GM Recall 2010: Cadillac SRX Crossover fire risk due to steering problem

By on Oct 8, 2010 in Automobile, United States, World Comments

General Motors announced its latest recall 2010 affecting nearly 4,000 of its latest 2010 Cadillac SRX crossovers in the United States and some in China due to steering-related problem that was said to fire risk.

Last September, GM was also reported to have voluntarily recalled about 20,000 Cadillac due to glove box compartment problem.

Earlier this month, a BMW recall was also announced due to brake problem and about 200,000 cars was said to be affected.

According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) post on their website today, 3,459 cars of 2010 Cadillac SRX model which were equipped with 2.8L or 3.0L gas engines are potentially affected.

As the report said, a manufacturing crimp process might have caused the line damage.

If the line was broken, there will be fluid leak and the driver may hear a noise from the power steering pump if the leak is strong. Therefore, the required effort for steering will be increased.

If the leak will reach hot engine parts, fire could occur at engine compartment, the report added.

But according to some news reports, GM on a statement said that the problem may only exist in two or three of the cars being recalled.

Meanwhile, car dealers are said to be inspecting and will replace the power steering line for free if proven for a fire risk, NHTSA also said on the report.

Potential affected customers are now being requested to contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339.

NHTSA also advised car owners to contact them on their Vehicle Safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or visit their website at SaferCar.gov.



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