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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Unstable at wide open throttle after 80mph car wobbles side to side in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I've been waiting to get through rest of my problems before I hit you guys up with this one. When ...
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    Unstable at wide open throttle after 80mph car wobbles side to side

    I've been waiting to get through rest of my problems before I hit you guys up with this one.

    When I take off WIDE OPEN THROTTLE either from a stop or rolling my car starts rocking from side to side sometimes to the point I have to let off before it loses control, I'm talking in a straight line. I am no expert and looking for advice, something isn't right. I have the suspension set to Sport Mode when I'm doing this.

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    Re: Unstable at wide open throttle after 80mph car wobbles side to side

    take it to the dealer.
    unless you're talking about it losing traction, this sounds serious.
    Is traction control on?
    Maybe theres an issue with the Stabilitrac system
    Does it do the same thing if you leave the Suspension setting in Tour?

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    Re: Unstable at wide open throttle after 80mph car wobbles side to side

    ^ What he said

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    Re: Unstable at wide open throttle after 80mph car wobbles side to side

    Loose tie rods.

    Serious problem. Like it could kill you problem.

    Get it checked.

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    Re: Unstable at wide open throttle after 80mph car wobbles side to side

    Club is 100% correct, Get the tie rod ends fixed ASAP. I had one break at 80mph on one of mine. not pretty.....

    ASAP! GET IT FIXED. There was a recall on them a while back, so it is a free fix.
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    Are you still under warranty? If so, don't hesitate. If not under warranty, don't hesitate.

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    And furthermore I'd have it towed there. If one comes apart, the tie rod will be a minor problem compared to the aftermath that awaits.

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    Re: Unstable at wide open throttle after 80mph car wobbles side to side

    Been reading another thread about the front frame rails rotting where they connect to the body.
    Did you read it?
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...rame-rust.html
    highly unlikely on you 2013, but it good to know where the problem areas are.

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    Re: Unstable at wide open throttle after 80mph car wobbles side to side

    I will take it to the dealer on Monday, thank you.

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    Re: Unstable at wide open throttle after 80mph car wobbles side to side

    How many times have you done this? If not a lot, maybe you're not used to it then.

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    Re: Unstable at wide open throttle after 80mph car wobbles side to side

    Quote Originally Posted by baabootoo View Post
    How many times have you done this? If not a lot, maybe you're not used to it then.
    Approximately every day since I've had my V. Hundreds of times.

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    Re: Unstable at wide open throttle after 80mph car wobbles side to side

    The Dealership is changing out my Rear end, told me to relax, it would take a few days.

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    Let its know if that was the fix.
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    Re: Unstable at wide open throttle after 80mph car wobbles side to side

    Quote Originally Posted by setherman5000 View Post
    Let its know if that was the fix.
    The dealership replaced the rear differential under warranty and the problem is fixed.
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    Re: Unstable at wide open throttle after 80mph car wobbles side to side

    Wow, nice.

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