Well, that was quick. Having been on sale for just a few months, the 2013 Cadillac XTS full-size sedan is undergoing its first recall for a rear center headrest restraint that may not lock into place when its moved into its upright position.
Like many newer cars, the rear headrests in the Cadillac XTS fold down to allow for better rear visibility when they’re not in use. But it was found that in the case of a collision, it could fall forward, leading to an increased risk of neck injury for the passenger sitting in the middle.
The recall affects 12,626 Cadillac XTS sedans made from October 12, 2011, to August 20, 2012. General Motors has already begun contacting owners of the new sedan, and it will replace the headrests free of charge at Cadillac dealerships.
Customers with any questions regarding the recall can contact General Motors at (800) 458-8006 for more information, referencing recall number 12258. Or owners can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at (888) 327-4236, referencing 12V525000.