This article is part of the GM Authority Mailbag series, where the GM Authority Crew features and replies to your questions, comments, and observations.
The following comes to us from greyflannel1:
Customers should be advised that the 2013 Cadillac SRX does not come with the trailering wiring for quick connect unless you get one with the trailer hitch installed. I checked with Customer Service and they verified this after I got a surprise when I was getting ready to install the pig tail quick connect trailering wire like the type that connected the wiring on the 2010-2012 SRX. The wiring for the pig tail was not there.
Why would Cadillac delete something like this on a $45-50,000 SUV? Why not have the wiring on it and add the few dollars to the price if they are cutting corners?
That’s a very good question and observation. What’s peculiar about this change, assuming that it’s a change to the 2013 SRX from the 2010-2012 model, is that it wasn’t listed on GM’s RPO-level changes. Nevertheless, a luxury vehicle such as the SRX shouldn’t skimped on this kind of equipment… didn’t Bob Lutz just talk about this?
Of course, one could argue that a customer who doesn’t opt for the trailer hitch from the factory probably doesn’t (or won’t) care about towing in the future, and that GM-Cadillac should rather put the money elsewhere in the car. If that’s the case, then something doesn’t feel right about the decision.