The steering wheel position sensor may fail, resulting in the service stability message being displayed.Google+
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Cadillac SRX Steering Wheel Position Sensor May Fail
Cadillac SRX Problem
Average Mileage: 88,038 mi (11,100 mi - 175,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Cadillac SRX, 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.
Visitor, 2004 Cadillac SRX, 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?
Visitor, 2004 Cadillac SRX, 97,553 mi
Stability System intermittently triggers while driving
Visitor, 2004 Cadillac SRX
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.
Visitor, 2004 Cadillac SRX, 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.
Visitor, 2004 Cadillac SRX, 78,000 mi
It happens ALL THE TIME
Visitor, 2010 Cadillac SRX, 11,100 mi
Stabilitrak and ABS lights on; vehicle hesitate when pressing gas pedal then gradually speed up.
Visitor, 2004 Cadillac SRX, 105,000 mi
Get service stability message.
Visitor, 2005 Cadillac SRX, 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.
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.