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Cadillac SRX repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

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%)

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Cadillac SRX transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (15%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 46 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 AWD

33700 mi Computer said the fluid in the AWD system needed to be change. Dealer said this is not normal for a car with only 35,000miles.There may be another problem on the horizon. 
40000 mi Woodpecker noise at exactly 20 miles per hours. The dealer's first fix for the noise was to replace the drive shaft. The noise seem to be gone but came back again. 
37000 mi Rear axle service light. Reset and serviced under warranty 
45000 mi "Service rear axle soon" prompt on dashboard. Rear diff. was overfilled due to leak of internal piston. repaired under warranty. 
38420 mi rear diff indicator was on, told by dealer to drive it. 
26000 mi CLUTCHES IN REAR AXLE WERE REPLACED. 3 HOURS 
55000 mi Rear Axel was repaired. Took 2 days. Had to order parts. 

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2011 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

45000 mi Repair transmission. Did not always respond to gear selection. replace electronic component and reprogrammed. 
47500 mi Stability control warning. Vehicle was unable to move 
13420 mi Replace rear axel 
15160 mi Replace drive shaft 
20460 mi Oil leak rear axel 
59000 mi Rear differential pump replaced. 
20300 mi Got a "service rear Axle" message on DIC. Took vehicle to dealer and they replaced a filter and module in the rear axle of my all wheel drive SRX. 

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2010 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

60300 mi When accelerating (either from a stop or while in motion)the rear tires would loose grip. Dealer said this was a known issue, TSB. Replaced fluid and filter in the rear differential. 

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2010 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

65700 mi

US $100
hesitation at times, cannot duplicate or pinpoint when it will happen 
85000 mi

US $300
Kept getting an error when putting my car in park, to "shift to park". Bearings were worn in the shifter 

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2007 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

3500 mi

US $5000
New Transmission. In shop for three weeks. 
29000 mi replaced control valve body 
106640 mi

C $250
Car started having problems changing gears. Discovered small corrosion hole in transmission line leaking fluid. Cut out piece of old line and replaced. Refilled transmission fluid. 

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2007 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

54000 mi

US $300
car does not start. locked totally out w/ key locks in ignition due to no power, no onstar. transmission module on order as it stays in neutral, although in park draining battery. this has happened four x over the last three weeks. 
58900 mi Replaced both rear wheel hubs....one for the second time  
76260 mi Rear differential needed service. Replace fluid and added GM friction modifier. 
90855 mi

US $3000
The transfer case chain started skipping under load starting in June. After several events, taken to the dealer and transfer case was replaced. 
22000 mi Front seals and steering gear replaced. 2 rear tires replaced due to misalignment, 2 new sunroof tracks, rear differential seal- 1 week later differential replaced. 

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2006 Cadillac SRX

Engine not specified

61000 mi

US $150
REAR END LEAKING FLUID 

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2006 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

171000 mi

US $1701
Transfer case was replaced with a rebuilt one. The case started going out at a little over 150K miles. 
80000 mi differential seals leaking removed and replaced. all work covered under extended warranty. replaced rear tires worn out not under warranty. 

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2006 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

102000 mi Transmission downshift became hard 4 or 5 times. Shop could not replicate. Now shifts normally. 
127000 mi

US $35
Replaced worn front differential bushing with durlyon bushing - check online for solutions - also shutterfly 
115700 mi

US $982
Replaced entire drive shaft 
39324 mi replaced pinion seal and flange per recall; replace front passenger seat recliner handle 

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2006 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

27000 mi powertrain vibration - dealer states vehicle "in specifications" 

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2005 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

82500 mi

US $2300
Torque converter problem. First attempt was re-flash (along with bushing and engine mount replacement) for $900. Returned when issue not fixed, but bought own part (saved $250 over dealer cost for the same reman GM part) instal cost $1k 

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2005 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

96000 mi

US $1027
transfer case belt replacement 

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2005 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

51000 mi

US $2800
the transmission had a catastrophic failure without any warning. Transmission had to be rebuilt. 
61000 mi

US $880
I got this car new. My first GM and my last. 1 qt of oil use every 2000 mi. Had problems with trans, rear end, sunroof, brakes, on star, front end.... I am sure I left alot of things out! 
134000 mi

US $2900
complete transmission rebuild 

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2004 Cadillac SRX

Engine not specified

70000 mi

US $1330
Upon acceleration from stop, clunking or grinding noise occurred from under vehicle. TRANSFER CASE had to be replaced. 
83000 mi

US $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 RWD

111000 mi

US $900
I have ordered parts for drive shaft, since I have a discount source. Will return to shop on the 14th for repairs. CEL still on, shows air flow issue, but all of this has been repaired. So far amazingly I am only out about $400 for all. 

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2004 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

132000 mi Loud ticking,thumping sound upon acceleration. Told I needed front and rear differentials, approx. $4,000. Have not fixed yet. Had extended warranty but wouldn't cover it.Car had approx. 120,000mi Caddy dealer said approx $4,000 EACH=$8,000 
140500 mi

US $100
transmission slipping would not go over 55 mph 
159700 mi

US $1600
Slipping transmission- flush, filter, gaskets, 2 gallons fluid.  
82300 mi

US $200
Transfer case lash. Known design defect from Borg-Warner 
28000 mi Torque converter replaced to fix vibration after torque converter locked up. 
51000 mi

US $425
Chain in transfer case "stretched," resulting in loud rattle during hard acceleration. 
64000 mi Roaring noise heard inside car. Diagnosed as rear differential. 
46000 mi

US $900
Oil leaked from front differential causing bearing to wear and make noise on acceleration. 
70000 mi

US $1500
has been in shop 8 days. mech. thinks it is transfer case. says it should be done in about 2 more days. est. of at least $1100.00 so far. 
130000 mi Traded because transfer case failing. Loved the car as a whole. 
51000 mi 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 . 
69000 mi

US $100
A hole in the transmission fluid hose. 

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2004 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

108000 mi

US $524
rear differential bushing worn out. 
113000 mi

US $168
"traction" light would come on and off. Causing shifting problems, including the transmission grabbing hard when downshifting to first while stopping. TSB to lube computer connections. 
118000 mi

US $2200
replaced transfer case. 

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2004 Cadillac SRX 4dr SUV

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

101000 mi

US $100
Rear wheel hub failed. 
164000 mi

US $854
driveshaft center support bearing went bad which means I had to have the ENTIRE driveshaft replaced. The support bearing cannot be replaced WITHOUT replacing the driveshaft. What an engineering screwup!!! 
106000 mi

US $1000
Rear cv shaft spline stripped replaced cv shafts and axle carrier transfer case is also affected 
76059 mi Forward and Coast Clutch Replacement 

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2003.5 Cadillac SRX 4-door

Engine not specified

62000 mi

$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. 
74400 mi Klicking sound (on the shaft) when accelerating or when driving from still. 
80600 mi 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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