Some of the most commonly reported problems with the Cadillac SRX include transmission problems, an inaccurate navigation system and an air intake that is built too low on the vehicle, causing it to take on water and causing engine failure. The model years with the most complaints include the 2004, 2006, 2012 and 2014 models.
According to reviewers, the Cadillac SRX has an inaccurate navigation system that requires a major update. Reviewers have reported needing to replace the engine on their Cadillac SRX due to the intake taking on water at a repair cost of $5,000. Some reviewers complain that the transmission went out on their Cadillacs at around 58,000 miles, resulting in costly repairs.