The 2014-2015 model year Cadillac CTS V-Sport sedan has been recalled in both the United States and Canada due to a problem with the vehicle’s rear axle roll pins.
The problem: according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada, the roll pins in affected vehicle’s rear-axle differentials may be prone to fracture. The rear wheels may suddenly lock up if the pins fracture while the vehicle is in motion.
The hazards: if the rear axle roll pins fracture and lock the rear wheels while the vehicle is moving, there is an increased risk of a crash.
- 2014 Cadillac CTS V-Sport
- 2015 Cadillac CTS V-Sport
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 2,866 units are affected in the United States, with another 109 vehicles in Canada.
Affected components: rear axle differential, differential roll pins.
The fix: this recall will require dealers to replace the entire rear axle differential of the vehicle, which will be done at no cost to the owner.
Owners should: wait for Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors, to contact them. The company will likely instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected, they can visit my.gm.com/
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V038000
- Transport Canada Recall Number: 2020020
- GM Recall Number: N192279370
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
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