Cadillac XLR Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Cadillac XLR

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Cadillac XLR is between $667 and $816 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Cadillac Repair Estimates
2004 Cadillac XLR Service Detail: Front, One
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$501 - $768
2004 Cadillac XLR Location: Upper
Radiator Hose Replacement
$249 - $324
2004 Cadillac XLR Location: Both Sides
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$255 - $381
2004 Cadillac XLR Quantity: One
Strut/Shock Absorber Replacement - Front
$872 - $1059
2004 Cadillac XLR Location: Front
Brake Rotor Replacement
$468 - $725

Cadillac XLR Problems

Service Stability Message Due to Failed Steering Wheel Position Sensor

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

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

Contamination of extended life coolant
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

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Cadillac XLR Questions

Just replaced battery and it won't' start, just hear click. Is the starter bad? (2 answers)

All electronics working. Code reader didn't return anything.

Hardtop not working, will not go up or down, battery just replaced. any ideas. (1 answer)

Tried the switch in the glove box, went to on and off and tried both ways still not help. trunk button works, goes up and down but cannot figure out why the top will not go up or down, like I said just replace the battery cause it went dead. the top was down at the time the battery was replaced. ...

my hard top will go down but will not go up (1 answer)

I have this beautiful car but lately the top will not go up . My husband have tried everything. The top DOES go down but it will not go up. What do you think causes this? Also we were advised that , it could be a hydraulic fluid issue? What kindof hydraulic fluid would go into the hy...

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Cadillac XLR Recalls

Turn Signal and Daytime Running Light May Burn Out Prematurely

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.

The Engine May Not Return to Idle in Very Cold Climates

In temperatures between -22 and -40 degrees F, and if one of the accelerator pedal return springs breaks, the engine may not return to idle within three seconds as required. If this were to happen, more braking effort may be needed to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the accelerator pedal assembly. The recall began March 8, 2005. The GM recall number is 05018.

Rear Brake Lines May Be Too Close to the Exhaust

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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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...
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 li...
I have had a blast with this car. Great

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