Select 2021 to 2024 model-year XT5 and XT6 units may have a condition where some customers notice a humming, whining, or squealing type of noise coming from the rear of the vehicle while driving anywhere between 20 to 70 mph. Certified GM technicians are to insect affected vehicles, and perform a test drive in an effort to replicate the noise. If this is found to be the case, the techs are to replace the torque tube assembly, which should take a little less than four hours to complete.
There are a number of vehicles covered under this Customer Satisfaction Program, including:
- 2021 to 2023 GMC Acadia
- 2021 to 2024 Buick Enclave
- 2021 to 2024 Cadillac XT5
- 2021 to 2024 Cadillac XT6
- 2021 to 2024 Chevy Blazer
- 2021 to 2024 Chevy Traverse
It’s worth noting that the cause of this noise is likely a damaged bearing.
As a reminder, both the Cadillac XT5 and Cadillac XT6 are powered by one of two engine options, including the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, or the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque.
No matter the powerplant choice, every XT5 and XT6 unit features the GM nine-speed automatic transmission as standard. Meanwhile, drivetrain options include either standard FWD or optional AWD.
Looking ahead, an all-new generation of the XT5 is currently in the works, and although it will be exclusive to the Chinese market, Cadillac is considering the second-gen XT5 for North America as well, according to GM Authority sources. As for the XT6, the automaker should normally be working on a mid-cycle refresh, but no prototypes have been spotted testing so far. Nonetheless, check out our rendering of a potential refreshed Cadillac XT6.