Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 7:06 PM
You are in the Cadillac CTS/CTS-V
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Cadillac CTS, Engine, Sedan
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#591 of 720 Re: Great 2004 CTS [gregbgardt1]
Nov 09, 2012 (3:49 pm)
You're my kind of person. Where I work they call what you just posted "objective evidence."
I went off the reservation (mine anyway) 13 years ago and bought an American car that attempted to compete with Europeans. Prior to that I'd owned mostly Asian vehicles. My current daily driver is an Acura, and my wife drives a Nissan product.
Your list is why, though the CTS is in a class by itself in terms of money pit potential. At least you haven't suffered the dreaded oil loss engine failure. Many who post here have.
You still have that to look forward to. Let us know.
#592 of 720 Re: Great 2004 CTS [gregbgardt1]
Nov 10, 2012 (9:56 am)
Unbelievable repair record. Thanks for sharing in such detail. The problem is, when you start the repair process, you think with each repair that this will be the end of it. As you get further along, you have invested so much in the vehicle that it makes less economic sense to trade it.
#593 of 720 Re: Great 2004 CTS [gregbgardt1]
Nov 10, 2012 (10:59 am)
although I do not own a Cadillac I keep wondering how their cars came to be such lemons. They were once known for engineering excellence and forward thinking. Its too bad this once prestigious brand has come to this and if it were not for loyal customers the brand would have died long ago.
#594 of 720 Re: Cadillac CTS cut out at 60 mph [firstnotlast]
Nov 10, 2012 (7:20 pm)
My 2012 CTS stopped dead at 60 mph on a highway in New York the same month I bought it. The only reason I did not have an accident was that it happened in the middle of the day on a holiday. Otherwise, the highway would have been jammed. The dealer kept the car a few days and said they could not reproduce the problem and would look at it if the problem happened again. The dealer said the problem was probably a "software glitch." I have been in the software industry for 30 years and have never heard of such a thing. Besides, if there was a problem with the software, it would occur in other vehicles with the same software. Not wanting to take my life in my hands, I sold the car to another dealer and bought a new Acura, which has performed great! I told the dealer about the CTS problem, and it appears from the subsequent OnStar reports that I received that the CTS was not sold for many, many months. I assume the cutout happened again, and the dealer was trying to get it fixed. I will never buy a GM car again!
#595 of 720 Re: Great 2004 CTS [temj12]
Nov 19, 2012 (12:57 pm)
You are spot on. I think it's funny how the GM customer service is non-existent in response to my post and through the repair process.
#596 of 720 Re: Great 2004 CTS [gregbgardt1]
Nov 21, 2012 (7:15 am)
GM will become solely a truck company in a few years because no one will buy their cars. With social media, the bad word will get around about the unreliability of their cars and the only vehicles GM will be able to sell will be Silverados, Sierras and Tahoes. Bankruptcy maybe just around the corner again. Just saying.
#597 of 720 Re: Your dealer is trying to screw you!! [gmcustsvcsarah]
Dec 04, 2012 (5:13 pm)
i just bought a 2005 cts with the 3.6l in it, i would have never, if i knew of the problem with the motor.it didnt not leak oil anywhere or use it to my knowledge when i bought the car july 12 of this year(2012) and it only came with a 3 month or 3,000 mile warranty and as far as i knew cadillac has a great reputation and what not. so i didnt buy the extended warranty. well needless to say i put almost 4,000 miles on the car in 2 months and 12 days after i bought it and the car is blown up, still havent got it fixed because of this problem and i still owe just under$10,000 on it. i called dealership and they only wanna give me up to $1,000 to help with the repairs when they said originally that they would cover all parts costs if i would pay for labor.now that the used motor is gonna be $2,000 plus they dont wanna pay.to top it off to make sure that the motor had spun a bearing they had car towed to the dealership and then made me pay a partial fee to tow it back to my house becuase i wasnt getiing it fixed there. now when i do get the car fixed i am gonna sell it as soon as i can or trade it in because its gonna be a huge headache!!! is there anything GM can do or is there a recall yet or maybe a class aaction law suit is in order because i am sure that all these people with complaints are gonna win including me,why continue to see a car with a motor that conitinues to have problems!!!!!!!????????!!!!!
#598 of 720 Re: Your dealer is trying to screw you!! [darynray]
Dec 05, 2012 (6:10 am)
Good morning darynray,
I can certainly understand how this is a very frustrating situation! If you would like for us to check into this further with you and your dealership, please email us more information at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, a brief summary of the situation, and the name of your involved dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#599 of 720 Re: Your dealer is trying to screw you!! [gmcustsvc]
Dec 05, 2012 (8:53 am)
thank you i will provide you the information
#600 of 720 Re: Your dealer is trying to screw you!! [darynray]
Dec 06, 2012 (1:08 pm)
I feel pregnant, everybody else gets an email from Sarah at Cadillac Customer Service about their engine problems. My Cadillac, (2012 CTS with the 3.0L) had the engine fail at 2060 miles 105 days after delivery and not one email or call. What gives?