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  • alston28alston28 Posts: 97
    Local dealer has a 2004 SRX v8 for $37,000. What do you think?
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,805
    Check the Cadillac SRX: Prices Paid & Buying Experience discussion too. Have fun shopping!

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  • tmacguy, do you have the details of the repair work done on your ultraview to stop the squeaks?
  • I do not have the detials, but I will sure ask the dealer tech next time I visit for the free perdiodic mainainace (should be within coouple of weeks). All I know now is that it took about 2-3 hours (I actually waited while it was done) so it could not have been that major of a fix. And even as of now the roof is still hush quite. Since the fix I have avoided leaving the roof at the preset stop (the preset factory stop for least wind noise) since historically this always induced the squeek, and I fear if I went back to that habit the problem may re-emarge. So I always open the roof all the way.

    Also note, my problem originally was intemitent with the roof mostly quite under the morning sun and sqweeki in the evening coolth.
  • FYI Im on my 4th radio. No problem with the other issues however.
  • Has anyone heard anything about the SRX Ultraveiw sun roofs shattering at high speeds.
    I have one but my problem with the roof is a constant rattle along the track when open.

    Any comments? JB
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,805
    Four cases reported:

    Feds Investigate Cadillac SRX Sunroof for Shattering (Inside Line)

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  • star2ustar2u Posts: 1
    Hi,

    I have a 2005 SRX and have a problem with the DIC. It usually shows more gallons used than the tank holds (by about 7 to 9 gallons). Needless to say that this throws off all the calculations such as MPG, gallons used, etc. Additionally, I think it's related, my radio personal settings constantly revert back to a default setting. My specific bass, treble, etc. controls reset by themselves.

    Those polite customer service reps are really an "outsource" company from Oregon. They tell me to live with the problem since, "there is no fix for the problem at this time". The dealer has replaced a gas tank sensor, but the problem is the DIC. Now they want to send me an arbitrator form to arbitrate the problem. All I want is for the system to work as it should (like my other Cadillac's).

    I guess I'll try and take it back to the dealer, again. I don't know.
  • tulegittulegit Posts: 11
    Yeah, you can program the locks. Read the owners manual.
  • sls256sls256 Posts: 1
    tmacguy,

    Would you please find out what the service dept did to get rid of the rattles and squeaks in your ultraview? I am now on my 5th visit to the service dept for the rattles and sqweaks. The dealer service dept that I use just does not seem to have a clue.

    sls256
  • tmacguytmacguy Posts: 37
    Sorry, I did not come back to you. I had the car sent to for the mainenance service, so I did not get a chance to see the service rep. But I did call him a few days ago and he promised he will ask the technitial and come back to me. My mistake, I did nto follow up and obviouly this was no his priority list. I will follow up again.
  • I too am on my 4th radio in 4 months. I love my SUV but the radio is not the quality you would expect in a cadillac.
  • My o4 SRX has 3700 miles on it and has more rattles than my 01 Yukon with 137K miles, I am thinking that it is due to all the plastic they have used on the interior. I drove the new Pathfinder last week, could not believe the difference in the quietness of the two vehicles. Dealer has pretty much told me to live with the problem, does anyone have any ideas on how to make the vehicle quieter??
  • Dear JB,

    you best get the vehicle looked at once. I never had any rattle sound or any problems with the sunroof. Until while driving on the highway the sunroof just exploded from the top of the vehicle. I always keep my sunroof visor open in my vehicle, but that day my co-worker was driving my car and he mentioned an article he had read about the sunroof shattering. I advised there was no way it was this vehicle that I would of gotten a re-call letter on such a big problem. At that time after our conversation, feeling a little unsteady about the conversation we had just had I decided to close my sunroof visor.....Well traveling back home that evening the unthinkable did in fact happen....it sounded like a gunshot went off in my car, we of course thought it was an accident that occured near us, but to find out in seconds that the sunroof had exploded off my vehicle vehicle. An angel must of been watching out for us that day, because what could of happened is just horrifying to think about. Lucky for us my co-worked had good control of the vehicle at time of occurance and he did not hit the concrete wall or veer off to the other lane. This occurance could of caused a major accident with multiple cars involved and also major injuries or even death to a lot of people. Just an fyi.....National highway safety was notified by me, GM customer complaints have been notified and also my car dealer. NONE of them feel that this situation requires a re-call because investigations are still going on. I am not sure how many people have to go thru what I went thru, or if they are waiting for someone to get seriously hurt or killed, but I feel the consumers should be aware as others driving on the same path as someone driving these vehicles. The worse part I have advised them I do not feel safe in this vehicle do not want it back and want out of lease to go into another GM vehicle that I feel is safe. GM does not want to work with me on this and feels what happened does not warrant a recall or replacing the vehicle at this time. There is so much more to this event and what I have had to go thru the last two weeks that anyone can imagine.
    Please, get your car looked at, this can happen to you also without any warning. I unfortunatley just received my car back and dont even want to drive it, but yet I still have to make payments on a vehicle which I feel is unsafe because GM and my dealership gave me no other alternative.

