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Cadillac SRX Engine Problems and Repair Histories

Cadillac SRX repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 611 repairs.

Cadillac SRX engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (10%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 90 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

308-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

37000 mi When battery failed prematurely, it caused ECM issue that required replacement 
18187 mi

US $1009
Engine has intermittent rough idle, and hard stumble. GM recommended thorough cleaning of fuel injectors. 
10000 mi ECU had to be replaced for mis-reporting traction control failure. 

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2012 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

308-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

38000 mi Would not start with either remote control; DIS panel on dash showed "Remote Not Detected". No way to start other than by push button on dash. As could not be taken out of "Park", car had to be dragged to and loaded on tow truck. Both Fobs replaced. 
34100 mi rough idle 
37820 mi rough idle at lights around town. after complaining several times they changed the air filter that had too much restriction. 

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2011 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

23600 mi Cylinder head assembly replaced because of machining error in the valve guides. 

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2010 Cadillac SRX

Engine not specified

78000 mi

US $160
Oil leak, engine revving when turning left, Shift Control does not fully engage in park, 2 Recalls. 

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2010 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 2.8L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

69000 mi

US $83
Check engine light. All timing chains replaced under warranty. Timing guides replaced.Thermostat replaced. Coolant and oil replaced. 

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2010 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

43646 mi

US $202
Check Engine Light on: P0449 Vent Valve Code Diagnosis 12529 CPGM Replaced 13575702 Solenoid Replaced 20922087 Harness Replaced: 43646 Vent Valve 
49472 mi

US $561
Minor Fuel Induction Service Cabin Air Filter Replacement A/C Evaporator Service 

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2010 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

85000 mi

US $300
MAP sensor, engine light came on 

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2008 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

112700 mi Exhaust smell inside of cabin. The fuel induction system was replaced.  
90000 mi replace throttle body 

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2007 Cadillac SRX

Engine not specified

72000 mi Timing Chains stretched causing check engine light to come on and stay on. Hundreds and perhaps thousands of internet posts about same issue with 3.6 liter GM six cylinder engine. Long term problem with this engine but still no recall!! 
23000 mi

US $100
 

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2007 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

77000 mi

US $545
R&R water pump thermostat both belts lube bearings change coolant 

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2007 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

1000 mi

US $300
Automatic transmission controller. In shop for 6 days 
2000 mi

US $300
Automatic transimission controller. In shop for 5 days. 
29000 mi Replaced water pump 
54000 mi

US $350
replaced with new thermostat 
80000 mi

US $5500
Replace leaking cam magnets and harness. Reseal leaking oil pan gasket. Replace leaking oil filter adapter. replace mode switch. Replace intake manifold gasket.  Replace broken motor mount. 
90520 mi

C $430
Water Pump replacement. Thermostat replacement. Coolant replacement. 
102080 mi

C $22
Check engine light came on. Checked gas cap and it was loose and would no longer tighten. Bought new gas cap and light turned off. 

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2007 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

151000 mi

US $650
there were two o-2 sensors that were on the catalytic converters that where bad it would not pass emissions and the bad sensors were giving false readings for the oil pressure sensor also I will soon know if that needs to be repaired also 

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2007 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

48360 mi Problems changing into 5th gear,it has to be coaxed into 5th at 100-120 kph......otherwise stays in 4th gear and 3000rpm.Works sometimes perfect other times intermitently. 
18000 mi Mass Flow Air Sensor gone bad. Car would not start because the computer thinks the temperature is 180 F. Replaced at manufacturer cost 
20000 mi

US $200
Timing chain replaced, partially due to low oil level 
15600 mi 5 defective timing chains replaced, third seat trim replaced - would not cycle, loose dash tightened, new battery - dead cell, hood latch replaced- broken, hidden dash door would not open - new spring. Out of service for 5 weeks. 
43000 mi 3 quarts low of oil - excessive oil consumption. 
50000 mi Fluid leak engine oil, front timing cover leaking on right side.  
54000 mi Service tire pressure system. Left front sensor defective 
64000 mi Replaced 5 defective timing chains again. Originally replaced in Nov 07. Took 3 days. New car provided. 
54870 mi

