GM has issued a new recall, this time affecting the 2013 Cadillac SRX. The problem stems from transmission lag that has the potential to increase the risk of an accident.
This GM recall affects 56,400 units of the 2013 Cadillac SRX crossover all of which were manufactured between May 29, 2012 and June 26, 2013. It includes only those models equipped with 3.6-liter engines.
According to the TSA, a problem with the transmission control module programming can cause an acceleration delay of roughly 3 to 4 seconds. If that lag occurs, a driver may not merge onto a highway as expected or cross traffic as intended which could cause an accident. At this time, GM says they have received no reports of any crashes as a result of the problem.
Of the recalled vehicles, 50,591 are in the United States, 3,306 are in Canada, 367 are in Mexico and the remaining 2,123 are in other markets. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified that they should take their car in to their local dealer where the module can be reprogrammed to fix the problem.
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