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Recall 15V558000

Rear Defroster Overheats

Recall Details

The rear defroster coil antenna may produce excessive heat and cause a fire hazard due to continual operation. Dealers will update the electronic climate control module to remove the automatic rear defogger "on" function free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rear defroster function can overheat due to continuous operation. This can cause a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Cadillac must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in September 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealers below. 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, September 3, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 3, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
96,145
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V558000
Component
VISIBILITY
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Cadillac ATS sedan vehicles manufactured April 23, 2012, to September 2, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the coil antenna module that powers the rear defogger system may generate excessive heat due to excessive cycling or continuous operation.
Consequence
If the coil antenna generates excessive heat, there is an increased risk of a fire.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the Electronic Climate Control module to remove the automatic rear defogger "on" function, 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 15299.
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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