Illustrative photo | source Cadillac
Published on 21 December 2018
In vehicles equipped with automatic activation of heated front seats on remote start, occupant pressure on the seat in the same location can over time damage the flexible heating mat inside the seat. In rare cases, this can cause high electrical resistance in the damaged area of the mat. As a consequence, areas of the seat subject to high electrical resistance may overheat and could lead to fire when the vehicle is unattended.
The vehicles affected were manufactured between 2013 – 2016.
Company recall code: 18286EU
Source: Rapex Alert 51/2018 A12/1944/18
Is my car affected?
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Cadillac dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.
How to contact your dealer
If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.
Check the vehicle
This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX
UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.