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#115 of 146 XM Radio and Reverse Camera Malfunction (2010)
Aug 03, 2010 (4:45 am)
I bought my 2010 SRX in late March.
In June, I began having problems with the XM radio. With the screen up, the listing of songs playing near the channel I was listening to popped up and the check mark began jumping all around that screen. It appeared the radio was changing stations, but it remained on the station I was listening to. As songs ended and new ones began, this listing never updated, but the check mark continued jumping all around the screen. Seemed minor, but annoying. I could select "back" or press the radio button to get back to the main listening screen.
This problem increased in frequency while we were on a recent road trip. It became so annoying that I lowered the screen. That's when a whole new set of problems occurred. The channels actually changed stations--jumping all around--in the lower screen mode. Frustrating.
I called the dealer and they said it was my programming. I called XM radio and they said it was the manufacturer's problem. Then the reverse camera screen became distorted, but not all the time.
Car is now back at the dealer. They said they have to drive it around to duplicate the problem which irks me to know end. They said it may be a loose connection or may have to replace the radio. No estimated timeframe. Grrr.
I'm hoping this is not a bad sign about the overall reliability with the car. Yikes!
On a side note: Has anyone noticed that the XM navigation has the car's position off by about 1.5 miles? It's very frustrating when it says, "Turn left here." But really your turn is further down the road, or (worse!!), "You have arrived at your destination." And, you are in a busy area and have to continue driving around searching.
We still use our Garmin Nuvi and put the XM Navigation on silent mode now. Interesting the two different routes they sometimes suggest. Yes, I've experimented with the various route options, too. We've learned to trust the Nuvi over the XM Navigation in the SRX. The SRX doesn't recognize a road that leads to our house; thus, directs us the around another block or two. So, untrustworthy. It's sent us through 30MPH residential areas to connect to a major Interstate when if we'd turned the other direction the Interstate connection was RIGHT THERE.
Anyone else notice these things?
Thanks for the feedback, in advance.
#116 of 146 Re: XM Radio and Reverse Camera Malfunction (2010) [polysci]
Aug 03, 2010 (9:29 am)
Had my 2010 SRX since Dec 2009. None of what you're referring to has occurred. Definitely sounds faulty or loose wiring harness. Good Luck with the fix!
#117 of 146 Keeping Shale Clean
Oct 24, 2010 (8:34 pm)
I'm debating whether to get the Shale or the Titanium interior. I prefer the look of the shale but am worried about how easy it will be to keep it clean looking, especially in the winter.
I'd appreciate any feedback on your experiences with it.
#118 of 146 Re: Keeping Shale Clean [richmosar]
Oct 25, 2010 (9:55 am)
My previous 2005 SRX as well as my 2010 SRX has Shale interiors. As long as you clean the leather at least once every six months, it will hold up fine. The carpeting came back to clean for about 4 washings but then started to hold stains after that 2 year period. What I did with my 2010 SRX is install the weathertech custom molded inserts which look great and now I don't need the carpet shampooed at all with the exception of occasional wash touch up at the top of the left side foot rest. Good luck with your SRX decision. After 10 months, I'm still in love with my SRX!
#119 of 146 Re: Keeping Shale Clean [kec11]
Oct 26, 2010 (10:39 am)
I purchased the weathertech molded floor mats as well. I've purchased them for all my vehicles. They sure catch all the sand and winter slush here in the northeast. My front carpets of the Tahoe I traded in for the 2010 SRX looked brand new. I also have the shale interior in my SRX
#121 of 146 a good buy
Nov 08, 2010 (1:26 pm)
Sounds almost right, my note a bit cheaper...
#122 of 146 SRX Recall: Power Steering gear return line
Dec 16, 2010 (7:14 am)
Received my recall notice this week regarding the power steering gear return line may wear due to movement of the line. Also was told by a freind who also has a 2010 SRX that the front strut mounts are defective. He went to the dealer and they said the parts to replace are on back order due to the many cars that are being fixed. Has anyone experienced any steering problems on their vehicles? If so I would bring to dealer and have them check your front struts.
#123 of 146 Re: SRX Recall: Power Steering gear return line [obravada]
Dec 16, 2010 (7:22 am)
The recall is for the 2010 SRX
#124 of 146 Re: SRX Recall: Power Steering gear return line [obravada]
Dec 31, 2010 (9:30 pm)
I received the recall notice on the power steering on the 2010 SRX. I tried to have it fixed three weeks ago. I scheduled an appointment with the dealer, dropped the vehicle off and a short while later they called and told me they could not fix the recall, as they did not have the parts. So I rescheduled and took it in again and they supposedly "fixed" the power steering issue. I did not get any paperwork, which is really odd. We have always gotten paperwork when repairs are made to other GM vehicles, regardless if it was warranty or out-of-pocket. I also asked about the struts and they denied their being a recall on them. I asked if they could see a service bulletin on them and they said they could not. There is definitely an issue with them, which is even more noticeable with the colder weather. Needless to say, my experiences thus far, in the 5 months of ownership have been disheartening. My family has always been loyal buyers of GM products. I had dreamed of owning a Cadillac for the last 7 years and recently made my dream a reality. Now I cannot help but think I made a mistake. I perhaps should have gone with another make.