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Cadillac SRX Steering Wheel Position Sensor May Fail

Cadillac SRX Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010

Average Mileage: 85,732 mi (11,100 mi - 175,000 mi)


The steering wheel position sensor may fail, resulting in the service stability message being displayed.

  • Visitor, , 79,000 mi

    For the last few weeks my car has been displaying the "Service Stability System" warning. When the warning appears on the console, the brake seems to be vibrating quite a bit and the front lights seem to dim. It is happening more frequently. I have an upcoming trip to Wisconsin next week and I am worried about driving in the snow, but I have an appointment to diagnose on Saturday.

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  • Visitor, , 109,000 mi

    Has not been fixed. Where is the steering wheel sensor located?
    How do I get to the spark plugs on this vehicle?

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  • Visitor, , 97,553 mi

    Stability System intermittently triggers while driving

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  • Message says Service Stability. I need to press ok to clear message. Message appears every so often every other day. Mechanic is asking $100 for steering angle (position?) sensor, and 2 hours of labor at $100 each, therefore $300 to change it.

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  • Visitor, , 101,078 mi

    The stability system light constantly comes on and the car will swerve slightly. Also when braking, sometimes the light will interfer with a smooth breaking.

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  • Visitor, , 78,000 mi

    It happens ALL THE TIME

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  • Visitor, , 35,000 mi

    "Stability Service Engaged" appears on the display screen. It feels like a gust of wind is blowing the rear of the car when it happens. It happens at speeds over 60 mph and sometimes even when I'm driving around town doing 45 mph or less. It happened yesterday as I was hitting the brakes and there was a grinding noise. Took the car into the dealership and they couldn't determine what was causing it and ultimately decided we should "start with new tires". New tires yesterday, the message is still displaying today.

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  • Visitor, , 11,100 mi

    Stabilitrak and ABS lights on; vehicle hesitate when pressing gas pedal then gradually speed up.

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  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    Get service stability message.

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  • Visitor, , 94,000 mi

    Traction control light turns on. Car will begin to miss and idle rough. Sometimes will stall when at stoplight or driving at low RPM. Can pull over, turn off car, remove key, open door and than can close door, insert key and start. That will normally "reset" the condition and car drives normal, no misses, no lights, UNTIL it again returns....sometimes minutes and sometimes hours or even days.
    I assume from much reading online, that likely the steering sensor or a wheel sensor has gone bad (?). I will have dealer check asap. Still...not a safe condition and is one GM should clearly address. Very dangerous if a stall has occurred and driver unaware, as an engine shut down leaves brakes and steering with no assistance and when not expected, very dangerous.

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