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Cadillac CTS Recall 05V024000

Air Bag May Deploy Unexpectedly

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

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.

What Should You Do?

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 20, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
May 20, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
87,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
05V024000
Component
AIR BAGS

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.
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