General Motors’ list of woes continues on. This time, according to Reuters, the giant automaker has no idea how to fix some of the recalled Cadillac models. As a result, the company has told dealers to cease selling some of the CTS model family until a fix can be formulated for the ignitions that turn off when contacted by the driver’s knee.
About 554,000 Cadillacs have been recalled in the United States, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Employees from Cadillac were able to reproduce the safety-related condition themselves on several 2012 CTS models, which triggered the new wave of recalls.
Right now, you cannot go to a Cadillac dealership and buy a 2003 to 2014 CTS, at least according to information Reuters is reporting. The 2004 though 2006 SRX has also been banned from being sold until a solution is formulated.
Nobody really knows when engineers will come up with a solution for the ignition problem. GM executives have simply said that the situation looks like it will not change “in the foreseeable future.”
Cadillac models that have a push-button ignition are not affected by the recall and sales ban. 2014 sedan models use the new setup, but other versions like the wagon still have a traditional ignition.
So far in 2014, GM has recalled just under 15 million vehicles around the world. Among the many accidents that have been triggered by the faulty switch, 16 deaths have been linked to the problem by safety officials and the automaker.