    I want as many consumors to know about this because it is a safety issue and a life or death situation. I will find a way or avenue to get this out to the public. A vehicle can be replaced but a human life is not replaceable and you can not put a $ amount to someone life. This does come down to the $$$$'s. Good luck and please do take my advice and get your vehicle checked, I beg of you!!!!

    Anyone else who is reading this, please if you own this vehicle and it has the extended sunroof, get it checked out at once.....even though they do not have a conclusion or a fix and are still investigating it, have your dealer check it out throughly....by the way on their expense not yours..
  • Hi, I finally got the time and opportunity to ask my dealer workshop about the roof fix. Unfortunantly it was not what I expected.... they told me they just greased teh thing. That is it.... I talked to the technitial my self and he confirmed that he only greased it. Caddilacs here are covered by free periodic maintainance for 60,000 mi. The workshop periodically grases the sunroof assembly every other peridic maintainace, this keeps them quite. They tell me they have no complains at all from their customers.

    For the record. my roof only aquecked, i.e., there were no ratels, just squeeks and creeks. The dealer told me about the problem as i was buying but assured me of a fix if it ever happened, and they fulfilled their promise.

    Sorry, it is so simple it is dissapointing, and it would be surprising if your dealer haven't thought of such a simple fis. but this is what i am told and it sure worked for me.
  • At 25,000 km my 04 SRX is in the workshop for its first waranty repair; the pedal assembly was stuck and unadjustable. It have been in the workshop for 4 days now and is proving to be a very difficult fix. Other wise no problems.

    On another note: this roof shatter problem seems to be only on the 05 models.
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    A friend of mine has taken delivery of a new SRX...not sure if it's a 2005 or 2006 but how would a dealer's service dept check for a glass that was about to explode? :surprise:

    Mark :D

    PS. Tmacguy, might want to run the spell check before posting :P
  • tbjtbj Posts: 2
    I have an early production 2005 SRX AWD V8. Overall, I've been very happy with the car, but I've had a problem with hard shifting and engine RPM fluctuation. The fluctuation is most prevalent in 4th and 5th gear at lower speeds. Sometimes the RPM will surge and decrease quickly. I've taken the car to the dealer and was told the service technician didn't observe the hard shifts and the RPM fluctuation is normal. Does anyone have any suggestions concerning the cause and fix for this?
  • Go to another dealer. MY '04 SRX v8 AWB shifts mooth and has no fluctuations. In fact it si the softest shifiting GM I have ever experienced (my other car is a '03 CTS). In fact. If I were to hold on the brakes and shift into D, I would not feel a thing at all; the car just shifts and no one would notice, and it is as smooth after that.

    Enjoy the car, it is really great.
  • tbjtbj Posts: 2
    Thanks. I am going to try another dealer. As I said, overall, I really like the car. I think the ride, handling and appearance are outstanding. However, the problems I'm having are annoying enough to make me get rid of it if they aren't fixed soon. (In addition to the problems I described, the car also often has a slight shudder under light acceleration. I also sometimes feel a similar, but more pronounced, shudder as the transmission shifts.)
  • I am having a proble that has reocurred 5 time. The engine revs to 6K RPM and loses power then the "service engine" light comes on. They have replicated the problem at the dealership one time but cannot fix it. They already replaced the pedal per the recall. GM is really dragging their feet on this and I am on the verge of contacting an attorney. Anyone else having a similar problem?
  • The dealer retorqued the screws and lubricated the rail but it only worked for a few days.
  • Well, with the advent of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, it's becoming painfully obvious that Chrysler and not GM is really interested in their performance vehicle programs. If GM were really in the game, we would of had an SRX-V by now built upon a vehicle platform that has a real performance pedigree (Sigma). Instead, GM has only themselves to blame and are not losing more high profit dollars to DaimlerChrysler. Amazing.
  • b4zb4z Posts: 3,372
    How long have you had your SRX?
    Hope you are enjoying it and the added room.
    Do you still have the CTS?

