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Cadillac ATS and CTS Recalled due to Transmission Defect

Tina Robinson2 years ago

General Motors has recently issued a recall affecting approximately 90,750 Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS vehicles due to a potential transmission cable problem.

About the Cadillac Transmission Recall

According to a Consumer Affairs report, GM will recall the following vehicles:

  • 2013-2014 Cadillac ATS vehicles manufactured between April 23, 2012 and March 20, 2014
  • 2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured between June 10, 2013 and March 20, 2014

The transmission cable in these vehicles can detach, resulting in the improper gear showing in the gear display. If the cable detaches while the car is being driven, GM says the vehicle may move in an intended or unexpected direction. Additionally, if the vehicle is put in “park” the car might not actually be in “park,” which can cause the vehicle to roll away.

GM says that dealers will inspect the transmission cables in the vehicles and repair them as needed, free of charge. The recall should start in early August.

Continued Problems for Cadillacs

The transmission cable recall follows the recent admission by GM that it currently does not have a fix for some Cadillac CTS and SRX vehicles that were recalled in June. The ignition switch in the 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS and 2004-2006 SRX vehicles can move out of the “run” position, resulting in the loss of power steering, power brakes, and airbags. GM had originally proposed giving owners an altered ignition key, but further testing showed that newer models, which have a different ignition switch, can still stall. 

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