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,
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