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Cadillac SRX Problem with stability system



  • jru2jru2 Posts: 5
    The 2004 SRX is a death trap. I was driving on the highway with a motorcycle right behind me and made a tight left hand turn. The steering wheel froze and the engine turned off. I almost killed the motorcyclist and my whole family. Yet GM just decided to ignore the problem. I also found out the engineer that looked at my vehicle because the engine light would not go off "fixed" the car and would not tell me how he managed to get the engine light off. Well I found out how by taking my car to a master mechanic. The GM "Engineer" just unplugged the ECM from the sensors on 9 leads!!!! We all need to get together before GM's 2004 SRX kills someone. It's obvious Cadillac is not doing anything. I need written statements and plan on taking these to a lemon law lawyer/district attorney and will be asking why the The vehicle safety division is not taking any action to our numerous complaints . Please send your statements to I think a nice lawsuite will wake Cadillac up. Even if you get rid of the car can you imagine that you and your family will be sharing the road with these potential death traps.
  • jru2jru2 Posts: 5
    CAR ACCIDENT: Speeding Driver Slams into Wall, Killed
    February 22 2010

    Irvine – A Cadillac driver who was reportedly going at a high speed along Interstate 5 was ejected from the vehicle and killed Monday after hitting a freeway sound wall, the California Highway Patrol said.

    Reports show that the driver of the southbound Cadillac SRX was on the carpool lane at around 10:35 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and veered across all lanes before he hit the sound wall.

    The vehicle reportedly flipped over and rested on its roof on the Culver Drive on-ramp.

    The unidentified driver died at the scene while a male passenger was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries.

    Another vehicle had to be towed after it hit a detached wheel of the Cadillac. The on-ramp was closed for at least two hours as authorities remove the debris and investigate the crash.
  • jru2jru2 Posts: 5
    Legendary photographer Helmut Newton, 83, died in Los Angeles this afternoon following a single-vehicle car crash. Reports say his 2004 silver Cadillac SRX sped out of control from the driveway of the Chateau Marmont hotel, jumped a curb, and crashed into a low wall and high shrubs across the street. Police spokesperson April Harding said Newton, who was the driver and alone in the car, was transported by the Los Angeles Fire Department EMS to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he died a short time later.

    Police said Newton was alone in the vehicle. Police would not comment on whether the vehicle's air bags were, or were not, deployed in the accident or answer any other questions about the vehicle other than to say the accident "is under investigation."

    © Helmut Newton
    Harding said it was not known whether Newton was ill before the crash or whether other factors caused the wreck. Photographs of the scene by well-known Los Angeles freelance photographer Ann Johansson, which moved on the Associated Press news wire, show relatively major front-end damage to the vehicle. They show little or no damage to the driver's area or to the passenger compartment much past the dashboard or to any back area of the late-model car.

    Newspaper reports say that people were walking on the sidewalk in front of the hotel driveway and that Newton's car brushed a photographer heading into the hotel before hitting the wall. Johansson, called on Friday night by News Photographer, confirmed that she is the photographer that Newton's vehicle nearly missed hitting, but she did not want to provide any other information about the incident at this time. Newton will be remembered for his dramatic and often erotic black and white photographs of nude women. His work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Playboy, and countless other magazines around the world, as well as in oversized hardbound books and gallery exhibits.

    Born in Berlin in 1920, Newton fled the Nazis in 1938 by moving to Singapore and later became an Austrian citizen. On October 22, 2003, he donated more than 1,000 of his photographs and his archive to the city of Berlin. News reports at the time quoted Newton as saying, "I'm very proud that my photos are returning to the city where I was born. Not just the nudes, but also the portraits, landscapes and snapshots I love to take." The donated images are scheduled to go on display in a gallery in western Berlin that Newton "fell in love with," he said. Newton financed renovation of the gallery building, which is also to be used to showcase the work of young photographers.

