Dasher Posted May 29, 2008 Report Share Posted May 29, 2008 I bought my 08 CTS last August. It has about every option they offer including the 304 HP Direct Injection engine. I just loved it and thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. After a couple of months, however, a wiring harness broke. The car was drivable; but I lost my ABS, Traction Control, Stabilitrak and AWD. The dealer didn't have the part and GM had it on back order. After about two weeks it arrived and all was well. I made a mistake in driving the car for that two weeks. I should have left the car with the dealer and let them RENT me a Cadillac. After a couple of months, the harness broke again. Same story, out of stock and it took a couple of weeks to get it. Exactly 18 days ago, it broke again and, as of yesterday, the part had not been received and nobody knew when I might get one. Cadillac insists that they have only had the problem on one other car and then only once. If that's the case, why is the part always out of stock? Four dealers have this wiring harness in stock; but none of them will let them go. Could that be because they have had problems and know they're going to need them for their own customers? When the dealer asked Cadillac what to do to stop the harness from breaking, Cadillac's only answer was, "Be sure it is routed right!" Wouldn't you think that after 3 replacements it would have been routed right on one of them including the one originally installed in the factory? It always breaks right after a turn. I am totally convinced that the dealership has done everything they can do; but Cadillac has done NOTHING! And it would be so simple too. GM parts is out of the harness; but we all know that there are plenty of them just 45 miles down the road from the dealer at the assembly plant where they are made in Lansing. All it takes is for somebody with the clout to call there and have one sent to the dealer; but Cadillac has done NOTHING. I was thrilled with the car and thrilled for Cadillac and thrilled for the American auto industry because I believed all the hype about fit, finish and quality. Now the bloom is really off the rose and it just feels like the same old S---, different day. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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