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#40 of 261 Re: 04 SRX V8 AWD STABILITY SYSTEM SERVICE [joshdthejd]
Dec 02, 2009 (8:43 am)
I have a v6 2004 SRX and late last night I was driving down a straight road.. with no other cars insight.. thank goodness. My clock went blank than a stability message appeared. Followed by my steering wheel locking and my back breaks. There was nothing I could do except pray that I wouldn't kill myself. I almost hit a pole but luckily my car snapped back into normal right before I would of crashed. I don't understand how Cadillac could just turn their head to this. This is such a HUGE issue. I am horrified to even get near my car. I just had it towed to the nearest cadillac dealership in Portland Or.. they said they can't guarentee me a rental? I am so bothered by this. Something MUSt be done. So please- if you are experienceing this same problem PLEASE come forward,
#41 of 261 2004 SRX Stability
Dec 08, 2009 (8:29 am)
Wow this is ridiculous. This was my first and will definitely be my last Cadillac. Same issue as everyone else. Never had the car pull though. I thought the issue might have been related to my upgrade in over sized rims but now I see that's not the case.
#42 of 261 1999 STS Service Stability System
Dec 12, 2009 (9:14 am)
You guys are scaring the crap out of me! I bought this '99 STS in April and only very intermittently did the Service Stability System warning come on. The manual says to pull over, turn off engine, and it should reset...which it seems to do. More recently, however, living in single digit degree winter weather, the warning comes on when first starting/driving the car, pull over, shut off engine, it goes away...but HAS come back on if I am just driving around town at low speeds. If I go on the highway, the warning does not come back on, including driving it hundreds of miles. There seems to be a correlation with the cold weather/moisture in causing the warning to come on, as it only rarely came on in warmer, summer months, AND not coming on at all once the engine is warm i.e. even at low speeds. Most of the posts here seem to have determined the problem to be the Steering Sensor. Approximately how expensive is that to replace? Also, can one assume---in following the manuals instructions---that if pulling over, stopping engine, and thus resetting the system, the problem does not truly exist, that is, is the system giving a false read causing the warning to come on which is remedied just by turning off and restarting the engine? It's a pain in the butt no matter how you slice it but NOW after reading the posts, I have safety concerns.
Thank you for any comments you have about this. The posts here talking about near accidents due to this (with other models) is at the very least disturbing. And why hasn't the NHTSA done something about such a prevalent problem?
#43 of 261 Stability System
Dec 12, 2009 (11:06 am)
My ‘04 SRX V8 AWD has the same problem! This is my 3rd caddy & probably last. While styles have improved, customer perceptive-quality is poor. This stability issue presents a safety concern. It is a family vehicle but I am concerned taking them on it. Every time that I bring these types of Cadillac popular issues to dealership attention, they pretend to never seen it before… & suggest that it may be time to get a new one.
#44 of 261 04 SRX AWD N* STABILITY SERVICE WARN
Dec 12, 2009 (11:37 am)
As I stated in an earlier post, My problem has NEVER resulted in an actual ACTIVATION of the system ie. braking and possible loss of control on normal driving surface. It is just a constant WARN to "SERVICE STABILITY SYSTEM", and the only CODE that the mechanic can get regarding the system is "steering wheel sensor". I have never bothered to replace it because I fear it will just happen again, or worse> it could start to activate the actual braking response. I just push the "OK" button and for that trip the issue is done. It is certainly going to warn again shortly after the next trip starts. > EVERY TIME I GO ANYWHERE<.
#45 of 261 2009 Cadillac SRX Rear Wheel Drive Control Loss
Dec 14, 2009 (1:26 pm)
I purchased a program car with 7,000 miles on it and the tires/car seemed to be in excellent condition. The tires were "A" rated traction. On 2 occasions over 2 months with 2 different drivers this car lost rear end control on wet pavement. One instance the car was entering a right turn at slow speed and the back end came around. The other time was from a stop, making a right turn, and when accelerating the back end came around. I lost $6,500 on the trade in 2 months and am trying to get some amount back from GM but they said this issue is news to them. The dealer ran the codes and found nothing wrong with the traction control/Stabilitrac. Anyone else have this issue?
#46 of 261 04 SRX Service Stability Warning
Dec 16, 2009 (5:58 pm)
I have the exact same issue as huldafolk (among many other issues with this car...). The "service stability system" warning comes on everytime I start the car, and then goes away once I press "okay". I have never had any issues with braking or losing control like some of you had, but it is just VERY annoying to have that light come on every time. I took it to the dealership, and was told not to worry about it, and that it will continue to come on EVERY SINGLE TIME I start the vehicle because when they replaced my suspension, they only put air ride in the back and regular suspension in the front (without consulting me... but that's another long story). They told me that because the front doesn't have air ride suspension anymore, there is nothing to "plug into the computer", (because apparently air ride has special plugs that regular suspension doesn't??), and the computer searches for the suspension and can't find it... I was told it was nothing to worry about, but now I'm not so sure. Does this even make sense to anyone?
#47 of 261 Re: 04 SRX Service Stability Warning [julz1]
Dec 16, 2009 (8:55 pm)
I have the same problem with my SRX. But my problems started when I first got the car *that I paid cash for* First of all anybody sitting in the back seat, gets shaken to hell. The virbration is unbelieveable. I finally got their stupid mechanic to check it and that had to replace something. I had told them repeatedly when I first purchased the car that there was a problem with the system.
All the time when I get into the car, either "Check Tire Pressure" or Check coolant level" comes on, I also have lights that are out and two back windows that won't roll up. I told them there was some sort of short, Oh also my cd player doesn't work any more claiming mechanical error. I am so sick of this car I have no idea what to to. Nobody will work on this car in Los Angeles. I have been trying to find a mechanic, but so far, no luck. I am just tired of having hot air blown up my ass
Dec 17, 2009 (5:30 am)
Both times my SRX RWD lost control I did not notice any indicators showing the stabilitrac had engaged, etc. I was too busy reacting to the back end sliding around to my side! Doesn't seem like anyone else had these wet pavement issues?
#49 of 261 04 SRX STABILITY WARN
Dec 17, 2009 (11:10 am)
As with JULZ1, I am just leaving a not good situation alone, as I don't want the situation to turn into something worse with some" lug nut" causing more issues!!