Last post on Apr 09, 2008 at 3:24 PM
You are in the Cadillac SRX
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Cadillac SRX, SUV
#6 of 11 The latest on problem SRX
Jan 21, 2008 (3:17 pm)
Yes, I do get a loaner each time, which is what I've been driving the last 5 weeks. I have 2 more years on the warranty, it expires 1/31/2010..
The saga continues... today I was at the dealer and they have rebuilt the entire harness assembly, and will begin test driving it to see if it is fixed- as has been the case 4x before.
Anyway, they "offered" to put me in a 2005, with a few more options and about 5,000 fewer miles for another 10k. I told them no thanks.
I guess your point about sticking it out through the warranty, and then getting rid of it, makes the most sense from a financial point of view.
#7 of 11 Re: The latest on problem SRX [msfur]
Jan 22, 2008 (7:41 am)
So the problem is the same thing over and over. That does not seem good for the longer run. Are they getting any help from Cadillac's headquarters? Have they replaced the main computer? I know that Car & Driver had a recurrent problem with their long term test SRX in 2004 that was fixed when the computer was finally replaced.
Is the dealer willing to stand behind the 2005 guaranteeing no similar problems?
#8 of 11 No news
Jan 22, 2008 (5:14 pm)
No, they haven't replaced the main computer, but I will certainly talk to them about it.
As of this minute, the car is here in my garage, having been picked up from the dealer today. They aren't saying it is fixed, but think it is, and want me to road test it for a few days and see what happens. Doesn't make me too comfortable to go too far from home!
As far as the 2005, there would be no warranty/promise on that vehicle other than the usual pre-owned warranty, which since I have the extended warranty on my 2004, there would only be a 2 month difference with the 2005-not much time for an extra 10k!
#9 of 11 Re: No news [msfur]
Jan 23, 2008 (8:40 am)
I would not plan a long trip in it for a while.
The long term test report that was in Car & Driver was the November 2005 issue, which you may be able to find at a public library. Their story is as follows:
Soon after they got their 2004 SRX, staff members took it on a trip. After stopping at a rest stop the SRX started up but then it stalled as they were exiting the parking lot. OnStar help suggested letting it rest for a short time, which did not work, but they disconnect the battery and reconnected it which fixed it for the moment. The SRX continued to die and was left at a nearby Cadillac dealer, who, after a week, could not find anything wrong. C&D picked it up to return it home, but it failed again enroute and was left at another Cadillac dealer, who, after 10 days of working on it, found the engine control module was defective.
I am not suggesting that this would explain your problems, but your dealer seems to be unsure of what they are doing, or at least this is what I read between the lines of your posts.
Unless your dealer/salesperson wants to make a guarantee that the 2005 will be mostly troublefree, it is not worth the risk. The guarantee that I would want is that if it proves to be troublesome they would return all of the money that you put into it. They should be able to fix the 2004 though, the question is what is the actual problem.
#10 of 11 Srx problems ???
Apr 07, 2008 (10:54 am)
I have a 07 that sounds like the same problems it has been in the shop for a total of 2 months and i have only had it 10 months , Have you gotten any where with cadiillac? I am looking for advice!
#11 of 11 Re: Srx problems ??? [juliebug8]
Apr 09, 2008 (3:24 pm)
I am sorry to tell you that cadillac did nothing. I had to get a lawyer, and did then see a small cash settlement, which at this point is better than nothing.
So far the good news is that the car hasn't been back in for service in 2 months.
I wish you luck...