2008 Cadillac CTS Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Cadillac CTS

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2008 Cadillac CTS Problems

Front and Rear Light Bulbs may Fail Prematurely

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

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.

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2008 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

Does anyone have this car with a moon roof I have two and both leek when it rains alot (1 answer)

Mine and my sons both leek exsisively from the rear part of the moon roof we have to put two buckets and remove back seat to get all the water out dose anyone else have this problem with the same car

When I Drive over speed bumps my car creeks and squeaks real bad. Strut mounts? (1 answer)

It seems to be coming from the front

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2008 Cadillac CTS Recalls

The Engine May Stall

The weight on the key ring and/or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine and increasing the risk of a crash. In the event of a crash, if the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy as expected. Dealers will provide two replacement key rings, and vehicles with slotted keys will receive key inserts to correct this concern. Note: Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring.

 

Possible Under Hood Electrical Fire

The heated washer module under the hood could overheat due to excessive current draw. Under certain conditions, this could result in an under hood fire. This previous recall attempt in 2008 to repair this concern did not have the expected success. Dealers will now permanently disable and remove the heated washer module to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 20, 2010.

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2008 Cadillac CTS Reviews

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based on 7 customer reviews
DON'T BUY THIS CAR unless love spending time in dealer shop. God in his heaven knows could turn the hands back in time never would have got this car. I too have a 2008 CTS burns oil 2/3 quarts last told since out of warranty GM won't help me I have all receipts when first took my car in for 1st scheduled maintenance at 45,000 miles check engine light came on took in to dealer said that car burn...
2008 Cadillac cts I love the car but I am tempted get rid of it because the radio keep going out I am about to put in the third radio in to this car . and wiper keep going off whenever it want to I been in and out of the shop with that new car as of on old car.
this is a list of the problems we have had with our 2008 CTS over the last three and a half years - leaking seals around the sunroof, trunk lid and tail lights, repaired four times. - broken suspension casting in right rear, repaired under warrantee . - most recent , the bolt holding the right upper control arm to the subframe loosened causing wear to the hole in the subframe, we are told ...

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