General Motors recalls Cadillac SRX vehicles over loose wheel lug nuts

Falling or loosening lug nuts could increase crash risk, GM notes.


General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles, manufactured January 31, 2012, through March 18, 2013, and equipped with 18 inch wheels. On the affected vehicles, the wheel lug nuts may loosen, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

If the lug nuts loosen, they may fall off or cause the wheel studs to fracture, the NHTSA noted. Either condition would allow the wheel to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will remove and reinstall the wheel nuts by performing a tire rotation, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by June 3, 2013. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 13116.

Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

 

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