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General Motors Crossover SUV Recall

Tina Robinson3 years ago

As 2014 continues to shape up to be the year of the auto recall, General Motors has issued a safety recall for its Cadillac SRX SUV due to a computer glitch that may cause delayed acceleration in some circumstances.

Details of the Cadillac SRX Recall

According to Reuters, GM has issued a recall for approximately 56,400 model year 2013 Cadillac SRX crossover SUVs due to an internal computer error that may cause delayed acceleration.

A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says, “In certain driving situations, there may be a three to four second lag in acceleration due to the transmission control module programming.” The safety agency also warns the problem can increase a driver’s risk of a crash. GM has not recorded any crashes or injuries associated with the problem.

The majority of the recalled SUVs, approximately 50,591, were sold in the United States. The remaining affected vehicles were sold in Canada, Mexico and other foreign markets. The recall affects Cadillac SRX crossovers produced between May 29, 2012 and June 26, 2013.

7 Million GM Vehicles Recalled

To date, General Motors has recalled about 7 million vehicles since February. About 2.6 million vehicles – mostly older compact cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion – were recalled due to defective ignition switches that have been associated with at least 13 deaths. The faulty switches are easily bumped or jostled out of place, increasing a drivers’ risk of crashing.

GM has been the subject of numerous investigations and inquiries as well as numerous lawsuits stemming from the ignition switch recall. In April, the automaker announced it had hired the services of attorney Kenneth Feinberg to explore options including establishing a victims’ compensation fund. Although details of any potential program have not been made public, Feinberg has confirmed that he is working with the company to establish a program.

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