Vehicles Affected: Approximately 53,500 model-year 2014-16 Cadillac CTS sedans equipped with heated front seats
The Problem: The flexible heating mats in the front seats may be damaged over time, resulting in the seat heaters producing excessive heat. In cold ambient temperatures, the seat heaters in these vehicles can turn on automatically when the vehicle is remotely started. If a damaged seat heater is turned on while no one is inside the vehicle, the damaged seat heater can overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
The Fix: Dealers will recalibrate the body control module, disabling the automatic activation of the heated seat when the vehicle is remotely started, for free.
What Owners Should Do: Cadillac manufacturer GM did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call Cadillac at 800-458-8006, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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