SRX Rollaway Problems
Certain 2010-11 Cadillac SRX vehicles have a problem where the shifter may disengage from the transmission because the cable connecting the two components was installed improperly.
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GM thinks the 3rd row seat belts in their 2021 SUVs could have been damaged during installation.
The belts were misrouted behind the seat-folding mechanism and a recall wants to inspect and replace them if neccessary. Even if the belts don't look damaged to you, this is a classic better-safe-than-sorry situation.…keep reading
GM may have used the wrong bolts to secure the seat belts in certain the brand new 5th generation Escalade and Escalade ESV.
Could the new bolts work? Maybe. But when it comes time to rely on the seat belts, it's better knowing the right parts were used to tether them to the frame.…keep reading
While you're probably still digesting that extra serving of holiday cookies, here's something else to chew on
– GM says some 2017 Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia SUVs will have diminished braking ability because of hydraulic fluid leaks.
"Engineers found an oversized front caliper piston bore had allowed the piston seal to leak hydraulic brake fluid and it was determined the oversized bore can prevent the proper compression of the caliper piston seal."…keep reading
A seat belt isn't going to do you a whole lot of good when it's not properly attached to the car in the first place.
That's what's happening with 131 Cadillac CTS sedans. Apparently someone on the assembly line forgot to install the front passenger seat belt anchor bolts.
"GM says the CT6 cars have bolts that connect the front passenger seat belt webbing to the anchor plates of the seats, or at least the bolts are supposed to be there."…keep reading
GM is recalling nearly 4,800 new trucks and SUVs, and telling their owners to stop driving until their front upper control arms can be repaired.
The automaker blames the problem on a bad weld near the control arm bushing, a problem the automaker discovered on a GMC Yukon XL Denali. The faulty weld can cause the control arm to change shape and eventually separate.…keep reading
The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are getting colder, and it's time to fire up our car's defrosters.
Unfortunately for 121,000 ATS owners, though, firing up their defrosters might actually start a fire. Cadillac issued a recall for the 2013-16 ATS sedans after four confirmed reports of fires from the rear defroster:
"The defroster [overheats] due to a weak electrical connection in the module. The fires have been reported breaking out on the driver's side rear pillar where the defroster module is located."…keep reading
The Cadillac ATS has a super-sensitive sunroof switch (yikes, try saying that a few times fast).
GM says the sunroof can be activated too easily and is recalling 83,000 of the sedans to replace the roof console switch trim plate. Sound familiar? The same problem was recalled earlier this year. Obviously that didn't go so well.…keep reading
Cadillac is pretty sure your car's brakes work.
Of course, the Titanic captain was pretty sure there weren't any icebergs in the way (and we all know how that went down).
Luckily for you, Cadillac has decided to check the brakes as part of a recall. Specifically, they'll be examining a bracket between the brake pedal assembly and the rod that controls the brakes. If that bracket is fractured, it will break the brakes ... so to speak.…keep reading
GM says over 3,100 SRXs might have been built with the wrong driver's seat track bracket.
Taking a sharp turn, making an unexpected stop or a crash could cause the seat to detach and make a mess of the driver. That's a problem.…
Ever hear of spacer fabric?
Want to know why you should care about it? Because the spacer fabric in your Escalade may stop your airbags from deploying.keep reading
The incorrect spacer fabric can cause problems with the adhesion between the spacer fabric and the vinyl surface. If the adhesion isn't strong enough the passenger air bag can have problems deploying correctly in a crash.…
Turns out some GM cars have clingy problems with their brake pads not lifting off the rotors even after the driver takes their foot off the brake pedal.
Sure, that's better than the brakes not working at all (silver linings and all that) but this can cause the car to suddenly stop in the middle of the road without any warning other than a few audible beeps from the forward collision avoidance system. That's very dangerous and the reason GM has issued a recall.…keep reading
General Motors is in the news again with a recall of another 733,000 vehicles
, 5 golden rings, 1 partridge in a pear tree and who knows what else at this point... it's hard to keep track of it all. Luckily, you don't have to because you signed up for our free alerts! Smart move, folks -- here's a breakdown of what you need to know:…keep reading
It's summertime, so you might be picking up some good vibrations from the Beach Boys (kids, ask your parents). Or, if you're a CTS owner, you might be picking up bad vibrations from the drive shaft.
To make matters worse, that faulty rear drive shaft is causing severe enough vibrations to trigger the car's rollover sensor, deploying the roof rail airbags randomly. Oy.…keep reading
GM is recalling 19,225 Cadillac CTS vehicles from the 2013-14 model years because the wipers could stop working.
I believe it was Socrates who said "a wiper that does not wipe is not a wiper at all." Or it could have been my Uncle Sal. Either way ... the failure will only happen after a very specific situation -- when the wipers are blocked by snow or ice while the vehicle is jump started. Given how awful last winter was I suppose that's actually pretty likely.…keep reading
The 2013 Cadillac SRX is being recalled because of an acceleration lag of 3 to 4 seconds.
I'm sure that goes over great with your fellow commuters when driving to work. Faulty programming in the transmission control module (TCM) is making your car so slow to respond to the gas pedal that even turtles on benadryl are saying "dude, hurry up". To be fair, conditions have to be just right for the lag to occur.…keep reading