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Thread: blown motor on xlr-v

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    blown motor on xlr-v

    After approximately six months of waiting for our new XLR-V, which went on endlessly due to complications of a buy back on our XLR we were thrilled to finally take possession of our "dream car".

    The dream quickly turned to a nightmare when after just three days of ownership we found ourselves broken down on the Florida Turnpike. With just 432 miles on it our dream car made some very strange noises and then just shut off. It will not start. We were towed to the dealership where were informed by the service rep. that GM did not want them to touch the motor and they told him they would be shipping a new motor. This is the same dealer that had our origianl XLR that was unable to fix an oil leak, although they had the car for over 15 weeks. Cannot imagine what they are going to do w/this motor when it arrives.



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    Re: blown motor on xlr-v

    Sorry to hear of the problem with the new XLR-V.


    I have 800 miles on mine so far and no problems. Keep us posted on the progress.

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    Re: blown motor on xlr-v

    Fortunately, Cadillac is examining V motors with issues to study the cause.

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    Re: blown motor on xlr-v

    That is truly unbelieveable!. Mine has about 1200 miles now with no serious problems. I hope your dealer takes good care of you. Where are you in Florida?

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    Re: blown motor on xlr-v

    Quote Originally Posted by MLV
    That is truly unbelieveable!. Mine has about 1200 miles now with no serious problems. I hope your dealer takes good care of you. Where are you in Florida?
    port st lucie

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    Re: blown motor on xlr-v

    That is the second story I have heard about XLR V motors taking a dirt nap. First one I heard was from a customer of mine who traded his XLR for one. He was happy with his blue XLR but couldn't resist the sirens call of the V.

    Now he wishes he had noise canceling earphones on when those sirens called. About 3 weeks ago he said his V blew up on I-95 in Miami with just over a 1000 miles on it. Last week I saw him driving an SRX, I joked with him about his new ride, he said it was a dealer loaner and that his V was getting a new motor but had no ETA on when he would get it back. He didn't seem to happy about it and wishes he had kept his original XLR.

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    Re: blown motor on xlr-v

    I have heard it's taking a long time to get replacement engines.
    When something like this happens GM won't let us take any bolts out, they want it to go back to the engineers for disassembly in what they call an "engineering investigation". Pretty common for new model stuff.
    Since the 4.4 is a new engine, if anything major happens to them... outside of a basic oil leak, it's likely they will want the engines back.

    Not sure what the hold up is on getting new engines, probably not too many extras sitting around.

    The 2 that we sold have been back for minor issues but were usually back to the owner within a day.

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    Re: blown motor on xlr-v

    Thanks for the info it took 16 days it runs fine now but the raido does not woork and the seat recall is out to now i want my money back and caddy can have there shit back my second one now i learned my lesson

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    Re: blown motor on xlr-v

    Yowza. I had an oil burning problem on my brand new 06 CTS-V from day one. GM replaced the engine at 1400 miles along with a clutch master cylinder that went. About 600 miles on it and all is good so far.

    Sorry to hear about your troubles.

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    Re: blown motor on xlr-v

    It doesnt happen to be a black xlr-v does it??? If so you have the first one I saw going down the road, maybee a couple days ago on the turnpike..I was ina silver cts-v...good luck with it...what dealer did you buy from?


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