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You are in the Cadillac CTS/CTS-V
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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Sedan
#6052 of 6595 Defective Tires?!
Mar 21, 2005 (8:34 am)
I was recently contacted by an individual who purchased a 2005 CTS-V. With 7000 miles on his vehicle he took it in for an unrelated issue. The dealer told him the tires needed to be replaced at a cost of $2500 and that his warranty did not cover tire wear. The dealer confessed that Cadillac put improper tires on this high performance vehicle, that this is a national problem, and that Cadillac has not agreed to cover the dealer's cost of replacing the tires. In short, they refused to cover the cost and Cadillac has refused to initiate a recall. I am investigating the claim and am trying to determine whether my client's issue is as broad-based as the dealer suggested or if it is unique to my client.
#6053 of 6595 Re: Defective Tires?! [fjohnson]
Mar 21, 2005 (10:08 am)
I find this hard to believe as Cadillac did a voluntary recall on the '03 Lux Sport 17" tires when they discovered that some had sidewall cracks which did not affect their performance and appeared only on the inside sidewall. I had two tires replaced (paid for the wear on one) by the dealer before the recall was announced and then had four new tires installed under the recall with about 21K miles on the car.
#6054 of 6595 Re: Defective Tires?! [fjohnson]
Mar 21, 2005 (10:25 am)
What were the original equipment tires? Replacement tires should not cost $2500, that is more than $800 each. Goodyear tires at list price are more like $300 each. This is your third post on this....
#6055 of 6595 Re: CTS driver seat? [bingoman]
Mar 21, 2005 (2:36 pm)
Thanks for the good advice. I haven't been to a Cad. dealer to sit in a CTS yet. I have been looking at the Avalon and really like that front seat with an automatic leg/seat extender, but not real crazy about the exterior body style. I am not tall but like a beefy seat which my Civic does NOT have. I need more comfort for long trips. Any other suggestions are welcome.
#6056 of 6595 Re: Defective Tires?! [sls002]
Mar 21, 2005 (3:18 pm)
It is his third post, yes, but he's in the right place now. This place is confusing for newbies, to say the least.
#6057 of 6595 Re: Defective Tires?! [pat]
Mar 22, 2005 (7:57 am)
This is the best place for an answer. However, I did pose the question of what were the original tires as a response to the original post. There has been no response from him. I think that the dealer is trying to take advantage of his client, but we need to know some details about the original tires/wheels that the car came with.
#6058 of 6595 Defective Tires?!
Mar 24, 2005 (9:00 am)
According to my guy, they are Goodyear run-flats. They're a Z-rated tire.
Mar 24, 2005 (9:38 am)
If you had any tire issues you would be sent to the tire dealer directly.....
I am sure with a Caddy the dealer would supply you with a loaner and they would send it there....
UNLESS......The V owner burned the rubber off the rear tires..................LOL!