Recently, General Motors LLC announced a recall of approximately 47,400 Cadillac SRX crossover utility vehicles from model year 2011. The vehicles were recalled because they fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
The air bags in the affected vehicles are programmed to turn off the right side roof-fail air bag if the passenger sensing system determines that the right front passenger seat is not occupied. As a consequence, an occupant sitting in the right rear of the vehicle may not be protected in certain frontal and side accidents, and may suffer serious injuries.
The recall is expected to start on or about June 17. General Motors dealerships will reprogram the sensing and diagnostic modules in the affected vehicles at no cost to consumers. To receive more information about the recall, vehicle owners may call Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 or visit http://gmownercenter.com. They may also call the Vehicle Safety Hotline of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 or visit http://safercar.gov.
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