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#1 of 47 Cadillac SRX - 2004 loss of acceleration problem
May 13, 2009 (2:31 pm)
Purchased 2004 cadillac and while driving looses acceleration, no warning if I stop and shut off car and restart problem goes away. Intermittent pro blem. Problem will pop up again without warning. Car dealership cannot fix the problem, car has been into dealership several times. Can anyone help to troubleshoot this problem? I did bring car in when problem was happening they retrieved the code but it did not indicate the error. Now the car needs a #3 ignition coil and I am trying to find out instructions for replacing this part. Car is sitting in my driveway inoperable.. If anyone has any information would greatly appreciate the help.
#2 of 47 Re: Cadillac SRX - 2004 loss of acceleration problem [dpowell3]
Mar 15, 2010 (11:14 am)
Did you ever find out the problem? I am having the same problem, along with many others! The Stability engaged message is coming on, the rpms rev up whenever I start the engine ( it stops when I put it in gear). I have had it to the shop every other month for the past year. The only thing they can find is crimped wired. And this doesn't take care of the problem.
#3 of 47 Re: Cadillac SRX - 2004 loss of acceleration problem [bigham1]
Jun 14, 2010 (8:59 am)
I had this problem on my 2004 SRX. Dealer troubleshot with me over one phone call. This was the description on the work order...
Check engine light on. No power at times, after shutting car off and restarting problem may go away. Scan system code P0221 stored found internal short in TPS in Throttle Body Assembly. R&R TBA and new harness soldered.
Total cost parts and labor - $502.82
Hope this helps.
#4 of 47 Re: Cadillac SRX - 2004 loss of acceleration problem [dpowell3]
Jun 14, 2010 (12:23 pm)
Just put mine in the shop this morning - same problem except #5 ignition coil and spark plug. I am told I have 6 coils and that when one goes, others may follow. Labor is the same for 1 or 6. Cost about $75 each coil + Labor. Mine acted the same way - no code, turn off and problem goes away etc. I opted to do the whole thing as I trust my mechanic and figured may save me money in the long run. Lesson learned - never buy the first model year. Only one problem of many since purchased new.
#5 of 47 04 SRX sputtering on acceleration
May 24, 2011 (11:43 am)
My wifes 04 SRX check engine light came on. No big deal I figure gas cap right? On the way home from dinner when accelerating it would sputter and delay. The RPM were there but the response from the engine were not. When we got home I popped the hood and white smoke was coming from the engine with a bad odor. Not oil or antifreeze. I called my local mechanic took it in and it was an ignition coil. Total cost with labor $374. I had them replace all the spark plugs too. Total cost of that $150. I'm learning quickly you need to be rich to drive a cadillac!
#6 of 47 Cadillac SRX 3.0 V6
Aug 12, 2011 (9:32 am)
Has any one experieced problems with the 2007 model where the accelerator appears to stick on during over run and the vehicle speeds up on its own even when the brakes are applied.
I would be greatful if anyone has experienced this to let me know what happened, what the experience was like and how you compensated for it.
Also what did the repair consist of to rectify this and was it carried out under warranty.
If anyone has suffered this was there a service recall for the fault?
Thanks in advance for your interest and help,
#7 of 47 Re: Cadillac SRX 3.0 V6 [uk_police]
Aug 12, 2011 (11:45 am)
Could you please email me your VIN and current mileage? I would like to look further into your situation.
You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Caron, GM Customer Service
#8 of 47 CADILLAC SRX 2004 “Engine Power Reduced”
Oct 05, 2011 (9:31 am)
I noticed many people are starting to complain about the electrical system in the Cadillac SRX’s. Well, I just brought mine after returning from Iraq a few months ago, for my wife and family to have a larger vehicle to get around in the city while I’m gone to work. Just recently, she complained that the electrical panel would completely turn on and the “Engine Power Reduced” alert would come on and the vehicle would completely shut off in middle of the road. Not a safe situation at all. She would glide onto the side of the road or push the vehicle; Try to turn the vehicle over and it would turn over after sitting for a while, and then try to make it home. I started to take the car to work to see how it was acting. Driving below 50 mph it would do the same. While gliding with no power I would throw the car in Neutral and continue to try to restart. Sometimes it would catch and sometimes is wouldn'T’t, which left me in middle of the road with my emergency lights on until it finally did catch.
I have an extended warranty on the vehicle so I brought it into the Cadillac Dealer yesterday. The dealer said it had many codes that came up but he thinks one code, specifically, maybe causing all the others: Freight Booster Hose is busted. $175 plus tax to fix. Warranty does not cover it. I was kinda relieved that he may have found the problem until I read this forum on Edmunds.com. My family will be riding in this vehicle. Am I looking at a Doomsday Situation; a forever permanent problem that will never be resolved? I expected more out of GMC…not to mention a Cadillac.
#9 of 47 Re: CADILLAC SRX 2004 “Engine Power Reduced” [cnw1979]
Oct 11, 2011 (10:05 am)
I apologize for your frustrations. Can you please send me your VIN, complete contact information, current mileage, and involved dealer? I look forward to your response. Thank you for your service!
GM Customer Service
#10 of 47 Re: CADILLAC SRX 2004 “Engine Power Reduced” [gmcustsvc]
Oct 12, 2011 (5:34 am)
Well the car was acting just fine for one whole day. The next day, the check engine like came back on and the same problem occured. The Hose was replaced, but, obviously that did not fix the electrical problem. My warranty company is having some issues at the moment so they told me to wait 2 weeks before I make another claim so looks like I'll have to let it sit until then. But it is starting to look as if my SRX is going down the same path as all the others. I checked the recall list and did not see anyrecalls about electrical issues, but all these problems are reoccuring.
Are there any direct options? Maybe someone has figured out the exact problem somewhere.