GM Recalls 50K Cadillacs Over Air Bag Issues

Law360, New York (June 10, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT) -- General Motors Co. has recalled nearly 50,000 of its 2011 Cadillac SRX vehicles because a right-side roof-rail air bag is programmed to turn off if the front passenger-side seat is empty, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday.

The right roof-rail air bag turns off in the recalled vehicles when the passenger-sensing system determines that the right front seat is unoccupied. The 47,401 Cadillac SRX cars subject to recall are out of compliance with federal safety standards for occupant crash protection.

With the roof-rail air...
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