2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Question about Bluetooth in the 2008 CTS in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; A dealer has informed me the dealer installed bluetooth pack will still not be available at launch and is still ...
They have basically said they have no idea about bluetooth. The sales person said he talk with service, parts and up through the managers and no one there has any definitive info on bluetooth availability. They said it will be at least 3-4 months out if they do it, but they do not know what the dealer install option will contain and nobody there has been trained. They even said they might not offer it at all .
I explained how Cadillac's own website says it will be available, which they acted amazed. They have been told their existing bluetooth that they have been installing on 1st gen CTS will work on the 2nd gen, but will not be the functionallity of the STS.
Are there any dealers, insiders or consumers that can shed the light on the bluetooth mystery?? Did Cadillac really drop the ball here or are dealers just not informed?
Re: More bluetooth info from a Dealer and help needed
Originally Posted by Nivek
Yes it is aftermarket, but dealer installed. Even the sales person said it was inferior to the STS from the factory functionallity.
We need some legit info, come on supporting dealers and insiders.
If its inferior to the STS, look out. I had many problems getting mine to work only to find out from the manufacturer fo the unit (Denso) that they didn't spend much time engineering the unit and only tested three phones for compatability. It just does not seem to be a priority for GM.
I'll talk to my friend in the assembly plant and ask him if he knows anything about bluetooth on CTS.
He can usually find out or tell me who to talk to.
I'll let you know as soon as I hear something.
I have another question in to him, but the plant was recently shut down for retooling and they are probably concentrating on production of the new cars.
That would be great. It just seems hard to get a complete and final answer from anyone. Cadillac states it will have bluetooth, but will not state to what degree it will be. Is it fully integrated, partially integrated or complete aftermarket with no tie in to existing hardware. Cadillac says it is a simple dealer install, yet a major Cadillac dealer in Texas has no idea and has not been given any info. They talk about all the training they will need and have no idea about pricing. Does not sound very simple.
Got an answer somewhat on bluetooth. This is a start
Appreciate your interest! Let's make this the last word on the much-discussed Bluetooth topic. The dealers are being advised of this system this month. There's nothing real complex here: the dealer accessory is a version of the popular "AutoIntelligence" Blue Connect system: (www.autointelligence.com.) Check out the details there, encourage your dealer to do the same, and/or keep their eyes out for more info from Cadillac on it.
Automobile(s): 2011 CTS Premium AWD Sport Sedan w/FE5 - RadiantSilver|Ebony
Re: Question about Bluetooth in the 2008 CTS
Just visited 'Cadillac Drivers' Log' (cadillac.gmblogs.com), and saw a comment posted there yesterday on the issue of Bluetooth on the '08 CTS. Here is the link to the page: http://cadillac.gmblogs.com/2007/08/post_4.html
If this represents the true situation as far as Bluetooth "integration" is concerned for the '08 CTS, then I suspect there'll be quite a few people put off by this, and who may want to shop elsewhere for an alternate vehicle, if true Bluetooth integration is an important matter for them.
It's hard to believe Cadillac missed the boat on this one. Think it's a combination of GM/Cadillac underestimating the importance of Bluetooth with consumers, as well as catering to their cousins at OnStar. Maybe they'll get all of this right on the 2009 CTS.