The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has initiated a new defect investigation affecting an estimated 10,000 Cadillac vehicles.
In a Safety Recall Report sent to NHTSA in September 2014, General Motors (GM) notified the agency of its conclusion that a safety defect exists in certain model year 2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V vehicles manufactured from October 6, 2003 to March 15, 2007, and 2006-2007 Cadillac STS-V vehicles manufactured from June 23, 2005 to March 15, 2007.
In the affected vehicles, the electrical terminals of the fuel pump module may overheat, resulting in melting of the flange material. If the flange melts, a hole may be created allowing the fuel pump to leak fuel, causing the vehicle to stall, and increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Additionally, leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a vehicle fire.
This matter was assigned recall number 14V-542 by NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI). GM identified Airtex Products, LP as its supplier for the fuel pump modules.
ODI has opened this Equipment Query (EQ) investigation for the purpose of contacting Airtex Products, and the companies that purchased the same or substantially similar fuel pump modules, to notify them of GM's defect decision, and to ensure that thorough safety recalls are conducted where appropriate.
Vehicle owners with additional questions should contact their local GM/Cadillac dealer.