As seen in the news this morning, General Motors is recalling roughly 913 affected Canadian Cadillac SRX crossover SUVs from the 2013 model year to fix a problem with wheel nuts. We have yet to receive an official press release from General Motors, but will update this post as more information becomes available from the direct source.
On certain vehicles, lug nuts with a Teflon top coat, 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.
We are thankful that there have been no crashes or injuries reported, and we will be removing and re-installing the nuts and rotating tires at no cost to the owners. Recall notices are expected to be sent out as soon as possible, and the recall to officially begin on June 3, 2013.
Please note that not all General Motors dealers are certified to perform warranty service and maintenance on Cadillac vehicles. Here at Don Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, we are encouraging our customers to contact us at their earliest convenience so that we can ensure that their vehicle is taken care of by a Cadillac certified technician and operating as safely as possible!
Source: Autoblog.com, Detroit News