2004 Cadillac CTS Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Cadillac CTS

2004 Cadillac CTS Problems

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

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»

The steering wheel position sensor may fail, resulting in the service stability message being displayed.

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2004 Cadillac CTS Questions

No smoke exhaust pipe is dry thermostat seems to be air locked grey coolant boiling outta the overflow ... Head gasket or egr or transcooler ?

Just wanted to know if anybody has had this problem fixed? I seen its a pretty popular problem. I had the u-joints checked. Just wanted to know if I should change transmission, fluids,rear end etc?

Car feels like its going to loose control

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2004 Cadillac CTS Recalls

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, OHI...

An interaction between the sensing and diagnostic module and the vehicle's electrical system may cause the drivers' frontal air bag and/or the roof-mounted side impact air bag to deploy when the key is turned to the "on" position. A person may receive minor injuries if the air bag deploys without warning. Dealers will replace the sensing and diagnostic module free of charge. The recall began May 20, 2005. The GM recall number is 05004.

The washer for the control arm ball stud may have been made of the wrong material, and may fracture and fall out, or become loose. The control arm may separate from the steering knuckle due to disengagement of the tapered stud, causing the vehicle to drop at that corner. In extreme situations, the wheel may separate completely from the vehicle. Either condition would impair handling and increase the chances of a crash. Dealers will inspect the torque on the ball stud joints on all front and rear lower control arms. If the torque is not to specification, the ball stud, knuckle, and nut will be replaced. If the torque is to specification, the dealers will replace only the ball stud nut and washer. The recall began August 24, 2004. The GM recall number is 04043.

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2004 Cadillac CTS Reviews

What is up with the trunk lid, ity is so heavy the wind blew it shut on my head today and almost knocked me out? This should be recalled!

We have had numerous problems with this car. From the power control module to the crank shaft sensor to the traction control. I would say run as fast as you can from this car.

I had absolutely no problems out of this car until I hit the one year mark of having it. Now I am almost through the second year and have had nothing but problems out of it!!! Computer, sensors, timing chain, exhaust, u name it there has been a problem. Within the last 6 months I have put more than $3000 dollars in repairs for this thing and it is now at the dealer AGAIN!!!!! Cost to repair...

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