2013 Cadillac XTS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Graphite Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,253 - $49,575
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
17 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
304
Seats
5

How 2013 Cadillac XTS Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.0Comfort 4.2Styling 3.0Value 3.5

What's New

The Cadillac XTS is a brand-new nameplate for the 2013 model year, and brings the Cadillac brand one step closer to once again offering consumers a full range of vehicles.

Cadillac XTS Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $16,253 - $18,448
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Luxury $17,115 - $19,278
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Premium $18,083 - $20,366
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5, 20 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Platinum $18,904 - $21,403
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Livery Package $45,650
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Stretch Livery $47,285
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limousine $48,610
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Funeral Coach $48,230
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Armored $49,575
Horsepower: 304 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.22
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It is a luxurious car that has a ton of great things about it. It is safe, comfortable and a smooth ride

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I love my car. My favorite part is the heated and cooled seats/ steering wheel. It is a very smooth ride and has good gas mileage. The only thing I dislike is that there isn't a ton of storage room

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Has very low mileage and is in excellent condition.

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Drives smoothly and gets good gas mileage. More high tech features than I need. Not as attractive as the older caddies.

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It's very comfortable and reliable and very smooth riding

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It's reliable, comfortable, and nice. It's very smooth riding I have never had a problem with it It's low maintenance

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$16,253 - $18,448
$17,115 - $19,278

Horsepower

Horsepower
304 (hp)
304 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Not Available
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (304 hp [224 kW @ 6800 rpm, 264 lb, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (304 hp [224 kW @ 6800 rpm, 264 lb, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Not Available
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.83 (in.)
45.83 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.08 (in.)
40.08 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40 (in.)
40 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 (in.)
37.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18 (cu. ft.)
18 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Not Available
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Not Available
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Not Available
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Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Not Available
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45R19
P245/45R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.7 (in.)
111.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
- TBD - (ft.)
- TBD - (ft.)

Length

Length
202 (in.)
202 (in.)

Width

Width
72.91 (in.)
72.91 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4006 (.lbs)
4006 - 4215 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
304 (hp)
304 (hp)

Torque

Torque
264 (ft. lbs.)
264 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Not Available
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 (gal.)
19 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
28 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Air Suspension
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Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Standard
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Standard
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Standard
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Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Brake Assist, Intelligent
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system *
  • Traction control, all-speed brake and engine controlled *
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, side impact, knee and head curtain side impact for driver and front passenger head curtain and seat side impact for outboard rear passengers (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat outboard occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, front passenger seat
  • OnStar, 1 year of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.) *
  • Automatic Crash Response *
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance *
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation *
  • Rear Park Assist, Ultrasonic
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear all seating positions with outboard comfort guides
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • Daytime Running Lamps, upper and lower auxiliary
  • Front and rear parking assist, Ultrasonic
  • Rearview backup camera
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert *
  • Side Blind Zone Alert *
  • Lane Departure Warning *
  • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, front passenger seat (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, side-impact, knee and head curtain side-impact for driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (5)

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Seats > Mid/rear Assembly Oct 31, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 31, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V525000
Summary:
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2013 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured from October 12, 2011, through August 30, 2012, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 202, "Head Restraints." The rear seat head restraints may not lock in the upright position after being folded forward. If the head restriant is at its lowest position and it falls forward, it will not meet the height required by the standard.
Consequence:
In the event of a vehicle crash, the lowered head restraint may increase the occupant's risk of neck injury.
Remedy:
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the head restraints, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 12, 2012. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-458-8006.
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Recall Aug 28, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 28, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V518000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured April 11, 2013, to June 27, 2013, and 2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured May 13, 2013, to November 5, 2013. The affected vehicles may have left the factory with the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) set to "manufacturing mode."
Consequence:
In manufacturing mode, the vehicle's air bags will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers are to reprogram the SDM to the correct mode, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14532.
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Service Brakes, Hydraulic Mar 17, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 17, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V116000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, through March 7, 2014. In the affected vehicles, a cavity plug on the brake booster pump connector may dislodge allowing corrosion of the brake booster pump relay connector.
Consequence:
The corrosion of the brake booster pump relay connector may cause a resistive short and melt the connector, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will apply sealant to the connector cavity plugs, re-route the vacuum pump vent hose and replace the front body wiring harnesses as needed, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. GM's number for this recall is 14062.
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Recall Sep 9, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 9, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V541000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, to August 22, 2014, and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to September 2, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged.
Consequence:
Brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a fire.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the electronic parking brake software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14471.
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Electrical System , Exterior Lighting May 24, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
May 24, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V220000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Cadillac ATS and model year 2013 Cadillac XTS; and model year 2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles. On the affected vehicles, the brake lamps may intermittently flash without the brakes being applied and the cruise control may disengage. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
Consequence:
If the brake lamps flash when the vehicle is not slowing, a following driver may not adjust vehicle speed when the vehicle is in fact braking, and the brake lamps are illuminating as intended, increasing the risk of a crash
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the body control module. The recall began on june 13, 2013. Owner's may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. GM's recall number is 13158.

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