GM recalls Cadillac SRX
Washington — – General Motors' North American unit is issuing its 69th recall of 2014, calling back more than 120,000 Cadillac SRX SUVs in China and Canada for suspension issues.
The automaker declined to answer if the recall that covers 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX SUVs would include additional vehicles in the United States. GM spokesman Alan Adler would only say the company has not made any recall announcements for the United States.
The recall includes 107,000 vehicles in China and 17,481 in Canada.
GM notified Canada on Sept. 18 of the new recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has in recent months — under a glut of recent recalls — been taking longer than normal to post new recalls on the government's website.
GM told Transport Canada that jam nuts in the rear suspension toe link may not have been tightened to specification.
If the vehicle is operated in this condition, the nuts could loosen and eventually separate, allowing the rear wheel to turn inward or outward.
If that were to happen, sudden changes in vehicle handling would occur.
Dealers will inspect and ensure the nuts are properly tightened. If required, the rear suspension toe link will be replaced.
Last week, GM said it was recalling a handful — just five — 2013-14 Cadillac XTS and 2014 Chevrolet Impala cars because their air bags may have been accidentally deactivated.
The automaker has called back 26 million vehicles in the United States and 29.4 million worldwide this year.
Earlier this month, GM said it was recalling 221,000 new Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala cars worldwide, because of problems with the parking brake that could cause a fire.
GM said the electronic parking brake's piston actuation arm may not fully retract, which may cause the brake pads to stay partially engaged with the rotor. The parking brake warning light may not be on even though the parking brake is engaged.
The Justice Department is investigating GM's handling of a delayed ignition switch recall of 2.6 million vehicle older Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other cars linked to at least 23 deaths. The Securities and Exchange Commission, 45 state attorneys general and Canadian officials are also investigating.
GM paid a record-setting $35 million fine to NHTSA in May.