GM is recalling Cadillac SRX crossover models
worldwide, including some 8,789 built for the U.S. market at its Ramos Arizpe, Mexico plant. Included are 2010 and 2011 model year vehicles, which may have a transmission defect allowing parked vehicles to move.
Conflicting reports put the total number of vehicles recalled worldwide at somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 units. This is the fourth recall of the Cadillac SRX since 2010, with previous recalls addressing issues with the vehicle's side airbags
, pre-ignition in turbo models
and seatbelt anchors
No crashes or injuries have been documented because of this latest defect, which The Detroit News
says was first reported by a customer in June. At issue is an improperly assembled shift cable, which may indicate that a vehicle is placed in “Park” when it actually is not.
A subsequent GM inspection of 710 vehicles found 11 with the same condition, which was corrected before the vehicles were sold. Additionally, a total of 12 warranty claims may also be tied to the defect.
The recall is expected to begin in January, and owners of affected vehicles will be contacted via mail. Cadillac dealers will inspect the transmission shift cables to ensure proper routing, and will correct where applicable.Cadillac SRX
owners with questions or concerns can reach Cadillac’s customer service hotline at (800) 458-8006.