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Recall 15V225000

Brake Fluid Leak

Recall Details

The brake hoses may leak at the connection fittings to the front brake calipers. This can be caused by road salt and other road contaminants. The dealership will replace both front brake hose assemblies free of charge.

Our Quick Take

Brake fluid may leak from the front brake hose. This could cause greater stopping distances, increasing risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

General Motors will notify owners of affective vehicles (a notification timeline has not been released at the time of this writing). Additionally, you may contact your dealership to see if your vehicle is affected. The dealership may ask for your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so please have it on hand when you contact them. The GM recall number is 15149.

 

Brakes, April 15, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 15, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,907
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V225000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V vehicles manufactured between September 6, 2003, and June 11, 2007, currently registered, or originally sold, in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. In the affected vehicles, snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode the front brake hose fitting at the caliper.
Consequence
Corrosion may cause the brake system to leak which could lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace both front brake hose assemblies, 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 15149. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 10V-105.
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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