and-cts-v-over-risk-to-passenger-knees/

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