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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,281 miles

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2004 Cadillac CTS drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 092010

CTS 8-cyl

  • 34,842 miles

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

I stopped at a stop sign, put vehicle into first gear, began to let off of clutch, heard & felt a very loud bang. Rear differential exploded.

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 182004

CTS

  • 1,000 miles
2004 Cadillac Cts. The car has made a loud noise in the differential since purchased. The differential was replaced however, the noise and jerking of rear wheels continues. I have returned to the dealer several times only to be told there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. I have replaced the tires three times because the dealer said they were the source of the noise and jerking, but the condition still exists. I have checked the internet and information listed reveals the Cadillac Cts has a major defect in the drive train however GM has not acknowledged.

- Greeneville, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 052008

CTS

  • 28,000 miles
I have a 2004 Cadillac Cts 3.6L. I purchased the car with 28,000 mile on it and have noticed a whining and humming noise coming from the rear end. I brushed it off thinking it would not be anything. But then I did researched on it and noticed that there are numerous preliminary information bulletins the rear end problems. I have taken the car to the Cadillac dealership about 6 times or more with complaints and they have heard the noise but tell me that it is normal gear rash noise yeah right!!. here is a list of pi's take to ur dealership November 24, 2004 - pip3140 - abnormal noise and vibration while driving - kw accessory aftermarket axle buzz case growl groan howl moan prop rattle resonance shaft transmission whine body boom part modification no oem pip3051pi03-05 Cadillac Cts, Cts-V and srx howl whine noise from rear axle - kw accelerate deceleratejuly 8, 2004 pip3140piabnormal noise and vibration while driving - kw accessory aftermarket axle buzz case growl groan howl moan prop rattle resonance shaft transmission whine body boom part modification no oemnovember 24, 2004 pip3152bpi 04-05 Cadillac srx, Cts, Cts-V and 05 Cadillac sts shudder or bind on low speed turns - kw differential groan growl moan noise rear slow vibration December 7, 2004 pip3152fpishudder or bind on low speed turns - keywords axle differential groan growl moan noise rear slow vibrationoctober 28, 2005 pip3051bpihowl whine noise from rear axle - keywords accelerate decelerate September 13, 2005 pip3051apihowl whine noise from rear axle - keywords accelerate decelerate May 20, 2005 pip3152epishudder of bind on low speed turns - keywords axle differential groan growl moan noise rear slow vibrationapril 26, 2005 they have extend a "rear end warranty to me for additional 3yrs". check into this as it will save a lot of money when it does go out as we know it will reardiff.jon04ctsv.com/ <--- check this site out

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

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