Problem Description and Possible Solution
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. Some 2005-2007 models have been recalled for this issue.
Average mileage: 121,206 (67,710–293,000)
27 people reported this problem
I have had issues with my 2005 catillac cts since I bought it,It was a certified car with only 11,000 miles,I have to put a quart of oil in a week,the moon roof switch doesnt work most the time,the truck when open,slams down on ya head,u have to hold it open,I go threw brakes 2 sets a year,and always feels like I need new brakes,the airbag light always comes on,then off,then on again,I have molding that is not glued fully on ,it sticks up,just about the entire time i had my car my engine light is on,it needs work constantly,tie rod,rack and pinnion starring leaks,oil leaks,from somewhere,car always smells like burning oil at red lights u smell it really bad.It is a money pit,even with the warrenties,it dont matter,u fight with catillac constantly to repair their junk car they sold me from the get go.Its been a very unpleasant,miserable experience,and I worry always if will break down..They treat u like u are beneath them ,like scum,and sit in the chair ,leani.g back,with they leg crossed,tapping on the desk ,looking away from me,as if Im bothering them and wasting their time on me,a customer,..I bought every warrentee they sell,..rim/tire,venture seal,sominex,car car,lo jack,and so on,but issues with most.Their customer service is the worst and the car was not dependable
I had this problem last year Dec. 14' I was driving on I-75 from Naples to Jacksonville and all of a sudden poof, it sounded as if something were dragging. I got into a shop and it was the rear end that needed to be replaced as the axel had leaked unknown to me and eventually caused it to become damaged. I paid about $1500 to get this fixed.