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#220 of 717 2005 CTS Engine Failure
Apr 29, 2011 (8:38 am)
Sorry to hear that...sounds like we are all in the same boat. My 05 CTS still sits in my driveway now collecting dust. I've spoken to a few shops and they all had a hard time locating a used engine. The best they could find was this:
The dealer wants $7 for a short block alone. I don't have 10k do drop on this P.O.S but if I sell it as is I'll get nothing. Cadillac offered no help unless it was 07 or newer. We're all screwed basically. Spend 7-10k to repair it and hope I can get a couple years out of it....or sell it as is for a couple grand while I STILL owe 3k on it. Either way I am loosing allot of money on this purchase that I made only a year ago.
#221 of 717 Re: 2005 CTS Engine Failure [carlamoreno]
Apr 30, 2011 (8:10 am)
Sorry to hear about the problems - - - my engine went last August, and I have a 2006. No lights, no warning, and we were on vacation. I left my car in Nebraska until I could get answers from GM. Eventually, they came through with a new engine but it took 2-1/2 months without my car. I had 56K miles and my car had just gone out of warranty. I had all my service done at our local Cadillac dealer, which probably saved me. GM did a huge amount of checking before they agreed to a new engine. I still think it was the timing chain that went and caused the rest of the damage. At this point, I don't know whether to keep the car or not. When I read of your problems, I am thinking it might be best to sell it. I have a new warranty on the engine, so I thought that I was kind of safe.
#222 of 717 Re: 2005 CTS Engine Failure [cadillacmom]
Apr 30, 2011 (5:09 pm)
If you got a new motor you are probably okay until you sell it, I guess. It's about time to trade it anyway, yes? Mine went in to the dealer at 60K running rough. They said it was and three quarts low on oil. The car was between 5000 mile oil changes. I should have traded it on the spot then. I just put my wife in a 2011 Malibu LT today. She loves it. GM is really trying to move the Malibu and Impala. right now. Good rebates. Dealer cash. Impala goes away for 2012 and debuts with a new design in 2013. Of course, the world ends Dec 2012 according to the Mayan's, so what's the point.
#223 of 717 Re: 2004 CTS 3.6 Engine Failure [jung1210]
May 23, 2011 (6:59 pm)
I agree! I took my Caddy Cts 2005 3.6 car to the dealer with what I described as a weird Vortex kind of sound comming from the motor. I was stumped having been told by my dealership to go by the oil-life monitor and not the dip-stick. DUH ! I was told I was 5 quarts down but my oil-life monitor was still reading 28% I was totally taken off gaurd-5 quarts low did I hurt something? Earlier last year after having the car and putting my first3000 miles I set up my first oil change. When I arrived they checked the oil life monitor and sent me home saying it's not time(at that time the oil-life monitor read 51%)come back when the monitor reads under 10%! Something has to be done and too many people have a very plain and simple problem! I'm really thinking that if something goes terribly wrong with my car because of this problem I will seriously find a great lawyer and go full-boar after the appropriate party!
#224 of 717 Re: 2004 CTS 3.6 Engine Failure [maddcaddymama]
May 24, 2011 (1:42 am)
Sell it. Trade it. Get out of it. The next thing that happens could be total motor failure (like mine). My dealer treated me pretty fairly all things considered, but you could be on the hook for all of the diagnostics ($2K plus) and then and easy $5K plus for a rebuilt or junkyard motor (they told me $10K for a new GM motor). It's not worth it. I was over two months without a vehicle trying to figure out what was going on. I should have traded mine the first time the oil mysteriously disappeared. Newer Cady's (07 and above) have 100K drive train. Run, mama! Run fast! Good luck.
#226 of 717 Re: 2004 CTS 3.6 Engine Failure
May 24, 2011 (9:40 am)
maddcaddymama is right! Sell it as fast as you can and don't look back! My engine completely siezed (2005 w 80k miles) and I had NO luck finding a used engine with a warranty that exceeded 6mos. The dealer also told me $10k for a new engine. They were of no assistance to me whatsoever! Luckily I fount a buyer for that nightmare, who gave me $6k for it. Not near what it's worth but considering it needed an engine I took what I could get for it. I was not willing to invest another 5-10k in a completely unreliabe vehicle that might drop dead on me a year from now. That was the first and last Cadillac I will ever buy. I am now in the Market for a Honda, Acura or possibly and AUDI! Good Luck
#227 of 717 Re: 2004 CTS 3.6 Engine Failure [maddcaddymama]
May 26, 2011 (11:20 am)
I apologize for your frustrations. Can you please email me with more information about your situation and concerns? Please include you VIN, current mileage, involved dealer, and complete contact information including a good number to reach you. I would like to look into your situation further.
GM Customer Service
#228 of 717 Re: 2004 CTS 3.6 Engine Failure [gmcustsvc]
May 26, 2011 (3:14 pm)
Christina at GM Customer Service thanks for replying and yes I am frustrated. Not quite sure how to e-mail you my information. Please help because I would like to sent you the appropriate information concerning my very frustrating ordeal! Is you'r e-mail address gmcustsvc or socialmediagm.com -all kind of new to this computer operations!!!
#229 of 717 Re: 2004 CTS 3.6 Engine Failure [maddcaddymama]
May 27, 2011 (4:46 pm)
Christina sent my official complaint to the official Cadillac complaint service thanks