Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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#697 of 721 I'm very upset with GM
Oct 02, 2013 (7:32 am)
Well I have heard a lot of stories about the Caddillac CTS and did not believe them until now I bought my 06 CTS in February 2012 the car only had 38,000 miles on it I heard a little ticking sound coming from the driver side part of the engine and had it looked at the maintance tech said it might have just needed an oil change so I had him do it. which of course did not stop the problem so I had spoke to a couple of friends and family mebers to ask them what they thought and of course no one really new. I kept up on the oil changes and always checked my fluids since I drove this car a lot back and forth between my home and Columbus and the car never gave me a problem just had a light ticking sound. well needless to say August 20th 2013 I was heading back to Columbus and my engine gave up and was done it blew up at my half way point to Columbus so I had my car towed to Germain Cadillac and paid $260.00 in a tow fee and asked them to look at it while I called GM I waited a month just to find out the my car was not going to be covered even though my warrenty ran out of time not mileage and now they are wanting $200.00 for the inspection they did. GM is saying that there was burnt oil and that my car threw a rod and a bearing threw the block I still owe on the car and have not had it long enough to have these kind of problems with it this is crazy I showed them where the car had maintance done on it everytime I traveled and that the oil was changed every 6,000 to 7,000 miles I am now looking to go forward with a class action Lawsuite
#698 of 721 Re: 2008 CTS Engine OIl Consumption [michael68]
Oct 02, 2013 (10:44 am)
Don't get a CTS they have lot's of issues and GM will not fix them even if you do what your suppose to do to maintain them. My 07 CTS has become one of the biggest headaches I have ever had.
#701 of 721 Re: Those of Us. . . [cdnpinhead]
Oct 02, 2013 (4:16 pm)
Read all the posts here if you have not already..you have the 2.8-the 3.6 is famous for the engine seizing-due in part to undersize piston rings-which causes the engine to consume five or more quarts every four thousand miles.
I had the 2006 cts kept it two weeks and turned it back in-engine shaking,check engine light-and number four injector code problem.
What I learned reading in this forum is that all the 3.6 cts engines-even some 2013 models have extensive repairs...it is not just the engine-it's everything and everything is expensive. Read on and hopefuly you have one of the good ones-is there a good one? I traded mine for a chrysler 2007 sebring and no problems-Ill never buy a Gm product again....
#702 of 721 Re: Two more CTS engine problems to add to the list [rentbuster]
Oct 09, 2013 (3:40 pm)
Haven't posted about my CTS in a while, but this is what I know --
Back about 10 years ago, they began cutting corners and as we all know the gov had to bail GM out. The rings and pistons in the v6 engine they used in the CTS we're not engineered correctly allowing excess amounts of oil being burned through the rings and into the cylinders. Most engines experienced running through a quart of oil every 1000 miles or so. If you did not religiously check your oil it was only a matter of time before your engine became useless.
GM said this massive amount of oil consumption was within normal limits. Many people who took road trips of over 5000 fried their engines after checking the oil prior to their trip. They were always told they did not maintain the oil properly.
I would bet 1000s of people had their engines fried and the we're told it was their own fault because they are incapable of checking the oil in their Cadillacs.
This is such a coverup!'
FYI. They replaced the whole top end of my 2008 CTS. And the whole exhaust system as the oil in the exhaust ruined both catalytic converters!! They had my CTS 46 days total!
You need to find a dealer committed to fighting for you.
#703 of 721 Re: I'm very upset with GM [grrrbadcar]
Oct 09, 2013 (5:13 pm)
Sounds pretty typical. You can vent here, but there's no real help here. And if you post anything vaguely threatening the holy GM they will just delete it, or they have the host delete it. I've tried. You see, we can't share email addresses or phone numbers. I've had 30+ GM vehicles but this sight has made me hate them for basically screwing us. Good luck
#704 of 721 Re: I'm very upset with GM [ronyxxx]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Oct 10, 2013 (10:47 am)
Completely inaccurate. No one from GM has ever asked a host to remove a negative post (or any post), and even if they did, we wouldn't remove it unless it violates our Membership Agreement. Organizing legal action within the forums isn't permitted, and that has nothing to do with GM or any other manufacturer.
Your best bet for getting any meaningful action is to report, as individuals, your issue to the NHTSA at www.safercar.gov. They're the only agency authorized to investigate vehicle issues, and to ask for a recall if it's warranted.
#705 of 721 I Would Echo. . .
Oct 10, 2013 (11:52 am)
what our host just posted.
Many of us have posted missives that are anything but complimentary to GM in general and the CTS in particular. I've never seen a post deleted, mine or anyone else's.
Cite examples. What post done by whom when was later deleted?
Data talks. You (well, probably you don't) know what walks.
#706 of 721 Re: I'm very upset with GM [Kirstie@Edmunds]
Oct 10, 2013 (5:46 pm)
I have had a post deleted. Its okay if we're all just posters here, but go ahead and post your email or phone number and a call to action and see what happens. Edmunds or GM won't let us have each others personal contact info. GM doesn't want a class action and Edmunds doesn't want to alienate a manufacturer.
The NHTSA, is concerned with safety. A blown motor or timing chain is only unsafe on your wallet and GM's rep. Perhaps EPA would be concerned with all the oil floating around the atmosphere.