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Cadillac XTS Recall 14V116000

Potential Fire at Brake Booster Pump Relay

Recall Details

Corrosion may develop at the brake booster pump connector at the pump relay due to a missing cavity plug. This corrosion can cause excessive heat, resulting in the connector melting and possibly catching on fire. Dealers will apply sealant to the affected connector cavity plugs and re-route the vacuum pump vent hose. If damaged, the front body wiring harness will be replaced as necessary.

Our Quick Take

The brake booster pump relay connector can melt and possibly catch fire.

What Should You Do?

As of this writing General Motors has not released a notification schedule for this recall. If you don't receive notification in a reasonable time and feel you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The General Motors recall number is 14062.

Brakes, March 17, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
March 17, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
63,903
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V116000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, through March 7, 2014. In the affected vehicles, a cavity plug on the brake booster pump connector may dislodge allowing corrosion of the brake booster pump relay connector.
Consequence
The corrosion of the brake booster pump relay connector may cause a resistive short and melt the connector, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will apply sealant to the connector cavity plugs, re-route the vacuum pump vent hose and replace the front body wiring harnesses as needed, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. GM's number for this recall is 14062.
Notes
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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