Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
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2008 Cadillac CTS
2008 Cadillac CTS Problems
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»
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.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
Failure of brake components can be caused by contaminated brake fluid. To help prevent this the Brake fluid should be flushed at the very least every 60,000 miles.
2008 Cadillac CTS Recalls (Recent)
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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.
2008 Cadillac CTS Questions and Answers
There is a rattle on the back right side sounds like it metalic. I'm thinking it's the strut, but maybe not. The batery and cables are on that side and I'm pretty sure it's no...
I have a 2008 CTS with 15,000 miles. My breaks have a constant and audible squeal, since the day I bought the car. The service department tech says that it's normal because asbestos was remov...
problem occurs all of the time
AT speeds above 40 mph I start to hear wind noise? If I apply slight pressure to the overhead bar it stops.
2008 Cadillac CTS Reviews
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 the mechanic tightened the bolt and realigned the wheel but that it could happen again, and the only real fix would be to replace the subframe, at a cost of approximately 2500.00.
This car has less than 30,000 miles on it and always had maintenance at dealer.
We are very disappointed with the car and just want to get rid of it.
I guess that mine is the exception,not the rule. Lots of problems thus far! Major electrical issue with wiring harness under drivers seat, both sunroof motors had to be replaced,sunroof alignment 2x since,timing chain and gears replaced at 12,000 miles,LF drivers weatherstrip,RF sun visor, LF window motor and regulator replaced at 17,000 miles! Heated windshield fluid feature eliminated under a recall. When the warranty is over - Its out of here! Thats really a shame because I love the car!
love the car. best car I have ever owned.
Vibration in steering seems to be a norm per the service technicians!
I bought this car after looking for about 6 months at BMW's, Mercedes, and Audi. It was the best value, nicest looking car in its class. I have not been disappointed once- not with the car and not with Cadillac service. One point, though, the 2008 was redesigned and looks much nicer than this site's picture. The picture is of a much older model.