Recall: 26,582 Buicks, Cadillacs for transmission software
The 2013 Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac SRX may shift out of manual mode unexpectedly.
The automatic transmissions on the 2013 Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac SRX could switch out of manual mode unexpectedly, which would reduce the effect of engine braking. GM said it first noticed the problem in January on a 2014 SRX belonging to its engineering team and found that the transmission was shifting into sport mode rather than holding the desired gear in manual mode.
Dealers will reprogram the transmission computer beginning March 28. Buick owners can call 1-866-694-6546, and Cadillac owners can call 1-866-982-2339 for more information.
Honda just had a big recall and then a smaller recall on Hondas that are old but still on the road.
They all have their problems. I prefer American made so Americans can have jobs. Have driven GM products for almost 60 years and have had few problems. And service costs are within reason, whereas, some foreign made cars cost a tremendous amount for service & repairs. My grandchildren mostly drive expensive imports and then cry about not being able to afford a home.
Wonder when 2 plus 2 will equal 4 for them? Some think they can have it all but the reality is one must make choices.
This act sounds far more responsible than the Japanese makers, especially Toyota, who wouldn't admit to their sticking gas pedal until being sued over it by the government. How many American idiots do you know who will can't wait to run out and buy their next rice burner from this company? Compared to U.S. cars, their vehicles no longer offer better quality control, better assembly processes, superior engineering or ergnomic design. Go to a new car show in any American city this spring and compare the U.S. and Japanese cars. What you will find (if you know what you are looking at) is that the Japanese cars and trucks don't hold a candle to GM or Chrysler. Ford products, I am not as fond of, but they have come a long way in the last five years also.
Be sure to check out Toyota's interiors and compare them to a similar Chrysler or GM model. Toyotas are by far chinsier in either truck or car form to a Dodge or GM. Their large truck model's interior is a cheap copy of of the Dodge Rams made between 2003 and 2006. They stole their styling from an American vehicle! Their drive trains no longer outlast a Dodge or GM drive train--no better there. About any car will go 200,000 miles with basic maintenance. How long do you want yours to last?
Toyota doesn't allow its workers to unionize. It has exactly zero (0) plants in the U.S. with unionized workers. In Japan, all of its hourly workers are unions. We give this company the right to invade our economy and then trample on our workers' rights. Stupid! Is that American to allow foreigners to take away our rights?
There is no real reason to buy a Jap. or Korean vehicle, other than outright vanity and ignorance. Every time I see an Asian vehicle go down the street with an American flag or some patriotic bumper sticker on it, it makes me want to throw a rock at it! There are too many people in the military running around in rice burners and flaunting what worldly people they are by the vehicle they drive! How vain! Makes me want to take back my tax dollars from them! Why should they be allowed to support the economic enemy, while pretending to be patriotic Americans? Got me!
BTW, I don't work in the auto industry.
i will jsutstay with my 1994 gmc 1500 extended cab pickup, just had it painted and put a new 350 chevy engine in it, all for less than 5 grand, last me another 25 years, i hope lol, and wheni put it in gear? no computer to mess with it,
Here is my understanding of why most manufacturers of any consumer product would issue a recall or be required to. An issue that could be dangerous to the public or in other words a safety issue is typically mandated by the govt. to protect the public safety. This particular matter is a recall issue because the transmission could rev out of control as a result of the bad software code.
If the car has a quality issue that isn't safety related, but is a quality or endurance issue, a service bulletin serves to correct it. A manufacturer can of course issue a recall to correct a quality or part defect with their product, no matter if it's a car, ratchet or box of rubber bands, if they want to.
Some manufacturers just ignore the issue, no matter if it endangers a consumer or not, such as in the case of the run-away Toyotas a couple of years ago.
Cars are nothing but a mechanical device to get you around. Being such, it takes humans to design them. Who has the best human minds, good question. Who are the ones who are most honest and back their product, good question. As far as American automakers, I can't say I support them. Reason being they were crying how broke they were when they were dumping billions into China and selling Americans out for a buck. Then on top of that they want you to buy American. Something just doesn't seem right about that. For whatever its worth, buy what you want, and if you are not happy with it, then don't buy another one. Oh, the new sales pitch is about all the gadgets you can get in your car. Watch out for those repair bills. Happy Motoring.
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