Software Problem Leads to Recall of Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac SRX Vehicles
General Motors (GM) is recalling more than 26,000 model year 2013 Buick LaCrosse vehicles, and model year 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles 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.
If engine braking is unexpectedly removed, it may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
The 2013 Buick LaCrosse vehicles included in this recall were manufactured between April 25, 2012 and March 6, 2013. The recalled 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles were manufactured from May 29, 2012 through February 18, 2013.
GM will notify the owners of all affected vehicles, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module, free of charge.
For additional information on this recall, Cadillac owners may call toll-free 866-982-2339. Buick owners should call 866-694-6546.