Cadillac SRX Recall: About 50,000 Cadillac SRX Luxury Crossover Recalled By General Motors

By on Jun 13, 2011 in Automobile, Business, North America, United States, World Comments
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Cadillac SRX luxury crossover 2011 model is being recalled by General Motors on Friday, June 10, 2011 because the air-bag installed in the model may not help in case of crash, international news reported.

The recall includes about 45,000 Cadillac SRX in the US and about 3,000 SRX models sold in Mexico and Canada. The affected vehicles were made between February 2, 2010 and April 29, 2011.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) web site, the said model type vehicle failed to meet the requirements of Federal Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208 under “occupant crash protection.”

The problem of the Cadillac SRX is that its passenger side air bags do not function based on the owner’s manual.

“Because the actions of the air bag and the owner’s manual do not match, the vehicle is not compliant with federal safety standards,” NHTSA said as quoted by several websites.

It was said that the right side head protection air bag does not function in a crash if the passenger sensing system determines that the right front passenger seat is unoccupied. Thus, the right side occupant may not be protected and can suffer from injuries in a front or side crash accident.

Reports said that GM dealers will reprogram the sensing and diagnostic module to fix this problem for no additional charge.

Owners were encouraged to contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration‘s vehicle safety hotline at -888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) for more information about this recall.



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