GM issues Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac SRX recall for defroster issues

General Motors has issued a recall for certain 2011 Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac SRX models due to a software error in the climate control system that may prevent the front defroster system from working properly.

This recall, which affects 10,179 vehicles, pertains to a particular climate control system in the 2011 Buick LaCrosse sedan and the 2011 Cadillac SRX crossover and over 8,000 of the affected vehicles are Evidently, the portion of the climate control system software that handles the windshield defrosting has been found to be defective in 1-in-50 vehicles. Based on that ratio, roughly 204 LaCrosse sedans and SRX crossovers may experience this issue.

In the new Buick LaCrosse sedans and Cadillac SRX crossovers being recalled, should the climate control system have the software glitch, the defrosting system may not function well enough to clear the windshield. While most drivers will make sure that the windshield is clear before setting out, we have all been in the situation where we can see “well enough”, knowing that the windshield would soon be clear of condensation and/or ice…but should the defroster system fail the windshield will not clear. Should that happen, the driver’s vision could be impaired and when you add in poor weather conditions, the problem can be multiplied – increasing the likelihood of an accident.


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