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GM To Recall 4000 Vehicles
Friday, October 08, 2010 - 08:50 AM
(Detroit -- Jerome Vaughn, WDET) General Motors is recalling nearly four thousand vehicles in the U-S because of a power steering issue. The recall affects Cadillac SRX crossover vehicles from the 2010 model year with two-point-eight or three liter engines.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says some of the vehicles’ power steering pressure lines may have been damaged during manufacturing, and could lead to a leak. If power steering fluid sprays onto hot engine parts, the fluid could ignite and cause an engine compartment fire. GM says it has a report of one such fire, but no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue.
Dealers will inspect the power steering lines and, if necessary, replace them at no cost to consumers. Affected owners will be notified by mail.