It was towed to dealer. I've owned many used cars over the past 30 years, some with over 100,000 miles on them, and I've never, never needed a new rear differential on any vehicle that I've ever owned! Exhaust rattle while in drive with brakes applied. I could not see any metallic particles suspended in the gear oil as I washed it back and forth in a clean, light colored, drain pan. Car had a paint run above the gas door. This is my dream car and stays well kept in my garage. They are replacing the thrust bearing, heads, and timing chains. The vehicle still has the same problem but now happens at a highter speed then before.
A full recall with repair, reimbursement or buy out should be demanded, this is a life and death safety issue. Jun 201050000 km Timing belt needs replacement. Started researching and found there was a recall on the car 4 years before I purchased it. I think this is a significant flaw in the Cts dating back to 2004 and should have a recall!. Jan 200914516 km Radio would turn off on its own and some icons on touch screen would not work at times. Rebuilt engine heavy carbon buildup; new piston rings, bearings, seals, gaskets, etc. After removal of differential we discovered it was bone dry.
The same rear end is on Cadillac sts, Cts-v and these rear ends were continued to be placed by gm, without fix, in Cadillac Cts until 2013. Following a previous repair of the passenger-side outside door handle, the door made a loud rattling noise each time it was closed. Came back 3 days later with same issue. Trim piece was replaced under warranty. It only has 19,500 miles on it. Part replaced on day 2. I used a mechanic's stethoscope on the transmission, transfer case, rear differential and wheel bearings.
The plug and coil was replaced. This problems was been in for service 3 times and the dealer states it is normal and an expected thing that may occur. The approximate failure mileage was 71,536. Put in new washer nozzles third visit and fixed problem. After multiple unsuccessful attempts, dealer finally replaced entire dual exhaust system from engine exhaust manifolds to chrome exhaust pipe tips. Pressure was 55 psi rather than 3000.
Car ran fine for two days, then both problems returned. Front drivers side electric door lock and mechanism replaced. If it keeps acting up your phone may ring. So far, repair seems to work. Unable to take the key out of the fob. Now more consistent buzz with or without audio system on. Check engine light never worked.
Replaced both A-pillar trim upholstery pieces. Needed new bearing and shaft. Aug 201048374 km Driver side door would not open. Corrected the faulty lane change feature. First off, my car has been babied and extremely well taken care of. Repaired center stack storage compartment that had been damaged. Per doc id 4013532 recommend servicing rear diff with new fluid.
I will probably repeat this test as you suggested at a higher speed when I have some help in the garage. Jun 200940323 km Driver door sapelle wood insert cracked. This caused a huge jerk and several skips on the road before coming to rest after a 150 ft skid paced off skid marks. After checking, dealer determined that problem is tire noise and the new ones exhibit the same noise. Replaced both front sunroof drains. Dealer claims that due to Gas Tank Design, car can stall when going uphill with 3 gallons of gas in the tank.
I purchased the 2005 Cts new from a dealer in yuma and never received any notice of a recall for the seals. Cured by replacement of diff fluid every 40,000 km, again according to garage. Finally convince us to get rid of car. Dealer said that Cadillac would not do anything about the problem. Had to replace the door handle.
The contact stated that while driving at low speeds and making a turn, he would notice a loud grinding noise coming from the vehicle. Jun 200810484 km Defective turn signal switch was replaced under warranty. They replaced the driver's door actuator. The differential has been replaced and there has been no problem since. Feb 200925806 km Both rear windows were very slow to go up. Apr 20081613 km Driveshaft that was ordered was installed.
Other three had failed and been replaced in the past 9 months. Driver's window squeaks when lowering and raising. Apr 200912903 km Red light on OnStar system flashed. Have to open all doors and reach around to open or climb over console to open. Mar 200935484 km Sunroof noisy due to seal no sealing properly. Since then no-start problem hasn't reoccurred. Thought for sure I had a tire blowout.