2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Rear axle pinion seal recall in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Does any one know if this includes the CTS-V?
General Motors Corp. said Friday it was recalling about 313,000 passenger ...
General Motors Corp. said Friday it was recalling about 313,000 passenger cars and crossover vehicles to fix a fluid leak that could lead to the driver losing control of the vehicle.
The recall involves 275,936 vehicles in the United States, including the 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS and STS sedans, 2005-2007 Cadillac SRX crossovers, and 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and the 2007 Saturn Sky convertibles. About 38,000 additional vehicles are under recall in Mexico, Canada, the Middle East and Asia, GM said.
GM said the seal on the rear axle pinion, which provides power to the wheels, does not meet all specifications and could leak fluid. GM spokeswoman Carolyn Markey said the leak could lead to the drivewheel jamming up and locking while the vehicle is being driven, possibly causing the driver to lose control.
There has been one crash reported in which the rear wheels locked because of the leak and hit another car. In a separate incident, a driver reported an injury after moving around in the car as the vehicle lost control.
Markey said there have been "a higher than normal" number of warranty claims because of the problem.
The recall is expected to begin in February 2008 and dealers will replace the pinion seal free of charge. Owners may contact Cadillac at (800) 982-2339, Pontiac at (800) 620-7668 and Saturn at (800) 972-8876.
This yahoo article specifically mentions the CTS-V and The STS-V for the recall.
It's hard to believe that the 4 cylinder Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice have the same rear end as a 400hp V-8 CTS-V. Maybe they'll make the rear end for the 09 CTS-V out of parts from the cobalt. After all, why mess with such a winning formula?
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$0 stock trades. 10 free per month. DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp said on Friday it is recalling 275,936 Cadillacs, Pontiacs and Saturms sold in the United States because of a fluid leak that could lead to loss of control of the vehicle.
The recall involves vehicles 2005-2007 model year Cadillac CTS, CTS-V and STS, STS-V sedans, 2005-2007 model year Cadillac SRX crossovers, and 2006-2007 model year Pontiac Solstice and the 2007 Saturn Sky.
GM spokeswoman Carolyn Markey said the seal on the rear axle pinion, which provides power to the rear wheels, could leak fluid, causing the wheels to seize and lock.
Markey said one crash was reported related to the problems.
(Reporting by Poornima Gupta, editing by Leslie Gevirtz)
Who knows this may lead to good things regarding the diff problems, at least they recognized one of the problems. The pinion bushing should be recalled and the TSB bushings should also be addressed as being defective and ineffective.
This bulletin is being revised to update the VIN breakpoints called out in the Parts Information section. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 07-04-20-003 (Section 04 - Driveline/Axle).
Some customers may comment that the rear axle seal is leaking fluid. This condition also applies to the front axle seal on vehicles equipped with All-Wheel Drive.
Confirm the condition following the Rear/Front Axle Lubricant Leak Diagnosis in SI.
A new pinion seal is now available from GMSPO for service on the vehicles referenced above. It is similar in design to the new pinion seal used in production beginning with vehicles produced for the 2008 model year. It is not interchangeable due to some slight dimensional differences.
Replace the pinion seal with the new design seal, which is included in the pinion seal kits listed below with their applications. The kits include a new pinion yoke and pinion nut, which should be used when replacing the seal, using the procedures in SI.
When replacing the pinion seal, make sure that the pinion bore is free of excess fluid that could get trapped before the yoke is installed. Install the new seal and yoke promptly, before excess fluid seeps into the area. It may be necessary to drain some or all of the axle fluid to assure that the pinion bore remains free of fluid during seal installation. This should prevent the lube from being trapped behind the dust shield.
Note: If a vehicle has had a service axle installed that uses the new 2008 model design, it cannot use the pinion seal kits listed below because of dimensional differences.
A service axle that uses the 2008 production style seal can be identified by a casting number visible on the pinion cartridge casting immediately behind the yoke. On a rear axle, the new design casting number is 6457038590. On a front axle, the casting number is 6507022390. See the pictures below.
Rear Axle Pinion Cartridge Casting #6457038590
Front Axle Pinion Cartridge Casting #6507022390
If the vehicle has had a replacement axle that has a pinion cartridge with one of these numbers, the pinion seal leak should be repaired using the current production pinion seal (GM P/ N 25861283 for a rear axle, or GM P/ N 19132939 for a front axle).
Note: If the vehicle does not have front or rear drive module with a pinion cartridge as described above, it has the seal design used in 2007 and earlier model years, and should be repaired using the parts information below.
bigjimsho, valid question...supposedly they "fixed" the problem in '06 or whatever. I had my pinion seal replaced about three months ago. And about the '06s having less wheelhop...dont think so. I still get a the shimmy of death under hard acceleration. I figure if I blow the ass out it's covered, oh well.