Cadillac is Recalling 53,000 CTS Sedans for Heated Seat Issues

Sitting in the hot seat is taking on a new meaning, as Cadillac recalls 53,586 CTS sedans for a potential fire risk thanks to faulty seat heaters. The recall has been filed with NHTSA and affects 2014-2016 models.

Luckily, according to the recall, the problem is likely to occur when no one is in the car. If you remote start your car on a cold morning, the heated seats can turn on automatically, and if they’re damaged can overheat and cause a fire.

This happens after wear causes the flexible heating mats in the front seats to become faulty. The risk of fire is quite low, with only 1% of course expected to be affected, but the consequences can be bad. The first fire was reported in April and the damage was, apparently, severe.

GM says it will notify owners of the recall, but no schedule has yet been made available. Owners can get in touch with NHTSA’s Safety Hotline (888–327–4236), or visit Cadillac’s recalls center website to get more information on their car.