General Motors has asked dealers to stop selling first and second-generation Cadillac CTS’ as they do not yet have a fix for the cars, which were recalled in June due to an ignition switch which could be accidentally shut off by the driver’s knee and cut power to the engine and the airbags.
According to Automotive News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made details of incidents which led to the June recall public Saturday. These included three separate incidents where GM employees were able to bump the keys by accident and shut off the engine in the 2012 model year CTS.
The stop sale includes 2003-14 CTS models (not the new third-generation car) and the 2004-06 SRX crossover. GM spokesman Alan Adler says the stop sale order is “still in effect for the foreseeable and that GM engineers are “looking at one common solution” for all affected Cadillacs, “but they don’t have it yet.”
The recall included 554,000 Cadillacs in the United States, just part of the 14.7 million vehicles GM has recalled in 2014 due to ignition switch issues. As with other recalls, GM is advising owners to remove any unnecessary weight from their key ring until a fix for the problem can be found.