Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, SRX Trailer Hitch in Cadillac SRX Forums; "rueben44: I have never seen a Caddy in that color please post a full pic of your car. I know ...
mine is also blue chip color with cream interior......
Update on towing. Just returned from a 4000 mile round trip from Michigan to Yellowstone towing my BMW K1200LT motorcycle (large touring...). Great trip, and the GM trailer package and SRX (V8 AWD) performed flawlessly. Have over 11,000 miles, and all systems no problem. V8 was welcome in negotiating steep grades crossing the mountains.
The dealer has informed me that even though our SRX has the factory trailering equipment option it is not "eligible" for the gm factory trailer hitch. They claim this is based on a bulletin from Cadillac ? As the srx is new I am sure there were tweaks this yr to the car as they went along but I can't imagine changes that would of affected the frame of the car or the mounting points for the hitch.
Has anyone else heard of this issue ?
On the bright side I spoke with Drawtite Hitch directly and they will be producing an aftermarket hitch for the SRX as of July 19th.
Now I am hoping it will fit - or the dealer gets the car back.
Horse feathers. My SRX is an early one, built in Oct. 03 without the trailering package. I put the factory hitch on with no problems. Even the wiring was there just waiting for the wiring harness. Plug and play.
Sgilbert, finally I ordered the hitch and picked up yesterday. I do not have a set of ramps. The instruction says I need to make some cut. My SRX has the trailering package. I have never install hitch before. Shall I let the dealer do the installation?
Unless you are fairly handy around cars, let the dealer do it. It's not hard, but the first time through took me more time than it should. However, if I were to do it a second time, it would be quite easy. Wasn't worth the learning curve to me.
Very timely information sgilbert. I just got back from the dealer and the parts department called GM to find out what size the receiver of the hitch was for me. I need Class III or 2" receiver for my bike rack....he found out Cadillac's hitch is 1 1/4". Now I'll researc Draw-Tite and see how that fits......don't want to scar my new baby! At least we'll be able to cart the bikes around if necessary!