Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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May 31, 2013 (1:39 pm)
I had a nice litte honda Civic for 10 years but decided to "trade up" for something bigger and flashier a few years ago. BIG MISTAKE! My cadillac has had numerous high dollar repairs but the most recent issue is irking me so badly I am going to complain on every thread I can find. I have a 2006 CTS and I go every 3000 miles for an oil change and always within a month to six weeks find myself with a dry oil pan. I park in the same parking spot everyday at my apartment and there is no oil on the ground. I was going to a dealer but assumed that they were not filling up my oil and switched to another dealer and with my oil still disappearing I found this thread and many others documenting this major problem with the CTS engines. I called both dealerships that i have gotten oil changes from and they both say this is normal due to my "high mileage" and will require a 3-4k repair! THis is not normal, I have 108k miles and my honda had well over 200k and did not use near the oil and it actually did have a small leak! I am furious that they know of this "common" problem or defect but have not issued any kind of recall. If anyone else is experiencing this in the Kansas City area or elsewhere and is interested in a class action lawsuit I am currently researching this option.
May 31, 2013 (1:40 pm)
I reached out to customer service and they referred me back to the dealerships that refuse the help. Not Helpful. No thanks!!!
#671 of 721 Thank you, every one of you!
Jun 09, 2013 (8:14 pm)
I own a 58,000 mile 2001 Jaguar XJ8 with its plethora of quirky, irritating and expensive to repair problems, synonymous with the marque. I have been looking at a low mileage 2003 CTS with a 3.2 litre engine, and was almost ready to pull the trigger! Your comments, all in universal agreement, indicate that that would have been a disaster! Between the 'Engine Design sponsored by OPEC' and GM's 'Non est Mea Culpa', you have steered me away from a return to GM products! I thank you!
#672 of 721 06 cadillac cts
Jul 12, 2013 (7:46 am)
Do not buy a Cadillac CTS the oil disappears and the engine burns up.
#673 of 721 Re: 06 cadillac cts [really9]
Jul 12, 2013 (9:43 am)
I got rid of my CTS yesterday , I was putting a quart every 1,000 miles , I want never buy a GMC car again ,
#674 of 721 Re: FED UP part II [missnmyhonda]
Jul 22, 2013 (6:03 am)
If you have gotten any farther with the lawsuit you were thinking of taking against GM, let me know as I would love to talk with you. I have the same exact 2006 CTS and the oil pan ran dry much the same as yours did and it lead to my engine blowing up on me. There has to be some way we can get this problem recalled and eventually taken care of for us. Reply back as soon as you can.
#675 of 721 Re: FED UP part II [peterbark]
Jul 22, 2013 (6:38 am)
I have not but I know from this forum and others, there are lots of people with this exact issue
#676 of 721 So far so good???
Jul 26, 2013 (10:09 am)
I bought my first 06' second hand with 28,000mi now 35,000 thinking it was the best Caddy built. After reading all these issues not being solved I have questions? I have not had an issue yet, only recalls for this and that. I'm glad I can do some mechanical repairs but not overhauling engines and transmissions. I think there is an error problem for all cars but the management across this country has been in reverse as too quantity first quality second... Its all based on greedy budget of monies. Just look at the water you drink and the GMO food you eat then get cancer for some unknown reason its similar with a plastic-steel car and how we nurture all aspects of life.
Fingers are crossed with Jesus on the dashboard.
#677 of 721 Re: So far so good??? [happycaddy]
Jul 26, 2013 (11:02 am)
You don't much to worry about quite yet, it will be another 25 - 30 thousand before it will start most of the shananagins, on your quality built caddy. Actually the body chasis and frame are fantastic, you couldn't ask for better! It's the power train!!!! If it wasn't my dream car I might not be so hard on it, but I had high expectations not only with the car but General Motors PPPPPPPLLLLLLLLL.
#678 of 721 Re: So far so good??? [happycaddy]
Jul 26, 2013 (11:46 am)
After reading all these issues not being solved I have questions. . .
As well you should. However, it's worth pointing out that the vast majority of CTS drivers don't endure the dreaded excessive oil consumption engine grenading issue. Those who do post here.
Keep an eagle eye on your oil level. It's a pain in the ass these days, since most engines don't use more than a pint of oil (if that) in 5000 miles. But, we all know that this one can.
Many people on this board in the early days thought that the oil change monitoring system in the car was an oil level monitor. It is not. There are a few on this board who seem to think that an improperly designed engine is cause for recall. That's not how it works. There needs to be a safety issue involved and my guess is that not enough engines (yet) have packed up in a situation that could be considered safety-related. That, or GM has gone to great pains to show otherwise. Go figure.
Check your oil every time you fill up, or once a week in the morning before you start the engine. At the first sign of consumption, sell the car.
That is all.