Recall 14V259000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Fully Deploy In A Crash

Recall Details

The electrical connection to the instrument panel that powers the passenger frontal air bag may be insufficient. This could result in partial deployment of the air bag in a crash. Dealers will replace the instrument panel right side upper trim panel free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger frontal air bag may not fully deploy during a crash. This would increase risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Cadillac must be performed by a Cadillac dealership. General Motors notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2014. If you did 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. The General Motors recall number is 14220.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 16, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 16, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV vehicles manufactured April 6, 2014, through May 13, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the air bag module is secured to a chute adhered to the backside of the instrument panel with an insufficiently heated infrared weld. This may result in only a partial deployment of the front passenger air bag in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
In the event of an accident, an air bag that only partially deploys increases the risk of occupant injury.
GM sent the owners an interim notification letter on May 16, 2014 to advise owners of the recall, and will mail owners a second letter when remedy parts are available. When the parts are available, dealers will replace the instrument panel right side upper trim panel, free of charge. The recall began on June 9, 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14220. Note: Owners are advised that until the vehicle has been remedied, occupants should not sit in the front passenger seat position.
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
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