Posted on: April 20, 2011
One of General Motors Co.’s most popular vehicles is being recalled because of a faulty rear toe link that could cause the rear wheels to become unstable, according to news reports. More than 44,000 2009-2010 Cadillac CTS sedans are being recalled.
The Cadillac CTS is the best-selling Cadillac car, according to news reports. General Motors said it expects it will have to replace the faulty rear toe link in every one in 20 recalled vehicles.
“In the affected vehicles, a wax coating on the rear suspension toe link jam nuts could cause the nut to loosen. If the nut loosens sufficiently, the toe link could separate, and the rear wheel could turn inboard or outboard, causing sudden changes in the car’s handling and increasing the risk of a crash. If a nut becomes loose, drivers may hear a metallic clanking noise from the rear of the vehicle,” according to news reports
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I’m glad to hear that no personal injuries or car accidents have occurred as a result of the recall. According to GM, owners of the recalled vehicles will be notified to have the rear toe link repaired for free. I urge consumers to get their vehicle fixed as soon as they are notified by GM.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .