General Motors is recalling all of its Cadillac ATS Sedans over an issue with the power sunroof controls. The automaker has already recalled the vehicles in February of 2015 for the same issue. This new recall supersedes the earlier recall (15V-106).
The defect: the controls for the power sunroof are not fully recessed.
The hazards: the sunroofs can be closed with less force than required to comply with applicable federal standards.
The recall for the same issue earlier this year was due to the power-operated roof panel systems on the cars being capable of auto-closing when the non-recessed portion of the “Slide” or “Tilt” switches were pressed and the roof panel was open.
Affected vehicles: 2013-2016 Cadillac ATS Sedan.
GM has temporarily halted sales of newly-produced units of the ATS pending a fix. The stop-sale for unsold models should be lifted as soon as service bulletin are sent to dealers.
Number of vehicles affected: 82,620 vehicles globally, including 63,665 in the United States and 7,900 in Canada.
The fix: dealers will replace the roof console accessory switch trim plate. Vehicles that were serviced as part of the previous recall will require re-inspection and repair, and about 70 percent of them will need to come back to dealers to replace the roof console accessory switch trim plate.
There are no crashes, injuries or fatalities associated with this condition.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Cadillac recall should visit recalls.gm.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, customers should take it to a Cadillac dealer.
Owners may contact Cadillac customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Cadillac Customer Service: 1-800-458-8006
- GM Recall Number: 15568
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V463000