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Forty-Thousand Dollars Cannot Buy Safety but It Can Buy You a Cadillac CTS

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General Motor’s (GM) Cadillac brand is a symbol of luxury. The selling price for a 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan starts at about $40,000.00.  For such a hefty price, you would expect safety in addition to luxury.  This is not always the case, however.

The Monroney sticker on the vehicle’s window claims that the 2014 CTS sedan has a 5-star safety rating provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  In June 2014, GM sent letters to CTS owners advising that the safety rating is false and that the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan was never subject to NHTSA safety tests and has no safety ratings.

Unsuspecting 2014 Cadillac CTS owners purchased a vehicle they believed was safe.   In reality, they have subjected themselves to Cadillac CTS problems.

The 2014 CTS sedan was subject to a recent Cadillac recall.  The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan, along with 2013 and 2014 Cadillac ATS vehicles were recalled because the driver may not be able to shift the transmission in or out of gear. More than 90,000 vehicles are affected by the Cadillac transmission recall.

GM also recalled another half million Cadillacs because of a faulty ignition switch.  This Cadillac recall affected 2004 to 2006 Cadillac SRX crossovers and 2013 CTS sedans, coupes and wagons, as well as 2014 CTS coupes and wagons.  The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan was not affected by the ignition switch recall.

Cadillac prides itself on safety. “The car is so smooth and so elegantly quiet, its conveniences so complete, and its safety features so reassuring that Cadillac owners are the most satisfied motorists in the luxury car field…”  Cadillac claims in a 1966 ad described on Cadillac Blog.

On the contrary, many Cadillac owners are not satisfied. Consumers who purchased a 2014 CTS with the erroneous safety sticker claim GM provided a false sense of security and have filed a Cadillac CTS class action lawsuit against the automaker.  Drivers who purchased a recalled Cadillac can also seek compensation by filing a Cadillac lawsuit.  Contact a Cadillac class action lawyer for your free case evaluation.