2010 Cadillac SRX

HSE FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6 auto trans

2010 cadillac srx Reviews and News

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Cadillac's SRX has grown beyond its sporty wagon pretensions and is now targeting the heart of the luxury crossover market. The strategy seems to be working, as it's already selling much better than the outgoing model (which, we should note, won a few Automobile Magazine All-Star awards in its time), and yet, it seems Cadillac isn't quite ready to give up on having some high-roof fun. To that end, the premium model featured here has ditched the wheezy base 3.0-liter V-6 and standard front-wheel-drive configuration in favor of a turbocharged, 2.8-liter V-6 producing 300 hp and torque-vectoring all-wheel drive - the same setup found in the Saab 9-3 Aero and Opel Insignia OPC. Given these macho specs, we thought it was time to measure the SRX against the best in its class, which, in our estimation, means the Audi Q5. The Q5 won our three-way crossover shootout last year and has since become a well-regarded member of our Four Seasons fleet for its sporting demeanor, handsome exterior, and, yes, Audi-like interior. Does it have what it takes to fend off the brasher and more powerful Cadillac? Read on for our impressions.
Eyes on me
Audi has risen from something of an also-ran to a luxury leader over the last decade thanks largely to its expressive design language. The Q5 continues Audi's winning streak, successfully scaling down the shape of the handsome Q7 and flashing high-dollar cues like LED daytime running lamps. Of course, Cadillac has enjoyed a design renaissance of its own in recent years and hasn't let up with the SRX. From some angles the styling can appear a bit busy, but overall, the trademark angular design does a great job of visually shrinking a vehicle that's actually eight inches longer and more than an inch wider than the Q5. Really, there's no wrong choice here - both crossovers carry out the distinct, premium language of their brand without being stale - but we'd give the slight edge to the fresher Cadillac.
Interiors should be seen, not heard
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Of course, luxury crossovers trade more on the design of their interiors. Traditionally, this would have been an easy, decisive advantage for Audi. And yet, glancing about the cabins of each vehicle, it's hard to declare a winner straightaway. To be sure, the Q5 is laid out and executed to the brand's typically high standards, but the SRX, for its part, will look familiar to anyone who's sat in a CTS, and that's a good thing. Cadillac's materials are hard to fault, also. Both of our test vehicles came equipped with all manner of electronic conveniences, along with panoramic sunroofs, and the pricier Cadillac adds a rear-seat entertainment system. The array of buttons and a displays that make up Audi's latest Man-Machine Interface [MMI] look impressive, but if your ego can handle asking for directions, Cadillac's OnStar-backed system will at the press of one button connect you with a representative who can find just about any point of interest and beam them to your nav screen. (OnStar is free for the first year, and then costs $299 annually).
Which vehicle is more comfortable depends entirely on how many passengers you intend on bringing along. Though the Q5 is the smaller vehicle, it's actually more comfortable for one or two adults in back thanks to the deeply sculpted front seatbacks. It's only when loaded with five passengers that the Cadillac asserts its size advantage, and its flat rear floor makes the middle rear seat far more livable than the kids-only middle seat in the Q5. Loading goods into either vehicle is a synch, thanks to their similar power liftgates and underfloor storage compartments. The SRX has an ultimate cargo carrying advantage of nearly four cubic feet when the second-row seats are folded.
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So, the SRX interior looks about as nice, has a more intuitive nav system, and, in the real world, can cart around more people and goods. And yet, everyone who spent time in both vehicles agreed the Audi had far and away the better interior. Before you leave a comment accusing us of being German-loving sycophants, consider one word or, more specifically, one onomatopoeia: "squeak." Pitch the SRX over a rough stretch of pavement and all manner of odd noises will tell you that this Cadillac, assembled in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, could use some more attention in the fit and finish department. The Q5, on the other hand, delivers the perfection we've come to expect from Audis when it comes to the precision of every gap and the utter silence in which it shrugs off even the most teeth chattering of potholes. The SRX's cabin might make just as good a first impression with its attractive design and terrific telematics, but given a choice of which interior we'd prefer to live with over the long haul, especially on rutted Midwestern roads, there's no question - Audi wins.
