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#525 of 671 Re: 2005 CTS with the same disappearing oil problem [bill_anderson]
Jun 26, 2012 (6:37 pm)
I wanted to update the forum on what is happening with my 2005 CTS "SUSPECTED " oil consumption problem. As some of you might recall, we took the car in Aug 2011 because of a loss of power and a horrible clanking noise. When we picked the car up they said the problem was there was no oil showing on the dipstick. I asked how there could be no oil and they just said it could be "anything" but we were topped up and were "good to go".
Oct 2011 we were returning from a Halifax - Montreal - Halifax trip when the horrible cluncking noicse appeared again. We had driven less than 4000 km and the GM dealer in Douglastown NB added 4 litres. When we got home the dealer took the car, and in Dec 2011 they replaced the right cam gasket. This did not solve the problem, I was now monitoring my dipstick (noone had ever said I had to do this, and I have never had to do it for any other car I have ever owned. I ALWAYS do the 5000km checkup) So Feb 28th 2012 the Cadillac dealer would not admit they had enough evidence to say there was a problem so they put me on an oil consumption monitoring "program"
28 Feb 98867 km filled the oil
90808 km added 0.5 litres
100680km added 0.5 litres
101605km added 1 litre
May 3rd 103010km added 1 litre I said surely enough is enough.
May 4th They told me we were approved for new piston and rings
May 31 No phone call that parts were in so I called them. They said we never were approved so I took it in and they added 0.5 litres at 103996
We took the car in again in mid June I don't know how much oil was added, but finally they said we were approved to have rings and pistons replaced. The work is scheduled to start 28June. I have mentioned to the dealer my concerns that if it is a permanently distorted air cleaner that caused the piston/ring problem, all this oil consumption was just going to reoccur. And also I have seen posts that the oil consumption problem may well have damaged our timing chain earlier than it already would have been damaged. The dealer did say that when they do the tear down, if they should discover anything else, they must STOP all work and get further authorization from GM.
I have heard that FORD is the only car company not to get bail out money from the Govt. I have never owned a FORD but you can me assured I will likely give one a go, as it is unlikely that I would risk buying another CTS. Sad to say.
Jul 06, 2012 (9:24 am)
I wrote on here over a year ago about my problem with my 2005 CTS. That I notice was having problems & immediately took it to dealership where I was told they couldn't find any problems & to keep driving it. I did as they said engine went out two weeks later. The dealership & GM refused to pay for any repairs. I took a loss got a new car in January & now backed by 100,000 mile warranty 10 years. If any potential buyers are looking to get a car do not go with GM. You have been warned go in at your own risk.
All I want from GM now is to stop sending me promotional offers. I have asked before for them to stop but I am still getting one. Customer service since you were no help in getting my car fix can you stop sending me offers from your company. A case was set up last year for this but somehow you imbeciles can't even rectify something so simple.
#527 of 671 Re: Engine Seized cts 2006 [tkrecioch]
Jul 06, 2012 (9:48 am)
I had the same issue with my 2006 cts... but i bought it brand new and my engine blew in 2009. They said i had no oil in it so it was "my fault" (even though i had a receipt for an oil change less then 3k miles) and wouldnt fix it... they wanted $15k to replace the engine. i fought and fought with GM... no luck. Let me know if you get any response from the CEo of Cadillac!
#528 of 671 Re: Still angry [natural_99_99]
Jul 06, 2012 (11:59 am)
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#529 of 671 Re: 2005 CTS with the same disappearing oil problem [bill_anderson]
Jul 06, 2012 (1:05 pm)
After our CTS had been in the shop for 1 week instead of the expected 2 days, my wife called to see what was going on. She was told they had dismantled the engine and saw excessive scoring on the engine internals. So GM has now authorized the entire engine to be replaced under the extended warranty plan. It is expected to take up to 10 for the engine to ship in to nova scotia from some GM plant in USA. So I have to say big props go to GM Canada for doing the right thing. We will keep the loaner Impala until the CTS is ready to be returned to us.
#530 of 671 Re: 2005 CTS with the same disappearing oil problem [bill_anderson]
Jul 07, 2012 (7:45 am)
Hope you get a new engine and not a re manufactured from some rebuilding shop. It still amazes me how Cadillac are managing to screw up building engines after so many years in the business. I keep wondering if the real source of these engines is from China or similar.
#531 of 671 Re: 2005 CTS with the same disappearing oil problem [chuck2011]
Jul 07, 2012 (9:10 am)
The dealer said it was "coming from the factory in the US" but how can we be sure lol
#532 of 671 phew my engine blew this morning also.
Jul 15, 2012 (9:05 pm)
Bought my cts 2005 new from a dealership here in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Put some 18 inch rims with g-force tires on it, must admit handled great! Had regular oil changes done for me and never really inquired about oil consumption, just figured oil change every 5k was more than adequate. Car was only summer driven and has less than 70000 KM (not Miles)... winters to hard up here for light rear wheel drive car like that. This morning went out to our cottage and after passing a few vehicles on route noticed power not there... turned down the tunes and heard the knocking. Quite sure the bearings gone. Thank goodness this happened when it did. Would feel pretty sick right now had me and the wife went ahead and purchased the planned new CTS. Anyone wanna buy the original 17.5" rims with tires that still have tread paint on em? I am sure those rims wont look good on the new Charger we plan on purchasing.
#533 of 671 2012 Cadillac CTS reliability/engine problems
Jul 16, 2012 (10:18 pm)
I am a baby boomer who likes RWD cars. Since they are rather limited in availability these days, I was interested in purchasing a 2012 Cadillac CTS. However, after reading CTS forums regarding engine seizing/oil comsumption problems with previous years of the CTS, I'm now apprehensive about buying a 2012 CTS. Now, I'm thinking maybe I should consider either the Mercedes C-Series, Mercedes E-Series, BMW 5-Series, Chrysler 300C, or even the Lincoln MKS which is FWD. Therefore, does anyone know if the Cadillac CTS engine problems still persist with the 2012 models or has it been corrected? How does anyone feel about the purchase of anyone of the above alternative vehicles to the CTS? Thanks for your help.
#534 of 671 Re: 2012 Cadillac CTS reliability/engine problems [fearlessfly]
Jul 17, 2012 (12:11 pm)
stay away from the cts, they are nothing but problems, my transmission cooling lines failed and coolant mixed with transmission fluid, tranny is now acting like junk,there is no way to tell ahead of time if the lines are going to fail, raditor had to be replaced, last week tranny had to be serviced toytal cost 1000.000 and now tranny is acting up.then this morning engine check light came on.this car was babied, oil was changed faithfully every month on the 1st, regardless of the miles, now have to sell it because i cant trust it, oh and last month all 4 wheel bearing hubs were replaced because of howling noise, 1200.00. STAY AWAY,CADILLAC WILL NOT HELP YOU, EVEN THOUGH THE TRANNY COOLER LINES ARE A DESIGN FLAW.