C $315
Load test battery and check charging system ...bad battery...replace battery 
66960 mi Check engine light on several times code was for emissions system not within spec. After the third time they have ordered a catalytic converter Replaced cats 
76000 mi

US $200
Oil seal was replaced -- synthetic oil replaced conventional oil added by over priced caddy dealer--found an independent caddy mechanic who identified the problem and fixed vs. the dealer's $1200 estimate to unnecessary replacement 
127100 mi

C $1000
Replaced belt and tensioner 
62000 mi

US $275
Some bearings were worn out on the water pump and also some belts needed replacing because of it 
38007 mi After having the computer reprogrammed for a transmission hard down shift, the vehicle failed a emissions test for a state inspection. Vehicle has to be driven so many miles under stated requirements to reset catalytic converter to standard 
68000 mi Loose gas cap that had to be replaced as it would not seat. Check engine light came on and would not go off. Disconnected the neg post of battery and reset the light. 
84700 mi

US $200
after last repair, motor mount on driver side needed to be replaced. Another deductible of $200 was required. We had put less than 400 miles on the car. At this point the Cadillac became unreliable so we decided to sell the car. 
10000 mi Timing Chains replaced 
27900 mi Timing chains had to be replaced. 
81000 mi First trip took to a dealer close to work the check engine light had come one. #6 fuel injector not working properly but shop said they could not "pinpoint the problem" Took the vehicle to the dealer where purchased and they replaced the #6 fuel injector. No addtional problems since repair. Water pump leaking dscovered when taken in for another repair. Replaced water pump after part came in. 

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2006 Cadillac SRX

Engine not specified

63000 mi

US $75
OBDII engine analyzer showed cylinder 1 was missing. Changed out the cylinder coil assembly. 

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2006 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

56000 mi CEL on. Cleaned fuel injectors and replaced fuel filter. 
58000 mi

US $300
check engine light on...replace fuel filter and clean injectors 
80000 mi dealer replaced leaking water pump.  dealer also replaced broken motor mount. 

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2006 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

51000 mi 3 trips in 10 days-"chk eng" light. dealer reported: 1st trip DTC P0446-replaced evap vent solenoid.  2nd trip DTC same-replace evap canister. 
52000 mi 3rd trip, DTC P0453, P0446- replaced purge valve. Used TAC case 11114957, used labor ops J6400 and L061. Received notice of TSB and extended 10/120 warranty for this problem in March 2010. 
113000 mi

US $1400
Right side engine mount bad. Replaced 
116000 mi Water pump starting to fail - no repair done 
17750 mi CAR TURNED OFF WHILE DRIVING - WOULD NOT RESTART - TOWED TO DEALER - REPLACED CIRCUIT BOARD BUT THEY ADMITTED THEY DID NOT IF THAT WAS THE PROBLEM. 
107000 mi

US $350
Right catalytic converter began making noise - replaced right catalytic converter. 
127000 mi

US $35
Check engine light came on - P0430 code - right Cat efficiency low - checked for exhaust leak - none - changed air filter and disconnected battery - light stayed off. 
134000 mi

US $235
Replaced left catalytic converter. 
139000 mi

US $175
Evaporative purge control valve replacement 
140000 mi

US $1500
Check engine code P0008 - ignition timing off - changed 3 timing chains, tensioners, rails, oil pump, water pump, cam sensors, crank sensor, belts and tensioners. 
42000 mi

US $80
Water pump went out. I replaced it with a new one. 

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2006 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

52500 mi

US $500
radiator, power steering lines, passenger catalytic converter replaced - due to hitting a semi re-tread tire while on vacation. My deductible was $500. Total damage over $5000. 
56300 mi

US $2740
Stretched timing chain 
62000 mi

US $2500
drop engine and reseal oil pan, front engine seal, valve cover seals, etc. 
40000 mi

US $70
After 6000 miles vechile is 3 quarts low on oil. Dealer telling me that Cadillac service bulletain is saying engine can use up to 1 quart of oil every 2000 miles !!!  
57040 mi

C $230
Timing chains 
58900 mi

C $300
Replaced 3 timing chains Water pump 
66340 mi

C $300
Engine light came on and started makIng noise. Turned out to be low on oil. 
73780 mi

C $2000
Seal leak Replaced spark plugs Coil replaced 

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2006 Cadillac SRX 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

47000 mi The warning lights all came on while driving. The car key would not come out and thus the car could not be completely turned off. It was the power module. 

