The consumer advice website recently put together a list of vehicles that it has received the most amount of complaints over with regard to major engine trouble. Certain model years of the GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Equinox and Buick Lucerne were included in the list, as well as the 2010 SRX.
CR says the 2010 Cadillac SRX is most likely to experience engine trouble at around 130,000 miles. The publication did not indicate which engines it has received the most amount of complaints over, but an overview of CR records indicate it has received complaints on both the 3.0L V6 and turbocharged 2.8L V6.
One owner with a 3.0L V6-powered model said they experienced timing chain trouble at just under 80,000 miles, which required an engine rebuild.
“Engine light came on a few weeks before the 48-month warranty but I never realized it was related to (the) engine timing chain,” the complaint said. “The car had 79,500 miles and I got stuck paying half the bill.”
Another owner with a 2010 Cadillac SRX with the less common turbo 2.8L V6 experienced problems with the turbocharger.
“Turbo crank shaft cracked, causing a “wheezing” sound and need to be replaced,” the complaint said.
CR says the 2008-2010 Lexus RX and 2010 Acura MDX are adequate alternatives to consumers who may be in the market for a used 2010 Cadillac SRX. The vehicle is also known for a number of other problems, including persistent issues related to headlight weather seals and problems with the Cadillac CUE infotainment screen cracking.
The Cadillac SRX went out of production in 2016 and has since been replaced with the more up-to-date Cadillac XT5.