Of all the parts of a car’s interior, we didn’t know that glove compartments could poise such a threat to the safety of a front seat passenger. But as it turns out, the NHTSA ran some tests and determined that during a frontal crash where the front passenger isn’t wearing a seatbelt, there’s a greater risk of sustaining a leg injury due to the faulty glove box. Needless to say, tests or no tests, front passengers should never leave home without putting on their seatbelts.
For their part, General Motors is issuing the recall and will replace all glove box assembly for all 20,224 affected models at no cost to the customer. The recall is expected to start on or before October 20, 2010 and owners that have cars affected by the recall are encouraged to contact Cadillac at 1.866-982-2339.