A potential issue with the lug nuts on 19,871 units of the 2013 Cadillac SRX in the US and Canada has lead to a recall of the luxury crossover. Those lug nuts that have a Teflon topcoat, identified by their bluish tint, could loosen and cause "creaking, rattling or grinding noises or steering vibrations." In the worst case scenario, a wheel could fall off, but there have been no reports of that happening, nor any reports of accidents or injuries due to the issue.

This is the second recall action on the SRX over the last few months. In March, Cadillac recalled 27,000 SRX models over a transmission programming issue. General Motors will begin notifying customers with the potentially faulty parts on June 3, at which time they can take their vehicles to dealers to have the tires rotated and new nuts installed. A further 7,397 SRXs exported from North America also face the recall action.


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      Derek L. Washington
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about recalling them because they're ugly?
      BG
      • 1 Year Ago
      could loosen and cause "creaking, rattling or grinding noises or steering vibrations." Um, the driver would not notice something amiss and get out and check?
      Nick
      • 1 Year Ago
      American craftsmanship!
        AlBongo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Nick
        American craftsmanship? I didn't know such thing existed.
      carnut0913
      • 1 Year Ago
      Better than the Asians that try to hide the defects as long as possible, and slip it in a TSB if at all.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carnut0913
        LOL. I love the typical response to recalls. If it's a domestic brand it automatically gets a "good they're doing the right thing and recalling these vehicles" and when it's foreign it's "POS CARS DONT BUY THEM BUY AMERICAN" And they're generally not going to only issue a TSB if it's a safety related problem.
          JDM
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jtav2002
          Dark nut stfu. I am sure because your "friend" tells you something it must be true. I have a friend at Chrysler who says the same thing about hiding defects. We've heard the same about Ford and GM too. Remember Firestone? I guess all manufactures are the same because there is always someone here on auto blog who has a heard something BS from their friend. Grow up fanboy.
          DarkKnight67
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jtav2002
          Right, they don\'t issue a TSB. They hide it in the routine maintenance when you bring your car in - not a lie, friend with a Lexus caught it twice on repair orders.
          DarkKnight67
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jtav2002
          JDM - don\'t your pampers need changed by now. Unless you come up with the opinion, you think it\'s full of crap.
          JDM
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jtav2002
          You're 100% right DarkKnight, it is merely your "opinion". Good day.
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          carnut0913
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jtav2002
          All I\'m saying is they got caught not issuing recalls they should have, so their numbers are suspect right off the bat. And I\'m not bringing it up unless some fanboi of the japanese makes starts talking out of his butt over US recalls. They all have them. Millions of cars, thousands of parts per car... its unavoidable. Its how you handle it that counts. If you come forward and say your sorry, thats a hell of a lot better than oops I got caught, Im sorry. Are you sorry you failed or that you got caught...
        DarkKnight67
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carnut0913
        They would never do something like that - would they?
      im_mark1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love it when people pyle on. Try this out. 2012 Toyota recalls 7.43 million cars globally, 2.5million in the US. The golden calf has fallen! The NHTSA has to know, right? This was on 2005-2009 various models of Toyota. Lexus had their own recall with carpet problems / accelerating sticking. Come on gang let's try the pyle on again! Numerically, weren't Honda and Toyota the most recalled brands the last yr. or two????
        AlBongo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @im_mark1
        Toyota and Honda is known THE WORLD OVER for their quality. Only Americans buy into the myth that Cadillac is a good car. Big difference.
          carfan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @AlBongo
          hey moron, did you read the numbers above??? Millions of recalled toyotas and hondas how in your stupid mind does that equal quality??! How stupid can you be ? Do people have to hit you over your water head with lognuts to undersatnd that millions of recalled toyotas=toyota KRAP
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        @im_mark1
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      RouteUS66Busload
      • 1 Year Ago
      A Cadillac named, "luxury crossover?" Meant to be purchased in order to "crossover" into eternity when a wheel pops off at 75? RECALL!
      ngiotta
      • 1 Year Ago
      Interesting. Let's see if they get slammed on here for having multiple recalls on a single model like Ford did a few months ago.
      Shirley
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not surprised, I guess I'm surprised the whole thing doesn't fall apart.
      James John
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh, that's nothing. Wheels falling off. It's Cad, so this is normal.
      DR. MARK REPAIRS
      • 1 Year Ago
      more crap from china, it was bad enough when these cars were built in america now they build them in china. what do expect from a company that should have went belly up. G.M OTHERWISE KNOWN AS GARBAGE MOTORS, OR THE GREAT MISTAKE STILL MAKE THE WORST CARS ON THE PLANET.
      sm1gem
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another GM ---Government Motors fail.
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        @sm1gem
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