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Recall 14V341000

Roof Rail Air Bags May Deploy Unexpectedly

Recall Details

The roof rail air bags may deploy unexpectedly due to excessive vibration from the vehicle's drive shaft. Dealers will replace the rear drive shaft assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The roof rail air bags may deploy unexpectedly due to vibrations from the vehicle's drive shaft.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in 2014. 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 14233.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., June 19, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 19, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
16,932
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V341000
Component
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured October 18, 2010, to June 2, 2011. In the affected vehicles, vibrations from the drive shaft may cause the vehicle's roll over sensor to command the roof rail air bags to deploy.
Consequence
If the roof rail air bags deploy unexpectedly, there is an increased risk of crash and injury to the occupants.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear drive shaft assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14233.
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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