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#125 of 721 little help
Aug 17, 2010 (6:33 pm)
whats up with Cadillac
MY 2008 cts 3.6 FI not DI , 6 speed auto chugs, at very low speeds like at busy stop intersections when rolling slowly, The dealer had my car for three weeks trying to figure it out, He gave my car back today, not repaired. Also, Now the dealer says this is common with this car and nothing is wrong, At the beginning he said this was not right and he will get it fixed . it only has 39000 miles on it (still in warrenty). It has had previous problems, timing belts , new crankshaft (previous owner) That I just found out about (oops). Tranny modual, and Re programing. and a few other things. what can I do now?
by the way I just Drove A 2008 3.6 FI on the dealers lot it didn't chug.
#126 of 721 Re: little help [pf562]
Aug 19, 2010 (4:42 am)
Take the car to another dealer or take it to an expert independent shop. It may cost you some money, but it will be worth it.
#127 of 721 Re: little help [billpaul]
Aug 21, 2010 (6:15 pm)
k9will here i agree take that car somewhere else that is not narmal for any newer car good luck , ask the dealer to show you another one that does it ( i'll wait) and mariah sorry it has taken so long for me to read your responce thanks alot for your reply
#128 of 721 Re: little help [K9Will]
Aug 28, 2010 (5:39 pm)
The dealer couldn't come up with a car that does what my car does. Im Still being stone walled cause the rep says this normal? (what The Dealer is telling me) Bommarito cadillac st peters mo. I'm now taking the car up to Plaza cadillac, see what the say. plus its starting to backfire and miss again (previous problems) the loose timing chains fix lasted 4 days. Also now i got a new problem in the morning when the motor is at fast idle the car will barely stop in reverse . it about took out my neighbors car.
#129 of 721 Re: little help [pf562]
Aug 31, 2010 (7:17 pm)
wow keep me informed post whatn you find out thanks k9will
#130 of 721 Catastrophic Engine Replacement with 56,022 miles!
Sep 02, 2010 (2:09 pm)
I have a 2006 CTS - 56,022 miles. We went on vacation to Colorado, and began our return trip to Illinois last Thursday, August 26th. Stopped for the night in Nebraska, and started the next morning. My car started to make a fast ticking noise and the engine shut down. No rough engine prior to this, no idiot lights, no chimes, no nothing. They towed my CTS to the Cadillac Dealer in Lincoln and they told me the timing chain failed - cost to fix $3,000 and we had to wait until Tuesday, 8-31-10 for the parts. I was shocked - never had anything like this happen before with GM cars. I called my dealer in illinois and they suggested that we contact GM customer service. I called and they assigned me a file#. Tuesday, the dealer told us that when they started the repair, they found a broken valve and a piston hit the cylinder - so now it's a new engine - $6,000 to fix. They said my car was down 2 quarts of oil. I have my Onstar Diagnostics report from 8-6-2010 with a green light - everything was good; a week before we left on vacation. With this news, we rented a car and drove back to Illinois. We spoke to our dealer, and told him the issues that we were having with timing chain/engine failure. He contacted the dealer in Lincoln and they said that now it looks like the Cam Follower failed due to the car being 2 qts. low on oil. GM Customer service is saying that it's our fault that we drove the car while down 2 quarts. What planet are these people from? 2 quarts doesn't make an engine seize. I always have my oil changed on a regular basis, and have done what the owners information has told me. There is a huge problem with the CTS engine, and they won't own up to it. Cadillac was "supposed" to be the top of the GM line! What is going on here? There is a huge cover-up and something needs to be done. I want my car back in Illinois and I want GM to replace my engine - not with a used engine either. I took good care of my car, and spent a lot of money with GM over the years.
#131 of 721 Re: Catastrophic Engine Replacement with 56,022 miles! [cadillacmom]
Sep 02, 2010 (7:02 pm)
Sorry about your very bad luck. Still, a question does come up. How often do you check your engine oil level, and when did you last check it? It would not be safe to wait for an engine warning to pop up.
#132 of 721 Re: Catastrophic Engine Replacement with 56,022 miles! [cadillacmom]
Sep 02, 2010 (8:04 pm)
I am sorry to say it but welcome to the club. See my comment #105. When an expensive, well maintained car goes from never burning or leaking oil and never having to add oil between changes to a blown engine that is way low on oil, I have a problem with laying the blame on the owner for not checking the oil. Something is rotten in GM land!
#133 of 721 Re: Catastrophic Engine Replacement with 56,022 miles! [cadman4]
Sep 03, 2010 (7:11 am)
Agreed, a car should not suddenly start burning large amounts of oil. If that occurs, then a serious problem may have arisen. The details in this case are unclear, but as written, one gets the impression that cadillacmom does not check engine oil levels. All authorities and owner's manuals that I have ever read recommend that one regularly check oil levels. The point is that serious things can go wrong with even the most reliable brands, and so it is important for drivers to monitor their vehicles themselves. It is not safe to assume that scheduled maintenance provides adequate monitoring. If an engine fails with very low oil levels, then the warranty is usually void.
Years ago I had an Audi that suddenly started burning oil because of defective valve seals. Fortunately, I was regularly checking oil levels, so I caught the problem before there was engine damage.
My comments are not intended to blame the owner. This forum provides us an opportunity to learn from each other's experiences. This is a good reminder that we should all check oil levels regularly. If cadillacmom has been doing this, then this is even more regrettable. Maybe she can fill in some details.
#134 of 721 Re: Catastrophic Engine Replacement with 56,022 miles! [cadillacmom]
Sep 03, 2010 (10:59 am)
This is the same problem that happens with the 2005 3.6liter v6 . I can assure you that it is a problem that dealerships and engine rebuild companies are very familiar with . Then some person is going to try to make you seem stupid by asking a question like did you check your oil level once a day and they know it is a problem with the engine and not you . It is not a coincidence that people with easy problems will get contacted by a service advisor but those of us stuck with this engine problem get nothing .