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Cadillac CTS-V Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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»

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

One or both secondary air injection check valves may become restricted causing poor air flow resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. It is often recommend to replace both check valves even if a fault code is set for only one bank of cylinders. Replacing only one valve may result in a return trip to the repair shop.

Cadillac CTS-V Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 17, 2010

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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.

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Brakes, May 4, 2010

Summary: GENERAL MOTORS HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA OF A DEFECT IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003-2007 CADILLAC CTS VEHICLES CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN OR ORIGINALLY SOLD IN CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WASHINGTON D.C., WEST VIRGINIA AND WISCONSIN. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE FRONT BRAKE HOSE FITTING AT THE CALIPER MAY CORRODE DUE TO SNOW OR WATER, CONTAINING ROAD SALT OR OTHER CONTAMINANTS, ENTERING AND BEING RETAINED IN THE ROUTING SLEEVE. IF THE FITTING CORRODES SIGNIFICANTLY, THE BRAKE HOSE-TUBE INTERFACE MAY DEVELOP A LEAK.

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Electrical & Lights, June 11, 2010

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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.

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Cadillac CTS-V Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2005 Cadillac CTS-V, San Mateo, CA

does my caddy need a clutch fluid drain and replacement at 22k to make clutch more smooth even though it is 5 years old?

msalexander, 2006 Cadillac CTS-V, Victorville, CA

the theft light came on and then a msg came on that said service theft system. then the car would not start nor will my key come out the ignition. i had my car towed to the nearest dealership who k...

gundog, 2005 Cadillac CTS-V, Hailey, ID

The car set locked and now we cant get in to charge it.

tdolphin, 2004 Cadillac CTS-V, Cape Girardeau, MO

shifter pops out of reverse every time and occasionally in 2nd. im thinking a bad clutch or worn shifter - i don't think the tranny is going bad.

josefarr, 2005 Cadillac CTS-V, Washington, UT

Had fuel filter replaced and other stuff, like plugs. Could it be the wires? Not sure. It has 190,000 miles, well taken care of. Oil leaks below engine, cannot afford to have it fixed. Am disabled...

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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.

LOVE THIS CAR IT IS A BLAST TO DRIVE

Great car and minus the wheel hop the car would be PERFECT.....no complaints though its the best of both worlds, fast like a muscle car and luxurious like your typical caddy.

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