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General Motors recalling certain Cadillac models

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Washington, D.C. – General Motors is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Cadillac CTS vehicles. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which a wax coating on the rear suspension toe link jam nuts may allow the nut(s) to loosen.

If a nut sufficiently loosens, the toe link could separate and the rear wheel would be able to turn inboard or outboard. Owners may hear a metallic clanking noise coming from the rear of the vehicle that may warn of a loosening nut.

2010 Cadillac CTS
2010 Cadillac CTS

Vehicle Recall

  • Vehicle Make / Model: Cadillac / CTS      
  • Model Year(s): 2009-2010
  • Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
  • Mfr’s Report Date: February 11th, 2011
  • NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11V089000
  • Component: Suspension: Rear
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 44,147


The driver may experience sudden changes with vehicle handling and may not be able to control the vehicle increasing the risk of a crash.


Dealers will clean all wax residue from the rear suspension toe link and install two new jam nuts. If necessary the rear suspension toe link may be replaced. This service will be performed free of charge. The Safety recall is expected to begin on or before March 24th, 2011. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 and at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com


GM’s safety recall no. 11029. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov .


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