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Recall 06V007000

Vehicle Acceleration Greater Than Desired

Recall Details

A software error exists that may allow the throttle to open greater than desired. Dealers will reprogram the engine control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The vehicle may accelerate beyond the desired amount due to a software failure in the engine control module that opens the throttle too much. This can lead to a loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in January 2006. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 06502.

Affected Cars

Engine, January 13, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 13, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,327
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V007000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ALL WHEEL DRIVE AND A 3.6L V6 ENGINE, THE TORQUE MONITORING FUNCTIONS OF THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL (ETC) ARE NOT ENABLED. THESE FUNCTIONS CAN LIMIT ENGINE SPEED AND TORQUE IF UNUSUAL ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE FAILURES OCCUR.
Consequence
WITHOUT THESE FUNCTIONS ENABLED, A PERSISTENT ECM FAILURE COULD RESULT IN A THROTTLE OPENING GREATER THAN COMMANDED BY THE DRIVER AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ECM ON THESE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 24, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339.
Notify
GM RECALL NO. 06502. 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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