Out German the Germans
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We fully expected the SRX to get blown away in terms of driving dynamics by the excellent Q5, but again, it put up a stronger fight than we anticipated. For one, it has better steering, thanks to a precise, smooth ZF rack that's far more natural than the Q5's overly ambitious variable-effort setup, which at times feels as if someone is actually fighting with you for control of the wheel. GM engineers have also managed to out German the Germans in terms of the suspension tuning, as the SRX both rides better and is less prone to body roll than the Q5, which is itself a very buttoned down crossover. Some of the credit goes to the SRX's Haldex-developed electronic limited-slip differential, which can instantly transfer torque from front to back and between the rear wheels. This helps the SRX power out of turns where the Q5 takes a slight, yet definite lean. We must note that the Audi was wearing snow tires versus the SRX's all-seasons, and that our Q5 lacks the optional Drive Select, which brings on adjustable dampers and steering effort. Still, the fact that Cadillac has baked enough poise into its crossover to outdance an Audi is impressive.
Unfortunately, the SRX's advantages in the lateral motion department simply can't make up for its glaring deficiencies when it comes to accelerating or stopping. The turbo V-6 reads like a fine engine, as it offers significantly more power and torque than the Q5's larger 3.2-liter V-6. Alas, it's a paper tiger. Through most of the rev range, it provides less satisfying grunt than it does unrefined groaning, never feeling like it's serving up the promised 295 lb-ft of torque. In contrast, the Audi six, despite being rated at 270 hp and a mere 243 lb-ft of torque, always seems to be in its sweet spot, providing easy, smooth thrust no matter how fast you're going. No surprise, then, that in our previous testing the Q5 has accelerated to 60 mph a full second faster than the SRX and maintains this advantage through the quarter mile. It also stops shorter, with responsive, grippy brakes that instill much more confidence than the underboosted pedal on the SRX. Did we mention that the Q5 is also more efficient (18/23 mpg versus the SRX's 15/22 mpg)? Some of this owes to the Q5's near 300-pound weight advantage, but there's no getting around the fact that the Cadillac is stuck with an inferior powertrain and poor brake tuning. The 2.8-liter, originally developed by Saab, is not long for this world, as it does not meet upcoming emissions requirements. We say good riddance.
Conclusion
You're probably noticing a theme here. The Cadillac SRX Turbo has lots of charm and does many things well, but it also suffers from a few substantial weaknesses. And though none of these flaws necessarily make the Cadillac SRX a bad vehicle, they become all the more glaring when compared with the Audi Q5, which is every bit as charismatic and has the quality and substance to back it up. A few tweaks to address interior quality, better brakes, and a stronger powertrain would make the SRX a clear champion, but until then, the well-rounded Audi Q5 remains our crossover of choice.
Data
Cadillac SRX Turbo AWD
Front engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV
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Base price/as tested: $52,185/$53,480
Engine: 2.8L turbocharged V-6
Power: 300-hp @ 5500
Torque: 295-lb-ft @ 2000
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Curb weight: 4595 lb
Wheelbase: 110.5 inches
L x W x H: 190.3 x 75.2 x 65.7 in
0-60 mph: 7.6 sec
Quarter mile: 15.9 sec @ 90.7 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph: 128 ft
Lateral acceleration: 0.82 g (avg)
EPA city/hwy econ: 15/22 mpg
Tires: Michelin Latitude 235/55R20
Audi Q5 3.2 Quattro
Front engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV
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Base price/as tested: $38,175/$45,225
Engine: 3.2L V-6
Power: 270 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 243 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Curb weight: 4310 lb
Wheelbase: 110.5 inches
L x W x H: 182.2 x 74.0 x 65.1 in inches
0-60 mph: 6.6 sec
Quarter mile: 15.0 sec @ 93.6 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph: 120 ft
Lateral acceleration: 0. 0.85 g (avg)
EPA city/hwy econ: 18/23 mpg
Tires: Michelin Latitude Alpin 235/60R18
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In October, Cadillac will introduce its first turbocharged engine, joining the dozen or so boosted four-, six-, and eight-cylinder gas and diesel engines already energizing the crossover category.
EXTERIOR DESIGN
With the flamboyant Art & Science themed exterior and stunning 20-inch wheels hogging all the attention, who will notice the 2.8T badge quietly added to the tailgate? Probably no one other than Lexus executives who now have a 300-horsepower competitor to fret over. Like a CTS on growth hormones, the rad-Cad SRX brings in-your-face styling to a segment famous for conservative dress. Cadillac believes that customers are ready for something more creatively contemporary. If so, SRX could elbow a few BMWs and Benzs aside to take a serious shot at the other X-model (Lexus RX) that has dominated this category since its inception more than a decade ago.
