General Motors announced that it is recalling 20,224 model year 2009 and 2010 Cadillac CTS all-wheel-drive and CTS-V Sedans due to the possibility of potential for leg injuries in some crashes. In letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GM said that the CTS doesn’t comply with federal safety requirements in terms of how well they protect smaller, unseatbelted passengers from leg injuries.
“In the event of a crash, if a small occupant is in the front passenger seat and is not wearing a safety belt, the risk of injury to the femur is higher than permitted under federal law,” GM said the letter.
To correct the problem, GM dealers will replace the glove compartment assembly and in some cases, will modify the structure of the instrument. Dealers will fix the problem at no charge to owners. For more information, owners can call Cadillac at 866-982-2339 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hot line at 888-327-4236.
– By: Omar Rana