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Buick LaCrosse Recall, Cadillac SRX Recall, Transmission Crash Danger

Buick Recalls LaCross for Crash Danger
Federal safety investigators announced recalls for the 2013 Buick LaCrosse and the 2013 Cadillac SRX because of a computer software glitch that controlls the transmission. About 27,000 vehicles are involved in the recall.

Reports from NHTSA say that the transmission can accidetnally be shifted into "sport mode" and that can affect the engine, which can lead to the risk of a crash.

Report Receipt Date: MAR 15, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V097000 
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 26,582 

Manufacturer: General Motors
SUMMARY:
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick LaCrosse vehicles, manufactured between April 25, 2012, through March 6, 2013, and model year 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles, manufactured between May 29, 2012, through February 18, 2013 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.
CONSEQUENCE:
If engine braking is unexpectedly removed, it may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.


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