The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), the U.S. government's traffic safety agency, is currently investigating complaints that the rear suspensions of some older Cadillac SRX SUV models may fail, potentially resulting in loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of an accident.
NHTSA's investigation covers approximately 344,000 2010-to-2015 Cadillac SRXs. The NHTSA reports that it has received nine complaints from owners about the SRX, including two reports of accidents. Three people were injured.
Approximately 290,000 Cadillac SRX and the little-remembered Saab 9-4X twin model were recalled back in 2014 for the same problem, but some of the owners who have now complained to the agency said they were not included in that recall.
The agency explains that it will determine how many vehicles are actually affected by this problem, to help it determine if a recall is necessary. General Motors says it is cooperating with the NHTSA, as well as conducting its own investigation.