That's a bold assumption. Based on the cars you have been looking at, I think most of your time is going to be spent fixing major structural issues (ie. The wagon with the f'd up roof) or putting money into a car with 200k miles just to keep it on the road. I'd venture to guess most people on this forum will never want to deal with any of that.Quote:
Originally Posted by joekitch
I received a letter several months ago from GM stating that they would give me an extended warranty of 5 years or 120k miles on the timing chain. There was no recall. If this has changed, I have not heard anything about it.
Good Morning All:
I know this is an old thread....but I searched and this is what came up. Hope you don't mind me digging deep in the archives and reviving.
My 2008 CTS (about 90,000 miles) has been running rough at an idle for a couple of months. A few weeks ago the check engine light came on and I had onstar run adiagnostic check. They came up with fuel cap not on tightly....make sure it is tight and after a week if light still on, bring to a dealer.
Light stayed on so I brought it to family member mechanic to check out the reason why the code was there and to see why the car was running rough. He said the code was for the timing chain and explained the stretching that is mentioned here. He said he did have to replace on a Saturn once and the cost was about $3,000.
I can see this "recall" expired in 2013. I never received notification of one (appears it was a silent recall). I'm trying to determine if I should just bring to a dealer either to fix or just trade in. Anyone have any experience with this recall after the 2013 deadline???
Disregard above.....after more digging and looking up my warranty via onstar, I can see I have that extended warranty for 10 years/120,000 miles.Looks like I will bring it in.
The only recall I'm aware of regarding the 2008 CTS And STS V6 engine is to re-program the engine control module to require more frequent oil changes. Cadillac has extended the timing chain for these models for 120,000 miles or 10 years after the car was placed in service which ever comes first. I have a 2008 STS and so far I've had no problems yet. Personally I'd like to know who many people in this forum have actually had timing chain problems. Please reply if you did.
I have a 2005 CTS base and the timing cover just blew. I was driving and lost all power I was lucky enough to to be able to coast off the freeway.