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Cadillac CTS 2005 2007: air bags deflate

GM Canada Recalls Cadillac CTS for a problem of side airbag front passenger

General Motors of Canada recalling about 6,668 Cadillac CTS models from year 2005 to 2007 due to the presence of a fold or a deformation in the mat sensor presence passenger side, which could prevent the airbag on the passenger side to deploy.

If the airbag is disabled, the status lamp passenger airbag, which is located in the interior mirror, indicate that the airbag is disabled, the light will illuminate Air Bag Fix It and post the airbag s' displayed in the DIC. Crash severe enough to trigger the airbag front passenger occupant is exposed to an increased risk of injury if the bag does not deploy.

GM is not aware of any injury or mortality related to this problem.

The presence sensor front passenger vehicle keys can be endowed with a mat that crumples, deforms or bends when the seat is occupied. This bending can ensure that drivers in the mat tire and break, causing a loss of continuity in the driver, which would indicate the airbag to deploy.

Dealers will replace the sensor mat presence and the front passenger seat cushion in affected vehicles at no charge to the customer. Sending letters to customers will commence in February 2011. The owners of some other vehicles 2005 to 2007 which present a significantly lower rate of incidents will be entitled to free repairs for this problem in the 10 years following the date of movement of the vehicle or before the odometer indicates 192,000 kilometers.

From 2008 model, the CTS is also equipped with a new type of sensor presence of the front passenger. No other GM model is endowed presence sensor fitted to the front passenger CTS 2005 2007 Cadillac.

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