GM Recalls 44,000 2009-2010 Cadillac CTS models
GM has just announced a recall of 44,117 Cadillac CTS models due to an issue with the rear wheels. The cause of the recall is due to the possibility of a loose joint connection that could cause the wheel to become unstable. This, obviously, would improve the likelihood that one could be involved in a crash.
GM has stated that the company has been looking over the issue since May, due to numerous customer complaints of metal clanging sounds coming from the rear wheel vicinity. Only 88 2010 models are being recalled, as the issue mainly resides in the 2009 Cadillac CTS.
Customers will be notified by mail and should bring their Cadillac CTS to their dealer. The technicians will inspect and clean the rear suspension toe link, replace the jam nuts and, if needed, replace the rear toe link.
GM has stated that one in every 20 CTS units will need to have the toe link replaced.
There have been no injuries due to this defect in the CTS and the recall is scheduled to begin in a few weeks.
The Cadillac CTS is one of GM’s most popular models and has been around since 2002. It was introduced as a replacement to the Catera, which was downright terrible. The base CTS, and the even the supercharged CTS-V, have been placed on the Car and Driver 10 Best List for three straight years.
The current CTS was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in 2007, packing a 3.6-liter V6 with 258 horsepower. There is also a second engine that packs 304 horses thanks in part to direct injection. A coupe, wagon and high-performance version followed.
[The Detroit News]