Cadillac XLR Repair and Maintenance
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Cadillac XLR ProblemsSteering Wheel Position Sensor May Fail
The steering wheel position sensor may fail, resulting in the service stability message being displayed.
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be completely flushed.
Cadillac XLR QuestionsHardtop not working, will not go up or down, battery just replaced. any ideas. (1 answer)
Tried the switch in the glove box, went to on and off and tried both ways still not help. trunk button works, goes up and down but cannot figure out why the top will not go up or down, like I said just replace the battery cause it went dead. the top was down at the time the battery was replaced. ...
I have this beautiful car but lately the top will not go up . My husband have tried everything. The top DOES go down but it will not go up. What do you think causes this? Also we were advised that , it could be a hydraulic fluid issue? What kindof hydraulic fluid would go into the hy...
above the passenger door is a mechanical mechanism that has wore a hole in the trunk closing cable (bad design) that is leaking fluid when closing the trunk. Is there a fix for this or does this cable have to be replace?
Cadillac XLR RecallsTurn Signal and Daytime Running Light May Burn Out Prematurely
The daytime running lights (DRL), turn signal, and parking lamps all share the same light bulb, which may burn out prematurely from vibration in a loose socket or from air entering the bulb. If this were to occur, awareness of the driver's presence would be reduced and driver's intentions may not be known, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the socket and bulb in both lamps free of charge. The recall began July 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 06013.
In temperatures between -22 and -40 degrees F, and if one of the accelerator pedal return springs breaks, the engine may not return to idle within three seconds as required. If this were to happen, more braking effort may be needed to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the accelerator pedal assembly. The recall began March 8, 2005. The GM recall number is 05018.
On certain vehicles, the rear brake lines may be close, or come into contact with the exhaust manifold. This could heat the lines and boil the brake fluid; the lines could also wear from contact. If the brake fluid boils, or leaks, effectiveness of the rear brakes would be reduced and a crash could occur.
Dealers will inspect the left engine exhaust manifold clip for alignment and placement on the body mounted stud. If it's correct, they will reposition the clip on the brake lines and reinstall the clip on the stud. Dealers will ensure that both rear brake lines have the proper clearance to the left exhaust pipe and the machining tab on the rear differential housing will be removed. The brake lines in the affected areas will be inspected for damage and will be replaced if there are signs of wear-through on the nylon overcoating. The recall began January 18, 2005. The GM recall number is 04086.