GM Expands Recall of ATS Sedans Over Potential Sunroof Issue

General Motors is recalling certain 2013 to 2016 Cadillac ATS models for a potential sunroof issue saying the prior fix provided “Insufficient structural support.” As such, vehicles previously repaired under the recall will need to be brought back in.

“Vehicle previously repaired until this recall will need new replacement switch trim plates as part of this recall,” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator (NHTSA).

The vehicles are equipped with power-operated roof panel systems that fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 118, “Power-Operated Window, Partition and Roof Panel System.”

The roof panels in these vehicles will auto close when the non-recessed portion of the “slide” or tilt” switches are pressed and the roof panel is open.

“The roof panel does have an auto-reserve feature intended to prevent injury from unintended closure, but this feature may not protect against all injuries in every circumstance,” according to NHTSA documents.

GM has issued a “stop delivery” notice on these vehicles, meaning consumers cannot take them home once purchasing them.

The issue was discovered while the company was testing a 2016 model in January, which utilizes the same sunroof switches as the 2013-2015 models, said David Caldwell, GM spokesperson when the initial recall was announced.

“GM knows of no crashes, injuries or fatalities related to this issue and has received no customer complaints,” according to Caldwell.

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