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#176 of 261 Re: Faulty 2004 Cadillac SRX awd V8 [rrider]
Oct 10, 2011 (4:17 pm)
Thanks for the heads up on how to turn it off. I purchased a 2004 SRX last week. The car is beautiful and I can tell that the previous owner took great care of the vehicle. However, I noticed this issue within the last 3 days and was not quite sure what the problem was until I found this forum. It seems as if it is more dangerous to drive with the stability control "on" than "off". How long can I drive with it "off" before I need to get the car serviced? Also, how can I insure that the problem will be corrected if and when serviced?
Nov 01, 2011 (7:14 am)
I have had the same issue with the SRX for the past few months, but when I take it to get serviced "there is nothing wrong with it" now pay. This morning it happened the worst ever, it felt as if I had a flat tire and had run out of gas at the same time. The SRX started shaking really bad and swerved to the right, right in front of a school bus. Mind you this was on the freeway going 62, thankfully the bus driver slammed on the breaks and avoided me. I don't plan on driving it again, can you imagine these kids going to school, and several of them ending up dead, just because GM cannot step up and fix what they designed. I've always loved GM, but this has gone too far. I will rather drive an import than end up causing someone to lose their life, or end up losing mine or that of one of mine.
#178 of 261 another person with 2004 srx stability system problem
Nov 16, 2011 (12:44 pm)
WOW....never thought there are so many others with the stability system problem.
Light comes on several times during the day and this was the first time the car slowed down on the the road. Scary
#179 of 261 2011 SRX AWD possible stability issues
Nov 26, 2011 (3:57 pm)
We purchased a new '11 Srx yesterday, we left the dealership and went a few blocks away then right back to the dealership. Once the vehicle was above around 40-45 mph any change in the road level caused the vehicle to sway or feel like the rear was trying to swerve on its own! It literally made us dizzy sick! The service dept put it on diagnostics saying they had never heard of this before. They said the "tow in" was off a little so it was adjusted. The service person and us drove it after and only got to a freeway offramp before a "what the h*ll was that!?" Came out of the mouth of the service person after it happened again only really bad this time. We went back to the dealership. They are supposed to be contacting GM engineers to find out what the issues is. NO we didn't buy it, but I wished I would have seen these postings before wasting our time.
#180 of 261 Re: Faulty 2004 Cadillac SRX awd V8 [sam206]
Nov 27, 2011 (7:13 pm)
How do you turn the stability system off? I'm driving my family 600mi. for xmas holiday, think we'll make it?
#181 of 261 srx stability problems
Nov 27, 2011 (8:04 pm)
Is this problem mostly 2004? We are looking to buy 2007 or 2008.
#182 of 261 Re: Faulty 2004 Cadillac SRX awd V8 [sharlette1]
Nov 28, 2011 (7:25 am)
For the 2004 SRX, you can turn the stability system off by pressing the TC button located near the shift lever. If you press the button once, the traction control system will turn off and the warning light will go on. If you press and hold the button for five seconds, the Stabilitrak system and the traction control system will turn off. To turn it back on, just press the button. (page 4-10 in the owner's manual).
GM Customer Service
#183 of 261 Re: 2011 Cadillac SRX Stability Control problems [rabnc]
Dec 01, 2011 (11:31 am)
I was in an accident due to 'service my stability system'! The light came on and for few seconds I couldn't control the vehicle and hit a snow bank! THE CODE SOMEHOW VANISHED OFF MY CAR AT THE DEALERSHIP!!! Thankfully, I hit on star and had them run a diagnostics at the time of the incident. So I thought when the code had vanished into thin air that there wouldn't be a problem considering on star had it documented. I CALLED GM AND TOLD THEM THIS AND I WAS TOLD (HOLD ON TO YOUR SEAT FOR THIS ONE) THAT THEY NEVER HEARD OF THIS HAPPENING AND THAT ON STAR IS NOT A RELIABLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION!!!!! They put in in all of their vehicle but it is not reliable!?? I am willing to hire a lawyer! Anyone that has a 2011 SRX with any stability control problems is more than welcome to join me at no cost to you! PLEASE CONTACT ME AT meg6_1hotmail.com IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED! IN THE SUBJECT LINE PLEASE WRITE SRX PROBLEMS! Lets stop getting pushed around by a big company that we have all paid good money for their product!
#184 of 261 Re: 2011 Cadillac SRX Stability Control problems [meme72]
Dec 01, 2011 (12:35 pm)
I'm glad that you're okay after the accident. When you contacted GM, was it Customer Assistance? Did you have an SR# issued to you?
Please contact us with more information on this situation, and if you could, also include your name and contact information/last 8 of the VIN.
GM Customer Service
#185 of 261 Re: 2011 Cadillac SRX Stability Control problems [gmcustsvcsarah]
Dec 07, 2011 (11:08 am)
I just had the message when I pass through a thin icy area close to my home. After I stopped at my drive way, picked up stuff, then turn the engine back on, the message disappeared.
Is this message going to pop up again if I pass through another icy area, I am afraid I could not re-produce the message for dealership as ice melt quickly in today's temprature. But I don't want to wait for another snow and get bigger trouble.
Also, if I lose control and have to turn off T/C and stability control entirely, how long can I drive safely in this setting? I would rather not use it when it is not reliable. BTW, I have 2004 SRX V6.