There are more recalls to report General Motors, but these latest actions pertain to newer examples of the Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD. With so much scrutiny on the company's recall strategy, GM is under increasing pressure to call in defective models more quickly, and it appears to be doing so here.

Here in the US, the automaker is recalling 50,571 Cadillac SRX crossovers from the 2013 model year fitted with the 3.6-liter V6 because the transmission control module programming can cause a three- or four-second lag in acceleration at low speeds. The explanation filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states, "if the following sequence occurs within two seconds: during an upshift from first to second gear (8-10 mph), the driver then brakes the vehicle to less than 5 mph, and then accelerates again," the delay can occur. According to Automotive News, the recall effects 56,400 vehicles worldwide, and the company is not aware of any crashes caused by the problem. The fix consists of a transmission control module (TCM) reflash.

In a separate recall, GM is repairing 51 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickups from the 2015 model year in the US. In vehicles with diesel engines and dual fuel tanks, the nuts that connect the fuel pipe to each side of the transfer pump between the tanks may be improperly torqued, which could cause a fuel leak. Obviously, this could be a fire hazard. The remedy is simply tightening the hardware. According to GM spokesperson Alan Adler, there have been no fires actually caused by the potential leak. "Only 21 of the trucks are in customer possession and they can be fixed anytime because there are no parts involved. The others are being fixed at dealerships," Adler said in an email to Autoblog.

Scroll down to read NHTSA's documents pertaining to both recalls.
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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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      Master Austin
      • 7 Months Ago
      Reminds me of the weekly Toyota recalls. Everything was quiet for years, and then Suddenly we get the "Toyota recall of the week". Now we have GM, where they will start recalling everything and anything thats suspicious just to cover their butts. I'm waiting for Toyotas call this week, they are striving to be #1 alright !!
      R.t Voll
      • 7 Months Ago
      Gm, Please either get your sh!t together or die. Because right now you are a has been company thats past its prime.
      Al Le
      • 7 Months Ago
      So the transmission doesn't down shift when you think it should - that sounds like just about every auto trans out there.
      Al
      • 7 Months Ago
      "Dear customer. Our marketing department has lead you to believe that we make luxury cars which resulted in your purchase of a Cadillac. We gladly will take them back and please accept our sincere apologies."
      D210
      • 7 Months Ago
      Okay Ford it's your turn to stop covering up your crap vehicles. If you care about the lives of your drones, then send out the recall notices now!
      Ryan Andrew Martin
      • 7 Months Ago
      WTFingF GM...
      jim.schwebach
      • 7 Months Ago
      First there was General Motors, arrogant corporate mentality at it's best ("What's good for GM is good for America."), then there was Government Motors (Please, American people, after years of mismanagement, overpaid executives(They referred to it as Generous Motors), out of control costs, deplorable quality and no regard for our customers, give us lots of your money and forgiveness for whatever we have done to get ourselves into this pickle so we can change our corporate culture and while continuing to pay millions of dollars to the retired and current execs who got us into this situation.) which morphed into Garbage Motors characterized by issuing recalls after years of placing profit before customer safety and for virtually all of their marks and platforms and blaming it all on the "old" GM { those villains}. All this executed by "New" GM execs and managers who grew up in and were an integral part of that nasty old environment but now, after experiencing the epiphany of governmental absolution and wielding the shield of immunity from past actions, are no longer the people they were trained and developed to be. They are now agents of change, dedicated their customers and their flag and all things good in this world. Aesop wrote a fable about this sort of situation - the one about scorpions. It's probably not a real swift idea to give these guys a ride or you money until they prove they are not some sort of spider and that they can build cars stop, start and stay on all four wheels just like they are supposed to.
      ebonys57
      • 7 Months Ago
      Garbage Motors at its best being a Gigantic Mistake.