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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Sedan
Feb 24, 2010 (11:56 am)
Just an FYI to whomever it might help. Just got my car back from the dealer after a week. Despite the VIN # not falling in the range for the TSB, the rear wheel bushings were defective and thus replaced. According to the tech, if u have the clunking in the rear of the car and/or odd handling traits, insist they check the bushings. Also the squeaking seat bottom that someone previously mentioned on here also has a TSB for installing a washer to solve the issue. There is another TSB for the Navigation screen going blank, along with numerous updates for reflashing the software to remedy issues with the radio/navigation system and clock.
#247 of 266 Re: FYI [ctsguy2]
Feb 24, 2010 (3:58 pm)
great update..thanks....will have the reflashing done at my next service
#248 of 266 2009 CTS-V vs 2007 CTS-V
Feb 27, 2010 (10:57 am)
I'm looking for some help, I love the 2009 CTS-V, but realistically can not afford that much money. My question is; should I wait a couple more years and purchase the 2009 V after it is 4 years old, or go ahead and purchase the 2007 CTS-V? I believe the 2009 is a far superior car than the 2007; looks, technology, reliability, and 556 HP. I'm not even sure I can handle the 2009's HP, I may be better with the 400 HP. I currently drive a Lexus SC430, lots of fun, but I think I want a manual shift with some get up and go. Thanks in advance for your coaching.
#249 of 266 Noise from the rear deck
Mar 14, 2010 (8:49 pm)
I saw the other posts about bushings and battery cables. We just got an '09 "demo" that has the rear deck / package shelf (under the back window) rattling. It did fine for my wife part of the way home, and when we stopped off to visit her mom, I pushed open the pass-through to the trunk, didn't seem to hurt anything. After that, I had a turn driving it home, and experienced a bunch of rattling, mostly with bumps.
The noise is easily reproduced by tapping on the grill over the sub-woofer.
Has anybody seen this on their car, and known what fixed it? Thanks.
#250 of 266 Re: Noise from the rear deck [tomcat5470]
Mar 14, 2010 (10:21 pm)
If you just bought it and you can easily reproduce it, then the dealer should be able to easily fix it. I have had mine for 1 1/2 years without that problem. The problem with the bushings was a thumping noise that sounded like it was emanating from the trunk. It was not a rattle.
#251 of 266 Re: 2009 CTS Poor MPG [redgtconv1]
Apr 21, 2010 (8:44 pm)
yeah dude i have an 06 cts (2.8l v6) and the city milage sucks big time. I barely press the gas pedal at the light and i still drink gas (i average between 15-16.5mph city). Dont try and floor it either, you will get 2mpg and watch your needle drop right before your eyes, no lie! i got this cadillac and not the corvette because i figured this would be better gas milage, april fools!!!!!!!
#252 of 266 Re: any update? [waffleman]
Apr 22, 2010 (5:48 am)
OK, 11,500 miles and I'm still at 11.5 to 12.5 MPG. ;(
CTS09- AWD - 304HP, performance package - The Black gas hog!
I use the iPhone app Gas Cubby to track my mileage and note fill ups and MPG's. I've tried different gas stations, different octanes, etc. with no real difference. I think it's a sharp car and have had lots of complements on it.
Oh well,.... To quote Fernando "It's better to look good than to feel good", -
Cadillac has been useless on this. I get a what do you expect look. ;(
17MPG city - Not even close...
I bought the car to drive it and not fret over every mile. I've excepted it....
My wife is looking for a new Crossover, SRX? sharp!, but the gas issue is pushing us to look elsewhere.
#253 of 266 Re: any update? [blackcadillac]
Apr 23, 2010 (8:36 am)
I wouldnt give up on the SRX, just opt out of the DI engine....my 09 CTS is fully loaded less the DI engine and AWD....Im getting 23 city....and 28-31 highway depending on driving conditions...couldnt be happier with mileage in the greater DC area here....
I think your stop and go Boston traffic coupled with the DI and AWD are your cause........Im quite happy with the smaller engine, less HP.....but do have the FE2 suspension.....which I love......like many have said..the EPA estimate is just that and not gospel.....unfortunately it seems you are on the lower end of the spectrum....
Apr 23, 2010 (9:35 am)
Thanks for the info. Yeah, it seems like the DI and AWD are a major factor.
I didn't think this config would have made such a difference. 200 miles per fill up. eeek.
I've heard others report mileage close to yours and it drives me crazy. 23 city... WOW! I'd be happy with 15 MPG. My concern was that my CTS had a problem. I'm still not sure if it is a problem. I haven't heard anybody report MPG's as low as mine. Anybody in Beantown with a CTS09 DI304 AWD? Whatcha gettin'?
Anyway, SRX? Sharp! Maybe they'll let us drive it for a week to check it out. maybe not.
Oh well. thx
#255 of 266 Re: any update? [blackcadillac]
May 03, 2010 (6:20 am)
Our cars sound similar (09, 3.6, AWD) and and we are in the same general area (I'm on the Cape), and I too am disappointed with the gas mileage. I've got just under 20,000 miles on mine and I don't even bother calculating the mileage around town, but have also seen as low as 200 miles on a tank. Long distance highway trips with an average speed of 70 to 75 mph, have returned in the 22 range. With a little aggressive driving, I can literally see the fuel gauge needle drop. With the quality issues my vehicle has had and the disappointing mileage I'd never buy another one, but like someone else on here said looking good driving it does come into play.