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You are in the Cadillac CTS/CTS-V
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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Brakes, Sedan
#72 of 118 Re: 2011 CTS SEDAN [newcarman]
Jan 13, 2011 (12:03 pm)
My question to you would be how long you plan to keep the car. You have full warranty for four years or 50,000 miles. You have an engine and drivetrain warranty for five years or 100,000 miles. I have an '09 and I had an '05 in the first generation. On the '05, I had to replace the water pump at 49,000, which was covered under warranty. I traded the car after four years and 50,000 miles. I will trade the '09 after five years. I don't want to trade until the next generation comes along. The generations go in five years cycles. With the '09, I have had a rattle in the rear speaker panel, which has not been successfully repaired; this is a minor problem. The ignition would not turn off and I had to take the car to a Cadillac dealership. The engine was running and you could not deactivate it. One of the things that I like about driving a Cadillac is that GM treats you very well. If the repair requires you to leave it, you are given another Cadillac to drive. You don't have to ask for it; it is just an automatic thing. I only have 21,000 miles on the '09. I have had those two things in that 21,000 miles. I have an '05 Honda Accord. Do I think it will give me the service of the Accord? No. Do I love driving the car? Yes. Will I buy another one? Yes.
#73 of 118 Brake problem?
Jan 27, 2011 (7:51 am)
Scary accident a few days ago. The pavement was dry and we were only going about 35 mph. Suddenly we heard a loud clunk then the rear wheels totally stopped rotating. We were spun around and stopped by a tree. When the tow truck arrived, the driver could not get the wheels to unlock in either reverse or drive. After towing on the slant flat bed, he attempted to get the car i drive again until finally he too heard a loud clunk and the tires engaged. I sure don't feel safe in this 2006 CTS now.
#74 of 118 Re: Brake problem? [pegrit]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 27, 2011 (8:03 am)
Sounds like your differential locked up?--let us know what they find please.
#75 of 118 Re: 2011 CTS SEDAN [temj12]
Feb 07, 2011 (5:10 pm)
Thanks for the response. I was thinking of buying a Cadi Cts last year and this year.
Has anyone purchased a 2010 or 2011 with good reliability thus far??
Im just a bit of a nervous person about Reliability i guess. I had seen in a magazine that the CTS has sort of a somewhat black circled area for reliability and maybe thats for Older Models but i just was wondering about the newer Models how the Relaibility was.
Anyone here who has a newer model CTS if you can please share your Insight.
#76 of 118 Re: 2011 CTS SEDAN [newcarman]
Feb 08, 2011 (3:20 pm)
Mt 09 Non Di CTS is over two years old now..and not one problem other than a squeaking rear brake which the dealer fixed without problem...absolutely love the car...fully loaded other than AWD and the DI engine...getting 23 city and 29-31 highway on regular gas...
#77 of 118 Re: Brake problem? [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 11, 2011 (6:33 pm)
Looks like you are right. After two weeks of body work, the cts is now across the street at the mechanics waiting a new rear end.
#78 of 118 Re: Brake problem? [pegrit]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 12, 2011 (10:03 am)
Unusual for a 5 year old car. I wonder if it lost fluid and bearings seized or if a part just failed due to poor metallurgy.
#79 of 118 Re: Brake problem? [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 12, 2011 (3:53 pm)
I agree. We bought the car used a year ago. Apparently there was a recall at 20,000 miles for something related to the differential but that was long before we got the car. We do know that it was found to be low on fluid. Fortunately we purchased an extended warrantee that covers the replacement with after market parts. GM was of no help at all. Not sure I want to keep this car. If this had happened on a freeway we'd likely be dead and have taken others with us. I never have had a good experience with GM cars. We bought it for the comfort of the passengers seat because I have a chronic pain condition. The seat is extremely comfortable.
#80 of 118 Re: Brake problem? [pegrit]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 12, 2011 (4:04 pm)
A very nasty incident indeed !
#81 of 118 Re: Brake problem? [pegrit]
Feb 16, 2011 (11:48 am)
I have a non DI 2009 CTS too. I bought mine new. My wife heard on the news this morning that GM is recalling 2009 and 2010 CTS for a problem in the rear end that could make the wheel come off. I am waiting on a letter which may apply only to certain VIN numbers. Yours sounds like it fits in that category. With this announcement this morning, you may be able to reclaim your expense for repairing the problem.