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You are in the Cadillac CTS/CTS-V
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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Transmission, Sedan
#152 of 182 Re: transmission problem??? [samor2005]
Jan 12, 2012 (7:24 pm)
good news it is not falling apart, but what did dealership say after you told them it is not fixed, also tourqe converter should not make it shift hard into second gear did you put transmission in sport mode and ck how it shifted then also you have snow mode it will start out in 3rd gear that would skip second gear altogether, i think the shifting is done with electric solinoids, maybe a GM trans tech can tell us for sure, but look on other forums to see if other people have had same problem, also in the mean time found out what transmission you have in your car makes a big difference when comparing problems with other people, the dealer knows what trans you have in it by the VEN #
#153 of 182 Re: transmission problem??? [samor2005]
Jan 17, 2012 (6:03 am)
Have you had any luck in getting this diagnosed, or repaired, since your last post?
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#154 of 182 Re: transmission problem??? [k9will2]
Feb 04, 2012 (8:37 am)
i brought it back to the original dealership which is a mercedes dealer and they said that there was nothing wrong with the car that they fixed it. one of the mechanics said (with an attitude) it must be the driver its not the car. the cadillac dealership is the one that told me that my car is working more than its suppose to when it shifts they said it is grabbing second gear too quick and that this problem is more of a nuisance and it wont harm my car they also said that my transmission is fine. a few people i know told me it sounds like i have transmission problems. i have no idea what to do from here i feel like the caddy dealership is telling me everything is fine so when my transmission goes ill have to give them 6k for a new one i looked on other forums and no one has any problem like mine
i have always wanted a CTS and i finally get the car of my dreams and seems like its nothing but problems but if i would have bought a 97' honda coupe i wouldnt have any trouble!!
#155 of 182 Re: transmission problem??? [samor2005]
Feb 06, 2012 (7:53 am)
If we can assist in following up with your GM dealership, please let us know via email. We'd get a Service Request established, and so would need information like your name/Edmunds username, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealer.
GM Customer Service
#156 of 182 Re: Question for CTS Owners.. [gmcustsvc]
Apr 02, 2012 (2:50 pm)
Well, the issue is back again, and worse than before. Dealer is still not sure what hte problem is. At first they suggested it might be caused by the catalytic converter. That ended up not being the case.
Now they say they *think* it is caused by a timing chain issue. But are unsure this will fix the problem unless they replace the timing chain and all its components (gears, tensioners, etc), which is a very labour and $$$ intensive repair. And even then they are not sure it is going to fix the problem.
So far all the "solutions" have been a fix to the symptoms, and not the root cause of the issue. The vehicle is now two years out of warranty and has been costing me a bundle to "fix". The issues started under warranty, but the dealer says they cannot fix it under warranty even though the tranny is new (less than 20,000 kms on it). The vehicle has less than 79,000kms on it.
Its beginning to look like this 2006 CTS (V6 2.8L) is nothing but a big lemon.
#157 of 182 Re: Question for CTS Owners.. [troymorehouse]
Apr 03, 2012 (7:52 am)
I'm sorry that this problem persists, troymorehouse. I would offer to assist further, but noticed that you have been using kilometers as a unit of measure and am guessing that you are Canadian? Have you contacted GM of Canada (Customer Service for Canada)? I would recommend doing so! They can be reached at 1-888-446-2000 (Hours: M-F 7:30am - 11:30pm, Sat 7:30am - 6:00 EST).
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#158 of 182 Re: Question for CTS Owners.. [gmcustsvcsarah]
Apr 03, 2012 (11:38 am)
I was in contact with GM Canada, and was told that they are reviewing the case, and have instructed the dealer ship to cease work on the car while they do their review. Its been several days now, and i have not heard back from them (I've called and left a few messages)
Unfortunately this leave me with out a vehicle (which i need for work, among other things). And I hate to have to rent yet another vehicle (I've had rentals almost more than this car for the past while) at my own expense again.
#159 of 182 Re: transmission problem??? [samor2005]
Apr 10, 2012 (9:49 am)
Thats what they did to mine (2006 CTS). replaced the torque converter. worked for a while, but then it came back 6 months later. they replaced the transmission. Worked for 6 months then the issue came back. They updated the TCM software and worked for another 6 months, but the issue is now back AGAIN!
Now they say it is the timing chains (or they think it is the timing chains). Unfortunately the vehicle is now out of warranty, and GM is pussyfooting around the issue.
#160 of 182 Re: transmission problem??? [troymorehouse]
Apr 26, 2012 (11:13 am)
I had the torque converter replace in november and this week (5 months later) the car started shifting hard into 2nd gear again and now there is a metal rattling noice until the car shifts into 3rd. im not sure what i should do the car has 78500 miles on it. i ahd brought it to a caddy dealer and they said nothing was wrong with my transmission. i really dont know what to do from here
#161 of 182 Re: transmission problem??? [samor2005]
Apr 28, 2012 (10:25 am)
Well my transmission is slipping when it goes to 2nd gear i called GM and there isnt anything they will do. so looks like its time to give up the caddy