Owners of the 2020-2024 Cadillac XT5 or Cadillac XT6 luxury crossovers may have noticed an issue where the Forward Collision Alert indicator is shown on the head-up-display when the ignition or headlights are on. GM seems to have figured out why this happens and how to fix it.
According to a recent post on GM TechLink, if the Forward Collision Alert indicator is illuminated when it shouldn’t be, dealer techs will check the wiring harness to the P43 Forward Collision Alert display. In some vehicles, the harness may be pinched between the cowl and instrument panel tie bar, which could cause the circuits to short.
After finding the P43 Forward Collision Alert display, techs will remove it and recheck the harness between the cowl and the instrument panel. If the wiring is pinched between the cowl and the large tie bar, reliving this compressed area may alleviate the constant indicator, thus allowing to correct the problem and make repairs as need be.
It’s worth noting that it may be necessary to move sound deadening material to gain access to the harness.
As a reminder, both the Cadillac XT5 and Cadillac XT6 are offered with two engine choice, including the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, or the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque.
Regardless of the powerplant option, every XT5 and XT6 unit features the GM nine-speed automatic transmission as standard. Meanwhile, drivetrain configurations include either standard FWD or optional AWD.
Moving forward, an all-new generation of the XT5 is currently on the way. At present, it will be exclusive to the Chinese market, however, General Motors is considering bringing the second-gen XT5 to North America, according to GM Authority sources.
In regard to the XT6, the Detroit-based automaker is likely working on a mid-cycle refresh, although no prototypes have yet been spotted testing. Nonetheless, GM Authority rendered a potential refreshed Cadillac XT6.