2004-2009 Cadillac SRX Change Trans Fluid Message Reset

2004-2009 Cadillac SRX Change Trans Fluid Message Reset


The Cadillac SRX is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV that was produced by Cadillac from 2004 to 2016. The second generation SRX was Cadillac’s best selling model in the United States.

Engine options included the 255 hp (190 kW) High-Feature V6 and the 4.6 L 320 hp (239 kW) Northstar V8. It was based on the GM Sigma platform and came with a five or six-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive and MagneRide were available.

An all-leather interior and curtain side airbags were standard in both models. Heated front seats and wood interior trim were standard in the V8 and available as options in the V6. DVD, sunroof, navigation system, and a power foldable third-row seat were all available options. However the third row was no longer available for the 2010 model year on the SRX.

The base price was US$38,880 for the V6 and US$45,880 for the V8 version.

The SRX won Car and Driver’s Five Best Trucks “luxury SUV” award for 2004, 2005 and 2006 and was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2004.

The first generation SRX never had the V Series performance model available.

The first generation SRX was available through the 2009 model year.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found the 2005-08 SRX worst in its class for driver fatalities with a death rate of 63 compared to its class average of 23.

Reset procedure

The CHANGE TRANS FLUID message will appear on the Driver Information Center (DIC) when transaxle fluid change is due. Percentage of transaxle fluid life remaining may be checked at any time by pressing INFO button several times until TRANS FLUID LIFE message appears.

1. To reset display, turn ignition key ON with engine OFF.
2. Press the INFO button until TRANS FLUID LIFE message appears.
3. Press and hold INFO RESET button until display shows 100 percent TRANS FLUID LIFE. Transaxle fluid life index is now reset.