General Motors is recalling certain units of the 2016 Buick Cascada over an issue that could cause the vehicles to not comply to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
The defect: the affected vehicles may have had the original convertible roof control module (CRCM) replaced with an incorrect CRCM, that allows the windows to close automatically when the roof is closed and can allow the windows to be closed remotely using the key fob. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 118, “Power-Operated Window Systems.”
The hazards: if the windows close automatically or can be closed remotely, the unexpected closure can increase the risk of injury to the passengers.
Affected vehicles: 2016 Buick Cascada manufactured December 2, 2015, to February 24, 2016.
Number of vehicles affected: 4 vehicles (United States figure).
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the CRCM with correct module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 9, 2016.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Buick Cascada 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, then owners should take it to a Buick dealer.
Owners can also contact Buick customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Buick Customer Service: 1-800-521-7300
- GM Recall Number: 16126
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 16V844000