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Manufacturer Recall NumberN182159960
NHTSA Recall NumberAWAITING#
Recall StatusRecall Incomplete, remedy not yet available

Summary General Motors has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2014-2016 model year Cadillac CTS vehicles. In some of these vehicles, occupant pressure on the seat in the same location can, over time, bend and damage the flexible heating mat inside the seat. In rare cases, this can cause high electrical resistance in the damaged area of the mat. In cold ambient temperatures, the seat heater in these vehicles can turn on automatically after the vehicle is remotely started. If the seat heater is turned on and left on, areas of the seat subject to high electrical resistance may overheat. In rare cases, those areas of the seat may smoke or melt, increasing the risk of fire and injury when the vehicle is unattended.

Safety Risk In cold ambient temperatures, the seat heater in these vehicles can turn on automatically when the vehicle is remotely started. If the seat heater is turned on and left on without an occupant present, areas of the seat subject to high electrical resistance may overheat while open to airflow. In rare cases, those areas of the seat may smoke or melt, increasing the risk of fire and injury when the vehicle is unattended.

Remedy Dealers will recalibrate the body control module to disable automatic activation of the heated seat function when the vehicle is remotely started free of charge.

Manufacturer's Notes Visit manufacturer website at https://my.gm.com/recalls for more information. For GM Canada Company visit website at https://gmrecallcentre.ca

 


Bruce

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