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Cadillac CTS-V, Cadillac CTS, Sedan
#2621 of 2880 Re: Default on a deal [bingoman]
Oct 02, 2008 (9:12 pm)
Thanks for the help. I called the dealer's top manager, I was very angry expressing my willing to take further steps; he suggested that I go to my neighborhood Cadillac and have their Parts department to replace the wrong part or order a new one and charge the invoice to him. After 6 weeks of waiting I think the problem is solved.
When I came back home I found a letter from GM saying that my 2008 CTS may have a defected OnStar module suggesting to take the car to the dealer before October 31, 2009 to replace the module.
I used OnStar many times including the hand free phone and everything was OK. I wonder if anybody else on this board received a similar letter from GM, or I have a unique problem and OnStar detected that problem.
#2622 of 2880 Re: Default on a deal [knotem]
Oct 03, 2008 (5:23 am)
I just purchased an 09 CTS..the salesman mentioned that some 08s and early build 09s had a problem with onstar...so its not specific to your vehicle...I would go ahead and have a dealer replace the module.....it may be something more than your normal operation of onstar..could be crash detection, airbag deployment etc...
#2624 of 2880 Re: Default on a deal [pao]
Oct 04, 2008 (8:14 am)
I'll have them replace the OnStar Module when my car due for first oil changes or if any problem comes up before that; so far everything is ok. I didnít even detect any wind noise or vibration at any speed.
#2625 of 2880 Car Doors Locking
Oct 04, 2008 (10:49 am)
CTS 2008 -
I have owned the CTS for 8 months and during that time both my wife and I have noticed that the car doors have locked automatically. This has happened 5 times since we have owned the car. It has only happened after we have put the car into the garage, leave the car and closed the garage doors. When we return to the garage we have found the car locked.
Is it possible that there is a code interference between the garage door opener and the car door code?
#2626 of 2880 Re: Car Doors Locking [nathess]
Oct 04, 2008 (12:15 pm)
Check your owners manual. The wifes 07 STS has an option that allows it to auto lock I think about 4 sec. after the last door is locked. Maybe the CTS also has that option.
#2627 of 2880 Re: Car Doors Locking [nathess]
Oct 04, 2008 (2:07 pm)
I have had a similar experience. I believe what is happening is that I have accidentally pressed the lock button on the clicker while it is in my pocket. This has happened when I have leaned up against something with the side of my hip.
In a similar vein: it bothers me that there is no visual signal to show whether the front doors are locked.
When I exit the car I push the door lock button. The car beeps three times with a low beep. If I am in a noisy environment and cannot hear the beeps, or I am distracted, I cannot be sure the doors are locked. I cannot test the door as I have the fob in my pocket and that will automatically unlock the door when I try the handle.
I love the car, but I think the security experts at Cadillac have made a lot of goofs.
#2628 of 2880 New Discounts on '09 CTS 1SA
Oct 04, 2008 (9:15 pm)
I awoke today to find all of my local Cadillac dealers advertising the 1SA '09 CTS at bigger discounts than last months employee pricing. My current GMAC lease ends in a couple of weeks. First, GMS pricing is still available on this model. Then there is $4000- for current lessees, then another $2686 for paying cash. Then there is the GMcard rebates. The car I looked at today had an MSRP of $36885- and after all discounts was $23,775-. I would have bought today, but the car I wanted had a small paint ship on the rear bumper, so it must be repainted. I will pick it up Wed.
I remember when I leased an '04 CTS I thought I had a good deal when I worked the dealer to a cap cost of $28,000. Now, I can get a 5 year newer model for over $4,000 less. Too good to turn down. I had originally only considered the 1SB, but the 1SA had plenty of power and was much smoother than the DI engine. Non of the vibration that I had previously felt on the 1SB.
#2629 of 2880 Re: Car Doors Locking [nathess]
Oct 05, 2008 (7:32 am)
The car can be programmed to lock automatically (or not). It can also be programmed to flash lights or beep or both when the car locks.
I programmed mine to lock automatically when I put it in gear, unlock when I shut it off, remain unlocked when I park (for my garage), and flash lights & beep when I press the lock button.
#2630 of 2880 Re: New Discounts on '09 CTS 1SA [traderj]
Oct 05, 2008 (7:39 am)
I really like my 09 CTS, but I hate that Cadillac has sucked most the resale value out of it just a few months after I bought. They may have helped their sales today, but they have pushed my next purchase out 3 extra years by devaluing my current CTS so much.