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
#52 of 64 Re: How is the quality of the 09 and 08's? [pao]
Aug 28, 2010 (6:58 pm)
Have had my 08 cts in the shop on and off for 5 weeks and have ownd it for 6 months ant it still has a list of problems . GM is now saying that some of the problems are common for this car. Rough idle, can barly get 19 mpg on flat hwy. chugging at slow rolling speeds (Have It in writing). I thought this was a cadillac GMs flagship luxury division Do not buy a 3.6 FI 2008 . I have only heard good things about the DI cars. My FI car has only 34000 miles and runs like it has 300000 miles
#53 of 64 Re: How is the quality of the 09 and 08's? [pf562]
Aug 30, 2010 (5:03 am)
is GM telling you these things are normal or is the dealership doing it....if so...would change dealers immediately.....and look for a regional GM tech rep to review your issues...none of the issues you mention should be considered normal....
#54 of 64 Re: How is the quality of the 09 and 08's? [pf562]
Aug 30, 2010 (9:34 am)
this really irritates me..."some of the problems are common"...does this mean that they will never be able to solve them, so don't worry about it?....i own a 06 3.6 V6 CTS and i have the same problems...one would think over two years there would be some improvement.
#55 of 64 Re: How is the quality of the 09 and 08's? [mnedd]
Aug 30, 2010 (2:14 pm)
What problems are you currently experiencing? Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#56 of 64 Re: How is the quality of the 09 and 08's? [pao]
Aug 30, 2010 (2:37 pm)
my reciept says service manager and GM rep inspected timing componets. Replaced them. then says remainer of surge at Idle is normal per GM. Its not the service manager he admits its not rite. GM had the car sit for three week while they made up their mind. I'll drop the car off anywhere to let a GM rep drive for a couple days. I dont think they understand what it is doing,
#57 of 64 2005 CTS Engine failure
Apr 27, 2012 (12:41 pm)
My 2005 CTS with 62000 miles needs a new engine,IT somehow ran itself out of oil without a single warning,its a shame that a car would let you know if your wheels are spinning (traction control)or sliding (stabiltrac)or you trunk or door is open but no lights for low oil level.I have no Idea where the oil went I called GM and got a case #71-1049338571 and gave permission for an engine diagnosis the service dept said that it would cost $1200 for the engine breakdown to find out what caused the problem.They took the oil pan off and saw a broken connecting rod,two holes in the block and a piston slammed into the cylinder wall the GM district person came and the decision was made that it was due to lack of lubrication.New engine replacement cost is $6200 of which GM said they would pay %20 or give me $2000 toward the payoff of my vehicle or towards the purchase of a new car,to which both I declined upon researching on the internet I found that I am not alone with this problem with the 3.6l engine the NHTSA has a bulletin item#10036464 that speaks about a PCV Baffle concern,GM has a TSB#01-06-01011e so they know about the problem but are willfully refusing to acknowledge a defective engine ,The GM 3.6l vvt should not drink oil at a tune of 1 quart every 750 miles this is my 4th caddy and my last.I will do everything that I can to make this problem known GM ought to be ashamed about the way they treat their loyal customers.
#58 of 64 Re: 2005 CTS Engine failure [stuwilly]
Apr 27, 2012 (1:05 pm)
I have a 2005 CTS. They tell me it's normal for them to use more oil than other cars. RIGHT??? I have to check it all of the time. I can usually tell it is getting low the way it shifts itself. I have to add a quart about every 4-6 weeks it seems like. I have Onstar which I get updates each month to tell me the oil % is getting down to a low amount. The car also tells me when the % of oil is low but you have to check that out with the radio dials. I always check there and if the oil % is at 10-15% I get an oil change. I agree with you that I would NEVER by another CTS. I am disappointed in the longevity of this car. Iike the looks and size but the price is not worth it. Good luck with car....
#59 of 64 Re: 2005 CTS Engine failure [cher11]
Apr 28, 2012 (11:20 am)
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and concern. Have you had an oil consumption test performed at your GM dealer? Can you please email me directly with your VIN, current mileage, and involved dealer to SocialMediaGM.com? I look forward to hearing from you.
GM Customer Service
#60 of 64 Re: 2005 CTS Engine failure [gmcustsvc]
Apr 28, 2012 (6:47 pm)
Please advise the higher ups at GM Customer Service that there are many satisfied GM customers like myself (I own an Uplander and a Grand Prix) that still love to drive a push-rod overhead valve engine (i.e. 3.1, 3.5, 3.8, or 3.9 liter engines) and would never buy GM's newer hi-tech overhead cam engines (i.e. 3.6 liter Cadillac engine) because they are so unreliable.
#61 of 64 Re: 2005 CTS Engine failure [jpf]
Apr 29, 2012 (12:50 pm)
Thank you for your feedback. I have passed this along. For the 2008 model year the 3.6L engine was changed. Here is a link to specs about the 3.6L engine that has been used since:
I hope this information helps.
GM Customer Service