Over 44,000 Cadillac CTS Models Recalled for Rear-Suspension Problem

SaferCar.gov reports that General Motors Inc. has announced a recall of certain 2009-2010 Cadillac CTS sedans.

The recall includes 44,147 vehicles and was initiated due to a condition which may cause the wax finish on the vehicle’s rear suspension toe link jam nuts to permit the nuts to loosen. If the nuts loosen, this could result in a clanging sound. If the noise is ignored or unnoticed, the toe link could separate and allow the rear wheel to turn inwards or outwards. According to the manufacturer, if this occurs, a driver may experience unexpected changes with the handling of the vehicle. This could lead to loss of vehicle control and increase the possibility of an accident occurring.

Owners of the recalled cars are instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer, where the wax residue from the rear suspension toe link will be cleaned. Additionally, two new jam nuts will be installed to prevent loosening, and if necessary, the rear suspension toe link may be entirely replaced. All services will be done free of charge.

Consumers with questions may call Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 or visit http://www.gmcownercenter.com to learn more about the recall.

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