Vehicle Recall Notice for Current Model Buicks and Cadillacs
General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued vehicle recall notices for the 2013 model year Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac SRX. The vehicle recall notice covers 26,582 cars.
The recall notice was issued due to a problem with the software in the transmission controller. The transmission in the two models could accidentally shift into Sport mode, which could reduce the engine braking, and cause an accident.
GM said in a statement that the problem was not due to consumer complaints, but was discovered while engineers developed the 2014 model engine. There were no reports crashes or injuries related to the problem.
The 2013 Buick LaCrosse models were manufactured between April 25, 2012 and March 6, 2013. The Cadillac SRX’s were manufactured between May 29, 2012 and February 18, 2013.
Beginning on March 28, General Motors will contact owners about the vehicle recall so they can take their automobiles to a local dealership. GM dealers will reprogram the transmission for free.
Another, Smaller Vehicle Recall Notice from GM
A much smaller GM vehicle recall notice covered just 48 model year 2011 Chevrolet Express vans.
The NHTSA issued the vehicle recall because an improperly built pressure release vent pipe could allow natural gas to vent into the passenger compartment, which increases the risk of explosions or fire.
Impco Automotive, in cooperation with General Motors, will inspect the affected vehicles and make necessary repairs to the vent pipe. The safety recall will officially begin at the end of March 2013.
Any concerned GM owners can contact the manufacturer about recall notices at 1-800-521-7300. They can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236, or go to safercar.gov. The Buick and Cadillac recall reference number is 13053, and the Chevrolet Express recall number is 13065.
The Strom Law Firm Can Help with Defective Products and Vehicle Recall Cases
General Motors filed for bankruptcy in 2009, and since then has become a leaner, stronger company. However, this recall notice could make consumers wonder if GM’s recovery is real. Although it is a small recall, it affects several popular vehicles, and the engine problems are potentially deadly.
To protect yourself and your family, it’s important to know what products have been recalled because they are defective or unsafe. Federal agencies such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) frequently issue recalls for medical devices, drugs, and products that may be harmful to consumers.
If you have experienced a problem with a defective product in your automobile, especially if a defective part has led to an auto accident or personal injury, and a proper vehicle recall notice has not been issued, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help. We can help you with complicated auto insurance claims, and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve to help you with lost income and medical bills. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in South Carolina, Georgia, and New York. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today at (803) 252-4800.