General Motors is recalling certain 2010-2011 model year Cadillac SRX crossover vehicles over concerns about a transmission defect that may allow parked vehicles to move.
A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 8,789.
Documentation from General Motors indicates that approximately 92 2010 SRX vehicles, built from October 26, 2008 through July 5, 2010, and approximately 8,697 2011 SRX vehicles, built from February 2, 2010 through June 23, 2011, may be affected. At issue is noncompliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 114, Theft Protection and Rollaway Protection.
The NHTSA notice says that affected SRX vehicles may have a transmission shift cable that was improperly installed and may come out of the transmission bracket. If this condition were to occur, the driver may be unable to shift the transmission out of gear, not be able to move the vehicle, or the shifter may indicate the vehicle is in park when it is not. This latter circumstance could allow the SRX to roll away and possibly cause a crash.
General Motors will notify owners of affected Cadillac SRX vehicles and dealers will ensure that the transmission shift cable is properly routed and seated in the transmission cable bracket. The service will provided at no charge to SRX owners. The GM safety recall is expected to begin during January 2012.
In the meantime, owners of 2010-2011 Cadillac SRX vehicles with any questions or concerns may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. Reference the GM safety recall campaign No. 11348.
Alternatively, owners of vehicles involved in the campaign may contact the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to http://www.safercar.gov. Reference the NHTSA campaign ID No. 11V595000.
Note that this is the fourth recall of the Cadillac SRX since 2010, as noted in coverage of the latest SRX recall by our sister publication MotorAuthority.