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#52 of 164 Re: SRX fixed-Great Cadillac Service & Support [tomy3]
Mar 31, 2009 (5:54 am)
So, how has the Cadi been since the repairs? I received the terrible word yesterday that the timing chain and crankshaft need to be replaced in my 2008. I have only owned this vehicle for 6 months (purchased used with 19,000 miles). I thought I was making a good desicion to purchase this vehicle when my 2005 Durango constantly stalled while driving and the dealer could not fix it. I think the purchase of this Cadi may have been a big mistake. It rattles worse than my husbands 1991 Honda commuter car... I am very nervous going forward with this vehicle after the repairs. I do not trust the mechanics at the dealer and understand this is a major engine overhall.. Is it recommended that the engine just be replaced?
#53 of 164 Re: SRX fixed-Great Cadillac Service & Support [help23]
Apr 03, 2009 (4:57 am)
Just FYI re timing chain defect.As many have said on this forum this repair has been to common on the SRX.I had the chain replaced in late Feb. on my 2007 with 29,000 miles.My dealer had the car for a total of 3 days,provided a car to use and the vehicle is back as new.Overall quality since new has been average- but I do like the way the car performs.
#54 of 164 Timing Chain replacement
Apr 04, 2009 (9:32 am)
Timing chain replacement for v6 or v8? Just wondering since I have a CPO '07 V8. Keeping my fingers crossed...
#55 of 164 Re: Timing Chain replacement [jwoodie]
Apr 04, 2009 (12:23 pm)
My 2007 is the V6-not sure if the same chain defect was common with the V8.Check on this site for any mention of V8 problems.
Jun 29, 2009 (11:10 am)
looking for positives and negatives about the 06 srx. am headed to the shop for the 2nd time in a month for sunroof issues. Also, the engine seems to work hard with the slightest hill, automatic shifting seems rough. the car has 25,000mls and the paint has already began to show chipping.
Jun 30, 2009 (6:46 am)
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#58 of 164 On average, how many miles can I expect out of an SRX
Jul 24, 2009 (8:00 am)
Hello. After researching "crossovers," I am likely going to buy a USED SRX. I have read many message boards and various websites to try to determine potential future issues with the car and to determine a year to buy. I want the year that seems to have the fewest problems and I would like to know the potential "life expectancy" of the car, so I can determine what odometer reading to not exceed. Can someone please give me their opinions on the following?:
1. '07 and '08s seems like the year with the fewest problems with the SRX. Or is this because they have less miles, so it will be a few years before the complaints come in on these years and later years are just the same as the '04. I read about power steering issues for '04-'07. Have the later years worked out the kinks? I have read comments from people who think the SRX is the best car and they have zero problems to comments from people who have had one problem after another. Does anyone have a general, rule of thumb on the best year to buy along with what odometer reading begins any issues that seem commonplace?
2. What is the "life expectancy" of a cadillac SRX? I know there are many factors - like what kind of driver and do they keep up with maintenance. But, assuming that the driver of the original vehicle was average and the car wasn't made on a Friday (ha ha), how many miles can a car owner expect from a cadillac SRX? This will help me decide if it is worth it to pay a little more for a low mileage vehicle, which I think is smartest. But, what if an SRX has a life expectancy of 150K? Then, I can be more flexible with the miles. Most used SRXs from '04-'07 have about 45K. My instinct is lower, but what do you all think? I am trying to buy American - even if it is used - as I have only ever driven Japanese cars, and I just don't know.
Sorry for the wordiness, but I wanted to be clear.
Thank you to anyone who answers these questions.
#59 of 164 Buying a used SRX-concerns about age & mileage
Aug 01, 2009 (5:04 pm)
I had the same concerns - that is why I bought an "07 CPO (loaded) with a 100k bumper-to-bumper warranty. I am not too worried about the N* engine or trans, but all the other goodies (dvd, nav, etc) can be costly when they go out. If not under warranty, your safest bet might be a V6 model without the extra equipment (still a very luxurious car!). The only thing that would worry me about the V6 is the timing chain...LOL
#60 of 164 Re: Anything but the SRX [dvcdon]
Oct 25, 2009 (6:22 am)
Hello i was wondering what was done to resolve the issue where water was getting into the rear storage area becasue i am getting the same issue.