General Motors has issued a recall for the 2013 Cadillac SRX. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some SRX vehicles may suffer from transmission lags, which could increase the risk of an accident.
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The recall is limited to SRX models manufactured between May 29, 2012, and June 26, 2013 that came equipped with 3.6-liter engines. NHTSA says that "In the affected vehicles, in certain driving situations, there may be a three to four second lag in acceleration due to the transmission control module (TCM) programming". That lag in acceleration could prevent a vehicle from merging into traffic at the appropriate speed, keep a driver from crossing an intersection in the expected time, or result in other dangerous scenarios.
All told, the recall affects 50,571 Cadillac vehicles registered in the U.S.
GM hasn't yet announced a schedule for the recall. When it begins, though, the automaker will ask owners to take their vehicles to Cadillac dealers, who will reprogram the transmission control module, free of charge.
If you believe that you own one of these SRX vehicles and have additional questions, you're encouraged to contact Cadillac customer service at 800-458-8006 and ask about recall #14132. Or, if you prefer, you can call NHTSA at 888-327-4236 and inquire about campaign #14V212000.