GM recalls nearly 20,000 new Cadillac SRX SUVs

Washington, May 23 (IANS) General Motors Corporation said it is recalling nearly 20,000 new Cadillac SRX SUVs for faulty wheel lug nuts, according to a Detroit News report.

The Detroit automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it is recalling 18,871 2013 SRX SUVs in the US and nearly 1,000 in Canada over concerns that a wheel could eventually fall off, reported Xinhua.

GM has been investigating the issue of loosening wheel nuts since October 2012. In March and April, GM received six reports for noise and other issues caused by loose lug nuts. But according to GM spokesman Alan Adler, the automaker has no reports of wheels falling off.

GM said owners could experience creaking, rattling or grinding noises from the wheels or steering vibrations.

GM dealers will remove and reinstall the nuts and rotate the tyres. GM notified dealers last week and will notify owners June 3. It is the second recall of the 2013 SRX since March.

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