    Newton is survived by his photographer wife, June, who works under the name Alice Springs. The Newtons have residences in Los Angeles and Monaco. She married Newton in Melbourne, Australia, in 1948 and in 1970 in Paris she became a photographer herself, changing her name to Alice Springs.
  • jru2jru2 Posts: 5
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer
    Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
    Fax (208) 324-7897
    For further information, contact Capt. Robert Storm at (208) 324-6000 or (208) 736-3070

    For Immediate Release: 1/13/2011 8:15 a.m.
    Contact: Trooper Pohanka

    On January 13, 2011 at 2:21 a.m. Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle injury crash on US93 at milepost 43.6, near the intersection of 2400 East and 4100 North in Twin Falls County. Rebecca Evart, 34, of Spokane, Washington, was northbound on US93 in a Cadillac SRX. For unknown reasons, Evart lost control of the vehicle, drifting across the southbound lanes and off the roadway. The vehicle rolled several times and Evart was partially ejected. She was taken by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Boise with serious injuries. Evart was wearing a seatbelt.
    The crash is still under investigation by Trooper Pohanka who was assisted at the scene by Trooper Kilton and Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office and emergency crews.
  • jru2jru2 Posts: 5
    edited June 2011
    MANTUA TWP. -- A West Deptford Township man was killed Saturday when he lost control of his car along Harrison Avenue and the vehicle struck a tree, police said.

    Leroy Scott, 32, of the Red Bank Run Apartments on Red Bank Avenue died in the 2:50 a.m. crash.

    Scott was driving a 2004 Cadillac SRX east on Harrison Avenue when he lost control of the car, police said.

    Scott, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle after it struck the tree.

    Police said Scott was driving at a high rate of speed through Woodbury and also along Harrison Avenue moments before the crash.

    The driver did not have any identification with him. He was identified using an automated fingerprint identification system.

    The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office is assisting township police in the investigation.

    Is it me or are these cars all crashing and killing because the owners "LOST CONTROL"??????
  • ldonnerldonner Posts: 4
    I purchased this vehicle in 2008 and it has been a complete nightmare. On a consistent basis, the "engine powering down" message randomly pops up and the car completely shuts off. Last week, this happened as I was in the middle of a high-traffic road.

    In the last six months I have replaced both the front right and front left blinkers SIX times.

    Every single day the "stability control" and "traction control" messages pop up, jolting my car to the left or right. This happens at least twice every morning on my 12 mile drive, with my two children who are under the age of four, to our daycare providers. My biggest fear is that one of these police reports will someday involve me and/or my family because of this deathtrap of a vehicle. Cadillac, GM... PLEASE someone help us resolve these problems asap.
  • rriderrrider Posts: 9
    welcome to the club!!!

    the only tempoary solution to your problem with the stability control is to push the little button next to the shifter and hold until your screen says the stability control has been turned off. It is important that you hold it down up to 30 seconds.

    your lucky it is just the turn signal bulb....wait until the actual power unit goes...that will set you back about 250-300.00 (and there are 2 of them one for each side) and God forbid the rear tailight goes...that will run you about 400.00 because there are no bulbs...the entire unit is LCD and sealed. These costs are not dealer prices either..I have done them myself and purchased parts on line.


    If interested I have a laundry list of other defects I have had to deal with in the past 12 months...wheel hubs, transfer case, power window motors, issues with shifter linkage etc.... and only 65,000 miles
  • ldonnerldonner Posts: 4
    Wow. This is worse than I though. The problem is... Unlike, GM/Cadillac, If I sold the car, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night knowing someone else might be in danger driving it. Apparently the Cadillac/GM people don't have a problem with that. What is the world coming to?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055

    I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Have you spoken with GM Customer Assistance? If so, could you please email me your case number? I would like to look further into your situation.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • elamelam Posts: 17
    IDONNER- Read my earlier posts to see what (in my opinion and based on my experience) is about to happend to you.

