hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,502 miles

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2004 Cadillac SRX Owner Comments

problem #11

Mar 282013


  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Srx. The contact stated that the traction control and the reduced engine power warning lights illuminated, causing the vehicle to become resistant to acceleration attempts over 5 mph. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle would resume normal function once the engine was shut off and restarted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 150,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #10

Feb 132007


  • miles
Having problems with my Cadillac Srx 2004 model, it seems many are... my "traction/ stability control" came on going 70 mph up a hill (which I live in a valley so if you go off the road you might drop 100 ft) with a vehicle behind me, my vehicle wouldn't accelerate the vehicle behind me almost rear ended me and my 3 children, when I finally got it to the shoulder and stopped it began idling very rough, I turned off the vehicle waited a few min and turned it back on and all was fine, this is very unsafe!! this problem needs to be investigated and recalled before someone gets killed!! we called the GM dealership that we recently had replace our transfer case (for yet again another recurring problem in this vehicle) and were told to wait until it happens a few more times before bringing it in"!" this is my only transportation and it is parked, I refuse to put my children in an unsafe vehicle I'd rather walk!

- Canadian, TX, USA

problem #9

Aug 042011

SRX 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
The problem with my 2004 Cadillac Srx started after the dealer completed a recall service for the transmission shift from park problem now the vehicle can be shifted from park with key in or out of the ignition, running or not and when vehicle is turned off the key does not release from ignition, now traction control light comes on dealer does not know what is the problem. Also stability control message comes on. I have read that two people have died in accidents already from stability control systems malfunctioning in the 2004 Cadillac Srx.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 202011

SRX 8-cyl

  • 58,500 miles


2004 Cadillac Srx V8 AWD - traction control warning light comes on after about 20 minutes of driving, display panel says to service stability system. This occurs in dry weather, under no adverse conditions. Sensor has already been replaced.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #7

Jan 052009

SRX 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My traction control/stability system will engage while I am driving down the road unless I manually disable it. This could very easily cause an accident because the car will be jerked and pulled either to the left or right. It began in January of 2009 and continues to do this even after trying many things to fix the problem.

- Golden, MS, USA

problem #6

Nov 032010

SRX 6-cyl

  • 97,800 miles
My 2004 Cadillac Srx has 98000 miles on it. The service stability system light comes on after driving for 20 minutes, each time I start the car. I clear the system and just drive. The car shakes while driving a bit and does pull to the right. I am not experiencing some of the problems many others are facing with this same warning, but feel I too will soon, it is getting worse. I also was forced to put in 89 octane gas at a station that didnt have super, I had a low fuel light. After 20 minutes of driving stability light came on along with check engine. I cancelled my trip and drove to my mechanic. He stated there was a misfire which may be from lower grade gas but after a fill up of super and a full day of driving check engine light is flashing. Bringing it back to get serviced I was told there was no misfire, clogged injectors norfaulty plugs. The problem was with the ECU. These cars sense a problem and "shut off" the problematic fule injector. Well mine is not problematic but the computer says it is!!! now what buy a new ECU!!! $149 for the diagnostic and over $500 for the ECU not including labor, I'm looking at a grand to fix the problem, if this is the problem!!! I really love the style and look of this car, but all the extra crap is overkill. There needs to be a recall for the stability system quick, we are going to have a Toyota situation on our hands

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 182010


  • 55,000 miles


When making a turn, going over a speed bump or taking a sharp turn the traction engagement system warning light comes on. At times the vehicle will stop accelerating.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 102010


  • 47,000 miles
Stability control systems kicks in while driving straight. Took vehicle to dealer about a year and half ago and they replaced a sensor. Problem has started again. Have taken it to dealer and they say they have not been able to recreate problem.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 082010


  • 33,500 miles
Driving to norman Oklahoma from flower mound tx. In 2004 Cadillac Srx. Stability system light comes on multiple times. About an hour into trip service stability system message comes on. Got out book said to get to dealer immediately. Call dealer and he said not to worry but after reading other customer complaints. I am afraid to drive and a couple of times, it felt like wheels were locking up and that I could have had a serious accident. Looks like NHTSA should look in to this problem and there should be a recall before someone is seriously injured or killed. The light has been going on periodically for the past month but just in town driving. I was very concerned yesterday as at times it felt that I didn't have control of what the vehicle was doing. I will be reporting to GM on Monday and taking my car to dealer but it sounds as though the dealership are unsure of problem and they should not be telling customers not to worry.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 102010

SRX 8-cyl

  • 48,250 miles
I own a 2004 Cadillac Srx AWD V8, I have had many stability control issues, it has been into the dealer 5 times. They have replaced three wheel bearings and still the problem continues. The car will pull left sometimes, the ABS will engage sometimes. The system doesn't store problem.

- Derby, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 012010

SRX 8-cyl

  • 68,468 miles
I have a 2004 Cadillac Srx V8 with a stability system error recurring. This happens at least one time every time I drive the car. When the stability system error comes on the car skids a bit, sometimes pulling left or right, or if it comes on when I am breaking, its grinds with the braking and seems to skip a bit. The Cadillac dealer says they haven't seen this problems but I have read a least 100 reviews on different websites from customers experiencing the same problems. Some of them have even been jerked off of the road when the warning comes on.

- Emmett, ID, USA

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