General Motors will recall the Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicle due to a problem with the braking system, and the Buick Rendezvous SUV to fix a faulty latch on the liftgate, according to Reuters.
Spokesman Jim Schell told the news agency GM will recall 12,329 Cadillac SRXs equipped with all-wheel drive, including 11,375 in the United States, following two reports of a one-second delay in the anti-lock brakes activating to stop the vehicle.
The report added that the problem, due to a software anomaly, only occurs during the first few seconds of driving when the SUV is moving slowly. One owner crashed his SRX into his garage wall following the brake delay, but was uninjured, Reuters said.
Schell reportedly said affected owners will be notified within the next few months and told to bring their vehicles to a Cadillac dealership where the software system will be reprogrammed at no charge.
GM, which Reuters noted has had a rash of recalls lately, will also recall about 119,000 Buick Rendezvous models, including about 104,000 in the United States, to reinforce a nylon cable that keeps the rear liftgate in place in the event of a rear-end collision.
The report said GM discovered that the braided nylon webbing could tear in a crash, allowing the liftgate to possibly open, and unbelted occupants could be thrown from the vehicle.
GM reportedly will add an additional metal strap to reinforce the liftgate latch.
Reuters said GM began installing the nylon strap on the Rendezvous last year, beginning with the recall of 107,000 of the SUVs, following one report that the rear liftgate tore away in a severe crash, injuring one occupant.