March 9, 2011 / 1:59 PM / 7 years ago

GM recalls Lacrosse, SRX for software defect

<p>Buick introduced its LaCrosse concept luxury sedan January 9 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit's Cobo Center. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook</p>

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co is recalling recent Buick Lacrosse and Cadillac SRX vehicles due to a software defect that could disable the driver’s ability to adjust the heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

GM said 10,179 vehicles for the model year 2011 were affected by the recall, which may prevent the defrost system from clearing the windshield.

The vehicles fail to comply with federal standards for windshield defrosting and defogging, the automaker said in a notice to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday.

Reporting by Deepa Seetharaman, editing by Gerald E. McCormick

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