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2010 - 2012 Cadillac SRX
SpenceRX4

Has anyone had the same problem I had with my SRX4? After heavy rains, I would find deep water (3 to 4 inches) under the cargo area where the spare tire is. I first noticed it a few months after I bought it. I taped all around the sunroof with clear mailing tape (NEVER do that, it's a real bitch to get off the next year). I finally took an entire day (the next year) to pull off the rear interiordrivers side panels and pulled the roof liner down as far as I could and found that the drain tube there was kinked and water was flowing over the top of the drain channels, along the inside of the interior panels and into the cargo area and rear seat floor behind drivers seat (it stunk too). You cannot reach it very well at all, so I used a piece of aluminum tubing 3.5\" long and split it.. Placed it onto the tube and slid it over the kinked area to straighten it out, securing it with small zip ties. Problem solved. The next 4 days, a few hours a day was spent getting the tape glue off of the roof with baby oil, GooGone, alcohol and a plastic scraper. Thanks for reading and I hope this may help someone else. I\'m almost sure this was a problem created during manufacture but the sunroof is not covered under warranty.

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Response from AcuraT

8:51 pm August 27, 2016

Great description on what to do. This afflicts a number of SUVs from GM including from time to time the Traverse/Arcadia/Enclave/Outlook family. The solution is the same always - to unkink the drainage from the sunroof so the water drains correctly out of the vehicle and not into the cabin. This has also happened (less frequently) on other brands. What is surprising to me is that this happened to you out of warranty - usually the car is delivered that way and you find out quickly when it happens the first time it rains - and then the dealer takes care of it in a similar manner in the way you describe.

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Response from SpenceRX4

2:30 pm August 29, 2016

Thanks AcuraT, I bought the car used in april 2015 from an independant car dealer. I had been looking online about the trouble backthen and all the entries said it wasn't covered under warranty. By the time I was able to spend time on it in June2016, it really was out of warranty.

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Response from AcuraT

4:08 pm August 29, 2016

Sorry to hear that. Yes, used car warranty you would not be covered. At least you figured out how to fix it! I had an Enclave that had the problem slightly on one side upon delivery so they fixed it free of charge. I also lost a water pump at 50,000 that was fixed free of charge. Kept the car six years and nearly 100,000 miles with no other issues. Great for carrying stuff - but this just brought back memories. Thanks for the good post!

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Response from Caitlinleigh

6:41 pm November 25, 2016

How many miles does your SRX have on it? Looking at getting a 2012 but am just curious about reliability and how much mileage to expect to get out of it. Thank you for any advice/feedback you can offer!

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Response from SpenceRX4

12:50 am January 5, 2017

Hi Caitlinleigh, Sorry for such a late response. I have 48,000 miles as of Jan 5th 2017. The only trouble I've had since I bought it in April of 2016 is a seal leak in the rear differential (I have the all wheel drive). It was repaired free under their Powertrain warranty. I love this car. My only complaint would be the color, mocha steel brown shows every bit of road dust and dirt. But, that's it. Everything else about this car, so far, is SWEET!

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Response from Caitlinleigh

5:39 pm March 19, 2017

Thank you @SpenceRX4! I ended up getting a 2012 SRX Performance in late December and other than having an issue with the backup camera (narrowed it down to it happening when I end a bluetooth call..??) I LOVE my car and I'm so glad I get to drive it everyday!!

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