General Motors has issued a product emissions recall for certain examples of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade full-size SUV equipped with the available factory performance air intake system.
The problem: certain Cadillac Escalade models that were ordered with the available performance air intake (LPO 5W7) may not have been programmed with the right calibrations for the optional intake system. The performance air intake system is part of the available Performance Upgrade Package for the 2021 Cadillac Escalade – a $2,795 option that also includes the Cat-Back Performance Exhaust system (LPO WBC).
The hazards: if the engine control module is not preprogrammed with the proper calibrations, the vehicle may not meet emissions standards. While this issue poses no safety hazard to vehicle occupants, it is obviously ideal for a vehicle’s engine to be properly calibrated. This software update will also help ensure the optional air intake works as intended.
The fix: dealers will be instructed to reprogram the engine control module with the correct calibration software. This will be done at no cost to the vehicle owner.
- 2021 Cadillac Escalade
Affected components: performance air intake, engine control module.
Owners should: owners of affected GM SUVs will be contacted by the automaker and instructed to make an appointment with their dealer. Those owners who may be unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall can visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in their VIN to view any open recalls or other actions that may be active on it. Customers with questions or concerns can also reach out to GM or Cadillac directly using the contact information located just below.
- GM recall number: N202324140
- Cadillac Customer Service: 1-877-248-2080
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153