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Buick LaCrosse Recall, Cadillac SRX Recall; Crash Danger

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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