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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, And another recall for 2011 CTS in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; JULY 2014 -- General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured October 18, 2010, ...
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    And another recall for 2011 CTS

    JULY 2014 -- General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured October 18, 2010, to June 2, 2011. In the affected vehicles, vibrations from the drive shaft may cause the vehicle's roll over sensor to command the roof rail air bags to deploy. If the roof rail air bags deploy unexpectedly, there is an increased risk of crash and injury to the occupants. GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear drive shaft assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. GM's number for this recall is 14233.

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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    Yes indeed, another nail in the coffin...... Completely unacceptable

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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    "rear drive shaft" sounds like it may be only 4WD vehicles

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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by billeee View Post
    "rear drive shaft" sounds like it may be only 4WD vehicles
    Good point, you may well be correct:

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 16,932 according to recall notice but 55,042 "CTS" designated cars were sold in 2011.

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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    "On October 18, 2010, a new supplier began shipping prop shafts for the 2011 model year Cadillac CTS all wheel drive vehicles that used a metal gasket at the CV joint. This was a change from the liquid sealing system used by the previous supplier. The metal gasket design used by the new supplier was not validated or approved by GM. On June 27, 2011, a Problem Resolution Tracking System (PRTS) was opened related to loss of integrity of the CV joint from the friction coefficient change from grease with a loss of drive in a durability vehicle. The metal gasket prop shaft design was purged from the plant and service inventory in June 2011. A Temporary Work Order (TWO) was issued on July 1, 2011, to use the liquid sealing system at the start of 2012 model year production builds. On August 1, 2011, GM issued an Engineering Work Order (EWO) to permanently use the liquid sealing system in place of the metal gasket design."

    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...V341-6983P.pdf

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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    ^ 928S, thank you for your usual fact-filled post. My build date is Dec 2010 so I`ll be watching the mailbox.
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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    I wonder.
    The U.S. government officially bailed out the automaker in December of 2008. Throughout the five-year period of U.S. government ownership,

    March 29, 2009: GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner was also forced to resign replaced by Fritz Henderson (GM CEO).
    The U.S. government would take at least a 50% equity stake and reserve the right to name board members.
    GM announced its new Board of Directors: Daniel Akerson (of the Carlyle Group), David Bonderman (of TPG Capital),
    Robert D. Krebs (a former railroad executive), Patricia F. Russo (the former CEO of Alcatel-Lucent), Ed Whitacre (GM Chairman) and Fritz Henderson (GM CEO).

    Around and around.
    On December 1, 2009, Fritz Henderson resigned from General Motors as CEO and was replaced by
    board Chairman Edward Whitacre, Jr., former head of AT&T Inc
    2010 Ed Whitacre announces he will become the permanent CEO while keeping his current chairman of board of directors role.
    On September 1, 2010 he relinquished the CEO position to Daniel Akerson but agreed to continue on as GM Chairman to the end of the year.

    And here we are with the new CEO left holding the bag.
    Mary Teresa Barra Chief Executive Officer of General Motors, since January 15, 2014
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Barra
    On February 7, 2014, General Motors (commonly known as GM) began recalling vehicles.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_General_Motors_recall

    All these problems started surfacing two months after the government sold its stake
    The timing of claimed knowledge of the problems is so suspicious that a full scale criminal probe by the SEC is warranted.
    That would be the case if any private shareholder had sold shares under similar circumstances.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/...gm_shares.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General...reorganization

    Out of context?
    Issa, who has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration’s handling of the GM and Chrysler government takeovers, said the SIGTARP report should “serve as a wake-up call as to the implications of politically-orchestrated bailouts and how putting decisions about private enterprise in the hands of political appointees and bureaucrats can lead to costly and unintended consequences.”
    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...5121858AAy07YP

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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    I`m going to try and look at this as a positive: My Guibos ( rubber flex couplings) are now approaching 4 years old. You can`t buy them without buying an entire driveshaft ( as stupid as THAT is) So.. If this happens, in theory, I`ll get fresh new Guibos on GM`s dime.

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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by 99flhr View Post
    . My build date is Dec 2010 so I`ll be watching the mailbox.
    FWIW the recall notice arrived today.

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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    how do you find your build date?
    thanks, douglas

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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas Rome View Post
    how do you find your build date?
    thanks, douglas

    Open your drivers door and read the sticker

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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    Just received my recall notice in today's mail............... can't call dealer until after September 1st.
    Thank you for the information....

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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by rnation View Post
    Just received my recall notice in today's mail............... can't call dealer until after September 1st.
    Thank you for the information....
    rnation,

    I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the recall your vehicle is associated with. Also, If you would like our assistance scheduling you an appointment to have the recall performed, please reach out to us early next week and we can get that started for you.

    Have a great holiday weekend,

    Katie O.
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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Cust Svc View Post
    . Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the recall your vehicle is associated with.

    Katie O.
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    One hopes and assumes that the letter from GM ( and the internet) have fully explained this issue.

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    Re: And another recall for 2011 CTS

    Hi 99flhr,

    We also hope that the recall letter provides an adequate explanation of the situation. However, in case someone does have a recall related question, we want to make sure they’re aware of our availability to assist.

    Enjoy your evening,

    Austin J.
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