Recalls: GM still racking them up, involves Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickups

More recalls seem to be slipping under GM’s belt as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a new recall campaign, this time for a solid number of Cadillac SRX crossovers with the 3.6L LFX V6. The recall also involves some newer Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD models.

According to the report, 50,571 SRX crossovers from 2013 onward with the 3.6L V6 have been recalled for improperly programming with the transmission control module. It can apparently cause a three- or four-second lag in acceleration at low speeds. For instance, if you are in stop and go, briefly accelerate up to 10 mph or below then brake again to less than five mph, then get on the gas again, this three- or four-second delay will occur. The fix is a flash and update of the software.

Alternatively, a total of 51 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickups from the 2015 model year equipped with the dual-diesel fuel tanks were recalled. The problem here lies with improperly torqued nuts that connect the fuel pipe to the transfer pump between the tanks. This could cause a leak and eventually, a fire if not fixed. No incidents have been reported and a quick fix would be to tighten the nuts.

For full details, check out the NHTSA report after the jump.

Report Receipt Date: APR 25, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V212000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 50,571
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Mode lModel Year(s)
CADILLAC SRX 2013
Details
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

SUMMARY:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles manufactured May 29, 2012, through June 26, 2013, and equipped with 3.6L engines. In the affected vehicles, in certain driving situations, there may be a three to four second lag in acceleration due to the transmission control module (TCM) programming.
CONSEQUENCE:
A three to four second lag in acceleration may increase the risk of crash.
REMEDY:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. General Motors’ number for this recall is 14132.
NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Report Receipt Date: APR 25, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V213000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 51
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
CHEVROLET SILVERADO HD 2015 GMC SIERRA HD 2015
Details
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

SUMMARY:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD, and GMC Sierra HD vehicles manufactured February 11, 2014, through February 19, 2014, and equipped with diesel engines and dual fuel tanks. In the affected vehicles, the fuel pipe connections on both sides of the diesel fuel transfer pump may not be properly torqued which may result in a diesel fuel leak.
CONSEQUENCE:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a vehicle fire.
REMEDY:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the fuel pipe connections to the proper torque. The recall is expected to begin on May 19, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). General Motors’ number for this recall is 14067.
NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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