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2004 Cadillac SRX Problems and Repair Histories

86 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Cadillac SRX. 39 of these members (45.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 137 repairs to 2004 Cadillac SRXs--an average of 1.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2004 Cadillac SRX problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2004 Cadillac SRX problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2004 Cadillac SRX repairs by problem area

39% of the 2004 Cadillac SRX repairs were to the engine, 16% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 12% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 137 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2004 Cadillac SRX

Engine not specified

Cadillac SRX in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 83000    
83000 2500 Loud noise when taking off fast. Problem was case and drive shaft. Also May 09 had front differential replaced,cost $2300. I think the problem in August is related but can't get any answers. Had front left and right struts replaced in July 08 cost $2400 
 

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2004 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

Cadillac SRX in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 48000    
51000 0 Transfer case gears were stripped therefore severe noise on from rear end of vehicle on very quick starts. Problem got worse when we got back from a road trip to Florida. Dealer replaced all gears in transfer case . 
 
Cadillac SRX in Kentucky, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 24000    
28000 275 Torque converter replaced to fix vibration after torque converter locked up. Front pads and rotors. 
30000 0 Rack and pinion and right front strut replaced. Both leaking after hitting bump in road construction. 
32000 0 Ignition control module replaced Check engine light would barely run.  
48000 0 Drivers side catalytic converter replaced 
51000 425 Chain in transfer case "stretched," resulting in loud rattle during hard acceleration. 
55300 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 599 Roaring noise heard inside car. Diagnosed as rear differential. First repair shop reported that roaring noise was differential. Took to 2nd repair shop. Determined it was rear hub assembly (wheel bearings). Replaced both sides. Noise gone. 
64000 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. 
Cadillac SRX in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 41000    
42000 0 Jack compartment leak, said roof drains were plugged, so far been dry! 
45000 0 Power steering hose and rear axle seals. 
49000 0 Replaced all 4 rotors after turning them 3 times for warpage. 
51000 200 check engine light on, said gas cap was bad, replaced,so far no, light intermediate steering shaft & tilt ball & shaft navigation getting lost and inability to input locations into navigation, replaced navigation unit & then still didnt work after they said it did, then said needed updated nav disc as GM would not pay for it? I said BS, you replaced unit, should work. after me bitching hard!! finally agreed to buy us the disc, will see if that works, waiting to see! 
51000 0 updated nav disc did not work, still waiting for a 2nd one 
52000 0 got a nav disc that works, even updated maps!! 
 
Cadillac SRX in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 45000    
46000 900 Oil leaked from front differential causing bearing to wear and make noise on acceleration. 
52000 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. 
 

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2004 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

Cadillac SRX in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 55000    
56000 170 Gas struts for rear hatch failed. Replaced both. 
66000 75 Recurring problem - suspect turn signal socket. The replacement requires removing the wheel, mud & debris covers and several screws. About 45 minutes per occurrence. 
86000 340 2 coils plus sparkplugs replaced. 
102000 500 r&r #2 coil and all sparkplugs. 
112000  
Cadillac SRX in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 69000    
70000 1330 Upon acceleration from stop, clunking or grinding noise occurred from under vehicle. TRANSFER CASE had to be replaced. 
 

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2004 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

Cadillac SRX in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 81000    
89000 115 Steering wheel position sensor. 
101000 100 Rear wheel hub failed. 
128000 304 Lower control arm bushing replaced LEFT & right turn signal bulb 
174000 0 coil failure 
175000  
Cadillac SRX in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 84000    
92000 2000 Emission recall, new sparks plugs, engine flush. 
104000 100 air conditioning blowing hot air 
116000 100 fuel system light 
116000 650 small leak in the rear air unit and was very hard to locate and fix 
127000 400 replaced water pump 
140000 800 throttle 
141000 900 engine coil 
142000 500 gas sensors 
152500 800 they cant find the problem, third time in shop 
155000 500 check engine light on think its a gasoline vent problem 
156000 400 check engine light keeps coming on 
156000 400 fuel system warning light, we can cant find the problem 
156000 495 check engine ligs keeps coming on 

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2003.5 Cadillac SRX 4-door

Engine not specified

Cadillac SRX in Oman
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 60760    
62000 910 Cracking noise was heard when the vehicle accelerate from zero. Dealer said that the cause is the part which controls the 4WD. The entire block was replaced and the problem was solved. Engine overheating when driven on load for some time example going up a hill.  
74400 0 Klicking sound (on the shaft) when accelerating or when driving from still. 
80600 0 There was a noise on the shaft like two gears are not in line. this sound is heard when stepping on the accelerator at start or after applying the brake. 
 

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