Recall roundup: Cadillac SRX for wheels coming off image

The North American based automotive giant, General Motors, has recently announced a recall for the Cadillac SRX, because the vehicles could lose their wheels.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 18,871 units of the Cadillac SRX will be affected by this recall and these have been sold in the United States and Canada. Owners of these vehicles will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the wheels fixed. The NHTSA says that the wheels of certain Cadillac SRX vehicles can come off, because of the blue-tine Teflon topcoat which could loosen over time.

If this will happen, there is a high risk of occupant injury, in case of a crash. Cadillac didn’t report any crashes or injuries related to this problem but six reports from owners, complaining about noise and other issues, have been received. Dealers will inspect the crossovers and replace some parts, free of charge. Owners of the models will be announced after June 3, 2013, by a letter. The recall affects certain 2013 Cadillac SRX, equipped with the 18-inch alloy wheels. If you own such a vehicle, you should contact GM or the NHTSA.