General Motors is recalling around 47,500 Cadillac SRX Crossovers with a model year of 2011 because of a defective air bag system that may cause certain air bags to not deploy properly. The defective air bag is called the “air curtain,” which runs alongside the top of the side windows and is designed to protect the passengers’ heads in a rollover or side-impact collision. The air curtain is designed to always deploy but because of the defect, if the forward passenger seat is not occupied, the air bags do not deploy whether there is a rear passenger or not. This is a serious safety hazard which could cause great bodily harm.
GM claims to be unaware of any accidents resulting from the defect so far and will have dealers reprogram the system free of charge. If you own a 2011 Cadillac SRX Crossover and have not received notice of a recall, you should contact the dealer to see if your vehicle is included in the recall and if so, find out whether or not the dealership actually made the repair. If you think they are trying to pull one over on you and get out of the cost or repair, do some more research and contact us at (888) 587-9623.