NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,250 miles

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2005 Cadillac SRX brakes problems

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2005 Cadillac SRX Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 302016

SRX 6-cyl

  • 58,700 miles


Took the car to the supermarket & as I was driving home I went to stop at a red light & my brakes completely failed. There was no warning, thank god I was not going fast and I was not hit by another car. Brake fluid had completely drained out of the system. Got my car towed to repair shop where we have all our cars serviced. Mechanic said all the brake lines were all rotted/rusted. Can't get parts anymore, they have to 'fabricate' them. Price to repair $1200 my car only has 58K & is garaged. I do live on long island but have never driven through any floods. Cadillac says 'car is too old for any recourse on their part'. what else is new. I lost my brakes in an instant with no warning. I'm grateful I did not cause an accident or get myself killed. Have read online that this has been an issue. I guess you can add my car to your statistics. I guess I could ask mechanic for pictures if you would like to see. Thank you [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hicksville, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 012014


  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Srx. While driving approximately 30 mph and attempting to stop for a red light, the brakes failed to engage and caused the vehicle to drive into a busy intersection. After the incident, the ABS sensor illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician stated that the ABS was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 91,000.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 172014


  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Srx. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle failed to stop when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle managed to come to a stop when the contact applied the emergency brake. The contact turned off and restarted the vehicle and the brakes performed normally. The failure occurred on three different occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 73,000.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 152012

SRX 6-cyl

  • 62,300 miles
While driving I pushed on the brakes and the peddle went to the floor. I got it to the repair shop and was told that the brake line was rusted out. I had it replaced. It has happened to 3 different brake lines. The latest was just last week, going up my daughters driveway.

- Anderson, IN, USA

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