General Motors is recalling 19,871 Cadillac SRX crossovers for potentially defective lug nuts. The lugs contain a Teflon coating (and a bluish tint, too), and if and/or when the coating wears out, cracks, or falls off, a creaking, rattling, or grinding noises, and even steering vibrations can surface.
GM will begin notifying SRX owners of the issue on June 3rd, at which point they can visit their dealer and have the potentially faulty lug nuts replaced with a non-defective set. To note, there have been no accidents, injuries, deaths, or lawsuits associated with the lug nuts. For what it’s worth, we didn’t experience any of these issues during our time with the SRX.