Last post on May 16, 2013 at 4:36 PM
You are in the Cadillac CTS/CTS-V
What is this discussion about?
Cadillac CTS, Engine, Sedan
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#527 of 659 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 659 Re: Still angry [natural_99_99]
Jul 06, 2012 (11:59 am)
I'm sorry about the continued promotional offers. If you wanted to visit http://www.gmcontactpreferences.com/, you would be able to provide the address, phone, and email addresses you do not want to be contacted. Opt-out time frames are as follows:
-GM will retain phone opt-out preferences for five (5) years from the date of the customerís most recent submission
-GM will retain U.S. mail opt-outs for three (3) years from the date of the customerís most recent submission.
- Email opt-out preferences will not expire.
I hope this is helpful to you!
GM Customer Service
#529 of 659 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 659 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 659 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 659 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 659 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 659 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.
#535 of 659 Re: 2012 Cadillac CTS reliability/engine problems [fearlessfly]
Jul 17, 2012 (6:18 pm)
Dear #533. Go back to #514 (2012 CTS engine problems) and this should answer your question. You made the correct decision by avoiding Cadillac products and the poor quality they offer. I think people are catching on G.M.'s lack of commitment to their customers. B.M.W 5-Series is an excellent choice.
#536 of 659 Re: 2012 Cadillac CTS reliability/engine problems [david780a]
Jul 17, 2012 (9:14 pm)
Was your CTS a 2012? What do you think you will buy to replace it? Thanks for your feedback.