Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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Cadillac CTS, Engine, Sedan
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#581 of 720 Re: Your dealer is trying to screw you!! [madcts]
Oct 23, 2012 (5:28 am)
Good morning madcts,
How is everything running on your CTS now that all of these repairs have been performed?
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#582 of 720 Re: Your dealer is trying to screw you!! [gmcustsvcsarah]
Oct 23, 2012 (6:04 am)
Glad for you that you were so well taken care of. Mine is an '05 so out of warranty. Probably why Sarah hasn't replied to my reply to her.
#583 of 720 Re: Your dealer is trying to screw you!! [ronyxxx]
Oct 23, 2012 (9:27 am)
I hadn't replied as you did not seem interested in proceeding with your dealership; I didn't want to badger you on the issue.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#584 of 720 Re: Your dealer is trying to screw you!! [gmcustsvcsarah]
Oct 30, 2012 (6:03 am)
The new Government Motors is worse then the old GM.
Timing chain issues with my 2006 SRX with 59,000 miles.
The Blazer I sold to buy this vehicle had 160,000 miles, no drivetrain issues or any leaks.
#585 of 720 Re: Your dealer is trying to screw you!! [synman]
Oct 30, 2012 (8:20 am)
Are you getting this looked into, synman? If you are working with a dealership and wanted for us to check into this further with them, we can be contacted at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, a summary of the situation, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealer).
Sarah, Chevrolet Customer Service
#586 of 720 Re: Your dealer is trying to screw you!! [synman]
Oct 30, 2012 (5:19 pm)
Your Blazer probably had an old tech 4.3 litre OHV V6. No timing belts or chains like the new tech 3.6 OHC V6 with THREE timing chains. You probably could have driven the 4.3 another 50k to 100k miles without any major engine issues. If I buy GM, it will only be an OHV engine. This means a full size pickup or used car because GM in it's infinite wisdom stop producing its most reliable engines (e.g. 3800 V6). GM hasn't shown it can build a reliable OHC engine. Good luck.
#587 of 720 Re: Cadillac CTS cut out at 60 mph [rriddle]
Nov 07, 2012 (7:25 am)
Did you ever find out what was wrong with your vehicle? I am experiencing something very similar. My car has cut out on me 4 times (no lights, no steering, no brakes, NO WARNING). The dealer cannot seem to recreate the issue and I am not sure what to do. I purchased the car new (December 2011), so it's not even 1 year old. I need some guideance, so any feedback you can provide will be helpful.
#588 of 720 Re: Cadillac CTS cut out at 60 mph [firstnotlast]
Nov 07, 2012 (7:36 am)
Not sure I have a complete answer for you. I had one Cadillac dealership look at it in Waldorf, MD (not where I bought the car but closer to my home). They had the same problem you did which was not able to recreate the problem. I then took the car to the Cadillac dealership in Greenbelt, MD where I bought the car. They also inspected it top to bottom and were not able to recreate the problem. The problem happened to me 3 times in all since I bought the car at random situations and times. It has not happened to me (knock on wood) since I got the car back from the latest visit. My only thought is that all the inspecting/tightening of all connections from the two dealership visits fixed the problem. If the dealership did not do this, ask them to go through the engine/electrical and tighten/check every connection that could cause this. Maybe this alone will be a solution as it seems for me thus far.
#589 of 720 Re: Cadillac CTS cut out at 60 mph [firstnotlast]
Nov 07, 2012 (10:28 am)
We're sorry to hear that this intermittent cut-out concern has been interfering with you enjoying your CTS. If we can check into this further with you and your dealership, please email us at socialmediagm.com with more information (including your name and contact information, a summary of the situation, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
Nov 09, 2012 (8:39 am)
I was driving a 1998 Honda Accord with 165k miles on it when I decided to buy the CTS with 58k miles. Here is a nice laundry list of repairs one can expect when owning this car:
03/30/07 - Check service stability system - Diagnosis: replace steering wheel position sensor $262.28 - 61,687 miles
09/07/2007 - Can't turn car - Diagnosis: Power steering pump failed - $688.51 - 67,235 miles
09/07/2007 - Noise in rear end at low speeds - Diagnosis: Gears failed, replace carrier assebly - $1307.94
06/24/2010 - Excessive play in front end - Diagnosis: Replace left front tie rod - $260 - 84,304 miles
08/23/10 - rear pinion seal leaking - Diagnosis: replace - $264 - 86,009 *also checked for engine oil leak, couldn't tell what it was. See 10/5/12 issue
03/2011 - Car wont move, spewing fluid, have to tow to dealer - Diagnosis: Coolant line blew, radiator replacement - $667 - 90,000 miles
07/1/11 - Humming noise in rear end - Diagnosis: replace right rear hub & bearing assembly - $826.68 - 95,295 miles
03/2012 - Did recommmended 100k tune up - Normal wear and tear but wanted to make sure everyone knows I take care of the vehicle. Also have changed engine oil every 6,000 miles since I have had it.
10/05/12 - Thud in front left - Diagnosis: replace left front strut - $354 - 111,203
10/05/12 - Oil leaking from engine - Diagnosis: $5 part failed, replace oil filter adapter gasket - $302 - 111,203
Currently: 112,000 miles and check engine light is on. The vehicle in not reaching operating temperature Diagnosis: replace thermostat - $700
Currently: Got stranded on highway cause vehicle ran out of gas, however, not my fault. Tank read 1/4 tank left. Fuel sender is faulty which also has a TSB out there that they manufactured with a faulty part (siphon hose) - Cost to drop tank and replace is $700.
Needless to say, my honda had one repair from the 60k to 165k I drove it. EGR valves had issues. This CTS has been an absolute lemon so if you are looking to purchase, look forward to taking an additional loan out on the vehicle to the tune of about $6,300.
Enjoy! Greg. - 40133811