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Recall 14V144000

Electronic Stability Control Warning Light Does Not Turn On During System Failure

Recall Details

The electronic stability control system malfunction indicator light may not come on when a failure of the system occurs. This is because of a software problem. Dealers will update and re-calibrate the system module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The warning light that notifies the driver that the electronic stability control system has malfunctioned may not turn on when needed. This could lead to loss of vehicle control, as the driver will not be aware of a system fault.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Cadillac must be performed by a Cadillac dealership. Cadillac will notify owners of affected vehicles in April, 2014. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Cadillac dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, March 27, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 27, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
656
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V144000
Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Cadillac ELR vehicles not equipped with adaptive cruise control and manufactured September 26, 2013, through February 14, 2014, and equipped without adaptive cruise control. In these vehicles, the electronic stability control (ESC) system software may inhibit certain ESC diagnostics, preventing the system from alerting the driver that the ESC system is partially or fully disabled. As such, these vehicles fail to conform with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."
Consequence
If the driver is not alerted to an ESC malfunction they may continue driving with a disabled ESC system which may result in loss of directional control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 17, 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14087.
Notify
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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