INTERIOR
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The center stack that entertains so well in the CTS also works convincingly here. Wood adornments come from actual trees, not injection molding machines. The top grade leather is neatly trimmed and stitched. The touch-sensitive nav screen rises majestically whenever its services are required. In place of the base 3.0-liter V-6's mpg gauge in the right cluster circle, there's a boost gauge to report how hard the turbo under the hood is working on your behalf. The tach, located to the left of the speedometer, is redlined at 6200 rpm but also ventures a few hundred rpm higher before fuel cutoff. At the center of the analogue speedometer, there's an electroluminescent display that reports velocity digitally and other information such as whether or not the Sport mode is active.
The rear seats split and fold flat to double the cargo room from 29 to 61 cubic feet. In addition, there's a handy well under the load floor in SRXs not equipped with the optional spare wheel.
Thick D-pillars and a small window in the tailgate make the view out the back seem like peering through a telescope but at least the double-paneled UltraView sunroof allows you to brighten the interior mood at the touch of a button.
ELECTROTOYS
Bluetooth cell phone connectivity is standard. Those skip the extra cost of a navigation system can instead use OnStar's handy turn-by-turn service to find hidden destinations.
The Bose sound system plays AM, FM, XM satellite radio, MP3, and CD or DVD material through eight or ten speakers. A USB input, a minijack, and 40GB of media storage are also available as standard or optional equipment.
A rear seat entertainment system is optional.
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TURBO POWER
The turbocharged and intercooled 2.8-liter V-6 is both the baby of GM's 'high-feature' V-6 engine family and a hand-me-down from the Saab 9-3 and Opel Insignia. Notable features are an aluminum block with a shorter stroke than the SRX's 3.0-liter normally aspirated engine, cast-iron cylinder liners, jets that spray oil on the bottom side of the cast pistons, a forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and cross-bolted main bearings. Up top, there's a large air-to-air intercooler; intake and exhaust cams are both equipped with variable valve timing. The twin-scroll Mitsubishi turbo delivers a maximum 10.5 psi of boost which is present and accounted for by 2000 rpm after a jab of the throttle. The dead-flat 295 lb-ft torque plateau holds steadily to 5000 rpm and this engine continues revving enthusiastically to its 6200 rpm redline. Premium fuel is required. Since this Australian-assembled V-6 has been in service for four years, it doesn't benefit from the latest direct fuel injection technology.
The 6-speed automatic transmission is the reason why the torque is never allowed to rise about 295 lb-ft. Supplied by Aisin (in contrast to the 6-speed HydraMatic teamed with the 3.0-liter V-6), this box provides four modes-regular automatic shifting, an eco mode with early gear change programming, a Sport mode calibrated for aggressive drivers, and full manual operation with shifts controlled by the console lever. Ordering up the last two modes also tightens the dampers and firms the steering.
A Haldex coupling routes torque to the rear wheels on demand and when commanded to do so by a powertrain control computer. That device also regulates the operation of the electronically controlled limited slip rear differential. In the event one rear wheel spins on low-traction surfaces, the wheel on the opposite side quickly picks up the slack to maintain momentum.
SMART CHASSIS SYSTEMS
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The ZF Servotronic speed-sensitive hydraulic power steering, Sachs continuously variable dampers, reasonably sized floating-caliper disc brakes, and a transmission that responds to the driver's preferences are all top-shelf technologies. The new turbocharged engine clips a second off the 3.0-liter V-6's zero-to-sixty acceleration time but that run still requires 7.5 seconds according to Cadillac. What keeps the SRX from demonstrating seriously sporting speed is its 4500-pound curb weight and the fact that the front wheels carry more than 56-percent of that load.
So the ride is well controlled and able to take bumps in stride but there's too little body control for hard driving. The Michelin Latitude Tour HP radials, size 235/55HR-20, give up the ghost when pressed resulting in ponderous understeer. The Haldex system needs to be recalibrated to shift more of the propulsion responsibility to the rear wheels during dry-road sprints.
Another issue is the bucket seats' design. There's too little lateral support in both the backrest and the bottom cushions to restrain the driver during hard cornering.
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WRAP UP
Cadillac is wise not to overplay the virtues of this new turbo engine. It does pick up the pace while sacrificing only one mpg in city driving (16/23 city/hwy turbo versus 17/23 city/highway with the 3.0-liter normally aspirated engine). Unfortunately, there's still not enough gusto to keep up with the Lexus RX350, which is nearly as heavy but has a large (3.5-liter) V-6 doing its bidding.
