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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,686 miles

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2005 Cadillac CTS drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 062011

CTS

  • 62,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated the rear axle pinion seal leaked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated his VIN was not included in the recall and that it would cost $315 to be repaired. NHTSA recall campaign id number: 07V589000, power train: Axle assembly: Axle shaft: Seal was related to the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and stated his VIN was not included in the recall and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 092010

CTS

  • 52,800 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. While the vehicle was being service he was advised that the rear differential was out of lubricant. He stated that the differential was also leaking oil. He reference recall 07V589000, power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal and was advised by the manufacturer that his vehicle was not a part of the recall. The vehicle was repaired at the owners expense. The failure mileage was 52,800 and the current mileage was 54,500.

- Duvall, WA, USA

problem #5

Jul 272010

CTS

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The contact was advised by an independent mechanic that the rear pinion seal was leaking and was a potential safety hazard. The mechanic advised taking the vehicle to an authorized dealer immediately. The dealer verified that the pinion seal would need to be replaced. The contact was able to locate a recall pertaining to the failure (NHTSA campaign id number: 07V589000, power train: Axle assembly: Axle shaft: Seal) but was informed by the dealer that his VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was left with the dealer where the contact was awaiting repairs. The failure and current mileages were 80,000.

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 102010

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. While having the vehicle serviced at the dealer, the contact was informed that the rear axle pinion seal was leaking and the front and rear brake pads would need to be replaced. The contact inquired with the manufacturer in relation to NHTSA campaign id number 07V589000 (power train: Axle assembly: Axle shaft: Seal) but was informed that her VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not serviced for the failure. The current and failure mileages were 70,000. Updated 8/25/10 updated 08/27/10 updated 08/30/10

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #3

May 102009

CTS

  • miles
I have an rear differential leak on my 2005 Cts Cadillac and the dealership stated that my Cadillac do not fall under the NHTSA campaign number: 07V589000 or 06V020000. I have that leak at the moment and the Cadillac's trying to charge for this recall.

- Fountain, CO, USA

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problem #2

May 282008

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The contact periodically noticed oil on the floor of his garage. The dealer stated that there was a recall for his vehicle, NHTSA campaign id number 07V589000 (power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal). Once he arrived at the dealer, the contact was informed that his VIN was not included in the recall; therefore, the repair was made at the contact's expense. The cost of the repair was $243.68 the current and failure mileages were 70,000. Updated 10/14/08 updated 10/23/08.

- Elkridge, MD, USA

problem #1

May 012005

CTS 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 27,000 miles
I have a 2005 Cadillac Cts-V my first issue was back in 05/05 8,200 miles on car while driving car would not allow me to shift or change gears the car stalled and rolled to a stop. I called for road service 2 hours from home they towed car to an area dealer who later called to inform me the rear differential failed and GM had refused to pay for service. I had the car towed to my local dealer at my expense, at my dealers request. They informed me that GM said the car had excessive tire wear and damage was caused by driver abuse or aggressive driving I was forced to hire an attorney and pay for a vehicle I couldn't drive for several months. Late in August 05 Cadillac agreed to pay for the repair. 01/07 27,000 miles I was driving the Cts-V changed gears from 2nd to 3rd approx 30 mph heard a clunk and rear end started to whine I parked the car, called road side service, they towed the car to the dealer. Customer service rep called a few days later he said the rear end has failed again and needs complete replacement the hangar baring is bent, the main bolt is broke in two pieces and is recommending a complete new rear end he also said GM refused to pay for service to his surprise. Here we go again. My local dealer has the car it has not been repaired as of yet, so yes the old parts are available. The Cadillac Cts-V rear differential is weak and may break causing this car to skid or suddenly stop, causing an accident, injury, or death. Cadillac knows of problem and has provided some customers with warranty repair, offered 100,000 mile extended warranties for others and yet denied repair for customers with similar problems. This rear differential is under rated for this cars horse power and was designed for use in the standard Cts version of this car the rear tires have also been a problem showing early signs of wear. I had to replace my first set front and rear at 8,500 miles, these tires are worst rated tire by consumers at www.tirerack.com and cadillacfaq.com

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

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