Last post on Sep 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM
You are in the Cadillac CTS/CTS-V
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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Sedan
#35 of 64 Re: CTS Quality, Not that good for a Cadillac...???. [spyderman4g63]
Jul 29, 2008 (11:43 am)
While a quart every 1000 miles is a bit high, it may or may not be a problem. However, you should not be using coolant. The dealer needs to see the coolant loss, so you should not replace low coolant, but take it to the dealer and tell them its low. They should check for leaks.
#36 of 64 CTS Rear end problem???
Aug 27, 2008 (5:54 pm)
I have a CTS 2005 with 44,000 miles and I just had to have the rear end replaced. Has anyone had a problem like this and should I get an extended warranty for the next 3 years or should I get rid of this car now?? I can't believe this has happened with such low mileage. Any advice or info would be much appreciated. thanks Cher11
#37 of 64 Re: CTS Rear end problem??? [cher11]
Aug 27, 2008 (6:12 pm)
the early model CTS along with some other GM models that share the same differential have shared this problem..it isnt unique to the CTS..this same diff is used in the Pontiac Solstice..our 06 solstice just had the diff replaced for gear whining.....and metal shavings in the fluid..at 35K..there is also a TSB out for a pinion seal replacement on certain model year CTSs as well
an extended warranty on a 4 MY car with 44K would be expensive..if you could find an aftermarket plan...most are not worth it.....getting rid of the car for another is a financial decision.....at this point have you had any other problems with the car...did you pay for the diff or was it under warranty???
#38 of 64 Re: CTS Rear end problem??? [pao]
Aug 27, 2008 (7:42 pm)
Thanks for the info. It is under warranty so it did not cost me anything. It has a 5yr/50,000 warranty. I don't drive more than 10,000 miles a year now since retiring. I have not had any other problems with the car.
Thanks for helping my anxiety. Cher
#39 of 64 How is the quality of the 09 and 08's?
Mar 03, 2009 (8:07 am)
ConsumerReports, TrueDelta, and Edmunds all seem to demonstrated average to below average reliability on the CTS.
What is your experience with 08 and 09 CTS? (good or bad). I know it's not very scientific - but informative non the less.
#40 of 64 Re: How is the quality of the 09 and 08's? [waffleman]
Mar 03, 2009 (11:38 am)
too early to tell....09 CTS none DI RWD picked up in late Sept 08...11K on it now...not one problem.......one brake issue that the dealer fixed immediately
#41 of 64 Re: How is the quality of the 09 and 08's? [pao]
Mar 03, 2009 (4:14 pm)
Did or do you ever experience the vibration or shutter at idle I have read about the DI engine?
#42 of 64 Re: How is the quality of the 09 and 08's? [bp242_tx]
Apr 08, 2009 (7:35 pm)
I just got rid of my 2005 CTS. I bought it new and put 48000 miles on it. Never had a stitch of trouble with it. The only thing that I replaced was the tires. The Goodyear Eagles wore like pencil erasers.
Except for the fact that we are killing our own economy, would buying an Asian car do any better besides keeping up with our yuppie neighbors?
#43 of 64 Re: How is the quality of the 09 and 08's? [bp242_tx]
Apr 09, 2009 (5:13 am)
I dont have the DI engine...I opted not to get it for the first year release......the non DI engine which is standard was the optional engine upgrade last year......quite happy with my choice.......have all option on mine less AWD and the DI engine option.
Had mine since late Sept 08......12,500 miles so far......and not one problem worth reporting....a minor issue the dealer quickly corrected.....
#44 of 64 2006 CTS timing chain problems
Apr 10, 2009 (6:59 pm)
at 43200 miles the timing chain need to be replaced. Due to the GM problems with $ in the fall I didnt get the repair completed by the dealer f0r 13 weeks!
At 44000 miles the water pump failed.
At 46500 miles the car need further timing chain repair: cam sprockets I was told, (and had the car back in 4 days). Yippee
I have not found any other reference to timing chain problems and both dealers making repairs (2nd time remote from our home) claimed this is a unique problem. As warantee is dropping soon Im going to ditch the car.