: Cadillac News: Cadillac recalling 50,000 CTS models worldwide over potential handling



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02-16-11, 11:40 AM
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General Motors (http://www.autoblog.com/make/gm) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/national highway transportation safety administration) have announced a recall (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/recall) of certain 2009 and 2010 model-year Cadillac CTS (http://www.autoblog.com/model/cts) models. The notice covers around 50,000 units worldwide, 11,147 of which were sold in the States.

According to NHTSA, jam nuts on the vehicles' suspension could come loose over time, eventually allowing the toe link to completely separate from the vehicle. If this happens, the rear wheel could turn in or out, making the vehicle difficult to steer. GM says that owners may hear a metallic clanking noise in the rear of the vehicle as a warning before this happens.

So far, no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the defect, though NHTSA warns that if left untreated, owners could experience a loss of control.

GM says that it will install new jam nuts free of charge and replace the rear suspension toe link as necessary. A recall schedule hasn't been established yet, but owners should hear something soon. Hit the jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/02/16/cadillac-recalling-50-000-cts-models-worldwide-over-potential-ha/#continued) for the full recall notice.


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[Sources: Chicago Tribune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/wire/chi-ap-us-gmrecall,0,5663957.story), NHTSA (http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=11V089000&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=rss)]Continue reading Cadillac recalling 50,000 CTS models worldwide over potential handling fault (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/02/16/cadillac-recalling-50-000-cts-models-worldwide-over-potential-ha/)

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