GM has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for certain units of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq due to improperly welded high-voltage battery connections.
The problem: affected vehicles, including 2023 Cadillac Lyriq units and one 2022 GMC Hummer EV unit, may have been built at the factory with connections inside the high-voltage battery pack that are improperly welded or are otherwise out of position.
The hazards: affected units of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq may experience a loss of drive power as a result of the improperly welded connections, which could increase the risk of a crash.
The fix: GM has instructed dealerships to replace the incorrectly welded high-voltage battery pack of 2023 Cadillac Lyriq units with a new high-voltage battery pack. This electrical system repair is carried out free of charge to the vehicle owner.
Affected components: high-voltage battery pack.
- 2023 Cadillac Lyriq
- 2022 GMC Hummer EV
Number of affected vehicles: GM has stated that the total number of vehicles affected is five, including four 2023 Cadillac Lyriq units and one 2022 GMC Hummer EV unit.
Owners should: GM will mail owner notification letters to the owners of affected 2023 Cadillac Lyriq units on July 10th, 2023, notifying owners of the recall and the available no-charge repair.
Owners of affected 2023 Cadillac Lyriq units who have additional questions or comments can call the Cadillac customer service number listed below, referencing the GM recall number. Alternatively, they can contact the NHTSA at the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline, referring to the provided NHTSA campaign number.
- GM recall number: N232404441
- Cadillac Customer Service: 1-800-458-8006
- NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V367000
As a reminder, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq RWD is motivated by a single motor mounted on the rear axle, producing 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq AWD is equipped with a pair of electric motors – one per axle – and generates peak output of 500 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Both models are equipped with GM’s Ultium battery technology and GM Ultium drive motors.