Last post on Mar 27, 2013 at 6:25 PM
You are in the Cadillac CTS/CTS-V
What is this discussion about?
Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Auto Repair, Engine, Oil, Sedan
#142 of 153 Re: broken seat adjustment [doc00]
Sep 16, 2012 (10:15 pm)
You can go to your nearest Cadillac dealer. They should be able to tell you. It's probably going to be expensive. Once you find out the part number, then try an auto recycler. They may have one from a wrecked CTS. It will probably be cheaper. Good luck.
#143 of 153 Re: Won't Start!!! [cadi03]
Oct 25, 2012 (1:17 pm)
Did yoi happen to find the problem? I have an 03' Cadilac it will not start only clikcs when starting and lights flicker on and off and ignition switch is off. The relay switxh for the high beams can be heard turining on and off. Not even with the battery charger will it start and atarted just after it was put in the gararge. Someone help me please. Key wont come out sometimes either....till charger is put on it..
#144 of 153 Various problems with 2009 CTS
Nov 04, 2012 (2:27 pm)
I have a 2009 CTS with 52,000 miles. I'm the original owner of the car. Although there are many things I enjoy about this car, it needs too many repairs. None of the repairs are due to owner negligence. Initially, there were 3 - 4 recalls. Every few months the car is in the shop. This morning, the check engine light went on. About 6 weeks ago, the engine overheated due to failure of the water pump. There have also been failures of motors/pumps within the car, such as for the power seats. This is one car that I really wanted to hold onto for as long as possible, but I am very concerned about the life span of this car. Anyone else have constant problems with other 2009 CTSes?
#145 of 153 Re: Various problems with 2009 CTS [breindel]
Nov 05, 2012 (7:56 am)
I the author of the Nov. 4 post about too many repairs. My service rep. called this morning to say I have a leak with my "O" ring and need to have he purge valve replaced. This valve deals with emissions and pressure for the gas. Cost to take care of these items is $200. Just out of warranty, so this will be out of pocket. Cost isn't that bad, however, I got lucky this time. There are just too many repairs and they're done too often. My husband has an Infiniti G35 that has maybe 85,000 miles on it. He has never had one mechanical problem with this car. He drives about 20 - 22,000 miles a year. I drive my Caddy 15,000. I see my service rep. more than some family members. What the heck? I bought my car when GM was tying to survive. My Dad always had Caddies when I was growing up. I've always loved these cars and have been hooked ever since the re-design of the CTS. My husband is now screaming to get rid of the car. Do I just have a problem car, or, is this symptomatic of Cadillacs these days?
#146 of 153 Re: Various problems with 2009 CTS [breindel]
Nov 05, 2012 (10:39 am)
I also own a 2009 CTS. I have had, maybe, two recalls. At 20,000, the ignition stuck and you could not turn the engine off. Luckily, it was a business day and I was able to take it to a dealer. As Cadillac does during warranty, they gave me a loaner Cadillac. Cadillac has been good to me during the warranty period. The car now has 35,000 miles and I am out of warranty in January. This is my second CTS. I will buy another one, but not because I am going to have great service out of this CTS.
I had a 2005 and I had a water pump go at 48,000. I traded the car after four years. I like the way a Cadillac looks and drives. I will trade every four to five years. I am waiting until the next redesign. I would never buy a Cadillac, if I wanted a car that I would drive well in excess of 50,000 miles. I do not consider them to be that reliable. On the 2005, I sold the car to friends. The engine started knocking at 67,000 and they got rid of it. With the warranty out in January, I will be wondering what I will wind up repairing at my own expense. I do have the engine, drive-line through five years.
If you have already had that many repairs, I would move on to something else. Cadillac is not your answer to a long-term automobile. I am sure I will hear, via this forum, from people who disagree and vow how great their cadillac has been.
#147 of 153 Re: Various problems with 2009 CTS [breindel]
Nov 06, 2012 (12:33 pm)
We're sorry to hear that you've encountered these troubles with your CTS. If we can check into this further with you, please don't hesitate to email us at socialmediagm.com with more information (include your name and contact information, a summary of the situation, the last 8 of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#148 of 153 telematics user?
by steve_ HOST
Nov 19, 2012 (5:57 pm)
A reporter would like to speak to car owners who use Chrysler Uconnect, Cadillac CUE or Ford's MyFord/MyLincoln Touch. If you use any of these telematics systems, please send your daytime contact information to predmunds.com no later than November 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET.
#149 of 153 Re: 08 Cadillac CTS AWD "clunk" [rdinssatx]
Nov 24, 2012 (12:10 pm)
i have had the same problem - loose screws on drive shaft tight it up and clunk is gone - 100%
#150 of 153 CTS seat heats up but no seat warmer button. HELP!
Dec 24, 2012 (12:54 pm)
Hey I have a crazy problem. I have a 2003 CTS that is acting like a spaz. A few days ago the seat started warming itself but there isnt even a button to turn it off and on. It looks like there shouldn't even be a seat warmer in this model. But the seat is getting pretty damn hot. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#151 of 153 RELIABILITY
Dec 24, 2012 (5:40 pm)
I owned a new 2008 CTS DI and only had a power window go out and a plug coil fail in 36,000 miles.
I have read this forum since I got my '08 and to go by the posts you would wonder why anybody would buy the CTS. I traded my '08 for a new 2012 CTSV Coupe and am still very happy.