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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,900 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Cadillac SRX engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Cadillac SRX Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 162014

SRX 6-cyl

  • 28,000 miles


We were stopped at a traffic light, when the engine made a very loud, harsh noise and began racing at a high rev. Even with brakes fully applied, we were propelled into the intersection; tried to jam the gear shift into neutral, but could not in time. We were struck from the left front and the vehicle was knocked onto the right side. Minor injuries, treated and released at the emergency room. Vehicle was totaled.

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 092008

SRX 6-cyl

  • 7,800 miles
Leased vehicle from Cadillac dealer in mobile al in Oct 2007. Had problems right away gauges would quit working. Dealer said couldn't repeat problems. May 2008 moving to tx, while attempting to enter I-10 from rest stop, engine quit running, no power steering, or brakes. Managed to get off road. After 5 minutes started again. Dealers in la and tx couldn't duplicate problem. Car continued to quit running off and on. Batteries burned up on two occasions, technicians suspected bad harness but couldn't locate problem. Returned to al in 2009, took car to dealer told them to fix, replace or take back. They said couldn't duplicate so I left the car with them as an unsafe vehicle. The consumer stated he experienced problems with the vehicle rattling and the gauges not working. The dealer found the source of the rattle, which was an exhaust bracket that was not installed correctly, but could not locate the problem with the gauges, or why the engine stalling. Several days later, the vehicle would not start. It was determined the battery was dead. A new battery was installed, and as the consumer was driving, the gauges stopped working again.

- Fairhope, AL, USA

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