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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Cadillac XLR

2005 Cadillac XLR

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2005 Cadillac XLR 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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

Drive Train -- Verified

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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.

Engine -- Verified

Our technicians tell us that the recommended spark plug life is 100k miles. The ignition coils are mounted directly on top of the spark plugs, as a result there are not longer any spark plug wires to fail.

2005 Cadillac XLR Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, January 18, 2005

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, July 31, 2006

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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.

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2005 Cadillac XLR Questions and Answers

als-xlr, 2005 Cadillac XLR, Stuart, FL

My primary fuel pump was just replaced, now my fuel gauge is stuck at 5/8ths tank. What happened and how is this fixed?

2005 XLR, 2005 Cadillac XLR, Modesto, CA

When activating roof retraction motor, it sounds labored when putting roof up or down now. Is there a fluid service level that may be low, or lube points that may need service?

tomm1919, 2005 Cadillac XLR, Birmingham, AL

it give no warning, no code, no ck engine light and after ten min or about that it start up no problem. dealer has put new everything related to fuel system and its a problem that i just don't...

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2005 Cadillac XLR Reviews

The car's a blast to drive. Two things wrong: a) the suspension (especially the rear) is just not up to the car's potential, it wobbles and pitches at even the slightest bump in the road while cornering, and b) the coolant will simply not stay in the engine, it keeps belching gobs of coolant every time I turn the engine off. Yup, I've tried new coolant caps but to no avail. Other than that it's great. I'm going to rebuild that rear suspension, surely no one builds a performance car with that type of unstable and twitchy rear end.

It's the most awsome peice of crap I've ever owned. I love driving it and turning heads, getting stopped and asked about it. But there's always something going wrong. A hydraulic tube got pinched and leaked over the shoulder of my passenger seat and the top wouldn't retract. Got that fixed (thank god the warranty covered it!), and 6 months later, the cruise control stopped working. The BRAKE light constantly goes on and off and says I'm low on brake fluid (had it checked, and it's not). It's always saying to service the stabilitrack. The Traction Control light comes on and off more often than I change my panties. Finally... The seat and stearing wheel no longer automatically adjust to my setting when I turn the car off and on or between drivers 1 & 2. It's a lovehate relationship. It's a blast to drive, though. I will probably get myself killed in it, but I'm OK with that.

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