On the affected cars, there’s a condition that can cause repeated flexing of the Passenger Sensing System mat, which detects whether a passenger is of compliant weight for an airbag deployment. Over time, the flexing may cause the connection to the PSS mat to break. If this happens, the passenger side airbag will become disabled, reducing passive protection.
Cadillac does not have an official start date for the recall, but when it does, affected owners will be notified to bring in their vehicles. Cadillac dealers will replace the Passenger Sensing System free of charge. For more information, owners may contact Cadillac at 866-982-2339 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.