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I have a 2007 SRX4 with about 75K miles. Sometimes on braking the shifter moves up and down. This does not happen every time I brake. Any suggestions? It doesn't feel like a warped rotor or anything.
 
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Have you spoken with your dealership about this issue yet? They would best be able to give you a diagnosis for you to start from to fix the vehicle or have the vehicle fixed by them as well. I hope this helps and if you run into more problems feel free to contact me.

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2008 V6 43000 miles. Have the same issue, will have to have dealer check next time I'm there.
 

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the shop foreman at my dealership took it for a road test, he says it is a brake issue. I am unconvinced due to the fact that i had new pads and rotors installed 5 months ago. Also, this symptom is too intermittent... you can hit the brakes to scrub off speed and the shifter will pulse, and then when you brake again to slow down more there is no pulse. i am thinking it is the torque converter, trannny or something else in the drive train.
 

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Have you spoken with your dealership about this issue yet? They would best be able to give you a diagnosis for you to start from to fix the vehicle or have the vehicle fixed by them as well. I hope this helps and if you run into more problems feel free to contact me.

Jeff Morris, Cadillac Customer Service
Jeff.. have you ever heard of this issue before? it seems really odd that the shifter would move like this for a brake issue, but the foreman seemed to think it was normal.
 
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I have not heard anything about this issue prior to this occurence. You could get a second opinion from another dealership if you would like. I hope that helps. If they are unable to diagnose the vehicle please direct message me with what happened at the dealership and I will take care of it on my end.

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If my hand is resting on my shifter, I too can feel a pulse when braking on the highway.

Doesn't seem to effect anything though.
 

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Having the brake fixed 5 months ago really means very little as they could be a problem again, not saying they are but don't rule them out because they are newer.

My car pulses a bit under light braking but once I get one them it stops.
 

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Had the same problem a year ago and dealer changed rear rotors. Fixed it until a few weeks ago when shaking started again. I'm sure it's the same problem with out of round rotors - too bad I live in the hills and have to use the brakes!! Just think if they designed brakes for us poor country folk.
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My Audi Allroad used to Pulse when breaking - - it shook the entire car.

In it's case - - it was the rotors warping from heat. The issue was heating up the pads during breaking, then sitting with those hot pads pressing hard against the rotor, in a single location.

With practice, I got to where I released the break as the car came to a stop, not putting so much pressure on the pads and therein not heating them up as much. After about 2 months of controlled breaking the pulsing stopped. Never had a problem after that.
 

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My '09 does this as well. It is definately not a rotor issue as my brakes are completely new. I have never been too concerned about it and have not brought it to the attention of the dealer. I did have an '11 CTS4 loaner last week when I had my car in for service and noticed it has the exact same feeling through the shifter. I guess it is just something to live with.
 

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My '08 had 20,000 miles on it when I bought it and the shifter moved a little then, too. My guess is that this is due to them trying to isolate the drive train from the body by using softer mounts. If the car had a frame, I doubt it would happen.
 

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My 2008 with 35k miles does this...brakes are fine...I suspect t is nothing to worry about and believe Stillrollin called it right...

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I remember a review, cannot say who did it, but the reviewer did not like the bouncing shifter as he/she called it and that was with a new SRX. I agree with Stillrollin with trying to isolate the drive from the body. My SRX does the same shifter movement occasionally it does not bother me anymore as I take it as normal operation.
 

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As long as I know something is not wrong or unsafe...I'm fine with it...thanks for chiming in...it builds confidence...

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The shift lever connects to the transmission via a linkage rod and movement of the transmission on its isolation mounts gets transferred to the lever. A lot of cars use a cable instead which isolates the lever but then you may have to deal with cable stretch...and that can be inconvenient (Ask me how I know).

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SFVetteman...so you're saying this is safe and ok as well...cool...I had a feeling (I must have read it somewhere before) that this was the case but had never really had it happen before in other cars...thanks!

Bill
 
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