2011 Cadillac CTS Electrical System Ignition Recall

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2011 Cadillac CTS Electrical System Ignition Recall

 NHTSA Recall #105027
NHTSA Compaign #14V394000
MFG Compaign #14172
 ManufacturerGeneral Motors LLC
 SupplierCADILLAC
 BrandCADILLAC
 ModelCTS
 Model Year2011
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
 Date of notification15/09/14
 Begin date of manufacuring20/04/10
 End date of manufacturing02/06/11
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received02/07/14
 Report created02/07/14
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units554328
 Defect summaryThis defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General motors llc (gm) notified the agency on july 2, 2014 that they are recalling 554,328 model year 2003-2014 cadillac cts vehicles manufactured august 16, 2001, to april 28, 2014, and 2004-2006 cadillac srx vehicles manufactured march 20, 2003, to august 11, 2006. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
 Consequence summaryIf the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
 Corrective actionGm will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on september 15, 2014. Owners may contact cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. Gm's number for this recall is 14172.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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