Cadillac SRX - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Cadillac SRX owners have reported a total of 1,557 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 (354 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 SRX
19
  2015 SRX
48
  2014 SRX
67
  2013 SRX
159
  2012 SRX
162
  2011 SRX
195
  2010 SRX
354
  2009 SRX
27
  2008 SRX
40
  2007 SRX
54
  2006 SRX
68
  2005 SRX
124
  2004 SRX
240

  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 (328 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (174 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Cadillac SRX

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Exterior Lighting
328
  Electrical System
174
  Engine And Engine Cooling
149
  Power Train
138
  Equipment
125
  Electronic Stability Control
80
  Structure
76
  Steering
69
  Service Brakes
69
  Air Bag
59
   
  Suspension
57
  Visibility
56
  Vehicle Speed Control
56
  Wheel
22
  Other Fuel System
18
  Traction Control System
17
  Seats
15
  Unknown Or Other
13
  Tire
11
  Gasoline Fuel System
9
  Seat Belt
9
  Latches/locks/linkage
3
  Back Over Prevention
2
  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 1944,6132    
0.21
  2015 4858,6853    
0.27
  2014 6751,8834    
0.32
  2013 15950,5695    
0.63
  2012 16267,7126    
0.40
  2011 19559,1187    
0.47
  2010 35448,8128    
0.91
  2009 276,9909    
0.43
  2008 4022,25510    
0.18
  2007 5416,28311    
0.30
  2006 6824,44712    
0.23
  2005 12423,51113    
0.41
  2004 24031,07114    
0.55

  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
8
  2014 SRX
10
  2013 SRX
44
  2012 SRX
17
  2011 SRX
16
  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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