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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em' in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; even if your car is under warranty, post in this thread with (as far as you can remember) the repair ...
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    [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em'

    even if your car is under warranty, post in this thread with (as far as you can remember) the repair history of your car
    even little things that went wrong, or nagging problems that still haven't been fixed, post em.

    if you got a maintenance repair bill, even better, post the amount (or what you can remember of it) here.
    even if you did it DIY, mention it here as well as how much it cost you in parts to fix.

    also include your year and mileage, as well as mileage when you bought the car, unless you bought it new


    with any luck i can tally it up for average maintenance totals, and maybe get a more objective picture as to how reliable the cts really is

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    Re: [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em'

    Might as well post for no problems too

    2010 Sport Wagon, bought in 2011 with 22,000 miles. Currently at 53,000 with nothing but oil changes to date.

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    2012 CTS Premium AWD coupe. Purchased new in March 2012, currently has just over 20K miles

    May 2012 (3,900 miles)
    Problem: Seat belt warning light flashing even though buckled
    Resolution: Seat belt buckle replaced
    Comments: should have been a no brainer, but got jacked around by the dealership who kept saying that there was no problem because the car wasn't throwing codes. I had to continually remind them that I wasn't getting a diagnostic trouble code, but the car thought I wasn't buckled. I ultimately had to escalate to the General Manager. Issue was resolved.

    March 2013 (14,000 miles)
    Problem: Oil leak from the front engine cover
    Resolution: remove front engine cover and replace gasket
    Comments: I didn't even notice the leak, it was brought to my attention by the dealer when I went in for an oil change.

    Only thing I really have as an issue is a slightly squeaky sunshade that I will bring up when I go in for my next oil change.

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    2009 AWD Sedan.

    Radio replaced under warranty as if randomly kept turning on. 34,000 miles replaced under B2B warranty. No big deal but lost all music on HDD

    Exhaust replaced from catalytic converter back, both sides, 37,000 miles, out of B2B warranty. Exhaust pipe seam failure. $1800, but Cadillac and dealer picked up the whole tab.

    2010 AWD Wagon

    Left tail light replaced under B2B warranty as the top was pulling away from the body. 19,000 miles

    3rd brake light replaced under B2B warranty, some of the lights didn't light up any more. 22,000 miles

    All in all my dealer has been responsive as well as the folks from Cadillac Customer Service on this forum. It's an inconvenience but so far so good. The dealership has good coffee and a nice waiting room. However I still don't like to visit it except for oil changes.

    Not a fan of extended warranties but glad I got a GMPP major guard on the 09 and the 10 is Cadillac Certified

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    Re: [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em'

    1Kmiles steering pulls right, aligned, nocharge
    6Kmiles oil chg, install missing fascia fastener and hood bumper, nocharge

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    Re: [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em'

    Just traded a 2008 CTS-4 Premium Sedan and it had 30,000 miles and it was built November 2007 and it was trouble-free and squeak-free and I only performed routine maintenance (at the dealership); I just took delivery of a 2013 CTS Coupe "Stealth Blue Special Edition" around ten days ago, and it's superb!

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    Re: [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em'

    Well, just purchased 2010 CTS Performance with 27,500 miles. Bought it home and it had a knocking noise at start up (2 to 3 knocks and then disappeared). 2 days later, brought it to the dealer. Apparently it was a bearing. The entire engine was replaced under the B2B warranty along with the battery which had a short.

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    Re: [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em'

    vibrations during idle-Replaced exhaust system for free.B2B

    some LEDs in center tailight strip went out- replaced under B2B

    Break Squeak (sounded like school bus sometimes)-Surprisingly went away after I modified the car with new rims/wheels/drop on car.(shrugs)

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    Re: [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em'

    2008 CTS4 (took over lease at 30000km):
    42000km
    Problem: Sunroof wouldn't close without holding the button down
    ResolutIon: Replace sunroof motor(s?) under warranty

    2011 CTS4 (factory order to replace 2008 when lease expired):
    8km
    Problem: Slow leak in passenger rear tire
    Resolution: Defective wheel, replaced under warranty

    15000km
    Problem: Squeaking drivers arm rest
    Resolution: Found broken tab, replaced full assembly under warranty

    Rough start with the 2011 having the slow leak right off the bat but it's been solid ever since. Never had an unscheduled visit with the 2008 (sunroof problem was an inconvenience at best).

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    P.S. You're on an internet forum: "Objective" probably isn't the best choice of words...

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    Re: [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em'

    oh man all you guys are driving baby cars!
    i kinda expected to see more 100,000+ mile CTSes

    although from what i can tell, these cars break in pretty hard, but after 50,000 miles they quite down significantly....as long as you feed them oil

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    Re: [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em'

    I've been posting on a website called TrueDelta at www.truedelta.com. This gentleman has basically been doing exactly what you are trying to do without costs of repairs. You might want to check it out for what it's worth. I post info on my CTS as well as my Audi. Maybe if everyone on this forum posted there as well we would get a greater cross section of car owners with worthwhile contributions.

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    I don't mean to undercut your efforts...just maybe trying to eliminate double effort.

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    Re: [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em'

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    I've been posting on a website called TrueDelta at www.truedelta.com. This gentleman has basically been doing exactly what you are trying to do without costs of repairs. You might want to check it out for what it's worth. I post info on my CTS as well as my Audi. Maybe if everyone on this forum posted there as well we would get a greater cross section of car owners with worthwhile contributions.
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    I don't mean to undercut your efforts...just maybe trying to eliminate double effort.
    yup, i'm aware of truedelta, i'm just doing something more informal for the hell of it.
    nice thing about truedelta is that it doesnt let you browse car reliability info until you've submitted your own, so it guarantees everyone participates in some way, which is awesome

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    Re: [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em'

    Glad you didn't take my post wrong.

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    Re: [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em'

    Joe,

    I'm wondering what CTS you own? You don't mention your car at all.

    Marv

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    Re: [kinda-survey] Post your problems and what it cost to fix em'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tbbt View Post
    Joe,

    I'm wondering what CTS you own? You don't mention your car at all.

    Marv

    hrm, yes, well, i uh *cough* dont have one yet
    but i've been poking around a great number of cars and the cts looks like a great candidate at the moment
    i just noticed the reliability information was a somewhat lacking
    of course once i get one i'm going to hack the hell out of it, stuff like finding easy permanent fixes to the sunroof drain issues

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