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Apr 10, 2010 (5:55 am)
I purchased a used 2003 Cadillac CTS with approx 59,000 miles in Oct 2009. I was not offered a extended warranty. First thing was the truck brake light had to be replaced. Next it was the engine light on because the dealership did not put the gas cap on correctly after gasing it up for the purchase. I did have my first complementary oil change done at the dealership where I purchased the car. The mechanic did not have any recommendations for the oil change. Then the low level antifreeze light came on.....filled that, light went out. Meanwhile the car would shake a little while idling at a red light....and the car would burn a LOT of gas. Keep in mind the car would operate but it had a slight shake while idling. Once in a while I would smell burning oil through the car's air vents. Then a few minutes later the smell would go away. On March 26, 2010, while driving on the highway without warning, the engine light came on, the car was shaking so bad I thought the car would cut off. The shaking would "calm down" a little if I did not excel over 50 mph. But if I excelled to 60 mph the shaking would get VERY rough as to cut off. When I took it to my mechanic I was advised at first the diagnostic code was misfire on cylinder #3 and #4. Both of the ignition corals had to be replaced. Once I agreed to the repair, he then called back to advise that the valve cover gasket was filled with oil.....causing cylinder #4 to be filled with oil and was dead and cylinder #3 was coming on and off. The recommendation was "car has a dead cylinder #4 has 90 psi will need a motor". I have only had the car at this point for 6 months, I have only put 5,000 miles on the car, and it gets better.....I am still financing it!! HELP!
#87 of 721 Re: Bad Deal [tammysad]
Apr 24, 2010 (9:05 am)
Very sorry about your experience. Did you have the car checked by an independent mechanic before you bought it?
Also, in a 6-7 year old car, I think that what you needed was a dealer provided warranty rather than an extended warranty.
In any case, when buying a used car with a very poor reliability record (see Consumer Reports), it is best to be very very careful.
#88 of 721 Re: Bad Deal [billpaul]
Apr 29, 2010 (9:39 am)
The car I am referring to is a 2005 so it's only 5 years old . I did have a mechanic look at it and we fixed some other issues . If there was any question as to if this is a unique issue talking to the engine rebuild company removes all doubt. The lucky people that had this problem got their dealerships to manipulate their warranties to cover them but I wasn't so lucky. It is still my opinion that this problem is known to GM and they are not going to address it unless forced to .
#89 of 721 2007 CTS hesitates
Apr 29, 2010 (7:11 pm)
I'm at a loss. I bought a 2007 CTS 6 months ago. Currently it has ~25,000 miles. Every morning I back out of the driveway, put it in drive, and then start down the road. Consistently the first 100-150 feet the car hesitates like it is having trouble getting up and going, and then it kicks in and I feel the car surge forward. I took it to the dealer a month ago and they said nothing was wrong, but that I needed 2 quarts of oil (onboard computer said I was at 59%). Two weeks later I took it back and they said it was a worn timing belt which was replaced, and they did an oil change. I took it back two days ago b/c it has still been hesitating and I heard a strange knocking noise on Monday morning while it was hesitating, and again they said nothing was wrong. Other than kidnapping one of their mechanics so that they can sit in the car at 530 in the morning when it acts up, I don't know what to do. The 3rd visit was to a different dealer than the other two visits, and he thinks there is nothing wrong. It only does this first thing in the morning after a cold start. I blamed winter at first, but the last couple of weeks it has been 50 degrees or warmer in the morning.
#90 of 721 Re: 2007 CTS hesitates [lsk1]
Apr 30, 2010 (7:55 am)
I am from GM Customer Service. I apologize that you are experiencing some concerns with your vehicle. Is this concern intermittent or everyday? Can you please email me with some more details about your situation with your vehicle? You can get my email address by clicking on my name. Thank you,
Apr 30, 2010 (8:32 am)
I dont know what the problems are with my car. I have had it for a year now and the same problem seems to persist, it's a rattling noise in the engine compartment. I have had it in the shop 5 times and now my warranty has run out and I am stuck and dont know what to do. first 3 times was the timing chain that had to be replaced after 2 months of my owning the vehicle. then I have gotten the runaround, having them fix some other things, so they say. But it's the same thing, when I go up a hill or I am low in gear, I lose power and it sounds like a big rig. Doesn't help that after 6 months my dealer that I bought it from closed up and can no longer sell GM products, hmmm... I am upside down on the car payments if I trade it in and I have no place to turn.
please respond if you can help me out
#92 of 721 Re: 2007 CTS hesitates [gmcustsvc]
Apr 30, 2010 (11:17 am)
Can I have a little help with the problem I am having with my 2005 CTS ? PLEASE ?
#93 of 721 Re: 05 CTS [stu8me]
Apr 30, 2010 (11:45 am)
I am from GM Customer Service. Can you please email me with more information regarding your concerns? Was your vehicle only serviced at that dealership that closed? You can access my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#94 of 721 Re: 2007 CTS hesitates [bigjohn281]
Apr 30, 2010 (12:09 pm)
Please email me the details of the concerns on your vehicle so I can look into the situation further. You can find my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#95 of 721 Re: 05 CTS [gmcustsvc]
May 02, 2010 (10:12 am)
I have a 2006 CTS and the identical issues as stu8me...are you able to advise?
For the life of me, I can't figure out how to email you directly....