2004 Cadillac CTS-V Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2004 Cadillac CTS-V as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

The rear axle pinion seal may leak causing fluid loss and possible internal rear end damage. Replacing the faulty seal will commonly correct this concern.

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

The passenger seat sensor may fail causing the SRS (airbag) light to illuminate. This problem has turned into a recall on some vehicles. Please contact you local dealer to see if your particular car is included. For more information on this recall, please click here»

Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

      The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

          Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems with the hydraulic system parts in the brake system.  We recommend flushing the fluid at least every 60,000 miles.

          The front and rear light bulbs are prone to premature failure. Our technicians tell us that the front bulbs can be very difficult to replace.

          The steering wheel position sensor may fail causing the Service Stability message to be displayed.