General Motors is recalling 2013-2015 Cadillac ATS sedans in the United States over sensitive power sunroof switches that do not meet the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS). Additionally, Novus Bus, which is owned by Volvo, is recalling 2008 LFS buses for failure to meet the FMVSS “Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release” standard.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet reported on the Cadillac recall.
“General Motors is recalling 58,698 Cadillac ATS sedans in the United States from the 2013-2015 model years because the power-operated roof panel systems on these vehicles will auto-close when the non-recessed portion of the slide or tilt switches are pressed and the roof panel is open,” according to David Caldwell, a Cadillac spokesperson.
“Because these switches are not fully recessed, they can be actuated with less force than required to comply with applicable federal standards,” he adds.
The issue was discovered while the company was testing a 2016 model in January, which utilizes the same sunroof switches as the 2013-2015 models, Caldwell says.
“GM knows of no crashes, injuries or fatalities related to this issue and has received no customer complaints. The total population of the recall is 66,998,” according to Caldwell.
In another recall, Novus Bus reports that material surrounding its 2008 LFS bus emergency exit windows “may interfere with opening” them.
“As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the FMVSS No. 2017 ‘Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release,’” according to Novus’ recall via NHTSA.
“An emergency exit that is difficult to open may hinder egress in the event of an emergency, increasing the risk of injury,” according to the statement.
The manufacturer has not received any reports of injury due to the condition.
Novus is also recalling 2006-2007 LFS transit buses, reporting that the “rear exit door controls may not function properly.”
“Certain electronic data characteristics may cause the rear door controls to function erratically,” according to the Novus recall via NHTSA. “This may increase the risk of personal injury. Novus Bus has received no reports of personal injury as a result of this condition.”