Cadillac SRX: Another Power Steering Recall

GM is recalling nearly 4,000 2010 Cadillac SRX crossovers for the same thing many other automakers have issued recalls for: Power steering problems. From the Detroit News:

“If the line is damaged, power steering fluid could leak, and if the fluid sprays onto hot engine parts, an engine compartment fire could result,” GM said. GM is aware of one fire in an unattended SRX related to this condition. There have been no related crashes or injuries. The majority of the vehicles — 3,460 — are in the United States.

GM told dealers that “some of these vehicles have a condition in which processing of the crimp during manufacture of the power steering pressure line may have damaged the line. If the line was damaged, a power steering fluid leak may develop.”

Drivers could hear noise from the power steering pump and increased effort may be required for steering. Dealers will replace power steering line on vehicles equipped with a 2.8L engine. Dealers are to inspect and, if necessary, replace the power steering line on vehicles equipped with a 3.0L engine. The power steering line is a Korean-made part. The recall affects vehicles built over a 19-day period in December.

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  • my friend just traded in her lexus for one of these because of the toyota issues. uh oh.