Cadillac CTS recall

Cadillac is recalling more than 50,000 CTS cars from the 2014 to 2016 model years for concerns about front-seat heaters that risk fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Documents from the agency show that an overheating element may smoke or melt, leading to fire. There is concern that such warning signs would go unnoticed by owners using remote start. 

This condition is described as “extremely rare,” with just 1 percent of the 53,586 cars potentially involved estimated to have the underlying defect. 

Cadillac says that it will notify affected owners by mail and that dealers will provide courtesy transportation for customers affected by this recall if their car is still under warranty.

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The Details

Vehicles recalled: 2014 to 2016 Cadillac CTS.

The problem: Seat heaters can overheat, risking fire.

The fix: A GM dealership will adjust the computer that manages the seat heaters, disabling them when the vehicle is started remotely. This work will be done at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 800-458-8006. GM’s number for the recall is 18286.

NHTSA campaign number: 18V595000.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number into NHTSA’s website and this recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

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