Virginia: P0018 is a cam position error code. As for the timing chain replacement cost, this can vary greatly across the country as Labor rates can be $125hr in NY and $60 in Alabama. Regardless of your location I would expect a repair total between $1000 – $1500.
Mark, Good article. Thanks for the in depth information. I am in the process of purchasing a 2007 SRX V6 with Luxury package only 62,000 miles one owner being traded in on new one. My daughter works at the Cadillac dealership where it is being turned in and and GM is giving me first dibs on it. According to Car fax it has had the real seal recall done and had time chain replaced around 24k. I am wondering if that timing chain replacement fixed the problem once and for all or will there be subsequent fixes that need to be done. Asking price is $13,500 in immaculate condition – fair price?
I have had my timing chain on 2007 SRX changed once and it has now broken again. My car barely has 70,000 miles. I have had nothing but problems due to this chain issue. I first noticed the intermittent noise years back. I had mechanics change belts probably unnecessarily over & over to try & fix it. The check engine light first came on only 2 months into my purchase. Batteries kept dying, oil constantly disappears, I have replaced the Crank Shaft, several Coils, Power Steering, etc. I’m now waiting for GM to cover this latest Timing Chain replacement because they did send out a letter a few years back extending the coverage. At the moment they are trying to make me pay for it because they already replaced it in 2013. I am still fighting over this matter, what a headache. This is the worst car I have ever bought.
Trudy : I know how you feel, as an srx owner I’m heart broken also. You do have options. However, none of them are good. You could clear the code and trade it in against another car. You could ask Cadillac for assistance with the repairs even though you’re outside the window of assistance. All they can say is no. You could find a mechanic at an aftermarket repair center familiar or capable of doing the timing chain replacement. This can save you hundreds over the dealer service department. Note that with the miles and the list of inherent problems that plague the first generation SRX that option 1 might be the best one.