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    Unhappy Engine powers down,Kills it, anyone else

    Well this is the 3rd time that it has gone to the dealer.
    Thought the ground strap recall fixed it, which was done a few weeks ago.

    This time it happened while the wife was driving and luckily she didn't get into an accident , last 2 times was at a stoplight.

    This is what it does:
    All of a sudden the powering down engine light comes on (No power at all)
    Then after it does that the "Service Traction" light comes on.
    If you shut the engine off and turn the traction control off you are then able to drive it.

    What was weird about the problem is that it throws a code but it is unreadable. I haven't heard back yet from this time as it just happened yesterday and I think they are off today 4th.

    This problem is really bad especially if it does it when you are in the flow of traffic (Scarry)

    Anyone ever hear of this before??

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    Well I got it back today.
    The code it threw was a TPS and it was the one inside
    the Throttle Body? And they had to replace the whole Throttle Body.

    Another ??? though.
    While I was in the garage I heard a fan go on from the car.
    No FOB was near it and the ACC or ignition wasn't on.
    Really weird, it happened once before, anyone else??

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    carolinajoe is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Well guess what happened today???
    Yep, it did the same thing, so now I let the Service Supervisor know that I want a buyback claim started as this problem is way to dangerous.

    Driving down US 19 (Tampa area) busy road going 45mph when it starts to shimmy and shake then the Engine powering down and then the check trraction control light. Cars were locking up the brakes and swerving to miss the car.


    4th time and usually happens when the wife is driving in it, she came so close to it getting smashed into that we will not drive it again.

    We really Love the look and ride of it but not the BS we have been going through with it.

    We also have a 01 eldorado and have had zero trouble.

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