• Jun 10, 2011
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General Motors has announced that it is recalling 47,401 2011 Cadillac SRX models. The vehicles are programmed to deactivate the right-side roof rail airbag if sensors detect that the right side seat is unoccupied. That means that in the event of a rollover, rear seat occupants may not be protected by the supplemental restraint system. As such, the vehicles fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard 208, which deals specifically with occupant protection.

GM says that dealers will reprogram the airbag system free of charge. Cadillac SRX owners can expect to be notified of the recall on or around June 17 and may call Cadillac directly for more information on the program. Click past the jump for the full recall notice.
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Vehicle Make / Model:

Model Year(s):
2011 CADILLAC / SRX

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Mfr's Report Date: JUN 02, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V308000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW Potential Number of Units Affected: 47,401

Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 CADILLAC SRX PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THE AIRBAGS ARE PROGRAMMED TO TURN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE ROOF-RAIL AIRBAG IF THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM DETERMINES THAT THE RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT IS UNOCCUPIED.

Consequence:
THE RIGHT REAR OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROTECTED AND SUFFER INJURIES IN CERTAIN FRONTAL AND SIDE CRASHES.

Remedy:
GM DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JUNE 17, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339 AND AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM .

Notes:
GM'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11162. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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      diffrunt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just rebuilt a Terrain , for myself. Inside replacements included seatbelts, all airbags, headliner (backordered for 3 months) & a trigger buried under seats & console. The major bodywork was the easier part of the job.
      Andrew
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not surprising. Americans cars are still unreliable, and now dangerous :(
        Tone
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andrew
        Talk about overshooting the landing strip... Way to go Andrew.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Jeremy Pennini
        • 3 Years Ago
        Crossovers exist because people want to buy them. It's the simple economics of supply and demand.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jeremy Pennini
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        Mike K
        • 3 Years Ago
        Your brain is faulty. Why do you even exist?
      sysadm1n
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is not a Toyota recall, therefore everything's ok.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Mike K
      • 3 Years Ago
      Misleading article title is misleading. The software ISN'T faulty, it was programmed incorrectly. There is no FAULT in the actual code, it just wasn't thought out fully.
      Duke !!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I had a 2011 SRX loaded with fancy wheels etc, loaded to the hilts.I had a Escalde prior to SRX for 6 Yrs nothing ever went wrong in that period & had 35,000 when traded,SRX kept for 5 months & traded in at 900 miles, underpowered, noisy, stiff ride.
      Jac Zobel de Ayala
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a car from an 80s magazine ad.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years Ago
      The main problem is that the manual says that the airbag will go off, but it clearly doesn't. A rather stupid oversight though to disable a whole car-length airbag if someone isn't in the front.
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