Recall roundup: Cadillac XTS image

The North American based automaker Cadillac has recently announced a recall for the 2013 XTS model because of a problem with the rear seat head restraints.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 12,626 units of the Cadillac XTS will be affected by this recall and owners of the model will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the rear seat head restraints. The NHTSA says that in case of a crash, the lowered head restraint may increase the passengers’ risk of injury.

“The rear seat head restraints may not lock in the upright position after being folded forward. If the head restraint is at its lowest position and it falls forward, it will not meet the height required by the standard. In the event of a vehicle crash, the lowered head restraint may increase the occupant’s risk of neck injury”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.

The affected Cadillac XTS vehicles have been produced between the 12th of October, 2011, and the 30th of August, 2012. The recall will begin this week and the company’s dealers will replace the head restraints free of charge. Meanwhile, owners of the above mentioned model are being advised to contact General Motors at 1-800-458-8006.