Top Recall Problems

  1. SRX Rollaway Danger

    Certain 2010-11 Cadillac SRX vehicles have a problem where the shifter may disengage from the transmission because the cable connecting the two components was installed improperly. 

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  2. Cadillac Vehicles with Takata Airbags

    Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in aut... 

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Recall Problems in the News


  • Don’t Blame CT6 Drivers Rolling Down the Road With Their Blinkers On

    A tiny number of 2019 Cadillac CT6 sedans may not cancel the turn signal after the steering wheel has returned to center.** It’s a defect that could turn you into that person. You know the one I’m talking about. The driver obliviously rolling down the road with their blinker on, leaving a swell of eye rolls in their wake. Don’t be that person. Have your signal switch replaced by Cadillac in this recall.

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  • Unsecured Seat Belts Recalled in the XTS

    General Motors thinks 175 XTS sedans might have shipped with a seat belt that isn’t secured to the cable mounting strap. The belt buckles may be missing a very important rivet in the 2019 model year. Without the rivet, the seatbelts will be just about as useful as a necktie in a crash.

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  • Excess Gas Buildup in the XTS' Brake Caliper Pistons

    GM says it needs to bleed the brake systems of 230,000 cars because the recalled vehicles have rear brake caliper pistons that have hydrogen gas trapped inside that could be released into the brake systems. ZF, Excess gas –– we’ve all had it and no-one likes it. The same holds true for your braking system. This problem may cause your brake pedal to feel “spongy” but it’s unclear if it affects stopping distances.

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  • XT5 Hydraulic Brake Fluid Leaks

    While you're probably still digesting that extra serving of holiday cookies, here's something else to chew on – GM says some 2017 Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia SUVs will have diminished braking ability because of hydraulic fluid leaks. GM says a red "BRAKE" warning light will come on when this happens. So if you see that, stop driving as soon as possible – which in these SUVs could take quite a while. The bad caliper assemblies are on Acadias built between 04/19/2016 and 04/22/2016

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  • CT6 Recalled For Missing Bolts

    A seat belt isn't going to do you a whole lot of good when it's not properly attached to the car in the first place. That's what's happening with 131 Cadillac CTS sedans. Apparently someone on the assembly line forgot to install the front passenger seat belt anchor bolts. According to GM, the recalled cars were built during two days 07/21/2016 and 07/22/2016. My guess? That matches up with the same time Carl forgot to order more coffee for the break room. Way to go, Carl.

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  • Escalade Part of GM's Massive Airbag Recall

    Software errors have been found to disable the front airbags and seatbelt pretensions after "certain driving conditions." GM won't say what those conditions are, but they did say there’s been at least one death related to the bug. “GM opened an investigation into the issue in June and contacted Delphi, the supplier of the sensing and diagnostic module. The automaker gathered additional electronic data recorder records from other incidents where the same crash symptoms occurred.” After three days of road tests in September 2016, GM ordered the recall. The affected Buick vehicles include the Encore and LaCrosse.

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  • Dangerous Steering Recall for the Escalade

    GM is recalling nearly 4,800 new trucks and SUVs, and telling their owners to stop driving until their front upper control arms can be repaired. According to GM The faulty weld can cause the control arm to change shape and eventually separate" so if you own a 2016 Cadillac Escalade or Escalade ESV you should contact your local dealership right away. While you're on the phone, ask them about getting a tow for repairs and how to get a loaner vehicle in the meantime. GM said they'll send out a "please stop driving" notice in May 2016, and then a second notice when the recall actually begins.

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