The recall affects the Cadillac CTS from the 2005 through 2007 model years.
The automaker says the sensor that detects when a passenger is in the front seat could fold or develop a kink when the seat is in use. The issue can prevent proper signals from being sent to the airbag system and might keep the airbag from deploying during a severe crash. That could increase the risk of passenger injury.
General Motors says it has no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue. The company says it changed the design of the sensor beginning with the 2008 model year CTS. No other GM vehicles have the type of sensor used in the 2005 – 2007 CTS.
Dealers will replace the passenger presence system at no cost to consumers. Affected owners will be notified by mail beginning in February.
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