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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    Well, I have the latest list on my '08 V6, with 25k miles.
    There are many things I really like about it, but this thread is for problems, so here goes my update.

    - ABS module failed. Replaced.
    - Brake calipers rattled - greased.
    - Squealing brakes - only in cool weather.
    - Crushed seat control wire. Re-located & spliced.
    - Roof rail trim molding fell off - replaced.
    - "moth-eaten" carpet replaced. (still super-junky material).
    - Rear hatch gas struts replaced.
    - Rear hatch hinges misaligned & popping loudly - adjusted.
    - Sunroof kept reversing and dragging - cleaned and lubed.
    - Water dripped on foot. NO RED PLUGS used, just insulation wrapping.
    - Harmonic balancer wobbling badly - they wouldn't replace this - YET.
    - Rt frt door weatherstrip malformed - replaced.
    - Rt rear door leaking water - adjusted.
    - Lft frt door rubbing on rear door - adjusted.
    - Rt frt fender misaligned - adjusted.
    - Wind noise at front of sunroof, weather strip loose - not fixed yet.
    - Sunroof bolts loosened and rattled - tightened.
    - Right air vent register broke - replaced.
    - Rattles under dash, in sunroof, in rear air, in rear seat - working on them.

    After all this, though, my only real concern is the ultraroof. There is no question that I will have to spend many hours and many hundreds of $$$$ if I want to keep it working properly after the warranty period. It's just too complex and fragile and poorly designed to put on a vehicle and expect it to work properly for more than a couple of years.

    DG

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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    Wow Wrench... and I though my problems were annoying!

    So.. Mine went into the shop today..

    I complained on:

    ** Remote Controls - Distance issues - Temp Related (The colder it is the closer you have to be.)

    ** Rear Wiper - Squirts in the Air... Cover fell off... Wiper Blades will not contact window.

    ** Sun Roof Rattles - Temp Related - Colder it is.. the worse the rattle.

    ** Passenger Air Vent Knob fell off.

    And of course, every time I drop it off, I complain about the Big Blue Light-bulb on the dash (When you turn OFF Radio, you get Bright Blue Screen.)

    They gave me a 2010 SRX to drive...
    I drove it 20 miles so far... My initial impression is "I don't like it"... Under powered... The outside Mirror SUCK!... They removed the "Back Only" Seat Heater function... It is too small to haul anything... I have to Duck to see the Temp and Clock under the center hood. (They also removed wood on dash, and little compartment =- replaced with cheap tray in glovebox.)

    I do like the button on the door to open rear hatch, and the movable cargo area tie down clips, and how they designed the Center Console Compartment.

    I would not have bought one, if this is what was the SRX was like when I was looking to buy! I would have went for the larger Audi or Mercedes Xovers.

    I'll update when I hear back from the dealer on my issues.

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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    Quickie Update...

    Dealership called...

    They replaced rear wiper and washer. (Fixed)

    They ordered new passenger air vent... (Fixed later)

    They lubed weather strips on roof.... (WTF)... I'm thinking that isn't doing to do squat!

    They say remotes are working to factory specs .. (sounds like a dodge out to me!) We will be revisiting that one.)

    Extend Remote Start Run Time.... They say, No Can do! That's a bummer.

    So... I'll be taking it back for the vent... I'm sure we will be hitting some of these again.

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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    This has probably been posted somewhere before, but the solution to turning off the nav screen is to press the AUDIO button, then AUX, then hit the MENU button, then DISPLAY OFF. Not intuitive, but it works.

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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    Jwoodie.. yea.. the dealer showed me that... So... I can see me driving in the rain at night, on the highway, and entering a construction zone with lots of blinking yellow lights, equipment and people and traffic and I want to turn off the Display so it doesn't distract me... so rather then JUST Hitting the POWER Button turning the thing Off.... I take my eyes off of the road long enough to hit the MENU Button then the DISPLAY tab then the TURN DISPLAY OFF button to turn it off... meanwhile I accidentally hit the Audio button which lights every thing back up again since the thing is not turned OFF.

    Yea.... Great work around... GM is so worried about Law Suites they drive us nuts disabling features on the GPS - then then they make it so you can't turn the damn thing off without wandering a maze of menus... ... ... Sounds like they have candidates for a Darwin Award running their legal department - and their sons work in the design engineering department.

    Back to my recent fixes.

    Rear Wiper is fixed - - however they did not replace the little cover that protects the washer - - so I have to get them to do that next time in.

    Lubed Weather Strip actually did work... no rattling noise! I am amazed!

    Remotes only work if you are within 30 feet... I guess the Mechanic needed to walk further away - - Written Materials indicate the remotes should work up to 200 feet if path is clear.

    Extend my run time... Dealership said no... but a GM Performance guy tells me they can in the computer... so I'll revisit that one the next time in.


    Looks like I'm building a little list for when I return for the Vent replacement.

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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    As I said above.. ELCO tells me that my Remote Controls perform with no issues.

    Watch my Video on Youtube, and tell me if this is normal!




    let me know that you think!

    If that won't load for you... you can download from here.. http://www.mediafire.com/?jmnzojmorjf

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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    Since I have discovered YouTube... Here is a video of that Blue Screen Power Off I keep ranting about.


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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    Not that this is your problem but don't do that with an Audi.

