General Motors is recalling certain 2014 model-year Cadillac ELR luxury plug-in hybrids manufactured September 26, 2013, through February 14, 2014, because of a fault with the electronic stability control system.
The recall affects 656 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric coupes equipped without adaptive cruise control. In these vehicles, the electronic stability control system software may block certain ESC diagnostics, preventing the system from alerting the driver that the ESC system is partially or fully disabled.
As such, these vehicles fail to conform with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, “Electronic Stability Control Systems.
There are no reports of crashes and injuries related to this issue as most of these vehicles are still in dealer hands. Additionally, General Motors said the problem doesn’t affect the Chevrolet Volt, which shares platform with the ELR.
Cadillac dealers will fix the problem free of charge through its dealer network by recalibrating the electronic brake control module, a process that takes about 30 minutes, GM says.
The recall is expected to begin on April 17, 2014.
As a brief reminder, the ELR has arrived in US dealerships last December. The 2014 Cadillac ELR has a starting price of $75,995, including a $995 destination charge but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees.