Cadillac SRX - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Cadillac SRX owners have reported a total of 1,676 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 (359 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 SRX
22
  2015 SRX
64
  2014 SRX
88
  2013 SRX
189
  2012 SRX
182
  2011 SRX
208
  2010 SRX
359
  2009 SRX
27
  2008 SRX
43
  2007 SRX
54
  2006 SRX
71
  2005 SRX
128
  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 (399 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (184 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Cadillac SRX

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Exterior Lighting
399
  Electrical System
184
  Engine And Engine Cooling
152
  Power Train
141
  Equipment
134
  Electronic Stability Control
83
  Structure
77
  Service Brakes
70
  Steering
70
  Visibility
63
   
  Air Bag
62
  Suspension
59
  Vehicle Speed Control
57
  Wheel
23
  Other Fuel System
18
  Traction Control System
17
  Seats
16
  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 2244,6132    
0.25
  2015 6458,6853    
0.36
  2014 8851,8834    
0.42
  2013 18950,5695    
0.75
  2012 18267,7126    
0.45
  2011 20859,1187    
0.50
  2010 35948,8128    
0.92
  2009 276,9909    
0.43
  2008 4322,25510    
0.19
  2007 5416,28311    
0.30
  2006 7124,44712    
0.24
  2005 12823,51113    
0.42
  2004 24131,07114    
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
9
  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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