Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER - Page 2
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 61
Open Letters to Cadillac Corporate Discussion, Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Oh, BTW a bit of bookkeeping in the REF line, should read CTS-V Wheel Hop Issue, oh and run that ...
  1. #16
    Florian's Avatar
    Florian is offline crushing Vs with my Wurm
    Automobile(s): 2013 GT500 - 700+ HP
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    location, location
    Posts
    12,172

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    Oh, BTW a bit of bookkeeping in the REF line, should read CTS-V Wheel Hop Issue, oh and run that letter through your spell check...I caught a couple spelling errors.

    F

  2. #17
    homer403 is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    McLean, VA
    Age
    49
    Posts
    705

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    Ok all, I have edit the letter to reflect some thoughts provided here - to clearly state that we love our cars and seek only a solution.... so please read. Now we have two options... giving that I get no more comments. (1) print this letter and send it off, or (2) send it to me. Let me know what the group wants. God, I need another :drinker


    January 20, 2005



    Your Name Here

    Address

    City, State Zip



    Cadillac Customer Assistance Center
    P. O. Box 33169
    Detroit, MI 48232-5169




    Ref: CTS-V Wheel Hop Issue - Put Your VIN Number here



    To Whom It May Concern:





    As an owner of a Cadillac 2005 CTS-V, VIN # ………., I am experiencing sever case of wheel hop. After talking with other CTS-V owners, I find that this is prevalent with other owners, both 2004 and 2005 models. Visits to my dealer’s service department have provided no satisfactory resolution. Among my concerns, besides the wheel hop itself, is that wheel hop will end up being costly in time and money to me and other owners as more and more rear end parts will fail, presumably under warranty and especially when out of warranty. I hope for a response to this letter that is satisfactory, such as a permanent fix for the wheel hop problem. Additionally, I would like to say that I and the other owners I have talked to love our cars and seek only a solution.





    A concern CTS-V owner,



    YOU NAME HERE

  3. #18
    PneuBird's Avatar
    PneuBird is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    591

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    Looking good.....I'm in.....the more we complain about wheel hop the better.....GM are you listening?

  4. #19
    M5eatr's Avatar
    M5eatr is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): '09 Black Raven Auto CTS-V
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    NYC
    Age
    45
    Posts
    367

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    I am in also. Let's pray for a fix.

  5. #20
    DgtalPimp's Avatar
    DgtalPimp is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): CTS-V bl/bl CAGS!, BB X-pipe, Baer Extreme Plus Brakes
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Phx, Arizona
    Age
    45
    Posts
    1,129

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    Homer403 the letter is really coming along great. I would like to see some wording arund what we expect and when. We are assuming that the letter will get read and then acted on. But lets not leave any wiggle room. "I expect to hear back from ..... by .....", "A solution should be in place by ..." Your thoughts?

  6. #21
    homer403 is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    McLean, VA
    Age
    49
    Posts
    705

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    I will do the next edit tonight so please keep the comments coming.

  7. #22
    M5eatr's Avatar
    M5eatr is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): '09 Black Raven Auto CTS-V
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    NYC
    Age
    45
    Posts
    367

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    I don't mean to steal anyone's thunder, but I offer a revision to the basic letter. I think that threats aren't needed at this point. Let's first see if they admit the problem and see if there is a fix in the works. If they don't want to admit the issue, then the only way that they will want to fix it is if they are forced to by someone getting hurt or by the NTSF/DOT federal agencies. Complaints to these govt agencies can be filed, but let's hope it doesn't come to that and that Caddy will give us the fix we all feel safer with.


    As an owner of a Cadillac 2005 CTS-V, VIN # ………., I am experiencing severe case of wheel hop. I believe that you are aware of the condition and hope that GM engineers are currently working to correct this issue. After talking with other CTS-V owners, I find that this is prevalent with other owners, both 2004 and 2005 models. Visits to my dealer’s service department have provided no satisfactory resolution. There are numerous aftermarket companies that have made an attempt to correct this known issue but have not been 100% successful. This leads me to believe that GM should be the one to devise a solution, as they are the ones who have developed the vehicle and should also be the ones to represent their products.

