2009 Cadillac CTS drivetrain NHTSA complaints: Power Train:Driveline

NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
360 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2009 Cadillac CTS drivetrain problems

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2009 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 062010


  • 1 miles


2009 Cadillac Cts has serious vibration at highway speed, after several attempts to resolve, changing the left front and the right rear tire, the dealer claims the car operates as designed, I see other complaints on Consumer Affairs website of the exact same issue. I have asked the service manager of the dealer to ride with me in the car. He failed to do so, and didn't show up for two appointments at his dealership to drive the car. The vibration was present when I test drove the car the owner of the dealerships son told me the vibration existed in many cars because of the tires getting flat spots. He assured me it would go away in 200 miles or so. 10,000 miles later the vibration still present. Since the vibration is worst between 64 or 75 miles an hour, and causes the steering wheel to shank the potential for a serious accident exist anytime the cars are driven on the highway.

- Warrenton , VA, USA

problem #4

Mar 102009


  • 100 miles
Heavy vibration and low pitch hum at approx. 45mph.

- Lancaster, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 082008


  • 872 miles
2009 Cadillac Cts 3.6 direct inject engine. Starting at 700 miles vehicle started shuddering between 40-75 M.P.H. per GM they are aware of the design flaw but there is currently no fix for this engineering issue.

- Tequesta, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 122009


  • 807 miles
Vibration in drive between 45mph and 60mph.

- New Hartford, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 122009


  • 20 miles
Vibration in drivetrain at speeds between 45 and 55 mph.

- Dover Plains, NY, USA

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