GM Recall: What You Need To Know
Published: Dec 24, 2021
GM Recall: What you need to know. GM is recalling 109,000 Cadillac CTS cars worldwide for the model years 2005 to 2007. The mat under the seat that senses the front passenger could break and disable the front air bag.
The recall is the latest in a string involving General Motors, which re-entered the public markets last month in a record initial public offering. Repeated "flexing" of the passenger sensing system mat in the front seat could cause the mat to "kink, bend or fold," according to a notice posted by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
This could break the connections in the mat and as a result the sensor may not detect the front passenger and will disable the air bag. The mats must be replaced.
Of the 95,927 cars recalled in the United States, GM is recalling 46,070 cars from the 2006 model year and 33,138 from the 2007 model year. The remainder are from the 2005 model year.
GM said there were no injuries or fatalities linked to this defect.