General Motors Recalls Cadillac ATS Due to Roof Defect

General Motors Recalls Cadillac ATS Due to Roof Defect
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August 21, 2015

General Motors is issuing a recall for certain model year 2013-2016 Cadillac ATS vehicles.

The affected vehicles may experience the roof panel closing automatically when the non-recessed switches are pressed and the roof panel is open.

This defect puts the ATS in opposition with requirements laid out in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 118, "Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems."

As the switch is not recessed, the roof panel switch may inadvertently be pressed resulting in unintended auto-closure of the roof panel, increasing the risk of personal injury.

About 64,000 cars are subject to the recall.

GM issued an identical recall earlier this year, but the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA) did not find the alterations to be sufficient.

GM will notify owners of the affected vehicles, and local GM dealers will replace the roof console accessory switch trim plate, free of charge.

For additional information on this recall, owners may contact Cadillac customer service at (800) 458-8006.