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2011 has been the year of the recall for General Motors. Hardly a week goes by when a new vehicle recall from GM is not making news. The latest addition to this list is the Cadillac SRX.
In particular, SRX models built in Mexico between 2010 and 2011. Roughly 20,000 vehicles are said to be affected, with the majority of these vehicles being in China and America. A smaller number of defected vehicles can be found in 20 other countries.
The problem is with the transmission shift cable causing unintended movement. Upon examination, GM has sourced the problem to an incorrect routing of the transmission shift cable through the engine bay.
The problem was triggered by a person who wrote to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration) about unintended vehicle motion when he shifted from park to drive to park again.
GM has notified the NHTSA that it will sort out this issue. No accidents or injuries have been reported due to this defect.
If you own a 2011 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain or Cadillac SRX this is not a recall you want to miss. While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been busy recalling everything from Bentley logos to Suzuki gloveboxes, this latest recall regards seat belts that could fail.
In total, 97,800 of the three crossovers have been recalled for a seat belt anchor that could break, resulting in a seat belt that might not hold in place in an accident.
Owners will be notified with repairs set to start on January 18th, 2011. GM advises that owners who are concerned about the recall can contact the GM Owner Center or call one of the below numbers: