The second-oldest car company in the United States, Cadillac was formed in Detroit in 1902. Since then, the company has made a name for itself as a leader in American automobile luxury.
At the start of the new millennium, Cadillac launched its “Art and Science” movement, focusing on sharp designs to complement its devotion to cutting-edge technology. This dedication has allowed the company to remain relevant more than 100 years after its original conception.
Despite its history in the marketplace, Cadillacs occasionally have issues—just like most other automobile brands. If you believe your car may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.
Recent Cadillac Recalls & Complaints
In recent years, Cadillac has undergone a few recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a variety of reasons. These recalls include:
- Frontal airbags may not deploy. This increases the risk of an injury during an accident.
- Inconsistent passenger airbag deployment. This increases the risk of injury for passengers.
- Partial passenger airbag deployment. If an airbag doesn’t deploy properly, it won’t protect passengers sufficiently.
- Overheating of exhaust components may cause fire. These components could melt plastic parts and even start fires.
- Upper control arms may have insufficient welds. This could lead to issues with the steering, leading the way to accidents.
- Brake pedal bracket may fracture. This could make the brakes inoperable, leading to a crash.
- Possible loose rear suspension. This could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
- Seat track bracket rattle. If the bracket is too loose, it may detach during a crash. This could increase the risk of injury.
Some of Cadillac’s complaints in the last few years focused on:
Popular Cadillac Models
One of the most popular Cadillac models in the last two decades has been the Escalade. Though it’s only the brand’s first venture into the SUV market, the Escalade has proven its staying power.
Of course, that’s not the only vehicle Cadillac offers. Other popular models include:
Seek Legal Assistance for Your Cadillac
If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.
Report your Cadillac problem within the original warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a defect in your Cadillac within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been twenty or more cumulative days out of service, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.
You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.
Don’t keep driving your Cadillac back to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.