More specifically, the issue at hand is child seat installation.
Millions of drivers require the use of child safety seats for obvious reasons. It’s been a federal requirement for years for all new vehicles in the US to meet very specific standards in this realm. So when there’s a problem relating to anything child safety seat related, a recall is likely in order. That’s exactly the case regarding approximately 22,000 2016-2018 Cadillac CT6 sedans.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Agency (NHTSA) has issued a recall for those vehicles because the inboard child seat anchorage bars may have had excess structural adhesive applied during assembly, which can not only interfere with the installation of a child seat, but also increase the risk of injury.
The fix is actually rather simple. Cadillac dealership technicians will inspect the CT6 sedans in question, remove any excess adhesive, and then apply anti-corrosion prime to the inboard child seat anchorage bars. The work, as always for any recall, will be free of charge. General Motors has not yet announced an owner-notification schedule, but CT6 owners can still call Cadillac itself and/or visit the NHTSA’s website to check whether their vehicles VIN is included in the recall. As of this writing, no injuries or fatalities have been reported, though we kind of see the latter as extremely unlikely.
The Cadillac CT6 has been a success so far for the brand, but perhaps not quite at the level executives were once hoping for given the rapid rise in popularity of crossovers. In 2016 and 2017, CT6 sales reached 9,169 and 10,542 units, respectively. It should be further noted sales didn’t even begin until March 2016. For the first three months of this year, sales have slightly increased compared to the same period in 2017.