General Motors is recalling a small number of 2012 Cadillac CTS models for concerns over the vehicle's braking system. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected cars could have a power vacuum brake boost pushrod retention nut that may not have been torqued to the proper specification. This could cause the pushrod to separate from the brake pedal, which may result in a loss of braking ability. Yikes.

The recall, however, only affects 624 CTS models, all of which were manufactured between October 21 and October 26 of this year. Cadillac dealers will inspect the pushrod retention nut, and if necessary, re-torque it to the proper spec. Of course, this service will come at no cost to owners. Follow the jump for the official NHTSA report.
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Vehicle Make / Model: CADILLAC / CTS
Model Year(s): 2012
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Mfr's Report Date: NOV 02, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V536000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 674

Summary

GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CADILLAC CTS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 21, 2011, THROUGH OCTOBER 26, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE POWER VACUUM BRAKE BOOST PUSHROD RETENTION NUT MAY NOT BE TORQUED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. IF THE NUT IS NOT TORQUED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION, THE NUT COULD LOOSEN AND ALLOW THE PUSHROD TO SEPARATE FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL.

Consequence

THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF ABILITY TO BRAKE AND a vehicle CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Remedy

CADILLAC DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE POWER VACUUM BRAKE BOOST PUSHROD RETENTION NUT, AND IF NECESSARY, TORQUE THE NUT TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 1, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-800-458-8006.

Notes

GM'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11318. 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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      4RR4Y
      • 3 Years Ago
      The CTS's shape hasn't aged well.
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          clquake
          • 3 Years Ago
          I thought the GM Volt battery was made by A123?
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Must've been the week they had a different union guy tightening the nuts.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
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          IBx27
          • 3 Years Ago
          Then it truly doesn't make sense to me why they'd lower the settings for one week of production. Will putting on one less pound-foot per car really save you that much in electricity?
        SPG1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        and he was eating a burger while doing it
        SPG1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        nobody is perfect, when BMWs stop dying in the middle of the road because of shitty HPFP then we can bash things like this
      SPG1
      • 3 Years Ago
      still love it, especially the CTS-V do not bash Cadillac for this....BMW HAS STILL NOT fixed its HPFP issue...My dad owns an N55 335i and the HPFP just went.
        Ak74
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SPG1
        yes you still love it because you are fanboy and you can't dislove something because of recall. I don't know where you live but the HPFP been fixed long time ago, so if you have warranty go to the nearest dealership and fix it for free.
          Ak74
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ak74
          Where the proof that HPFP is not fixable? Now tell me who has 5.0L v10 with 500+hp NA?
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ak74
          Where's the proof of this HPFP issue being fixed? Oh wait, that's right. This is Ak74 we're talking about here. This is the same guy who thinks BMW WAS the only manufacturer to have a 500+hp 5.0L V10. Don't call someone a fanboy when all you've done is be a BMW fanboy.
          David
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ak74
          Nobody, BMW no longer make a 5 Litre v10. And I'm guessing you guys are being very literal.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ak74
          How many times have I proved you wrong on the whole V10 thing? 5? 6 times now? Audi has had a 500+hp V10 since Lamborghini introduced the Gallardo. They only updated it to 5.2, which isn't that significant increase in size. Hell, Lexus makes more power (with a smaller engine I might add) than BMW's old and tired V10 in the LF-A. I just like how you reversed the question on me. That just makes me realize that you don't know what you're talking about. You don't have the proof, so you decided to reverse the question. I'll keep asking where the proof is until you respond to me with proof.
      kontroll
      • 3 Years Ago
      it's still such a beatiful car....
      • 2 Years Ago
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