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GM to Recall 7,492 Units of the Cadillac CTS in China

General Motors’s Chinese arm, GM China Investment will recall 7,942 Cadillac CTS vehicles that have been imported in the country, due to a potential brake issue.

The campaign will start on April 28 and will cover a possible brake fluid leakage problem.

According to the official website of the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine, the rubber components of the brake lining might trap water with impure materials, a process that could lead to the erosion of the brake lining. The failure point is expected to be located at the lining’s connection with the brake cylinder. Eventually, the erosion might allow the brake fluid to leak, thus affecting the braking system’s capacity to provide the necessary stopping power.

Cadillac dealers in China will contact customers and replace the brake lining free of charge.

The Cadillac CTS engine range (the full line-up, offered in the U.S.) includes 4 petrol units. The entry-level one is a 2.8 liter V6 that produces 213 hp and 194 lb-ff of torque and returns a fuel consumption of 23 mpg (combined cycle). This is followed by a 3.6 liter V6 developing 261 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, returning a combined cycle fuel consumption of 21 mpg. The “civil” top of the range is a beefier version of the 3.6 liter V6, which offers 304 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, while returning a fuel consumption of 21 mpg (combined cycle). The true king of the hill is the 6.2 liter V8 that develops 564 hp and 551 lb-ft of torque - this powers the CTS-V.


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