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#57 of 721 2007 CTS Oil Consumption
Aug 07, 2009 (12:42 pm)
I have a 2007 CTS with 31,000 miles, and, I did not see oil usage until my 4th oil change, my sensor light never came on and my car felt like transmission problems. I had to make a appointment with the dealer and the mechanic called me and was upset with me like I am a dumb girl, I grew up with mechanics. Told me I had no oil in the car, exp I had an oil change and was not due for another, also asked why the oil sensor did not come on, he stated there was not one. I told him if this new car uses oil like this why would the company not put an oil sensor on the vehicle. He acted like this was an isolated incident. Of course, I had to have my spouse call, I can't deal with Mechanics that think all women are dumb when it comes to cars, especially when he stated oil changes are to be done every 3000 miles and I told him that is not what the manual states. He did an oil change and now I am within a 1000 miles due for another oil change and my oil is low again. He wants me to come in once a month for a consumption oil test, I told them they are nuts some of us work real jobs and everyone who owns a Cadillac is not always available during their work schedule, My dealers hours our 8-5 M-F. This is my first Cadillac and american car, I ask myself many times when I have have a problem with this car why did I get one now!
#59 of 721 Re: 2004 CTS 3.6 Engine Failure [unhappycanuck]
Sep 24, 2009 (12:43 pm)
UNHAPPYCANUCK- I had the SAME THING HAPPEN TO ME!!! With my 2006 CTS about a month ago. I even had a receipt showing my last oil change...LESS then 3k miles on it! They still are denying me. Did you ever get this issue resolved?? PLEASE contact me! Thanks!
Oct 12, 2009 (11:21 pm)
Has anyone had problem with '06 cts over heating--coolant was in the car? Without warning the car over heated, causing problem to the radiator and the transmission. Dealer estimated will costs over $6,000 to replace both.
#62 of 721 Re: Engine Problems [angelmarie415]
Oct 23, 2009 (8:15 pm)
Same thing happened to me today. Exactly. Can you tell me what the diagnosis and repair was?
#63 of 721 Re: Engine Problems [wilsoncts]
Oct 25, 2009 (2:42 pm)
wilsoncts: Turns out the over heating caused major damage to the radiator, which caused a crack to the "wall" (my word) between the transmission and radiator. Thus coolant fluids got into the tranmission fluid which caused the car to almost literally stop moving.
Part of the repair was to replace the radiator and drain the tranmission of the contaminated fluids, which looked like thin mud). A solvant was used in the transmission to help clean out contaminated fluids. Fluids were put in the transmission and the new radiator.
The recommended mechanic didn't find exactly what caused the car to overheat,
#64 of 721 Timing Chain
Nov 06, 2009 (7:18 pm)
Just recently bought an 05 CTS. After a month of owning the car I had to take it to the dealership for engine issues, it was the timing chain. After a month, fixed, I continued on my routine. 2 months later same problem, timing chain. Brought it back even more upset, fixed in a month and now I have it back again. Issues are arising in it again. My guess is an issue with cam shaft or the main berring. The only way this would have been an issue is if the car was flooded prior to me buying, which dealer provided me with clean carfax.....can anyone help me out on this?
#65 of 721 2005 CTS oil consuption
Dec 14, 2009 (10:35 am)
I, too, am having major problems with oil consuption on my 2005 CTS 3.6L engine. So far my dealership is getting GM to pay for it. Initially, a year ago when I bought the car it was throwing codes for cam followers, which they replaced several times. Then they found that there was no oil (3 weeks after I bought the car). My service manager has been working with GM, who says that the piston rings and valve stems need replaced. My extended warranty won't cover it because it doesn't cover oil consuption issues. GM recommended that the engine be decarboned first. It went back in today because it is 3 qts. low in 1200 miles and GM is recommending another decarboning. Has anyone had the problem corrected and if so, what was the fix.
#66 of 721 Re: 2005 CTS oil consuption [butchman8]
Dec 19, 2009 (8:46 am)
Tell the dealer to find a creative way to write the service order so that the warranty will cover it. Was there any type of dealer warranty when you bought the car? Since the car is still having the same concern that it had 3 weeks after you bought it that warranty, if there was one, should still be covering all the repairs. Just a thought.