Cadillac CTS Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Cadillac CTS

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Cadillac CTS Problems

The Check Engine Light With Code: P0011, P0014, P0021, P0024, P0341, P0346, P0336, and/or P0391

Vehicles with certain V6 engines may illuminate the Check Engine Light one or more of the following codes: P0011, P0014, P0021, P0024, P0341, P0346, P0336, or P0391. Our technicians tell us that some vehicles may require a powertrain control module (PCM) software update to correct this issue. Other vehicles may have excess camshaft end play on one or both cylinder heads which will need to be corrected using special procedures outlined by GM.

SRS Light Due to Passenger Seat Sensor Failure

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»

2008 CTS4 Transmission and Transfer Case Input/Output Shaft Issues

I bought a used 2008 CTS4 in Feb 2014 with 70K miles on it. In May literally 3 months after purchasing it the transmission went out on me. Thank god i bought an warranty on the vehicle to help with the cost. I took it to the Waldorf Cadillac dealership to have the work done. On my invoice they said Technician disassembled the transfer case and the transmission and replaced the input shaft and output shaft. Reassembled and test drove the veh...

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Cadillac CTS Questions

When car in reverse I have to keep my foot on the brake or it will take off (2 answers)

Any time the car has sat for a couple of hours, I start it and have to keep my foot on the break or it lunges back fast. Dealer can't find anything wrong

the windshield washer runs constantly when wipers are in use dealer want $600 (1 answer)

dealer says its a switch that's gone bad and must be replaced & switch supposedly cost $600. plus labor
Is this something I can purchase online and install myself ?

What does it mean if my car does not crank and the key is stuck in the ignition? (2 answers)

When I turn the key back there is absolutely no power of any sort.

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Cadillac CTS Recalls

Brake Pedal Rod May Fracture

The rod connecting the brake pedal to the braking system may fracture, resulting in loss of vehicle braking. Dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any affected bracket free of charge to resolve the concern.

Engine Stalls From Electrical Module Short

The chassis electrical module can short due to internal contamination. This can result in the vehicle stalling. Dealers will replace the chassis electronic module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Fuel Pump Failure And Leakage

The engine may stall and fuel may leak due to overheating of the electrical terminals in the fuel pump module, resulting in the melting of the flange material. Dealers will replace the fuel module and fuel tank jumper wiring harness free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Cadillac CTS Reviews

2011 CTS with 29,000 miles. Steering wheel was loose, lots of play. They had to replace the control arm. Got the car back and steering wheel is cocked about 8 degrees to the right, not dead on center. Brought it back multiple times. Finally they had to replace the entire steering rack. Should not happen on a car with 29K miles
Piece of crap. I will never buy another Cadillac again after all problems had just liked my 2000 Seville. This car spent 18 days into shop even overnight for bad engine module at 85,000 miles my mechanic advised that might go ahead get another engine replacement plus took to dealer 23x for bad trans/leaking oil situation but was charged higher fee since my car is out of warranty thought changin...
Well here we go I bought this car when i turned 18 thinking it would be awesome this is probably the worst mistake of my life im 21 now and i have had way to many problems one the head-gasket blew 900$ to fix 2 the water leaks in through the sun roof and in the trunk currently my trunk is flooded the back plastic peace the covers the licence plate blew off on my way to work one day costs 600$ f...

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