Cadillac SRX - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Cadillac SRX owners have reported a total of 1,823 problems for their cars built in the 13 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Cadillac SRX. The 2010 Cadillac SRX cars have the most problems reported (374 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Cadillac SRX

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 SRX
25
  2015 SRX
90
  2014 SRX
118
  2013 SRX
214
  2012 SRX
204
  2011 SRX
230
  2010 SRX
374
  2009 SRX
28
  2008 SRX
44
  2007 SRX
54
  2006 SRX
72
  2005 SRX
129
  2004 SRX
241

  Common problems of Cadillac SRX

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Cadillac SRX cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting (506 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (195 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Cadillac SRX

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Exterior Lighting
506
  Electrical System
195
  Engine And Engine Cooling
155
  Equipment
145
  Power Train
144
  Electronic Stability Control
85
  Structure
77
  Service Brakes
71
  Steering
70
  Visibility
69
   
  Air Bag
62
  Suspension
60
  Vehicle Speed Control
57
  Wheel
23
  Seats
18
  Other Fuel System
18
  Traction Control System
17
  Unknown Or Other
13
  Tire
11
  Seat Belt
10
  Gasoline Fuel System
9
  Latches/locks/linkage
3
  Back Over Prevention
3
  Air Brake
1
  Parking Brake
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Cadillac SRX of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across SRX model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Cadillac SRX model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across SRX Model Years

SRX
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2016 2544,6133    
0.19
  2015 9058,6854    
0.38
  2014 11851,8835    
0.45
  2013 21450,5696    
0.71
  2012 20467,7127    
0.43
  2011 23059,1188    
0.49
  2010 37448,8129    
0.85
  2009 286,99010    
0.40
  2008 4422,25511    
0.18
  2007 5416,28312    
0.28
  2006 7224,44713    
0.23
  2005 12923,51114    
0.39
  2004 24131,07115    
0.52

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Cadillac SRX is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2016 SRX
6
  2015 SRX
9
  2014 SRX
12
  2013 SRX
45
  2012 SRX
17
  2011 SRX
17
  2010 SRX
32
  2009 SRX
3
  2008 SRX
6
  2007 SRX
4
  2006 SRX
5
  2005 SRX
9
  2004 SRX
18


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