Cadillac has recalled 656 ELR extended-range coupes because of a fault in the programming for the car’s electronic stability control (ESC) system. According to a report from National Highway Traffic Administration, the ESC software may inhibit certain ESC diagnostics, which could prevent the vehicle form alerting the driver when the system is partially or fully disabled.
The glitch could cause the driver to continue traveling with the ESC system shut off, which may lead to a loss of control, increasing the risk of an accident. The recall affects 2014 Cadillac ELRs made between September 26 2013 and February 14, 2014 and does not include those models which are fitted with adaptive cruise control.
To remedy the problem, Cadillac dealers will recalibrate the Electronic Brake Control Module, which GM says will be done free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 17, 2014. Owners seeking more information may call the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339.