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#15 of 261 04 SRX traction engaged
Nov 03, 2007 (7:27 pm)
I have an 04 SRX and traction engaged message continues to pop-up in the information center is this the same as problems with the stability. Every time I take it back to the dealer they are unable to find any errors.
#16 of 261 Re: Problem with stability system on '04..help! [msfur]
Jan 10, 2008 (5:52 pm)
Wow! I have the exact problem w/my SRX. I just got it out of service for the 5th time and they still can't duplicate the problem or fix it.
Anybody out there have any ideas what it might be?
#17 of 261 Re: Problem with stability system on '04..help! [davlana]
Jan 14, 2008 (12:04 pm)
I have an 04 SRX and drove to Massachusetts and the stability engaged at least 80 times!!!! that was frustrating.. Well, I brought it to the service dept and they first took apart the whole dash (for about 3 days) ..well, that didn't work.. back and forth twice..with this..then they put a chip (sensor) in the steering and that has done the trick!!!! no problems..now for 3 months.
#18 of 261 Re: Problem with stability system on '04..help! [trishy]
Feb 07, 2008 (8:42 am)
I just experienced the same problem with my '04 SRX. I thought my wife was crazy when she spoke of this problem. I am a used car dealer and handle a lot of Cadillacs but have never heard of anything like this. I almost wrecked the car when it activated. I was wondering what sensor they replaced-was it in the steering column or under the hood? My wife has refused to go near the thing until I fix it!
#19 of 261 Traction Control Button
Mar 10, 2008 (6:43 pm)
I have an 05 SRX V-8 with AWD, When I push the traction control button after starting a light comes on that I believe indicates that it is disengaged. If I push the button again it turns the light off and it means it is engaged.. Question unless needed is it better to drive with it disengaged or engaged.
When it is disengaged it seems to be peppier better performance. comments please.
#20 of 261 Re: Traction Control Button [seaclusion]
Mar 12, 2008 (8:28 am)
Unless you are trying to burn rubber, the traction control should have very little effect on performance.
#21 of 261 Re: Problem with stability system on '04..help! [carman37]
Apr 09, 2008 (3:28 pm)
You may have the problem solved by now- I just saw your post- but in my case the problem was a steering column sensor.
Hope that helps!
#22 of 261 We need your support...
Sep 11, 2008 (12:09 pm)
I'm part of the manufacturer team of the steering gear of the SRX, I work also on the design area. If you need any information regarding this part please let me know. Also if you can give your feedback of the problems that you're presenting and how the dealer are solving will help us to improve our product.
For the rubbing noise, the problem was fixed since late 06. There was a lack of grease at the moment of the installation of lower pinion seal.
The problem about the stability control probably could be the VAPS valve (variable asistance power steering) it's a solenoid that receive information from the ecu and closes or open the hydraulic circuit depending on the vehicle speed.
Thanks, I will be following this thread......
#23 of 261 Re: We need your support... [eduardo_ss]
Oct 06, 2008 (7:49 am)
Can you please provide more information on your notes about the VAPS valve. I have a 2004 Cadillac SRX and it is also giving me this sporadic "Stability System Engaged" message. This morning I heard from noise coming from the center of the car followed by my car shifting towards the left as if blown by a strong gust of wind. I have scheduled an appointment with a Cadillac dealer but I am afraid I will get into the same issue as the other people in this thread where their dealer could not find anything wrong. Please advise.
#24 of 261 2004 SRX STABILITY SENSOR
Oct 07, 2008 (12:58 pm)
I have a 2004 SRX V8 AWD . The SERVICE STABILITY warn messages appears shortly after a trip starts. I hit the OK touch screen and the warning turns off. The shop says that the code reads a faulty OPTICAL SENSOR in the STEERING COLUMN. Independent shop /mechanic not sure if he can RESET the sensor as the sensor is working, just telling the system that the steering wheel is off center. He thinks that some one in the past may have disconnected the battery when the wheels were turned ,then reattached the battery, and that caused the sensor to be off line.
Can the sensor be RESET?? THX