CADILLAC XTS 2013: SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY

Make : CADILLAC Model : XTS Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2011-10-12 - 2012-08-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V525000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-12-04 Date Received by ODI: 2012-10-31 Date Added to Database: 2012-11-06
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 12258
Component: SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 12626
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 began on December 4, 2012. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-458-8006.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 202
Notes:
      This is General Motors' recall number 12258.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 www.safercar.gov.