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2005 Cadillac CTS-V

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2005 Cadillac CTS-V Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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

Maintenance -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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»

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

2005 Cadillac CTS-V Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 17, 2010

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General Motors is recalling certain 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS vehicles. The front passenger seat occupant sensor may become damaged, disabling the passenger airbag and illuminating the airbag warning light. If the airbag does not deploy when needed, there may be an increased risk of injury to the front seat passenger. Dealers will replace the front passenger sensing system free of charge.

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Brakes, May 4, 2010

Summary: GENERAL MOTORS HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA OF A DEFECT IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003-2007 CADILLAC CTS VEHICLES CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN OR ORIGINALLY SOLD IN CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WASHINGTON D.C., WEST VIRGINIA AND WISCONSIN. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE FRONT BRAKE HOSE FITTING AT THE CALIPER MAY CORRODE DUE TO SNOW OR WATER, CONTAINING ROAD SALT OR OTHER CONTAMINANTS, ENTERING AND BEING RETAINED IN THE ROUTING SLEEVE. IF THE FITTING CORRODES SIGNIFICANTLY, THE BRAKE HOSE-TUBE INTERFACE MAY DEVELOP A LEAK.

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2005 Cadillac CTS-V Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2005 Cadillac CTS-V, San Mateo, CA

does my caddy need a clutch fluid drain and replacement at 22k to make clutch more smooth even though it is 5 years old?

gundog, 2005 Cadillac CTS-V, Hailey, ID

The car set locked and now we cant get in to charge it.

josefarr, 2005 Cadillac CTS-V, Washington, UT

Had fuel filter replaced and other stuff, like plugs. Could it be the wires? Not sure. It has 190,000 miles, well taken care of. Oil leaks below engine, cannot afford to have it fixed. Am disabled...

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2005 Cadillac CTS-V Reviews

Fantastic brakes but very dusty!

Great car and minus the wheel hop the car would be PERFECT.....no complaints though its the best of both worlds, fast like a muscle car and luxurious like your typical caddy.

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