DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – General Motors is recalling nearly 27,000 Buicks and Cadillacs in the U.S. to fix a problem with the automatic transmissions.
The recall affects Buick LaCrosse full-size cars and Cadillac SRX crossover SUVs from the 2013 model year.READ MORE: Farmington Hills Police Department Apologizes After Claims It Used Images Of Black Men During Target Practice
The Buicks were built from April 25, 2012 through March 6, 2013. The Cadillacs were built from May 29, 2012 through Feb. 18, 2013.
The company says a software problem can cause the transmissions to inadvertently shift into sport mode. That can unexpectedly override any slowing effect from the transmission, increasing the risk of a crash.READ MORE: Man Dies In Jet Truck Accident At Michigan Air Show
GM says no crashes or injuries have been reported.
GM will begin notifying owners later this month, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module free of charge.
For more information, Cadillac owners can call 1-866-982-2339, and Buick owners can call 1-866-694-6546.MORE NEWS: Southgate Man Charged After Inappropriate Contact With 13-Year-Old Girl Over Social Media
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