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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,300 miles

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2005 Cadillac CTS drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 082007

CTS 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 29,000 miles


Bad wheel hop under light loads dealership replaced some parts but did not help.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #2

Oct 282005

CTS 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,550 miles
I was simply driving "normally" and a "clunk" was heard from the rear of the car. The vehicle was not drivable. It had to be put on a flat bed truck and taken to the dealer. The right hand half shaft broke it two pieces and destroyed the differential in the process.

- New Baltimore, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 082005

CTS 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,350 miles
Shifting the vehicle from 1st gear to second gear and upon releasing the clutch there is a loud bang. Half shaft broken. This is the second time the rar end of one of my Cts-V's has broken.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

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