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This will be our first SRX. Is there a reason to be overly concerned about repair costs for electronics on these things?

Most of the electrical checked out (i.e. Nav, Sunroof, seats, heated steering wheel, windows, etc). The dealer is going to fix a problem with the rear hatch. The linkage to the power motor was apparently disconnected.

2009 Model - V6 AWD
  • One owner
  • 14,400 miles
  • 3rd Row
  • Sunroof
  • Nav
  • power passenger seat
  • heated steering wheel
I'd say it's mechanically fine. Engine has good power, no leaks and the trans worked smoothly on the test drive. Don't plan on buying a long extended warranty, and it had better be good for the next 3 years and 60K miles.

I thought it was a little noisy, i.e. lots of road noise coming from behind the drivers seat. Is that normal?


Thank you,
Glen Koenig
 

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Just my opinion but you did ask.
I would definitely buy at least a 3/36 GMPP if it is available.
I had a 2006 and the warranty paid big time.
Earl
 

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Yes, it is a good idea. But make sure you know what is covered and what is not. Some of the luxury items can be pricey to repair.
 

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Dealer is giving decent prices for the extended warranty from GM, same as the original bumper to bumper warranty (i.e. it covers everything).

12/12 (GM Major Guard - $100 ded) $1,295
24/24 (GM Major Guard - $100 ded) $1,795
36/36 (GM Major Guard - $100 ded) $2,095
36/45 (GM Major Guard - $100 ded) $2,395
36/54 (GM Major Guard - $100 ded) $2,750
36/60 (GM Major Guard - $100 ded) $2,950

Will likely go with the 36/36 for $2,095.

Thanks for the advice!
 

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Make sure the timing chains have been updated. If they were not yet, make sure you are covered under the special warranty 11340. It's specifically for the chains and is 10 year/120,000 miles.
 

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Everything on these things is expensive to fix. Others have written about the V6 issues. There are suspension, steering, drive train and other things that give out that typically run $1000 per repair. Just the constantly burning out light front turn signal bulbs run $300 in dealer labor for $10 in parts if you cannot fix them yourself. You didn't mention if it was FE3 suspension or AWD but when they go its costly. Transfer case around 80,000 miles = $2000.

The original SRX is a fantastic vehicle that was a pleasure to drive but the poor engineering, hence costly repairs, eventually drove me to sell mine. GM doesn't make a replacement equivalent.
 

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I got my 2008 yesterday with 78800 miles. GMPP only goes to a total of 100,000 max.
Called the top 5 Used car warranty folks as listed in Consumer Reports and Car and Driver.
settled on Delta Auto Protect, 5 yrs/100,000 extra miles (expires 178800 odo and May 2020)
Max limit on repairs is purchase price of the vehicle, Bumper to Bumper, no deductible, tire and rim for $2000.00..
Of course 3rd party have their quirks, but a transfer case of diff could eat that up in a hurry.
Good piece of mind!!
 
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