General Motors is recalling model year 2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V vehicles over a potential issue with the vehicle’s braking system.
The problem: in the affected vehicles, snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode the front brake hose fitting at the caliper. Corrosion may cause the brake system to leak, which could lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicles: 2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V manufactured between September 6, 2003, and June 11, 2007.
The recall only applies to vehicles currently registered, or originally sold, in the following 21 states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
- District of Columbia
Number of vehicles affected: 4,907.
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace both front brake hose assemblies, free of charge.
Owners should: GM has not yet provided a recall notification schedule as of this writing, but owners may inquire about the recall using the following contact information.
- Cadillac customer service: 1-800-458-8006
- GM recall number 15149, which is an expansion of recall 10V-105
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)
- NHTSA campaign number: 15V225000