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2005 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

141000 mi

US $1100
Replaced valve cover gaskets,  cam position sensor, spark plugs 
105300 mi

US $800
the car's coil packs quit working 
40000 mi

US $404
Engine light came on while driving home after recall 06516 reprogram ECM/PCM. Replaced 40368 P0140 Bank 1 sensor 2 O2 Sensor J6372. Advisor said not related to yesterday's reprogram. Cost $145, owner paid $100 under GMPP ext war 
49300 mi also repaired oil leak replaced a motor mount under warranty. Owner paid for routine service. 

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2005 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

117000 mi

US $820
replaced radiator 

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2005 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

4000 mi both catalytic converters had to be replaced 
68000 mi

US $180
replaced #4 spark plug, Misfiring causing shake. Repair total included $100.00 towing!!!! 
69000 mi

US $850
needed to replace right catalytic converter, TSB 
77700 mi

US $600
catalytic converter 
57300 mi

US $500
Catalytic converter replacement 
75500 mi

US $80
misfire cyl #3 replaced coil and all new iridium plugs 
85500 mi Check engine light one. Multiple misfire code detected. Vehicle was running rough 

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2004 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

111000 mi

US $900
Ck Engine light on, dealer made written promise to correct, he did not, this began a chain of shop visits to our mechanic to correct problem shown on CEL codes. Problem caused by pure ignorance on side of mechanic. Car runs, drives extremely well, no problems with anything noted except CEL is still on. Took to local mechanic. Dealer had "fixed" problems by using super glue on leaky hoses. Repaired, CEL still on. When replacing the hoses, shop got a CEL code for the MAF sensor, this was replaced at this time - $175 - CEL still staying on. Car runs fine -The MAF is the part that the dealer said his mechanic replaced. CEL still on, returned to shop code now showing left bank catalytic converter. Ordered part, replaced manifold and catalytic converter. $350 CEL still on, back to shop, also hearing a bump when starting quick or stopping quick. Diagnosed as needing rear upper/lower bushings, also found rattling shifter cable. No work done, just diagnosis. 
60700 mi

US $400
Coil failed. 
68000 mi Check engine light. Pulled code, indicated Mass Air Flow Sensor problem. Removed MAF and cleaned. 
70000 mi

US $1175
Mass air flow wiring broken, caused poor running & check engine light. Wires repaired. 
78300 mi

US $145
Water pump failed, I replaced it. Simple job... 
81000 mi

US $580
Fuel injection sensor failed, replaced 
84500 mi Throttle position sensor failed, replaced 
85000 mi central computer fail 
90000 mi

US $1500
Coolant Outlet hose Water Pump 

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2004 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

102000 mi The check engine light stays on, and the transfer case is going out... 
51000 mi

US $200
check engine light on, said gas cap was bad, replaced,so far no, light 
56000 mi

US $221
car lunges, hesitates when slowing down. Software was reflashed, still same problem. timing chain and adjustors have been replaced 
32000 mi Ignition control module replaced Check engine light would barely run.  
48000 mi Drivers side catalytic converter replaced 
59000 mi

US $104
Check engine light. Showed throttle correlation problem. Engine died, and traction control light also illuminated. Dealership reported finding a vacuum leak near throttle body. Also reported that car MAY need a throttle body and harness. 
64000 mi

US $100
CEL came on while driving. After turning car off, attempted to re-start. Car would start, but barely ran, and engine could not/would not accelerate. Towed to dealer. Thinks it might have been a loose connector on throttle body. 
34000 mi

US $1000
Transmission stumbling during low-gear shifting. Barely perceptible but with BO in office will probably drive this car until I die. 
95000 mi Severe fuel smell in the car. Under the hood, the plastic engine cover had to be taken out and found that cap on the fuel line was loose. After tightening that the problem disappear. 
53000 mi

