NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2004 Cadillac XLR

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2004 Cadillac XLR, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Roof Skin Separation

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE19001

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: February 01, 2019
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Structure:Body:Roof And Pillars

    Summary: The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received ten reports of the outer roof panel separating from the roof frame on model years (MY) 2004 and 2005 General Motors (GM) Cadillac XLR. This condition is attributed to the degradation of the panel adhesive used in production to secure the outer roof panel to the inner retractable top frame. Seven of the complaints report outer roof panel separations while driving. A Preliminary Evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency, circumstances, and safety consequences of the alleged defect.The ODI complaints cited above can be viewed at www.nhtsa.gov under the following ODI identification numbers: 11173362, 11155574, 11101657, 11074433, 11012176, 11012166, 10985013, 10970736, 10970383, 10653304

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