General Motors is calling in several units of the first-gen Cadillac CTS-V because of some problems with the braking system.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 4,907 units of the first generation Cadillac CTS-V which have been affected by this recall. The feds are stating that these cars have a problem with their braking system because of the road salt from the snow or water which may corrode the front brake hose fitting at the caliper and if this happens, stopping distance will be increased.
“In the affected vehicles, snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode the front brake hose fitting at the caliper. Corrosion may cause the brake system to leak which could lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary of the problem.
The affected vehicles are the Cadillac CTS-V, from the 2004 to 2007 model year, which have been produced between the 6th of September, 2003, and the 11th of June, 2007. The models have been registered or originally sold in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Owners of these units will be notified by GM and dealers will be replacing the front brake hose assemblies, free of charge. For any extra details on the topic, owners can contact Cadillac at 1-800-458-8007 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.