Cadillac SRX - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Cadillac SRX owners have reported a total of 2,091 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 (413 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 SRX
35
  2015 SRX
128
  2014 SRX
150
  2013 SRX
259
  2012 SRX
246
  2011 SRX
270
  2010 SRX
413
  2009 SRX
28
  2008 SRX
54
  2007 SRX
55
  2006 SRX
72
  2005 SRX
132
  2004 SRX
249

  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 (668 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (212 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Cadillac SRX

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Exterior Lighting
668
  Electrical System
212
  Equipment
165
  Engine And Engine Cooling
165
  Power Train
151
  Electronic Stability Control
90
  Visibility
83
  Structure
81
  Service Brakes
80
  Steering
72
   
  Suspension
67
  Air Bag
66
  Vehicle Speed Control
57
  Wheel
25
  Seats
20
  Other Fuel System
20
  Traction Control System
17
  Unknown Or Other
13
  Tire
11
  Seat Belt
11
  Gasoline Fuel System
9
  Latches/locks/linkage
3
  Back Over Prevention
3
  Parking Brake
1
  Air 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 3544,6133    
0.26
  2015 12858,6854    
0.55
  2014 15051,8835    
0.58
  2013 25950,5696    
0.85
  2012 24667,7127    
0.52
  2011 27059,1188    
0.57
  2010 41348,8129    
0.94
  2009 286,99010    
0.40
  2008 5422,25511    
0.22
  2007 5516,28312    
0.28
  2006 7224,44713    
0.23
  2005 13223,51114    
0.40
  2004 24931,07115    
0.53

  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
10
  2014 SRX
13
  2013 SRX
46
  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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