Cadillac recalls ELR coupe over stability handle difficulties


Cadillac ELR

Cadillac is recalling about 656 2014 ELR versions created amongst September 26, 2013 and February 14, 2014, due to the fact of a fault with the electronic stability manage technique. On cars without adaptive cruise manage, it truly is achievable that diagnostics could avert the method from telling the driver if ESC is on or off.

Cadillac has a computer software correct prepared and repairs get started on April 17. Alan Adler, General Motors’; recall and legal spokesperson, tells Autoblog that only about 55 of the affected automobiles are in the hands of owners. The rest are both on dealer lots or nonetheless at the factory. There have been no reported injuries or crashes induced by the fault.

The correction for the stability control program involves a software program recalibration of the electronic brake handle module that requires all around 20 minutes to perform. While they use the very same platform, the Chevrolet Volt isn’;t concerned in this recall because it “employs a different a brake control module,” said Adler.

The difficulty was found when Cadillac was testing the application calibration on the dyno. The automaker briefly issued a stop-sale on the ELR on March 19, but with a fix in spot, Adler says that has now been lifted. Scroll down to go through the letter to the Nationwide Highway Site visitors Safety Administration, and the original letter from GM to the regulator can be read as a PDF.

Subject: Electronic Stability Handle Systems/FMVSS 126

Dear Ms. Benavides:
This letter serves to acknowledge Common Motors LLC’;s notification to the National Highway Site visitors Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a safety recall which will be performed pursuant to Federal law for the product(s) listed under. Please overview the following data to guarantee that it conforms to your data as this details is becoming created accessible to the public. If the info does not agree with your records, please contact us instantly to talk about your concerns.

Tends to make/Designs/Model Years:
CADILLAC/ELR/2014

Mfr’;s Report Date: March 26, 2014

NHTSA Campaign Quantity: 14V-144

Components:
ELECTRONIC STABILITY Management

Potential Number of Units Impacted: 656

Dilemma Description:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling specific model 12 months 2014 Cadillac ELR cars manufactured September 26, 2013, via February 14, 2014, and outfitted without having adaptive cruise management. In these vehicles, the electronic stability manage (ESC) method application may block particular ESC diagnostics, stopping the technique from alerting the driver that the ESC technique is partially or completely disabled. As this kind of, these vehicles fail to conform with Federal Motor Car Security Standard (FMVSS) amount 126, “Electronic Stability Handle Methods.”

Consequence:
If the driver is not alerted to an ESC malfunction they could continue driving with a disabled ESC program which may outcome in reduction of directional manage, rising the danger of a crash.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the Electronic Brake Manage Module (EBCM), free of charge of charge. The recall is
anticipated to commence on April 17, 2014. Owners might contact Cadillac at one-800-458-8006. GM’;s quantity for this recall is 14087.

Notes:
Owners could also speak to the National Highway Traffic Security Administration Car Security Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY
1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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