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Cadillac CTS recall 03V346000

Front Bucket Seats May Not Be Installed Correctly
Body, Interior & Misc., September 19, 2003

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The front bucket seats may not be installed correctly and could potentially pivot rearward in a crash. This could increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant and a rear seat occupant.


Please contact your Cadillac dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.


The front anchor tabs for the front bucket seats may not be engaged in the floor pan reinforcement slots and could potentially pivot rearward in a crash. This could increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant and a rear seat occupant. Dealers will ensure that both front anchor tabs are fully seated in the floor pan reinforcement slots. The recall began September 19, 2003. The GM recall number is 03050.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2004

Mfr's Report Date:
September 19, 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V346000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 6771

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 207, ┬┐SEATING SYSTEMS.┬┐ ONE OR BOTH FRONT ANCHOR TABS FOR THE FRONT BUCKET SEATS ARE NOT ENGAGED IN THE FLOOR PAN REINFORCEMENT SLOTS. A SEAT WITH ONLY ONE TAB ENGAGED OR NEITHER ENGAGED WOULD NOT MEET THE STATIC REARWARD LOADING TEST REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.

Consequence: IN SOME CRASH CONDITIONS, THE SEAT COULD PIVOT REARWARD AND ITS OCCUPANT OR A REAR SEAT OCCUPANT COULD BE INJURED MORE SEVERELY.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL ENSURE THAT BOTH FRONT ANCHOR TABS ARE FULLY SEATED IN THE FLOOR PAN REINFORCEMENT SLOTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 19, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT GM AT 1-800-458-8006.

Notes: GM RECALL NO. 03050.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION┬┐S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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