US $2700
never overheated, just noticed that check coolant level warning started to come on every few days and i needed to top off, then every day and car was running a little rough. 
132000 mi Engine light on,local garage said I needed a Catylistic Converter. Cadillac WARRANTIES this for 12 years or 200,000 miles,which ever comes first. Local shop quoted me $1,750. Cost $0 Just made it in by 2 weeks. 
130000 mi

US $2000
catalytic converters replaced 
159700 mi

US $1600
Needed new throttle position sensor, new oxygen sensors 
85000 mi

US $2000
Series of trips to repair throttle body, coil pack, catalytic converter, and two O2 sensors. 
64000 mi

US $400
Throttle body needed replaced setting p2025 engine code 
67000 mi

US $20
coolant hose had very tiny leak 
70000 mi

US $200
leak in coolant hose 

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2004 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

83000 mi

US $400
Rear differential mount cracked. 
84000 mi

US $700
Honeycomb in cat. started rattling and eventually blew out the exhaust. Replaced drivers side catalytic converter. Third time it was replaced. First time was a recall, second was under warranty. Broken motor mount. 
100000 mi Weak acceleration. The throttle control system had to be completely reprogrammed. 
88000 mi

US $12000
Has 2 gas tanks with connecter between-stopped up-tanks removed, cleaned, replaced. Fuel pump burned up, no fuel, relpaced also. TSB has been issued, but no recall. would crank up but not run 
101000 mi

US $551
water pump leaking 
104000 mi

US $60
Small oil leak found, rear of engine, not repaired, no oil on garage floor as of this writing. Estimate of $1,100 to repair. 
106000 mi Engine light==exhaust sensors, fuel mixture not correct=did not repair. Cost 450.00 dollars 
115000 mi

US $450
Shop kept car for about 3 weeks, checking to see if it would repeat the ignition "lock-up" (couldn't start or get key out) and "hard shift". It would not Also took to dealer but they could not duplicate either. Lubed and cleaned computer heads. 
118700 mi

US $2000
replaced computer system 
134000 mi

US $900
main gas pump (plastic) cracked 
86000 mi

US $340
2 coils plus sparkplugs replaced. 
102000 mi

US $500
r&r #2 coil and all sparkplugs. 
83700 mi

US $27
gas cap quit locking and had to be replaced. 
140000 mi Severe missfire 

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2004 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

174000 mi coil failure 
165000 mi

US $3500
There's a rod broke in my engine that keeps burning oil. 
85000 mi

US $400
both lower engine mounts failed and the car makes a grinding noise and vibrates alot as a result 
162000 mi

US $500
Anti knock sensor 
49016 mi Hose, Cylinder Case Ventilation Replaced 
72073 mi Camshaft Timing Chain Replacement Powertrain Control Module Reprogramming with SPS Transmission Control Module Reprogramming with SPS 
77737 mi Oil Filter Adapter Replacement 
92000 mi

US $2000
Emission recall, new sparks plugs, engine flush. 
116000 mi

US $100
fuel system light 
127000 mi

US $400
replaced water pump 
140000 mi

US $800
throttle 
141000 mi

US $900
engine coil 
142000 mi

US $500
gas sensors 
152500 mi

US $800
they cant find the problem, third time in shop 
155000 mi

US $500
check engine light on think its a gasoline vent problem 
156000 mi

US $400
check engine light keeps coming on 
156000 mi

US $400
fuel system warning light, we can cant find the problem 
156000 mi

US $495
check engine ligs keeps coming on 
156000 mi loss of oil pressure 
156000 mi

US $750
im not sure what they did 
147000 mi

US $150
Cam Shaft Positioning Sensor- $150.00 Had this actually done twice because they couldn't figure it out (Small shop) When sold timing chain needed to be replaced or repaired which they said probably after they got in there would be more damage, looking at a $4000 or more repair. 

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2003.5 Cadillac SRX 4-door

Engine not specified

62000 mi Engine overheating when driven on load for some time example going up a hill.  

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