    My SRX will be 2 years old March 4th.
    Only drove it 5300 miles last year but
    16,000 miles on the '04 GTO!

    I am still enjoying my SRX. I would actually like
    to get another one with the Driver Level One package and
    heated seats w/ power passenger.
    Really missing the heated seats.

    '07 will bring a new interior and I really wish GM would get the 300hp V6 ready. I can't believe that the lowly Explorer offers a 6 speed but not the SRX.
  • b4zb4z Posts: 3,372
    When the SRX came out I really felt it was overpriced.
    The V6 had a MSRP of $38,690.
    The new MSRP is now $36,990.

    At $36,990 it is one of the best SUV values out there.
  • Hello, i'm new to this forum. I've read all the post until my eyes bulgded out. I can't find any 0-60 specs on the v8. anybody have this info.
  • 300 hp v6???????????????????????????????????

    Where did you hear about this? Do you have any links? Meybe GM will combine VVT with direct injection and show toyota that America still has plenty of fight left. :mad: :D :blush: :shades:
  • Well, I was poised to purchase the SRX until the review came in our local papers (Toronto) on the new Audi Q7. The reviews were outstanding and the price point is almost exactly per the SRX ($55,000 Cdn).

    Sooooooo, I am not naive in that Audi parts and service cost WAY more than GM's (my dad is a mechanic for 52 years). I prefer the SRX styling. But....I have been less than impressed with the families fleet of GM products (a Century, Montanna and Rendevous).

    I am seriously thinking of going the Audi route because I am fed up with the poor quality GM product lately.

    What are people's opinions?

    NascarQueen24
  • I have and AWD V8 loaded with everything and here is what I know:

    MotorTrend had an AWD shoot out in Oct 2004 that involved an SRX V8, BMW x5 4.4, Infinity FX 45, and '03 Cayenne. The SRX was reported to be the fastest of the group at 0-60 in 6.4 sec and quarer Mi @ 14.6. 2nd place went for the Infinity at 6.5 & 17.3 sec.

    This sounded too fast to be true.

    Edmunds had a shoot out that included the X5 4.4i, FX 45, and ML500. The caddy tied for last with the ML at 7.4 0-60 time, the FX was first at 6.8.

    I had a chance to go head to head with a '03 Cayenne, It was too close with the SRX edging the Porsche only by the front fender in the 1/4 mile. It was nice though to see a Cadillac beat a Porsche.

    I did test my 0-60 but it was a lousy 7.5 sec. I blamed that on the weather, it was mid summer and quite humid. Winter (more close to typical spring US weather) 0-60 tests are normally about 0.4 sec quicker, which should put the SRX at 7.1.

    Finally, Automotive.com review states, "The 4.6-liter V8 delivers lots of power. Cadillac's latest generation Northstar V8 is rated at 320 horsepower and 315 pounds-feet of torque. With the V8, the SRX can
    accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds (6.9 for the heavier all-wheel-drive version), according to Cadillac. I personally think 6.9 for the AWD is about right. Note that Cadillac numbers are normally for the base (lighter) model of each category. Add the massive glass roof and other options and performance can suffer to upto 0.5 seconds.

    I wish I did not get the AWD, I would have enjoyed the extra acceleration cick.
  • b4zb4z Posts: 3,372
    There is a direct injection version of the 3.6L reportedly with 305 hp.

    Also there will be a Sport version of the SRX released in 2007.

    I do not know when the SRX will get the 6 speed or the higher output V6.

    I can tell you that production for the '06 model year is higher than '05, so maybe the price decrease will bring more sales and possibly more interest from Cadillac in the SRX.
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