Warren, MI – September 30, 2022 – General Motors (NYSE:GM), which owns the Cadillac and GMC brands, is recalling 95,231 vehicles over faulty rearview camera systems. Malfunctioning rearview cameras can compromise the driver’s ability to see behind the vehicle while backing up, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall comes on the back of a U.S government investigation and covers the following models:
- 2020 – 2021 Cadillac XT5
- 2020 – 2021 Cadillac XT6
- 2020 – 2021 GMC Acadia
The recall affects vehicles with the optional Surround Vision feature. In these vehicles, the cable that transmits images from the rearview camera to the touchscreen monitor on the dashboard may have loose connections, so the signal from the camera may be interrupted. This could result in no image being displayed on the dashboard monitor when the driver shifts to Reverse.
The component involved in this recall is the coaxial video cable with part numbers 84966435, 84704472 and 84704495.
A missing or intermittent rearview camera image will reduce the driver’s ability to see behind the vehicle. This increases the risk of a crash, injury or property damage when the vehicle is backing up. There has been at least one crash associated with the defect.
Background of the recall
This recall is a result of an investigation by the U.S. government auto safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The investigation was opened in July on the heels of 12 complaints of black screens, “sometimes with a red triangle and a circle with a line through it.” The cars involved had low mileage readings.
Users may notice that the rearview camera is either not consistently displaying images or has lost the image signal altogether, leading to a black screen on the dashboard.
Other General Motors recalls
In January 2022, General Motors issued a recall for 4,271 sedans, including the Buick Lacrosse, Buick Regal and Chevrolet Malibu. This was over a problem with the rear suspension resulting from corrosion.
In October 2021, there was a Cadillac recall over a defective fuel pump control module. This could cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of the vehicle being hit in traffic. The recall also included 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 GMC Yukon vehicles.
Dealers will replace the coaxial cables on the affected vehicles as necessary. There will be no cost to owners for this repair.
Affected owners will be notified on or around November 7, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 95,000 GM vehicles are affected by this GM rearview camera recall. To see if your vehicle is included, run a GM recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.