GM recalling 20,000 Cadillac CTS, CTS-V models General Motors Co. is recalling more than 20,000 2009-2010 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V models to replace the glove box to reduce the risk of leg injuries in crashes.
In April, a contractor for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a frontal-crash test on a 2010 Cadillac CTS. The passenger crash test dummy showed a higher than acceptable leg injury reading when the dummy hit the glove box door.
NHTSA's contractor conducted a retest on Aug. 25 and found an even higher reading, prompting the recall.
GM will recall 4,837 all-wheel drive 2009 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V models, along with 15,387 2010 models. In some cases, dealers will also modify the instrumental panel beam. GM spokesman Alan Adler said the company wasn't aware of any injuries relating to the recall.
The automaker will start notifying owners Oct. 20, and will complete notification by Nov. 19. Dealers are to get parts to fix vehicles this week, because GM dealers can't sell new or used vehicles covered by the recall until they are repaired.
GM notes that the dummy is unbelted during the federal crash test and all occupants should wear safety belts. The crash test dummy represents a small woman.
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