GM has issued a recall for 47,401 2011 Cadillac SRXs due to a problem with the vehicle’s airbag sensor system that can cause the right-rear passenger to become unprotected in certain frontal and side crashes.
“The airbags are programmed to turn off the right-side roof-rail airbag if the passenger sensing system determines that the right-front passenger seat is unoccupied,” said the NHTSA in summary of the problem. “The right-rear occupant may not be protected and [may] suffer injuries in certain frontal and side crashes.”
GM will reprogram the sensing and diagnostic module in the SRX. GM has also asked dealers to hold their SRXs until they’re fixed.
Source: Inside Line