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Cadillac recalls 4,000 SRXs over power steering line

by Andrew Ganz

Cadillac has issued a voluntary recall of nearly 4,000 SRXs over a power steering line that could leak and cause a fire.

General Motors says that its Cadillac division will recall 3,996 2010 SRX crossovers over a power steering line that could leak if damaged.

If the line leaks, GM says that fluid could spray on hot engine parts, resulting in an underhood fire. GM is aware of at least one fire that occurred in an unattended SRX and it says only 2-3 SRXs are potentially affected, but it's playing safe and calling back 3,460 U.S.-specification and 341 Chinese-market SRXs built at the automaker's Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, assembly plant.

All of the recalled SRXs were built in December of 2009.

GM says it will notify owners by mail of the recall. Dealers will soon begin inspecting vehicles and replacing lines free of charge.