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General Motors recalls Cadillac CTS

Posted On Sun, February 20, 2011

General Motors is looking out for drivers' bottom-lines and their lives by recalling approximately 44,000 Cadillac CTS models built from 2009 and 2010 due to a faulty nut that may loosen on one of the car's back wheels, leading to an accident.

The problem seems to be with the vehicle's rear toe link assembly, which, as the name indicates, is in the back of the vehicle. Filing the claim with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, General Motors says the Cadillac's rear suspension toe link jam has a wax coating that wasn't cleaned properly in the assembly process. The wax build-up may lead to the nuts loosening and cause the wheels to turn uncontrollably.

Because automotive recalls are usually made when there's an indication the car isn't as safe as it should be, this may affect motorists' auto insurance rates, as the car's safety rating is one of the factors insurers take into account when determining premiums. However, so long as the fix was made and the accident was caused by the recalled part, it's more than likely that the insurer will go after the car company to cover the cost of damages.


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