General Information

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 14V259000

Make Model Year
Date Owners Notified Date Received by ODI Date Added to Database
2014-06-09 2014-05-16 2014-05-16

Production Dates: 2014-04-06 - 2014-05-13

Manufacturers Involved: General Motors, LLC

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 14220

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 2838

Report Initiator: MFR MFR Report

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208


General Motors LLC "GM" is recalling certain model year 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV vehicles manufactured April 6, 2014, through May 13, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the air bag module is secured to a chute adhered to the backside of the instrument panel with an insufficiently heated infrared weld. This may result in only a partial deployment of the front passenger air bag in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."


In the event of an accident, an air bag that only partially deploys increases the risk of occupant injury.


GM sent the owners an interim notification letter on May 16, 2014 to advise owners of the recall, and will mail owners a second letter when remedy parts are available. When the parts are available, dealers will replace the instrument panel right side upper trim panel, free of charge. The recall began on June 9, 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14220. Note: Owners are advised that until the vehicle has been remedied, occupants should not sit in the front passenger seat position.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to