2008 Cadillac CTS fuel system NHTSA complaints: Fuel System, Gasoline

NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,251 miles

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2008 Cadillac CTS fuel system problems

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2008 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 292014

CTS 6-cyl

  • 90,765 miles


Strong smell of gasoline was coming from rear of vehicle. Upon inspection, a crack and leak in the plastic supply line of the fuel pump module was found. This caused fuel to spill and settle on top of the fuel tank which results in a dangerous condition and possible fire hazard. This is similar to a previous recall (12V459000) on 2007, 2008, 2009 GM vehicles that did not include Cadillac.

- Forney, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 052008


  • 2,000 miles
While driving my 2008 Cts, with no advance notice, the engine just died. It seemed to run out of gas. My fuel gauge read between 1/2 to 3/4 full. This happened 3 different occasions. All 3 times I had to have it towed back to the dealership that I purchased the car from. All 3 times I got different reasons it happened, from bad fuel pump in gas tank, to some type of bad connection, etc. After this happened the 3rd time, I demanded a new car, which I received. I have had no problems with this Cts, runs great.

- White Post, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 122008


  • 7,239 miles
Driving up a hill in pa. We were on state highway 118 near sweet valley pa. Car bucked and jerked violently. Car stopped running in middle of roadway with traffic backed up behind me. Eventually cars worked their way by me and I was able to drift car back to a place where I could get it off the road and out of the way. Very harrowing experience. Very unsafe. Car was towed in as it would not restart. Tow truck driver also tried to restart to move car to optimum place to put car on flatbed. Car would not restart. After diagnosis the dealership said that: Car only had 3 gallons of gas in tank and this was not enough to get up hill. Gas gauge showed between 1/8 to 1/4 of tank. No low fuel light. The dealership said that it might not happen again, but that it could. After returning to my home in fl I took it to the selling dealer. They called Cadillac and Cadillac agreed with both dealerships that there was nothing wrong but that due to the design of the gas tank, the car could stall going up a hill at any time unless a significant amount of gas was in the tank. They would not define significant. They said that gas had sloshed to the rear of the gas tank and the gas pickup was sucking air. They say that after car was towed 30 miles on a flatbed gas sloshed to the front of tank and engine could be started. They said that nothing could be done. This is a very, very unsafe condition. The guy behind us almost hit us as we decelerated rapidly. And then a whole line of cars almost collided. Cadillac says that nothing can be done. I say that something must be done to protect drivers of all 2008 Cadillac Cts.

- North Ft Myers, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 172008

CTS 6-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
My 2008 Cadillac Cts V6 di AWD has a dangerous acceleration lag when you step on the gas to pass or get out of the way of a hazard in road. There is about a 1-2 sec lag between stepping on pedal and rpms moving, and about another second or so before any pick up happens. Doesn't sound like much, but no other car I have had, did this. At the speed of oncoming vehicles, a 1-2 second lag can mean a 30 - 60 yards of distance being traveled by an oncoming car or truck. That sight fills up rear view mirror fast. In my opinion, this is a serious design flaw and potentially death causing defect. This happens anytime I need quick acceleration, and is also happening in other cars I tried at dealership to see if it was just mine.

- Stoneham, MA, USA

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