2008 Cadillac CTS engine NHTSA complaints: Engine And Engine Cooling

NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,882 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Cadillac CTS engine problems

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2008 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 262011

CTS 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles


Shortly after the purchase of the vehicle it started shutting off while in motion. This happens unexpectedly, and mostly when slowing down for a stop light or to reduce speed. This is an on going issue, which have been reported to General Motors, who informed us to take it a number of dealerships on several occasions, but all services performed has proven futile. My family has had many close death experiences because of this problem, but General Motors refuses to address the matter in depth. I have contacted several law firms for assistance, but all refuse to help because no one has been injured or died as a result problem. As a disabled veteran I'm very worried about this issue because I can't afford to replace this vehicle at this time due to my injuries.

- Oak Grove, KY, USA

problem #2

Mar 152008


  • 7,000 miles
Engine service light came on - dealer diagnosed problem was caused by a stretched / loose timing chain. Dealer reported 1,000S of 2008 Cadillac Ctss with the 3.6L dy engine experienced the same problem. NHTSA should invest problem since how the timing chain fails could cause a serious accident.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 232008

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,645 miles
Check engine light appeared on my 2008 Cadillac Cts. Vehicle brought to dealership. Issue appears to be a cylinder head and cam failure. Still not repaired. Vehicle still in shop since 2/26, vehicle has 2600 miles on it. 4months old.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

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