• Dec 21, 2007
After seeing a variety of reports cropping up this afternoon, we were finally able to get some hard information regarding a recall that's affecting 313,000 passenger vehicles and crossovers from General Motors.

The recall involves a seal on the rear axle pinion that's apparently prone to leaking, which has the possibility of locking the driven wheels and causing a loss of control. GM will be recalling 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS models, STS sedans and SRX crossovers, as well as the 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and it's platform sibling the 2007 Saturn Sky. All told, that's 275,936 vehicles in the U.S., along with around 38,000 vehicles in Canada, Mexico, the Middle East and Asia.

[Source: Business Week]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Another Chink in the Armor. Too bad.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Only took one crash, sometimes government nanny systems do work. Wasn't that long ago that a manufacturer could get away with 30 or 40 crashes before doing anything.
      • 7 Years Ago
      We are here! Ready to protect our auto industry against the "Americans" that drive imports. LMFAO.
      sbagz
      • 7 Years Ago
      i love the tundra bashers.... and i agree theyve had some major problems... but to those bashers... are they aware that the tundra was actually designed, engineered, and most of its components originate in our own U.S.A?????? check it out.....
        • 7 Years Ago
        @sbagz
        Still designed, engineered and mostly made BY TOYOTA...in the U.S.A.
      SJS
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good luck on anybody getting the repair made. I got my recall letter two days ago. Made an appointment with the local Pontiac dealership today. They just called. GM did not send them the tool to remove the old seal. They won't get it untill March 17. Wonder if any of the idiots at GM thought about sending the tools to the dealers BEFORE they sent out the recall letters?
      And people wonder why the public is buying foreign cars!
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's a pinion seal for chrisake, nothing new here.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A late afternoon television news reports explains this recall by stating that a seal leak causes the "power steering wheel" to lock up.
      Maybe this news confusion is over a problem with the rack and PINION steering. One thing's for sure, the media is as screwed up up as are the General's 300,000 cars.
        • 7 Years Ago
        losing the power assist on the steering won't make the steering lock up, just increase the effort somewhat.

        If you are correct about the seal location and someone is dumb enough to keep driving long enough after the power steering drops out for the rack to actually seize, then they get what they deserve.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My only comment is PWNED!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      So GM has a leaky seal on a car that is no longer in production and that mean GM quality is crap...

      yet Toyota has exploding camshafts, warping tailgates, detachable differentials, malfunctioning torque converters, and insufficient parking brakes... all in one vehicle.... and they're the quality leader?

        • 7 Years Ago
        300k vs toyota's 20k, uhm yeah
        • 7 Years Ago
        Correct.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Cadillac--GM's one shining example of what American style and engineering can do...So says the "Car of the Year" voters...Ooooops...
        • 7 Years Ago
        "I wasn't intending it as a direct indictment of the '08 CTS"

        And yet it didn't prevent you to make a snarky comment REGARDING the 08 CTS and it's North American COTY status.

        You're not very smart, get back in your oil-burning, VTEC-broken Honda and drive away.

        Thanks.
        • 7 Years Ago
        So wait; BigDawg derides dan for being biased for imports, and clearly, biased for domestics... and that's OK? WTF, if you're going to argue, don't be a friggin' hypocrite. Jesus.

        • 7 Years Ago
        Well there you go dan, you havent owned one in 15 years. Times are-a-changing.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Big Dawg, you wouldn't happen to be a Bulldogs fan would you?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I actually drive 3 different imports...haven't owned a domestic in over 15 years...don't know if I ever will again...regardless, it doesn't bias me against any domestic product--if it were good...and actually I worked for Toyota when they had many of the sludge problems in the late 90's and early 00's and I was personally embarassed by their attempts to blame it on the customers...BUT they fixed it and moved forward...thats the difference...the imports make mistakes but they learn from them...the domestics don't...
        • 7 Years Ago
        I wasn't intending it as a direct indictment of the '08 CTS....but it might make me think twice before reccomending one to somebody...GM has YET to fix their quality control even in their most prestigous lines...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dan

        You must drive an import. Your bias clearly shows. Out of curiousity, what did you you post when Autoblog posted that Toyota had the famous sludge problem? Was it the same import biased remark as the one you just posted? Cadiilac is and will continue to be one of the best Luxury brands in the world! Period! You import boys better get with the program.
        • 7 Years Ago
        This comment would be more relevant (and probably funny) if they had recalled the 2008 CTS.
        • 7 Years Ago
        dan do you even read what you type?

        "I worked for Toyota when they had many of the sludge problems in the late 90's and early 00's and I was personally embarassed by their attempts to blame it on the customers...BUT they fixed it and moved forward...thats the difference..."

        oh yes, lets all take our hats off to toyota for trying to blame the problem on the customers for years and then EVENTUALLY fixing the problem. GM really should take a hint from the toyota playbook. instead of issuing a recall after 1 accident like they have done, they should insist it is the customers problem for a few years and then later fix it and move forward.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's going to cost some money.
        • 7 Years Ago
        At least they re not blaming the suppliers /hint GETRAG /hint
      ponysrus
      • 7 Years Ago
      I current have a 05 CTS and I have to say I will probably never own another Cadillac. I traded my perfectly good Jetta in on it and I regret that everyday.
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