2006 Cadillac CTS from North America


GM does not stand behind their vehicles


Engine light did not come on. Engine only had 1 litre of oil left in it. It was full when I left for a 2 day trip. Dealership did not even check for the oil light. 1,000 kms over warranty and they said we cannot help you.

General Comments:

Had no problems till it hit the warranty limit at 60,000 miles, then watch out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th August, 2009

28th Aug 2009, 12:12

I almost never trust the oil light. And when it comes on it is always usually too late.

With any 'new to me' car I always check the oil at consistent intervals until I establish a consistent rate of oil consumption, and ALWAYS check it on long distance drives.

For some reason, cars seem to consume more oil when driving at high speed/rpms and almost nothing when puttering around town.

29th Aug 2009, 18:54

My 91 Chevy Caprice had two oil lights. One told the driver about the oil level and the other told the driver about the oil pressure. The "Low Oil" light came on when the oil was only 1 quart low. You just can't trust new cars. Too many complex electronics that don't always work well.

2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L from North America


I no longer feel safe in this vehicle


On 12/05/2006, with only 5,960 miles on the vehicle, the rear differential carrier seized causing the rear tires to lock completely while traveling 65 mph on a major highway. Luckily, no one was injured or killed. Dealer claims that they have been experiencing problems with the new CTS models where the rear pinion seals have been leaking. Even so, Cadillac has yet to issue a recall. So if you own a CTS, you might consider having the dealer check the seals before someone is seriously injured or even killed.

General Comments:

GM was very uncooperative with providing me with a different vehicle even after experiencing the scare of my life. They wouldn't even put new tires on the vehicle to compensate for the wear and tear caused by the excessive skidding on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th December, 2006

28th Dec 2006, 16:48

This is when you take them to court, you will win.

29th Dec 2006, 08:50

I’m not sure if it’s GM or the dealer that is the problem. Maybe you could go the tire brand store and have them checked. If they document the tires are damaged “flat spotted” maybe you can get them replaced by the dealer. Good luck.