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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Brakes, Sedan
#8 of 117 Re: Problems with 2005 CTS [temj12]
Oct 21, 2006 (4:04 am)
I have a 2003 CTS and there was a recall on the tires back in 2004. I had a Cadillac Service Department replace all 4 tires and they were all put on backwards! I just found this out, 2 years later! Although I know my gas mileage was affected, does anyone know what else this may have affected. It didn't seem to wear the tires down sooner but I am sure that having directional tires put on backwards has an effect on something. I believe the traction control was also effected but I am having alot of issues with this car and just looking for some advice. Thanks.
#9 of 117 Re: Problems with 2005 CTS [ctsjunk]
Oct 21, 2006 (10:06 am)
I am surprised that you are talking about the roaring. I have an '05 CTS with 26,000 miles. At this point, I have not had any repair problems but it is early yet. At 15,000 miles, my tires were cupped and roaring. I am replacing them the next week. I am going to try the recommended rotation every 5,000 and the alignment every 15,000 and see if the second run is better. It is ridiculous that a car would be designed with this type of alignment problem. I am not sure what the directional issue would do. My son had the same thing as you on a 2005 Civic and it affected the handling. If you have gotten 25,000 miles plus out of your tires, then I would not say you have worn them any more than normal. A guy was in the tire store here with a CTS-V and he has to replace his tires every 12,000. No wonder General Motors is in trouble. The Cadillac dealer is the one who has advised me on the rotation and alignment. He says the car has a very aggressive suspension. Wow!
#10 of 117 Re: Problems with 2005 CTS [ctsjunk]
Oct 24, 2006 (6:12 am)
The CTS does not have "directional tires". Someone must be pulling your leg.
I have an 03 CTS and had the tires replaced at 18K miles due to a "Goodyear" recall. It was not a Cadillac recall, Cadillac just handled the recall for Goodyear.
Currently my CTS has 32K miles on the replacement tires and the tread looks good for at least another 20K.
The Goodyear tires on my CTS make noise on concrete pavement. Sometimes it depends on how the pavement has been "grooved" for traction and water runoff. They do not make the noise on asphalt pavement.
The CTS has been my wife's daily driver for over four years and has been an exceptional vehicle with only a few small problems, which were taken care of by Cadillac under warranty.
Although retirement limits my spending somewhat, I will buy a next generation CTS when it's time to trade this one in.
#11 of 117 Re: Problems with 2005 CTS [richw5]
Nov 03, 2006 (2:43 am)
Au Contraire richw5.
The tires on my CTS had arrows showing the direction in which the treads should run. In my book that means they are "directional tires" I am not sure what it means in your book.
As far as the recall on the tires, I never stated that it was a Cadillac recall, I just stated that there was a recall and that a Cadillac Service Center replaced the 4 tires.
#13 of 117 2005 CTS, Needs Tires and Brakes
Mar 31, 2007 (9:55 am)
I have a 2005 CTS, just went to the dealer for my annual NY State inspection, he advised me that I will need new brakes and tires soon. I thought that this was very unusual since the car only has 16,4000 miles and is 24 months old. Regarding the tires for some time I was able to hear a slight whooping sound, I will ask Goodyear if there is any warranty on what I think is premature wear. I did have the tires rotated three times already plus an alignment.
Is this a normal problem on the CTS?
#14 of 117 Re: Problems with 2005 CTS [ayk]
Mar 31, 2007 (10:01 am)
As I just reported I have 16,000 miles on my 2005 CTS and was astonished to learn that I need brakes and tires.
My Cadillac dealer always tries selling me service I don't think I need, this past time nitrogen filled tires. I tend to be a skeptic now.
#16 of 117 Dealer Brake Repair
May 02, 2008 (10:04 am)
I have a Cadillac 2006 CTS 2.8L V6 . It has 35,184 miles. The Dealer qouted me $615 to replace front brake pads and rotors. I called around other Brake shops like Tire Kingdom and they qouted me $354. Should I trust that Tire Kingdom qouted me the right parts for my vehicle and that they would be just as good as the dealer parts? I priced the brake pads and rotors from the dealer parts depart at $149 and $300(for both rotors total). The dealer needed my vin# in order to price the brakes. Tire Kingdom only asked for the engine size information. He said he did not need the Vin#. If I went with Tire Kingdom would I get good service from their parts?
#17 of 117 Re: Dealer Brake Repair [acbkc]
May 06, 2008 (4:58 am)
Tire Kingdom and the like.....get their parts from local autoparts stores....in my area that usually means NAPA....so you arent using Tire Kingdom branded parts..but rather other aftermarket parts.....dealers usually are higher across the board for parts.....labor runs the same I have found...shop around...ask questions....get the best deal.....
recently had a brake service done....fluid flush, two rotors replaced...pads all around and turn the rear rotors.....was just under $500.....for an 04 Chevy Malibu Maxx...at my local mechanic