No, that headline isn't a typo – General Motors has reportedly issued a recall for one of its own recalls. The recall of a recall affects the recall of the 2014 Cadillac CTS, which wasn't supposed to be recalled. Except that the 2014 CTS was supposed to be recalled. Oh no, now we've gone cross-eyed.

Allow us to explain. The redesigned, third-generation CTS Sedan does not feature a faulty ignition switch, while the 2014 CTS Coupe and Wagon, which are based on the second-gen car, do. And as it turns out, there are only 264 of those vehicles included in last week's 8.2-million-unit, ignition-switch recall. Model year 2003 to 2013 CTS Sedans, Coupes and Wagons are still covered.

It's not entirely clear how this, frankly, colossal mistake was made, although we're betting GM is rapidly trying to get to the bottom of this embarrassing issue. Regardless, let's just take what solace we can in there being one less vehicle that GM has recalled this year.


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      DraGuLa
      • 5 Months Ago
      Can anyone keep up with what is or isn't recalled? I read an article earlier today about how it seems all these recalls haven't negatively impacted GM at all (sales/stock price) so far. I think it's because everyone is dizzy from the constant barage of recall news and they just tune it out now. It's the "Oh well, another day another recall, must not be too bad, they're still in business" mentality taking over.
        Smilingoat
        • 5 Months Ago
        @DraGuLa
        It likely has to do with the fact that just about every major automaker has made a HUGE recall this year, most of them have done several. GM is taking the heat as they are being inspected for negligence that caused deaths. I think it is likely that we are seeing all of these other recalls from other companies because they don't want to be in the same boat, but have been doing the same thing as GM all this time, just never caught.
      Todor Angelov
      • 5 Months Ago
      Recall Motors hahahaha
      Larry Litmanen
      • 5 Months Ago
      This company has to die off as soon as possible.
        Mchicha Wacheza
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        What an idiotic comment. You do not like Em, do not buy their products.
          Dmitriy Markelov
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Mchicha Wacheza
          That's right! The stupidest thing you can do right now is to buy one of their products. Unless you have a recall fetish of course!
          Larry Litmanen
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Mchicha Wacheza
          Aaaaaiiiggghhhhttttttt, Fo sho.
        bc3091
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        Do you know how many people would lose their jobs if GM goes down? GM needs to fix its cars and work to ensure this doesn't happen again, not close down and cause thousands to become unemployed.
          Larry Litmanen
          • 5 Months Ago
          @bc3091
          Could not care less. Plus i am sure our "president" can create or save millions more lol.
        Hal20xx
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        Are you trying to sound stupid or does it just come naturally?
        ChaosphereIX
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        Larry, I notice you ONLY comment on GM negative threads. Albeit, there are quite a few these days, it seems you are only interested in bashing GM, and not even interested in posting about JAG, Ford, etc. etc. You, sir, are the very definition of a troll and I hope you get your just desserts. Like die off as soon as possible? ;)
          ChaosphereIX
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          I take that back, I just notice you posted in a Fiat topic! Good for you boyo! Keep the hate rollin dude. Do you even like any car? Let me guess, Toyota or Honda....IE your employers?
          Larry Litmanen
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          Excellent work there dude.
      Nick
      • 5 Months Ago
      another day, another GM recall Buy American!
      Foosa Dee Cat
      • 5 Months Ago
      Would it be easier to just say GM recalls every car made from 199x-2014.?
      ChaosphereIX
      • 5 Months Ago
      come on GM, get things in order. Every time I think how much worse it can get, it gets worse. Now you are screwing up what is recalled and what is not. Not good from a PR perspective. Glad I am quitting working for this company. Love my dealership, but the vehicles and the top brass make my sales job very, very difficult.
      muspod
      • 5 Months Ago
      These clowns think they can sell this pos for 70k because is better than the germans japanese etc,, This is proof GM knows its not. I'll buy one for 35k and give to a chance.
        david.bergman1
        • 5 Months Ago
        @muspod
        Just wait a year and you'll be able to buy one for $35K. Cadillacs and Jags hold their value like a rock holds water.
      muspod
      • 5 Months Ago
      The new GM....Is it better now than it was before?!!
      muspod
      • 5 Months Ago
      just recall everything already!! Damn....
      mikeybyte1
      • 5 Months Ago
      Total Recall !! But the Arnold or Colin version?
      david.bergman1
      • 5 Months Ago
      More GM recalls.
      Mchicha Wacheza
      • 5 Months Ago
      It would seem that Barra, Grisky and Reuss are just having any car with any taint of a problem recalled. It will surely make people inside GM ensure they don't end up doing something similar in the future. The quality going forward is going to be much better or they'll utterly disappear. Of course, we have the halfwits out there screaming about how horrible this is. But is it? Would you rather they cover things up or actually go and clean house. Now, sure, they're doing this with an unbelievably fine-toothed-comb, but I still maintain that if any other automaker has any serious problems and is not, at this very moment, focusing on finding those problems and getting ready to recall their cars they will be pilloried because everyone will point to GM and say that at least GM went nuts and recalled everything with a problem. I doubt very much that other automakers are rejoicing in what GM is doing. Instead I think they're pretty frightened. I would be because there's simply NO WAY you can know all the problems that might have slipped by over the years. And with GM now going back 20+ years they're effectively pointing at every other automaker and saying: There's no time limit on what we'll look at and what we'll take responsibility for. Those that thought Barra was thrown under the bus might just come to realize she's throwing all those idiots who focused on profit above all else under that bus. Hell, I'd say she's driving it.
        Larry Litmanen
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Mchicha Wacheza
        You do realize that the reason they are recalling everything is because they did not do their due testing originally. What that means is there could be even more recalls that company did not test for yet. You simply would be better off buying a Ford or Toyota.
          Smilingoat
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Larry Litmanen
          Both of those companies have had big recalls this year as well. They are all recalling their cars all of a sudden because they don't want the same media nightmare as GM, even though they are all likely playing the same game.
          ChaosphereIX
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Larry Litmanen
          no you wouldn't, Larry. Toyota don't know how to program a brake and accelerator pedal. Ford lie straight to your face about their mileage numbers.
          Mchicha Wacheza
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Larry Litmanen
          I have a fleet of GM and ford delivery pick ups and vans, plus family vehicles from GM, Toyota, BMW and Honda. I also tried Tacoma delivery and Titan. I am not coming at this from my mothers basement. GM vehicles are most reliable for business work.
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