DETROIT — GM is recalling more than 380,000 older SUVs in the United States, many of which are being recalled for the second time, to correct a suspension fault that can cause them to wobble at highway speeds.
After the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started an inquiry last year, GM decided to issue the recall. The recall affects Cadillac SRX SUVs from 2010 to 2016, as well as Saab 9-4X SUVs from 2011 to 2012. GM used to own Saab and produced its cars.
According to government records, the toe link adjustment on the rear suspension may not have been adjusted properly, resulting in a loose toe link. The toe link stabilizes the rear suspension and keeps the tires firmly planted on the ground.
If you observe specific dashboard warning lights or notice odd steering behavior, you should not drive your car. Owners will be notified by mail on Aug. 9 and dealers will replace the adjustable toe link with a non-adjustable one at no cost to them.
In September of 2014, the majority of the cars were recalled for the first time. After receiving nine complaints from owners, including two involving crashes, the NHTSA launched an inquiry into the matter in November of 2020. Three people were injured, according to the agency.
Dealers or independent service shops may not have followed protocols for tightening a toe link nut in rare circumstances, according to GM. According to the firm, a loose toe link might cause a car to stray on the highway or let water into the adjuster’s threads.