    Although this condition can be induced by what you may call improper or abusive driving, I as well as others have experienced this phenomenon under routine driving conditions such as merging onto the freeways and under normal acceleration. A concern of the current and future CTS-V owners is the safety of this situation when it occurs to the passengers and others on the roadways. Could this situation cause catastrophic failure which could be a direct factor to the driver losing control? It would be unfortunate if this situation was to cause harm to any person or to property. All too often, big business will only correct issues when something unfortunate occurs and are forced to admit the negligence. Obviously the Ford-Firestone situation is still fresh in all our minds.

    We, the CTS-V owners respectfully request a formal acknowledgement to this issue from GM. In addition, any information should be made available regarding this issue in regards to what has been done and what the future plans are for the situation. A report as to what detrimental effects could be expected with this condition over a long term period would also be helpful.

    Thank you for your time and cooperation in this matter. We anxiously await your response.


    Cordially,


    M5eatr

  8. #23
    DgtalPimp's Avatar
    DgtalPimp is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): CTS-V bl/bl CAGS!, BB X-pipe, Baer Extreme Plus Brakes
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Phx, Arizona
    Age
    45
    Posts
    1,129

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    M5Eater,

    I like the letter as well as the work that Homer403 put into his letter. I personally would like to collectively edit your letter so that by Monday we have a collective agreement and can get this process moving.

    What do the rest of you think?

  9. #24
    lasstss's Avatar
    lasstss is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Ellicott City
    Posts
    2,873

    Thumbs up Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    I like it!

  10. #25
    urbanski is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Automobile(s): 05 CTS-V
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    San 'tone, TX
    Posts
    23,228

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    good luck guys.

    last letter i sent there referencing a problem got a canned reply letter, not signed by anybody, saying "Contact the BBB Auto Line".

  11. #26
    Koooop's Avatar
    Koooop is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): A Truck with an LS2 Truck motor
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    So Cal
    Age
    50
    Posts
    7,498

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    After owning a CTS-V for a few months now I understand why the dealers are not allowing test drives. The wheel hop is pretty bad, it occurs in normal driving conditions on take off on wet pavement when turning right, whenever dirt or gravel is present at take off, but most embarrasing is hard 1-2 shift and the wheel hop occurs in the face of the driver of the M3 that is falling behind you...Or when trying like hell to keep up with an old fart in a S55 Kompressor.

    I can't say I wouldn't have bought the car if I knew of the wheel hop, but it would have made me wait to drive the SRT8. So at this point I do feel that Cadillac is kind of turning a blind eye to this issue and that they should be assuring us that they are attempting to correct it completely or reduce the hop significantly.

    Cadillac is trying to reinvent themselves, satisfactory resolution of this Wheel Hop is manditory if they really want to compete with BMW and MBZ in this performance catagory.

    The letters look good, I hope there are enough V owners in this forum to get the Generals attention. When you guys have the letter complete, I'll sign it and forward it off. I would even pay for a dealer installed correction to keep my warranty in tact. Warranty issues are the only reason I have not tried the BRM kit.

  12. #27
    Rickerbucks is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Vancouver BC
    Age
    49
    Posts
    362

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    I'll sign this "petition" when the consensus makes the final draft.

  13. #28
    DgtalPimp's Avatar
    DgtalPimp is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): CTS-V bl/bl CAGS!, BB X-pipe, Baer Extreme Plus Brakes
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Phx, Arizona
    Age
    45
    Posts
    1,129

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    Quote Originally Posted by koop
    I would even pay for a dealer installed correction to keep my warranty in tact. Warranty issues are the only reason I have not tried the BRM kit.
    I expect the dealer installed solution to be included in the price I already paid for the car.

  14. #29
    erp2863's Avatar
    erp2863 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Round Rock, TX
    Posts
    207

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    The letter should include something about safety concerns during un-expected manuevers that require accelerating abruptly to avoid danger or even standard highway merging.
    Our comfort level during routine acceleration will be trumped by any safety related concern. The letter could also be forwarded to NTSA.

    Eric

  15. #30
    DgtalPimp's Avatar
    DgtalPimp is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): CTS-V bl/bl CAGS!, BB X-pipe, Baer Extreme Plus Brakes
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Phx, Arizona
    Age
    45
    Posts
    1,129

    Re: Wheel Hop, How much would you pay? Here is the LETTER

    Agreed, safty will get this fixed well before our desire to have a working car.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting