NHTSA — Engine Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,156 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.

2006 Cadillac SRX engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2006 Cadillac SRX:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2006 Cadillac SRX Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 202014


  • 109,993 miles


Check engine light for replacement of timing chains, sprockets, actuators, guides, tensioner all major engines parts needing replacement on a Cadillac well cared for at barely 100K. Contacted GM, gave run around for weeks and deny the fact that there is premature engine wearing issues w no compensation on these 40K cars, they created an extended warranty for the same issues on same engines in different yr model cars and same exact model as well. Very poor customer service.

- Iithonia, GA, USA

problem #6

Sep 272014


  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Srx. While driving 5 mph, the engine stalled and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. As a result, the contact drove onto a curb. The contact later observed slight damage to the under carriage and heard a rattling sound. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 77,000

- Fort Worth , TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 232014


  • 60,700 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Srx. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the engine stalled and veered to the right. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a guardrail and suddenly veered to the left. The vehicle landed on grass and the air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained injuries to the left side of the neck, the leg and the ribs. The front passenger sustained an injury to the left arm. The driver and front passenger did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact received NHTSA campaign 14V394000 (electrical system) and believed the crash was related to the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 60,700.

- Fort Lauderdale , FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 032014

SRX 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


There is a P008 code that onstar detected and said I may have engine problems. This would enable the car to have performance issues. I called GM customer service and they want me to pay to have another diagnostic test done and does not want to repair my car which I think they should because my car does not have 100,000 miles on it. There should not be engine problems with a car that doesn't even have 100,000 miles yet.

- York, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 202014


  • 114,400 miles
P0008 timing chain repair on 2006 Cadillac Srx cel came on Monday January 20th diagnostic run on Tuesday January 21st contacted serviceman on January 21st who will repair for $1300 contacted lafontaine on Wednesday January 22nd who will repair for $2600 lafontaine then amended to $1871 contacted Cadillac of novi on Thursday January 23rd who instructed me to contact GM directly contacted GM directly on January 23rd and opened formal case # [xxx] with [xxx] phone #[xxx]GM contacted Cadillac of novi and [xxx] at con called to assist me. Tsb # 3423 issued September 30, 2008 for 2004-2008 Srx extended warranty issued for same problem on 2007-2009 Srx to 120K miles common known issue in this engine GM has used three different sets of timing chains special coverage adjustment #11340 timing chain repair time 6.9 hours information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 182013

SRX 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
Check engine light was on. A code scan shows a single error code P0008, which indicates an elongation of timing chains. The repair cost is estimated at $1800 level. I bought it as a GM pep car, and since keep a good record of maintenance (oil changes) at the dealer. There is never an accident involved.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 042011

SRX 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
My 2006 Cadillac Srx has a very hard start up and engine is very loud was starting. Check engine light is constantly on. Had check engine light checked and return codes are P0008 and P0017. GM knows this is a problem in these vehicles and fails to place a recall out to correct the issue. I buy nothing but Cadillac but I am very upset about this issue!!!! I think GM really needs to take care of this!!!!!!

- Parkville, MD, USA

Not what you are looking for?