Big news everyone! GM has now recalled over 30 million vehicles in 2014. That's quite an achievement when you realize they only sold 2.78 million units last year. Maybe we should all chip in and get them a cake? You know, one where the candles spell out "failure" or "get 'em next year champ." I'm not sure how to commemorate such a poor showing.
Cadillac and Saab Recall ∞
The biggest part of that recall involves over 430,000 Cadillac and Saab vehicles that wander all over the highway thanks to a rear suspension problem. Good luck telling your local law enforcement that's why you've been swerving from lane to lane. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know:
The problem: GM blames the wandering wheels on a loose jam nut in the rear tow adjuster link. The loose nut will eventually damage the thread and, given enough time, lead to a complete suspension failure.
The recalled vehicles: The 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX and 2011-2012 Saab 9-4X. 290,000 of the vehicles are in the USA.
Next steps: The recall is expected to begin in November at which point dealers will inspect the left and right rear toe link adjuster lock nuts and replace them if needed.
Owners with questions or concerns can contact Cadillac customer service at 800-458-8006 or Saab customer service at 800-955-9007 and give them recall number 14457.
Wandering wheels aren't the only problems SRX owners are complaining about. There's multiple reports of inaccurate navigation systems, problems with the position of the engine air intake and a faulty sensor in the accelerator pedal.
That sounds like a good 'ole time. Have you had any of those problems? How about something else we haven't heard about yet? Tell us about it here.
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