That said, the women who are generally those most enthusiastic about crossovers should be quite happy with the SRX 2.8T. It's roomy, high-riding for a commanding view, and handy for toting life's necessities. While a green leaf on the tailgate might be more prestigious than the SRX's T badge, this Cadillac easily trumps the Lexus and the European contenders on style points.
2010 CADILLAC SRX 2.8T
Base price: $49,000 (estimated)
As-Tested: $53,000 (estimated)
Powertrain
Engine:turbocharged and intercooled 2.8-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6
Horsepower: 300 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Drive: 4-wheel
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When the president of Government Motors cracks the change whip, Cadillac executives need only cite the new SRX crossover to acknowledge that the message has been received. Key differences in the 2010 edition include an engine and transmission rotated 90 degrees, primary propulsion reassigned to the front wheels, and nary a V-8 or a third row in sight. Also, the SRX's manufacturing site was shifted south of the border, and the base price drops by more than $5000.
These dramatic changes aren't just to impress the boss. Tired of the SRX's status as a sideshow in the crossover circus, Cadillac is picking a fight with what marketing boss Steve Shannon calls the class's 800-pound gorilla: the Lexus RX350.
The RX is a soft-riding, girlie crossover that's ideal for moms beyond their soccer and Cub Scout years. Fortunately, Cadillac didn't take the bland design and mushy suspension bait. Rather, the SRX is armed with in-your-face styling, an optional 300-hp turbocharged V-6, and chassis tuning more consistent with European than Asian orthodoxy.
Since the top engine won't leave the lab for a few months, Cadillac offered two preproduction SRXs with the base 265-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 and optional all-wheel drive for evaluation. GM's direct-injection V-6 hums contentedly and matches the RX350's fuel economy, but it lacks both the spunk and the smoothness of the late Northstar V-8.
The SRX's base FE2 chassis rolls on eighteen-inch wheels and tires. Tick the FE3 option and you get speed-dependent power steering, variable dampers, and twenty-inch Michelin all-season radials. The SRX's optional Haldex four-wheel-drive system powers the front wheels all the time and sends torque to the rear when more than a dozen sensors suggest that's advisable. An electronic limited-slip rear differential helps maintain directional stability during spotty traction conditions.
A late spring snow set the stage for the Haldex system to shine. Following a deep stab on the gas while straddling ice and dry pavement, the SRX needed minimal steering correction. Shifting some of the propulsion load off the front wheels and onto the rears helped curb understeer in slippery bends.
The SRX's electronic dampers and rubber-isolated subframes provided a tightly controlled yet supple ride over Michigan's pockmarked pavement. Our initial conclusion is that the SRX has the ride isolation necessary to woo RX350 fans combined with the athletic handling required to run with the more agile European crossovers.
Inside, the SRX's stand-up navigation screen, climate and audio controls, and switch-laden steering wheel are gifts from the CTS. LEDs provide a pleasant glow behind the black-on-white instruments. An electronic information display is located in the tachometer's hub.
To comply with a future roof-crush standard, the SRX's pillars are broad enough to hide a Chevrolet Suburban. The steeply rising beltline and deeply tinted windows cast a pall over the rear compartment, although a huge sunroof is available to brighten the mood.
The SRX will wave Cadillac's flag both here and in far-flung export markets. Future powertrain possibilities include a two-mode hybrid and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6. We're hoping that Cadillac's change of stripes works so that these ambitious plans can be realized.
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The already-popular 2010 Cadillac SRX has just received the Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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To cope with an increase in dealer demand and a 493% growth in sales year-on-year, General Motors will reportedly ramp up Cadillac SRX production at its Mexican plant.
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Due to a potential engine knock issue, the 2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo is the latest vehicle to join the automotive recall parade.
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;Only a few months into the 2010 model year, the all-new Cadillac SRX has added a higher-performance engine option. Whereas the previous-generation SRX offered a choice of a V-6 or a V-8, this time the choices are V-6 or turbo V-6, which seems like the more modern solution. Unfortunately, this turbo V-6 is something of an underachiever.
