Over 50,000 2013 Cadillac SRXs Recalled For 'Acceleration Issue'

GM has issued a recall on all 2013 Cadillac SRX crossovers with 3.6 liter engines built between May 29, 2012, and June 26, 2013. A problem with the computer-controlled transmission can cause a three-to-four second lag when the driver steps on the gas under certain conditions.

Specifically, the problem occurs if a driver brakes quickly while the SRX is in second gear, slows the vehicle to less than 5 MPH, then accelerates again as explained by the New York Times. No fiery deaths have been reported yet; sounds like an inconvenience in stop-and-go traffic though.

If you own one of the affected SRXs, GM says you can bring it by a dealership to get the Transmission Control Module reprogrammed for free. Here's the official report from the NHTSA.

I have to admit the SRX is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. I've never driven one, but I like how Cadillac's angular body makes the crossover shape look a little less wimpy.

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