    If you try to unlock 5 times while not in range the remote deprograms and will not work anymore, stops people from walking around looking for you car if they find or steal the keys.

    My 04 will only work from right beside it, however my set of keys will work from the house once in a while but never has worked good.

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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    I got it used, but so far:

    - Check-engine light due to CAT (looking into it)
    - right mirror does not always turn back up completely (looking into it)
    - 2 LEDS are broken in the left tail light (replacement is ordered)
    - Engine had some rough start issues
    - Rear lid weather stripping has been fixed to stop leak.
    - NAV-DVD has been replaced, since it was too scratched to be able to be read.
    - Ultraview has been fixed for auto-reverse issue
    - left rear passenger door locking mechanism is missing a bushing
    - Bagage compartment net has been ordered
    - left front door hinge was making noise. It has been re-assembled with new lube.
    - Left front HID was flickering. Control unit and light 'bulb' have been replaced.
    - turn signal stalk sometimes didn't work. Has been replaced.
    - The middle glas cover on the roof is sticking out on one side. Needs adjustment.
    - missing tools for the spare tire
    - Gas filler door hinge needs lubrication

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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    Quote Originally Posted by jwoodie View Post
    This has probably been posted somewhere before, but the solution to turning off the nav screen is to press the AUDIO button, then AUX, then hit the MENU button, then DISPLAY OFF. Not intuitive, but it works.
    Or use voice control button and say:
    "system off"
    and
    "screen off"


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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    Jwoodie.... I wish it was that easy!

    My SRX absolutely HATES my voice - - it always does something different then what I command - or ask the question "Do you mean ___?"

    So that is not an option for me.

    I think - - - - - - The Best fix would be for GM should make the unit goes OFF (And Dark) when you hit the Power button! Wouldn't that be a novel idea?

    So - - - I received my card saying my new vent is in... so tomorrow AM we try again... This time I am bringing with me the Video of me in my parking lot to play for the Writeup Guy...

    Of course - as usual, I shall update!

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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    Cone...

    OH YES - - I know of what you speak, as the car before my SRX was an Audi Allroad... However, I never had to hit the remote more then once for anything, and mine always worked - I even used the panic button on it to find my car from the ground floor of a 7 floor parking garage - - my Audi was on the 4th floor. (I couldn't remember what floor I had parked on.)

    I also have an 05 Mustang GT with an UNGO Remote Start - - the remotes worke easily from 500 feet without any problems.

    Before my Audi, I had a Ford Explorer with and Audiovox Remote Start and it too worked from more then 300 feet without any problems.

    So I know that is it possible to have remotes that work from more then 30 feet!

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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    My remote lock seems to work okay from 100 feet or more, but the remote start sure doesn't like me. Sometimes it just won't work, sometimes on the 2nd or 3rd try, but never the first try. seems after 3 trys or so, it locks up and just refuses to start remotely.
    I assumed operator error.


    But here's something to make you feel better. Speaking of Audi's:
    The Dallas dealer diagnosed my sister's TT for a lean code.
    They stated a new Mass Air Flow sensor was needed.
    They quoted $300 for the part, and an AMAZING $320 labor to install.
    I pulled it off using just a screwdriver, cleaned it, reinstalled it, all in 16 minutes - problem fixed.

    DG

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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    Yea Wrench... not all shops are on the Up and Up.

    I had Extended Warranty coverage on my Audi, so I never had to pay more then $100 out of pocket, per drop off (so I usually let 2 or 3 things build up before taking it in.). Every job was more then $1k of work.

    Many shops today have become lazy... it is easier to simply replace an item, rather then figure out what is actually wrong with the original and fix that (IE: Dirty Part). So you save some in labor, yet end up spending more because of the cost of the replacement item.

    TV's have gotten that way - - - who actually sends in a TV to be repaired anymore.

    When it comes to "This is bad - replace it".. I always hunt the net, get the item at a discount price and replace it myself if it doesn't require I dismantle the engine or put the car on a high lift if I am the one who is going to pay. But - as long as I have warranty, then I take it in to the shop. Once GM won't pay for the repair, then I do it myself.

    My Audi wasn't much better then my SRX when it came to broken things.. but... the shops were always right on what was wrong, and they always fixed the car before giving it back to me. it wasn't until I bought my American Cars (My 05 Mustang GT Convertible, and now this SRX) did I get the "They all do that" Excuse.. or they give it back telling me it isn't broken, or try to tell me it meets factory specs.

    My problem is... I hold GM to the same set of standards that I hold for myself... Unfortunately I am a perfectionist, so that causes problems for me when others do the work!

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    Re: So... What is wrong with your NEW SRX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Wizard View Post
    Cone...

    OH YES - - I know of what you speak, as the car before my SRX was an Audi Allroad... However, I never had to hit the remote more then once for anything, and mine always worked - I even used the panic button on it to find my car from the ground floor of a 7 floor parking garage - - my Audi was on the 4th floor. (I couldn't remember what floor I had parked on.)

    I also have an 05 Mustang GT with an UNGO Remote Start - - the remotes worke easily from 500 feet without any problems.

    Before my Audi, I had a Ford Explorer with and Audiovox Remote Start and it too worked from more then 300 feet without any problems.

    So I know that is it possible to have remotes that work from more then 30 feet!

    Agreed the range on the SRX sucks wang, both out Audis were great and my GMC is fine as well.

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