GM recalls nearly 4,000 Cadillac SRXs


General Motors Canada announced a “voluntary safety recall” of about 91 Cadillac SRX crossovers because of potential damage to the power steering line that could lead to a vehicle fire.

Affected vehicles are from the 2010 model year and are part of a larger recall of nearly 4,000 SRX models in the U.S. and China.

A release on the company’s website indicates that internal analysis showed if the power steering line is damaged, power steering fluid could leak and, if the fluid sprays onto hot engine parts, could lead to a fire in the engine compartment.

“GM is aware of one such fire in an unattended SRX related to this condition. There have been no related crashes or injuries,” the automaker added.

The vehicles being recalled were built in December 2009.

The majority of the affected vehicles (3,460) are in the United States, with 91 in Canada. There were 341 exported to China.  

Owners will be notified by mail and the inspection and any necessary repair will be performed free of charge.