Cadillac CTS-V Repair and Maintenance

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

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Cadillac CTS-V Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Replace spark plugs every 100,000 miles

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

CTS-V Supercharger problem, Rattling

I purchased a 2012 Red CTS-V off the lot of a Houston area Cadillac dealer. Shortly after purchasing the car, I heard a rattle when accelerating on to the highway. I immediately set up an appointment to the dealer to have it looked at. When speaking to the service advisor, he asked if I put "regular" gas in the tank (off to a REAL bad start). I stated I knew about the corvette pushrod technology and the eaton supercharger screwed on the engine...

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Cadillac CTS-V Recalls

Brake Fluid Leak

The brake hoses may leak at the connection fittings to the front brake calipers. This can be caused by road salt and other road contaminants. The dealership will replace both front brake hose assemblies free of charge.

GM Recalls 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS Models Because Front Airbag May Become Disabled

General Motors is recalling certain 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS vehicles. The front passenger seat occupant sensor may become damaged, disabling the passenger airbag and illuminating the airbag warning light. If the airbag does not deploy when needed, there may be an increased risk of injury to the front seat passenger. Dealers will replace the front passenger sensing system free of charge.

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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Cadillac CTS-V Reviews

Although this car is extremely fast, it is still using an old school pushrod engine with aftermarket cheap OEM junk. Tires were gone after 5K miles, gearbox and supercharger failed shortly after purchasing. Buy an AMG you'll be much happier
Fantastic brakes but very dusty!
Only car I have ever owned this long. I have had a lot of "cool" cars. This has truely been the best car expericne I have ever had. Hope to get a new CTS-V soon.

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