- General Motors is recalling 50,571 2013 Cadillac SRX crossovers because faulty transmission software may cause acceleration lag.
- There may be a three- to four-second lag in acceleration in certain driving situations.
- The repair is ready and owners can call their Cadillac dealers for appointments, GM told Edmunds.
WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling 50,571 2013 Cadillac SRX crossovers because faulty transmission software may cause acceleration lag, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The affected vehicles are equipped with the 3.6-liter engine.
"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 programming," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "A three- to four-second lag in acceleration may increase the risk of (a) crash."
GM told federal safety regulators the problem may occur if the following sequence occurs within two seconds: during an upshift from 1st to 2nd gear (8-10 mph), the driver then brakes the vehicle to less than 5 mph and then accelerates again.
GM said in a statement it is unaware of any crashes or injuries linked to the recall.
The affected vehicles were built from May 29, 2012 through June 26, 2013.
Cadillac dealers will reprogram the transmission control module.
"The procedure takes about 30 minutes, though dealers may need more time because of business," wrote Alan Adler, a GM spokesman, in response to an Edmunds query. "The recalibration is ready and owners can call for appointments.
Owners can contact Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.
Edmunds says: If you own the affected 2013 SRX, get in touch with your dealer now for the repair.