Cadillac recall notices include 19 recalls of the Cadillac DeVille and 23 recalls of the CTS, as of 2016. Other Cadillac recalls include the Eldorado, Seville, Escalade, STS and SRX. In June 2004, General Motors recalled 1995 through 1997 model DeVilles, Sevilles and Eldorados to replace fuel rail and fuel system return lines that could crack, leak fuel and cause a fire. In June 2015, GM recalled CTS models to replace defective brake pedal rods.
Various problems have led to recalls of DeVilles, including unsafe sun visor center supports in 2001 models; seat belt buckles that do not release easily in 2001 and 2000 models; and defective sensors for side impact air bags in 1999 and 1998 models.
GM instructed Cadillac dealers to provide free inspection and replacement of defective rods that connect CTS braking systems and brake pedals. The connecting rods could fracture and cause the cars to lose braking capability. In October 2014, the automaker recalled CTS, Escalade and Escalade ESV models because internal contaminants could cause shorting of the chassis electrical modules. If shorting occurs, the vehicles stall. Dealers correct the problem by replacement of the chassis electronic modules free.
Reasons for the recall of Cadillac CTS and STS models include possible fuel leaks and vehicle engine stalls due to fuel pump module electrical terminals that overheat and melt the flange material. In July 2014, GM recalled CTS and SRX models because drivers can bump the vehicle key rings unknowingly, moving the ignitions out of the "Run" position and turning the engines off. The vehicles may crash and the airbags may fail to deploy because the vehicles are off.