2008 Cadillac SRX electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,700 miles

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2008 Cadillac SRX electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Cadillac SRX Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 032013

SRX 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


One Sunday, I drove the vehicle to the grocery store, parked and couldn't get the keys out of the ignition and the vehicle would not go all the way into park. I took the car to the dealer and it was fixed but the key will still get stuck from time to time and I have to put the car in neutral and then slam it into park in order to get the key out of ignition.

- North Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

Apr 092008


  • 8,000 miles
While on trip to Texas, we were starting to enter freeway from rest stop near slidell la, as we were accelerating engine died leaving us with no power brakes or power steering. Managed to pull car off road. After 5-10 minutes tried starting car, engine fired uo ok so commenced trip. Shortly after that all instrument gauges quit, pulled off highway to check engine, all ok so started on. Stopped at Cadillac dealer in baton rouge, they could not find problem. Gauges stopped working several more times but no engine problems. Arrived in Texas no further problems, however next morning car would not start, battery dead, called Cadillac dealer (car was lease) they came out and replaced battery. Next day car stopped running while in traffic, again after 5 minutes was able to startup again. Took car in to dealer in grapevine Texas they were unable to duplicate problem. Several weeks later, battery died again, plano Cadillac dealer sent out technician and replaced battery again. These problems continued until we came back to our home in Alabama. Same problems on that trip. Took car into dealer in mobile Alabama were we had leased car and told them to fix it, replace it or keep it under state lemon law.

- Fairhope, AL, USA

problem #1

Nov 242008


  • 5,000 miles
The parking assist feature turns itself off, after starting the car and putting the car into drive. This occurs about 25% of the time. To re-energize this feature, the entire system must be put into factory default, and then re-entered.

- Valley Stream, NY, USA

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