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Recall List for the 2013 Cadillac XTS

Official recalls have been issued for the 2013 Cadillac XTS by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Cadillac service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Cadillac customer service.

  1. 2013 Cadillac XTS PARKING BRAKE NHTSA Campaign #14V541000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 09, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 205,309

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, to August 22, 2014, and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to September 2, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged.

    Consequence: Brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a fire.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the electronic parking brake software, free of charge. The recall began on October 28, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14471. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V541000 »

  2. 2013 Cadillac XTS AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE NHTSA Campaign #14V518000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 5

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured April 11, 2013, to June 27, 2013, and 2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured May 13, 2013, to November 5, 2013. The affected vehicles may have left the factory with the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) set to "manufacturing mode."

    Consequence: In manufacturing mode, the vehicle's air bags will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers are to reprogram the SDM to the correct mode, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14532. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V518000 »

  3. 2013 Cadillac XTS SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #14V116000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 17, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 63,903

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, through March 7, 2014. In the affected vehicles, a cavity plug on the brake booster pump connector may dislodge allowing corrosion of the brake booster pump relay connector.

    Consequence: The corrosion of the brake booster pump relay connector may cause a resistive short and melt the connector, increasing the risk of a fire.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will apply sealant to the connector cavity plugs, re-route the vacuum pump vent hose and replace the front body wiring harnesses as needed, free of charge. The recall began on April 7, 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. GM's number for this recall is 14062. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V116000 »

  4. 2013 Cadillac XTS ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #13V220000

    • Date Announced: MAY 24, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 10,210

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Cadillac ATS and model year 2013 Cadillac XTS; model year 2014 Chevrolet Impala; and 2013 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. Originally, in May 2013, GM recalled 1,627 model year 2013 Cadillac ATS and model year 2013 Cadillac XTS; and model year 2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles. In October 2013, GM informed the agency that it was adding model year 2013 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 8,050 units. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 9,677. On the affected vehicles, the brake lamps may intermittently flash without the brakes being applied and the cruise control may disengage. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: If the brake lamps flash when the vehicle is not slowing, a following driver may not adjust vehicle speed when the vehicle is in fact braking, and the brake lamps are illuminating as intended, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the body control module. The recall began on June 13, 2013. Owner's may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. GM's recall number is 13158. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V220000 »

  5. 2013 Cadillac XTS SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #12V525000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 31, 2012
    • Vehicles 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.

    Actions: General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the head restraints, free of charge. The recall began on December 4, 2012. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-458-8006. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V525000 »

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