    1. GM Customer service monitors the site and will contact you
    2. They will ask you detailed questions, as if you know nothing about maintaining a car
    3. They will likely say they cannot help, but will give you $1500 towards a new car (Ha!!!!)
    4. Back to starting point, just more frustrated
  • elamelam Posts: 17

    I forgot to mention that the chain in the transfercase will be next. All of the jerking that is caused by the stability control lead to the failure of our transfer case. So funny, the GM dealer said they had no idea of what the problem was, but offered to fix it for $1800. I asked, so if you do not take it apart and look to find the problem, how can you provide a fixed price to fix it? They were speechless. Of course, GM had a taillight warranty (when you cannot see the tailights, the warranty is over), so I ultimatley took it to a professional that just does transmissions, and obtain a long term warranty.

    GM- If you love the car so much, I will sell you mine. Not a thing wrong with it!! Ha!!!!!!!! I do not drive it (for fear of getting killed), but as soon as I can find a buyer (as is where is) its gone. Come on GM- make me an offer!!!!!!!!!!
  • ldonnerldonner Posts: 4
    Thanks for the heads-up. Has anyone ever alerted the media? Maybe if these issues were made public, we would get some action? I'm sure people would like to be forewarned that if they are ever driving behind me, my engine might shut off...or my car my suddenly jolt into oncoming traffic.
  • Yeah, maybe that will work, because my stability system message is on everyday, took it to the cadillac dealership, they lied to me and told me that they did a DT on it. Come to find out they didn't, which was told by the CSR when she was calling for feedback on how the service was the last time I visited. It's funny, everyone is having the same exact problems. Maybe we should take it to the media and maybe the cadillac dealership or whoever would do more.
  • I love my truck, because it looks gud on the outside, if I knew that all these problems would occur, I would have kept my Impala. Cadillac dealership, what a rip off. Can't trust anyone to fix the problem RIGHT. They are just in it for the money, not to have satisfied customers-and that's what makes a company, the satisfied customers.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055

    Have you spoken with GM Customer Assistance? If so, could you please email me the case number? I would like to look further into your situation.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • elamelam Posts: 17
    CSmith2011-What did I tell you? GM cust Serv will now try to get you to be quite. Get ready for the discount off of a new GM (Government Motors) vehicle. I still have my SRX peice of crap, just can't seem to get rid of it. And GM certaily offered no help in repairs. Thanks, GM! Your actions really told me (and I do share it) what you are all about. In my opion- deception...

  • juanitamhjuanitamh Posts: 1
    Hello Idonner,

    I totally feel your pain and understand your frustrations as I am having the exact same problems even after several repairs. I don't understand why cadillac has not had a recall on this part/issue. This truck has been an absolute nightmare!!!!
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055

    I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Did you have the repairs done at a GM dealership?

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • elamelam Posts: 17
    juanitamh-As stated in earlier comments, GM Customer Service monitors this site. I too have no idea why they have not placed a recall, or at a minimum make certain repairs. [In my opinion] they only monitor the site to catch you and get you off the comment board, making some ha;l [non-permissible content removed] attempt of looking like they actually care. As bad as the accidents were with the SXR that killed a few people, maybe at a minimum, all of the complaints sets forth grounds for the legal team of these families to dig into GM's real problem. It is alltoo convenient that evey GM service department "has no clue" what the problem is. As mentioned in my earlier comments, while they had no clude what the Stability problem was, they were all over it when the transfer case failed (as a result of the jerking) Ironically, they knew what was wrong and provided a price to repair without ever touching it. I guess they have ESP. It Ffiled with less than 100,000 miles, but they claim the time had elasped. GM was absolutely useless in this process. Just be forwarned about their process, especially just wearing you out. Rather than the mental stress- I just bought a new Ford. I still have the car though. Seem as if its not a great resale, especially as everyone that reads these sites and sees all of the complaints about the SRX and GM in general. Thanks Caron and GM for all your shennanigans........
  • I , as everyone else, have had most all of the same things go wrong with my 04 SRX. Unfortunately I am not in the position to sink this kind of money into this car any longer. Since having the transfer case replaced I have been having electrical issue codes coming up. Have started with the least expensive and worked my way up. Today I bouhgt a new battery and this will be my final purchase in repairs for this car. I am sick of it. This was my first purchase of a Caddy and will definetly be my last...
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