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Cadillac recalls SRX for acceleration lag

Thu, 08 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Cadillac is recalling certain 2013 model year SRX crossovers for an issue that can cause a three to four second lag in acceleration due to a problem with the transmission control module. Such a lag may increase the risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This recall concerns only the SRX models equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine, and the affected vehicles were manufactured between May 29, 2012 and June 26, 2013. A total of 50,571 examples of the 2013 model year SRX are a part of this recall.

General Motors has not yet disclosed the timing of notifying owners of the affected SRX models, though the fix for this issue will involve the reprogramming of the transmission control module. This fix can be implemented at the dealership level once owners of the affected vehicles are notified.

The second-generation SRX has been on sale since July 2009, and has been offered with a total of three engines during its run, including a 2.8-liter V6 which was available only in 2010, and a 3.0-liter V6, available in 2010 and 2011. From 2012 onward, the SRX has been sold solely with a 3.6-liter V6 engine.

Owners can contact Cadillac customer service at (800) 458-8006, and use the code 14132 for this recall campaign. Owners can also contact the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at (888) 327-4236, (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to for information about this recall.

By Jay Ramey