The North American based automotive giant General Motors has recently announced a recall for some of its vehicles because of a problem with their transmissions.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 27, 000 units of the Cadillac SRX and Buick LaCross models will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. The NHTSA says that the transmission can be accidentally shifted to Sport mode and this may reduce the amount of engine braking.
“A software problem may cause the transmission to inadvertently shift to Sport mode removing any transmission-related engine braking effect”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recall summary.
If this problem is ignored, it might lead to an eventual crash, increasing the risk of injury. The affected 2013 Buick LaCross models have been produce between the 25th of April 2012 and the 6th of March 2013 and the 2013 Cadillac SRX between the 29th of March, 2012, and the 18th of February, 2013.
Owners of these vehicles will be notified by GM and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on the 28th of March. Meanwhile Caddy owners can call 1-866-982-2339 and Buick owners can call 1-866-695-6546. The NHTSA’s phone number is 1-888-327-4236 (Campaign number – 13V097000).