Recall roundup: Cadillac ATS for fire risk image

Another recall has been announced by General Motors and it is affecting the Cadillac ATS models.

If you happen to be the owner of a Cadillac ATS sedan in the United States you won’t be happy about the recall announced by General Motors. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected models have weak terminal connectivity in the coil antenna module which is powering the rear defogger system and, because of the excessive cycling or continuous operation, this may overheat and start a fire inside the pillar on the driver’s side. However, the good news is that GM is expecting less than 1 percent of the recalled vehicles to encounter this condition.

The total number of affected recalled cars stands at 96,146 units and these are all from the 2013 to 2016 model years and they have been produced between the 23rd of April, 2012, until the 2nd of September, 2015. The NHTSA says that the coil antenna can generate excessive heat, in some cases, and this will increase the risk of a fire. Owners of the affected Cadillac ATS vehicles will be notified by General Motors soon and the company’s dealers will be updating the Electronic Climate Control module in order to remove the automatic defogger “on” function. The action will be performed free of charge to the owners. However, an exact notification schedule hasn’t been provided at this point. For any extra details on the topic, owners of the above mentioned models can contact Cadillac Customer Service at 1-800-458-8006 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.