General Motors has announced that it will be issuing a worldwide recall of its Cadillac SRX crossover due to wheel nuts that may have been incorrectly tightened.
The recall will affect only 2013 Cadillac SRX crossovers equipped with 18-inch wheels.
Around 27,000 vehicles will be affected in total, with 18,871 of these located in the U.S., 913 in Canada and the remainder sold outside North America.
The issue stems from wheel nuts that can become loose or even detach completely from the wheel hub. Should this occur, it’s possible that the wheel itself could detach from the vehicle, leading to a crash.
General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] said no reports of crashes or injuries from this issue have been made yet.
The automaker is in the process of notifying owners affected by the recall. They will be asked to take their vehicles to their nearest Cadillac dealership, which will tighten the wheel nuts to the correct specification, free of charge.
For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 13V202000) or Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339.