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The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has announced a recall of more than 12,000 Cadillac XTS sedans over a head restraint issue.

General Motors is recalling 12,626 XTS models built between October 12, 2011 and August 30, 2012 over Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 202, which pertains to head restraints. Apparently, the Cadillac's rear seat headrests "may not lock in the upright position after being folded forward. If the head restraint is at its lower position and it falls forward, it will not meet the height required by the standard."

This issue could result in an increase risk of neck injuries in the event of a crash. To address this issue, Cadillac is notifying the 12,626 affected owners, and dealerships will replace the units in question with no charge to the owners. This recall commenced yesterday, November 12. To find out more on this action, scroll below for the press release.
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
CADILLAC / XTS 2013

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC Report Receipt Date: OCT 31, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V525000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 12,626

Summary:
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2013 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured from October 12, 2011, through August 30, 2012, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 202, "Head Restraints." The rear seat head restraints may not lock in the upright position after being folded forward. If the head restriant is at its lowest position and it falls forward, it will not meet the height required by the standard.

Consequence:
In the event of a vehicle crash, the lowered head restraint may increase the occupant's risk of neck injury.

Remedy:
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the head restraints, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 12, 2012. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-458-8006.

Notes:
This is General Motors' recall number 12258. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      YEAAAHHH!!!! BUY AMERICAN! Those stupid, junky Japanese tincan Toyot...... Oh, wait.....
      SamIAm
      • 2 Years Ago
      DO NOT FAULT CADILLAC! They are taking the corrective measures to fix the problem. The cars are not accelerating unintended, nor are they catching fire.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SamIAm
        In reality, user error was to blame for unintended acceleration. In this case, if someone is hurt due to the head restraints I will blame the driver for getting into the accident in the first place. I love this dumb logic on AB if it's a foreign recall the company sucks and they should die. If it's American they're the right thing. Please give me a break.
        mapoftazifosho
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SamIAm
        You're such a patriot!
        Hampton
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SamIAm
        Ummm, dude? Ford had unintended acceleration issues as well and Fiskers catching fire were using GM powertrains. I love GM but let's be equal on all things, okay?
      John Montgomery
      • 2 Years Ago
      Interesting how autobias only posted one of the two GM recalls on the same day. Here's a shocker, the Cruze is being recalled again. The same can be said for Toyota. Toyota did not require NHSTA to force a recall or conduct an investigation. They found a problem and they are correcting it. Nearly 800,000 Jeeps were recalled last week because NHSTA forced the issue. For crying out loud these defects are going to happen and no manufacture is immune. The issue with Japanese companies is they use fewer suppliers meaning more of the cars share the same components. This is why the number of cars affected by a recall is higher. GM issues two recalls which is still a defect. The foreign vs domestic people need to grow up. http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM429487/RCAK-12V522-2752.pdf
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @John Montgomery
        I find it funny that you are being downrated for posting facts.
          kontroll
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          I find it funny that nobody realizes that you and this montgomery a$$ is one and the same bunghole
      Eta Carinae
      • 2 Years Ago
      People only ready this article and the only word they see is RECALL..........something like head restraint recall is a thing that old GM would have tried to dodge this, but they are taking initiative and doing what is right......and this isn't major at all.....can't say the same for ford, fisker, and Toyota
        DarkKnight67
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        Precisely my earlier thought, Lance. Unfortunately, I was "shot down" by someone who accused me of having a tin foil hat. That tin foil must be what prevents him from seeing the article about the $25.5 million Toyota is paying to quiet all their lawsuits over floormats.
          Eta Carinae
          • 2 Years Ago
          @DarkKnight67
          @nightflight.......you do the research, we all can see that your a Toyota fanboy......and I don't hold that against you seeing that I am Cadillac one.....but when a company is at serious fault it is better to recognize then to side step it like nothing happen, or what happened isn't that serious.....people died because of Toyota's unintended acceleration recall.....which is a far cry from what GM recall is subject too.....research done
      DarkKnight67
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have one and have had it done - well before the recall was ever issued due to the vigilance of my dealer. You people who think it's a foreign vs. domestic thing don't understand - Cadillac (and GM for that matter) are taking the initiative and recalling a vehicle with what some might consider a minor defect. They aren't attempting to dismiss it or lay blame on a supplier (or a floormat).
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DarkKnight67
        LOL. Taking the initative? Talk to Ford with the cracking axles. GM and their older Impalas. GM out of everyone tries to dodge recalls. You need to educate yourself, sir. Take your tinfoil hat off, and do some actual research. There was no software issue found, and the FLOORMAT issue was from owners layering their mats, something that ALL manufacturers tell you not to do.
      CadiVetteFerrari
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's be real here. It's not like the Germans don't have recall issues or certain Italian cars catching fire. Having said that, it'd be nice if american cars can issue recalls for something software or electronic-based, instead.
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