General Motors announced today that it is recalling about 109,000 Cadillac CTS models from the 2005-2007 model year due to a kink, bend or fold in the front passenger presence system mat that can lead to the passenger air bag failing to deploy.
“If the airbag becomes disabled, the passenger airbag status indicator on the rearview mirror will show that the airbag is off, the Air Bag indicator will be illuminated, and a Service Air Bag message will appear in the Driver Information Center,” GM said in a statement. “In the event of a crash severe enough to activate the front passenger airbag, if the passenger airbag does not deploy, it could result in increased injury for the occupant.”
No known injuries or fatalities have been reported related to this condition. GM will start notifying owners of the recall in February 2011. Owners of certain other 2005-2007 that have significantly lower incident rates will be provided free repairs for the issue for up to 10 years or 120,000 miles.
For more information, owners may contact Cadillac at 866-982-2339 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.
– By: Omar Rana