The problem: affected vehicles may have front-passenger seat belt and airbag status telltale lights in the overhead console with poor daytime visibility. This is because these warning lights may be set to “night mode” when the vehicle is started using the remote starter when the vehicle is turned off and re-started after approximately ten minutes without opening the door.
The hazards: in the daytime, if “night mode” is active, these overhead console warning lights may not be visible, as required by the applicable Federal and Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. During the daytime, the driver and front passenger may not be informed that the front passenger is unbuckled or has a deactivated airbag, which could increase the risk of passenger injury in a crash or high-speed braking event.
The fix: dealers are instructed to reprogram the body control module in affected vehicles. This BCM update will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner and should take about an hour to complete.
Affected components: body control module, overhead console warning lights.
- 2021 Cadillac Escalade
- 2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit my.gm.com/
- GM recall number: N202319980
- Cadillac customer service: 1-877-248-2080
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153