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8.7

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$400.00
Average Mileage:
122,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2003 Cadillac CTS engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 312008

CTS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After the dealerships "fixed" this issue with a new PCV and oil filler cap, they said I would not have a freeze up problem again. However, I was driving along the interstate and found myself stranded at a gas station for 4 hours. Cadillac says they have a fix, but they do not.

- , Sioux City, IA, USA

problem #2

Jan 102006

CTS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

The car's PCV did not successfully drain excess water and in the cold, Iowa temperature it froze. The pressure this caused resulted in the valve cover blowing and oil leaking all over the engine. The dealership said this is a service bulletin and the problem would be fixed.

- , Sioux City, IA, USA

problem #1

Dec 222008

CTS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 146,000 miles

The car froze for the 3rd time in three years. Cadillac has a horrible problem that seems to have been transfered to the '08 Escalade. I am dumping this car and heading straight to the Ford dealer!

- , Sioux City, IA, USA

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