CADILLAC SRX 2013: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

Make : CADILLAC Model : SRX Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2012-05-29 - 2013-02-18
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V097000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-04-03 Date Received by ODI: 2013-03-15 Date Added to Database: 2013-03-18
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 13053
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 26582
Summary:
      General Motors "GM" is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick LaCrosse vehicles, manufactured between April 25, 2012, through March 6, 2013, and model year 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles, manufactured between May 29, 2012, through February 18, 2013 for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" No. 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect." A software problem may cause the transmission to inadvertently shift to Sport mode removing any transmission-related engine braking effect.
Consequence:
      If engine braking is unexpectedly removed, it may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
      GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module free of charge. The recall began on April 3, 2013. Cadillac owners may call 1-866-982-2339. Buick owners may call 1-866-694-6546.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 102
Notes:
      General Motors' number for this recall is 13053.Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY: 1-800-424-9153'; or go to www.safercar.gov.