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General Motors revealed today that its March sales grew by 43 percent, marking the sixth continual month of year-to-year sales increases

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2010 Cadillac SRX Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.0L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
25 MPG
Horsepower:
265 hp @ 6950rpm
Torque:
223 ft lb of torque @ 5100rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 72 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:00
Component
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:POWER STEERING FLUID
Summary
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 CADILLAC SRX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.8L GAS ENGINES (LAU) OR 3.0L GAS ENGINES (LF1). SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH PROCESSING OF THE CRIMP DURING MANUFACTURE OF THE POWER STEERING PRESSURE LINE MAY HAVE DAMAGED THE LINE. IF THE LINE WAS DAMAGED, A POWER STEERING FLUID LEAK MAY DEVELOP. IF THERE IS A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF FLUID LOSS, THE DRIVER WILL HEAR NOISE FROM THE POWER STEERING PUMP AND INCREASED EFFORT MAY BE REQUIRED FOR STEERING.
Consequences
IF POWER STEERING FLUID SPRAYS ONTO HOT ENGINE PARTS, AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE THE POWER STEERING LINE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 12, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339.
Potential Units Affected
3,459
Notes
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:00
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 CADILLAC SRX EQUIPPED WITH A 2.8L V6 ENGINE. IF LOW OCTANE (REGULAR) FUEL IS USED IN THE VEHICLE INSTEAD OF THE REQUIRED HIGH OCTANE (PREMIUM) FUEL AS STATED IN THE OWNER MANUAL AND ON THE FUEL FILLER DOOR, THE COMBINATION OF REGULAR FUEL USAGE AND AGGRESSIVE DRIVING MANEUVERS MAY INDUCE PRE-IGNITION. IF PRE-IGNITION OCCURS, YOU MAY HEAR A PINGING OR KNOCKING SOUND FROM THE ENGINE.
Consequences
IF THE VEHICLE CONTINUES TO BE DRIVEN AFTER THE ONSET OF THIS NOISE, A CONNECTING ROD OR PISTON MAY BREAK, RESULTING IN ENGINE DAMAGE, AND PERHAPS ENGINE FAILURE, WHICH WOULD DISABLE THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JUNE 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE CADILLAC CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-866-982-2339 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
Potential Units Affected
547
Notes
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:11
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Summary
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 CADILLAC SRX VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2008, THROUGH JUNE 23, 2011, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 114, ┬┐THEFT PROTECTION.┬┐ THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A TRANSMISSION SHIFT CABLE THAT WAS IMPROPERLY INSTALLED AND MAY COME OUT OF THE TRANSMISSION BRACKET.
Consequences
THE DRIVER MAY BE UNABLE TO SHIFT THE TRANSMISSION OUT OF GEAR, RESULTING IN NO MOTION OR THE SHIFTER MAY INACCURATELY INDICATE THAT THE TRANSMISSION IS IN PARK WHEN IT IS NOT, ALLOWING THE VEHICLE TO ROLL AWAY AND CAUSE A POSSIBLE CRASH.
Remedy
GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL ENSURE THAT THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT CABLE IS PROPERLY ROUTED AND SEATED IN THE TRANSMISSION CABLE BRACKET. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339.
Potential Units Affected
8,789
Notes
GENERAL MOTORS LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Buick LaCrosse, Regal and Chevrolet Camaro, as well as certain 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles, equipped with power height adjustable driver and passenger seats. In the affected vehicles, the bolt that secures the driver's and passenger's power front seat height adjuster may fall out causing the seat to drop suddenly to the lowest vertical position.
Consequences
If the driver's seat unexpectedly drops, the distraction and altered seat position may affect the drivers' control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the height adjuster shoulder bolts, free of charge. The manufacturer distributed interim letters to owners on September 11, 2014. The recall began on December 26, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14271.
Potential Units Affected
414,333
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SUSPENSION:REAR
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX vehicles manufactured April 14, 2009, to September 1, 2014, and 2011-2012 Saab 9-4X vehicles manufactured February 1, 2011, to September 13, 2011. On the affected vehicles, the jam nut in the rear suspension toe adjuster link may not be torqued to the proper specification. A loose toe adjuster link can cause the vehicle to sway or wander at highway speeds. A loose toe adjuster link may lead to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the toe adjuster link will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.
Consequences
Failure of the toe adjuster link could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the torque of the left and right rear toe link adjuster lock nuts, and replace the parts if there is evidence of damage or a loose link, free of charge. The The recall began November 11, 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or Saab customer service at 1-800-955-9007. GM's number for this recall is 14457.
Potential Units Affected
290,241
Notes
General Motors LLC


NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good

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