Service Stability Message Due to Failed Steering Wheel Position Sensor on Cadillac SRX

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

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Average mileage: 84,675 (100–175,000)
5 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, more2010
45 people reported this problem
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2004 Cadillac SRX79,000
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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2004 Cadillac SRX109,000
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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2004 Cadillac SRX97,553
Stability System intermittently triggers while driving
2010 Cadillac SRX11,100
Stabilitrak and ABS lights on; vehicle hesitate when pressing gas pedal then gradually speed up.
2005 Cadillac SRX94,000
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.
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.
2004 Cadillac SRX101,078
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.
2004 Cadillac SRX78,000
It happens ALL THE TIME
2004 Cadillac SRX105,000
Get service stability message.
2004 Cadillac SRX65,000
Every once an awhile service stability syatem comes on
2006 Cadillac SRX15,000
On and off Still happening at 88,000 miles Dealer has never fixed it Does not happen for thrm
2004 Cadillac SRX126,000
My service stability system warning comes up on the screen. This happens everytine indrive. Also the stability dysten kiks in and causes the car to jog to the left.
2004 Cadillac SRX60,000
Check Stability Sys light started coming on and going off with regularity. Then one day going about 40 straight ahead Service Stability Sys came on and the car swerved to the left and ABS made a strange vibrating noise. Within 2 weeks this did the same thing 2 other times. Car has currently been in shop for 5 days now with NO WORD on when, or how much!!! Very scary? yes - Dangerious? possibly at this stage, don't know if condition could get worse or not...
2006 Cadillac SRX76,000
My wife's car, steering position sensor fault light on, pulling out onto major boulevard and Car Stalls in the Lane! Petrified of upcoming traffic, thank gosh she hit the flashers and the car started.
2004 Cadillac SRX143,000
Service Stabilization System comes on several times a day when I'm driving. If there is a problem that could be dangerous, I'd like to know. I have already had the switch to lock up so the car had to be towed in; then I took it in on recall for the tumblers issue with the switch so what's the deal here? I love my car and as of right now I would'nt think of trading it off. But you know every car manufacturer no matter who they are, should be responsible for defective equipment they sell for people who are injured or in defective vehicles were at one point a prospective customer.
2004 Cadillac SRX90,021
my car display stability system engage then feel like brake engage too I think is steering sensor fail but do not take to any repair shop
2004 Cadillac SRX104,000
Stability Service system engaged , random ABS pumping loss of control
2004 Cadillac SRX35,000
"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.
On very cold days message "Service Stability System" displays. Had it checked ($330.00) said it was a sensor, probably the steering wheel sensor.....cost in Canada $600 and install $200. Think I will just wait for warmer weather.
2005 Cadillac SRX103,500
Service Stability System light comes on brakes lock and pulls hard to the right.No problems at all when I disengage the traction control.
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