2013 Buick LaCrosse Recalls

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Campaign Number: 

13V173000

Report Date: 

May 6, 2013

Components: 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN

Vehicles Affected: 

42

Summary: 

General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick LaCrosse vehicles, manufactured between April 25, 2012, through March 6, 2013, and model year 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles, manufactured between May 29, 2012, through February 18, 2013 for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect. A software problem may cause the transmission to inadvertently shift to Sport mode removing any transmission-related engine braking effect.

Consequence Summary: 

If the vehicle is continued to be driven, the engine may stall and/or the vehicle may not start. In addition, there may be a burning or melting odor, smoke, and possibly a fire in the trunk.

Corrective Summary: 

GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module free of charge. The recall began on April 3, 2013. Cadillac owners may call 1-866-982-2339. Buick owners may call 1-866-694-6546.

Manufacture Dates: 

December 31, 1969

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