Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors will recall approximately 6,668 Cadillac CTS models in Canada because of a kink, bend or fold in the front passenger presence system that can prevent the passenger airbag from deploying in a collision. The recall only affects certain vehicles from model years 2005 to 2007.
If the airbag becomes disabled, the passenger airbag status indicator on the rearview mirror will show that the airbag is off. The airbag indicator will be illuminated and a “service airbag” message will appear in the driver information centre.
There have been no known injuries or fatalities related to the condition. The type of passenger presence system was changed with the 2008 CTS model.
Dealers will replace the sensor mat and seat cushion in affected vehicles at no charge. GM will mail letters to owners of affected vehicles beginning in February 2011. Owners of certain other vehicles 2005 to 2007 that have significantly lower incident rates will be provided free repairs for the issue for up to ten years or 192,000 kilometres.