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Recall 14V624000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Not Deploy Properly

Recall Details

The instrument panel top cover on the passenger frontal air bag may have been manufactured using an incorrect spacer fabric, resulting in the air bag not deploying properly. Dealers will replace the instrument panel top cover free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger frontal air bag may not deploy properly in an accident. This could result in increased risk of personal injury in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Cadillac must be performed by a Cadillac dealership. Cadillac notified owners of affected vehicles in 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.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 06, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 06, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,022
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V624000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV vehicles. The passenger side instrument panel top cover on the affected vehicles may have been manufactured using an incorrect spacer fabric, causing a reduction of adhesion between the spacer fabric and the vinyl show surface. This reduced adhesion may result in inconsistent passenger air bag deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence
Inconsistent air bag deployment increases the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash necessitating air deployment.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel top cover, 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 14686.
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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