General Motors is recalling nearly 4,000 units of its SRX crossover due to power steering problems that could lead to engine fires.
The fires could ignite by leaked power steering fluid, leading to a fire in the engine compartment. GM says that it has heard of one incident where a fire ignited in an unattended SRX. No crashes or injuries are linked to the issue at this time.
The effected model year 2010 vehicles were built in December 2009. Of the 4,000 units recalled, about 300 were exported to China, with the remainder remaining in the United States.
Even though The General believes that only a small number of vehicles have the problem, it will notify owners and repair the vehicles free of charge.
This is the second time that the second-generation Cadillac SRX has been recalled. Back in June, GM recalled 547 units of the crossover equipped with the 2.8 liter turbocharged engine due to owner stupidity the inability of the engine to operate on regular fuel without internal damage.