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Cadillac CTS recall 05V024000

Air Bag May Deploy Unexpectedly
Body, Interior & Misc., May 20, 2005

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A problem in the electrical system may cause the drivers' frontal air bag and/or the roof-mounted side impact air bag to deploy when the key is turned to the "on" position. A person may be injured if the air bag deploys without warning.


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.


An interaction between the sensing and diagnostic module and the vehicle's electrical system may cause the drivers' frontal air bag and/or the roof-mounted side impact air bag to deploy when the key is turned to the "on" position. A person may receive minor injuries if the air bag deploys without warning. Dealers will replace the sensing and diagnostic module free of charge. The recall began May 20, 2005. The GM recall number is 05004.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2004

Mfr's Report Date:
May 20, 2005

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V024000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 87000

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, AN INTERACTION BETWEEN THE SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE AND VEHICLE'S ELECTRICAL SYSTEM MAY CAUSE THE DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIR BAG AND/OR ROOF-MOUNTED SIDE IMPACT AIR BAG TO DEPLOY WHEN THE IGNITION KEY IS TURNED TO THE "ON" POSITION.

Consequence: A PERSON POSITIONED FOR DRIVING MAY RECEIVE MINOR INJURIES, SUCH AS ABRASIONS, FROM CONTACT WITH A DEPLOYING AIR BAG.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 20, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339.

Notes: GM RECALL NO. 05004.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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