Last post on Mar 14, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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Cadillac CTS-V, Cadillac CTS, Sedan
#2871 of 2880 Re: 2008 CTS nav sound volume [lenlagasse]
Feb 18, 2010 (8:50 am)
It appears sound volume was lowered as a function of replacement of the XM module. Unit has been reprogrammed and sound is now excellent. Dealer was very helpful.
#2872 of 2880 2008 CTS shaky steering wheel
Apr 12, 2012 (7:17 am)
#2873 of 2880 2008 CTS shaky steering wheel
Apr 10, 2012 (6:53 am)
I bought my 2008 CTS DI used in 2009. I have been to the dealership 4 times in the last couple months for different issues.
1. Sunroof leak
2. Had to come back b/c Sunroof was making loud noise after their fix
3. Exhaust was rattling loudly
4. All 4 rims peeled
Now my steering wheel is shaking once I hit 50mph. I just got new tires and I had them balance them and then after I got a new tire after hitting road debris I had them balanced again and I still have the issue.
The car is paid off so I really don't want to have to trade it in. I love the car and the way it drives, but having this kind of relationship with a dealer when the car is only 4 years old is not my idea of fun.
Does anyone have the same issue? If so PLEASE share your experiences. Do you think it's wise of me to trade it in now? I just hit 50,000 miles on it so the warranty is up.
#2874 of 2880 Re: 2008 CTS shaky steering wheel [pony00]
Apr 10, 2012 (11:37 am)
did they do a road force balance....beleive that is what its called...on a Hunter balancing machine........that would be a proper balance...using more expensive...but better overall....
#2875 of 2880 Re: 2008 CTS shaky steering wheel [pao]
Apr 10, 2012 (12:59 pm)
Someone else told me that they might not have done a proper balance of the tires. I think I'm going to take it to a tire place so they can do it the right way like you said.
Thanks for your post!
#2876 of 2880 Re: 2008 CTS shaky steering wheel [pao]
Apr 10, 2012 (1:21 pm)
I actually just found out my dealership did use a hunter balancing machine, so it must be another issue. I just hope it's not the entire steering column. I did notice it shaking more after I had a tire patched, but I had all 4 tires balanced after that.
This is so frustrating!
#2877 of 2880 Re: 2008 CTS shaky steering wheel [pony00]
Apr 12, 2012 (7:17 am)
but the question that needs to be asked is whether they did a road force balance.......and not just a simple spin balance...
#2878 of 2880 Re: My Engine [rcantwell]
Mar 14, 2013 (5:57 am)
I had the same issues with my 2008 cts with pinging in the engine . after several trip to the dealer and contacting cadillac. They said that they are replacing my engine. It,s been about eight months now and mybe about 24000 miles later and I'm starting to have the same pinging sound in my engine. I use top line of gas in the car exxon. what should I do? should I report it back to the dealer ship or report it to the lemon law.
#2879 of 2880 Re: My Engine [jupinbean]
Mar 14, 2013 (6:30 am)
Are you sure it's not your exhaust? I recently had a rattling noise in my rear exhaust and they told me (of course after my warranty had expired) that I need an entirely new exhaust. Luckily the dealership I went to got GM to pitch in for most of the cost so I was happy. Then I noticed a rattling again (not as bad as the bad exhaust noise before) and my husband found that my rear tail light wire was hanging loose and rattling against the muffler. Ever since we taped it with electrical tape I don't hear anymore noise. Thank goodness, because it was driving me nuts!
#2880 of 2880 Re: My Engine [jupinbean]
Mar 14, 2013 (9:16 am)
We're sorry to hear that the pinging noise has returned. If you want for us to check into anything further with you and your dealership, please email us at socialmediagm.com with more details (including your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service