NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,500 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.

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2005 Cadillac SRX engine problems

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2005 Cadillac SRX Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 132011


  • 71,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Srx. The contact stated that the vehicle would jerk while accelerating and the check engine light would illuminate on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the contact was informed that there was an oil leak within the engine. As a result, the catalytic converter and solenoid needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance and referred the contact to NHTSA. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 74,000.

- Washington , DC, USA

problem #4

Jul 012011


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Srx. While driving, the contact stated that the vehicle would make a rattling noise and it would also hesitate. A local mechanic diagnosed that the catalytic converter needed to replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer was notified, but did not assist with the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 74,000.

- Vermilion, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 012010


  • miles
I got a oil change on Sunday and Monday my car broke down. The dealer said my engine didn't have any oil in it. After reading other reports this has happen to others. The oil didn't leak on the ground or their was no sign of the oil leaking.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012008


  • 62,000 miles
Our 2005 Cadillac Srx suffered a timing belt defect at 62,000 miles - just outside the factory warranty. I was told by a technician and assistant svc. Manager that they have had 4-8 of these "defects" in the past year and a bulletin has been released by GM with instructions on how to fix it. They kept our car for over 30 days trying to fix it, and it turns out that it requires a "redesigned" timing chain that is nothing like the current chain that is breaking. However, they refuse to acknowledge that it is a defect and should be subject to recall, and they are charging the car's owners full price to fix what should be replaced free of charge. It is a serious safety hazard and they only half-heartedly acknowledge that it's even an issue - yet they readily admit that the new design "fixes" problems that they say don't exist.

- Mauldin, SC, USA

problem #1

Sep 202008


  • 59,500 miles
I am the owner of a Cadillac Srx 2005. This had approx 59,000 miles at time of engine failure. Prior to the failure on two occasions the engine warning light came on at which time I took it to the dealership. They ran diagnostic and nothing wrong. On Sept. '08 the engine failed while driving and it was towed to the dealership and they determined that the timing belt failed. This is a 3 year old vehicle with less than 60K miles and the timing belt fails. This to me is very rare and I believe it to be a factory defect. I have had many vehicles with alot more miles and not one of them had a timing belt failure.

- Ellabell, GA, USA

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