Cadillac CTS Loose Nut Recall: 2009-10 Model Years

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In December of last year GM announced the recall of the 2007 Cadillac CTS due to an issue with the airbag. For those with later models who thanked that they had a newer version, then we have some bad news, as the 2009-10 Cadillac CTS is now affected with a loose nut recall. Although the two issues are different they both have one thing in common, they are a risk to human life.

According to KickingTires General Motors will have to recall 11,147 models due to a nut on the suspension, which in some cases could become loose and force the steering to move without any input from the driver. As you would imagine, the Detroit automaker is working closely with the NHTSA.

The reason why the nut could become loose is due to a wax coating that is on the toe link jam, which forms part of the suspension. Knowing that this problem could cause the sudden change of steering is certainly a worry, as this could result in an accident or crash. As yet we have not heard of any incidents or injuries.

2009-10 Cadillac CTS owners are urged to call their nearest dealer, where they will be given details on how they can proceed to get this issue fixed for free. There seems to be a discrepancy in the amount of vehicles being recalled, as the Chicago Tribune reports that there are 50,000 Cadillac models to be recalled in all; so which is right?

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