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Ok. On Friday I picked the car up from the dealership after it got its 9,000 mile service, updated the computer to the July software, and fixed the faulty memory for the rearview mirrors. The left rear window is inoperable, so they had to order a part. I also have the wheel corrosion problem which I detailed in other threads. That issue is still ongoing.

Anyway, today is the first day since I picked it up that I was going to drive it.

I turned the key, and nothing. All the interior lights work, the dash lights and EVIC system all turned on, but the car wouldn't start. Only an odd click noise, like a dead battery. But it couldn't be a dead battery because even the power door locks worked. I checked the EVIC and it said that the battery's charge is at 11.3v. Nothing was left on or plugged in, either.

So I had to walk 30 minutes to work. Woo.

I called the dealership, and the service guy seemed shocked. He said to call Roadside assistance and have them bring it in.

So, I called them and requested a flatbed. I'll keep you updated on this.

How much is a Cadillac CTS?? :cool:
 

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Interesting. The Lansing plant where they are built is world-class. I guess they have engineering issues, not so much build quality issues.
 

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Same thing happened to me. I got it started by puting the car in N and then back to Park. It fired right up then, for some reason i guess it wasn't all the way in P. See if this works for you.
 

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I know how you feel chrome. Its a 2005 new generation vehical. Any car out the first year you have to expect problems. It costs to be the first.

I had a 2001 Honda Prelude (last year they made em') that had to have 4 new trannys put in it.

You never know WTF to expect with any car you get yourself into. Just keep fighting it chrome, it'll work out.
 

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Well, that's not too shabby. A flatbed for your baby and a GC for a loaner. Sweet.
I confirmed about 6 times that I was getting a flatbed. I wasn't gonna let them drag it behind a truck.

And the GC is nice, but its got a passenger side airbag malfunction (which probably sounds familiar to some of you on here).

Last week I got a base 300 as a loaner. I've gotta say, I was more impressed with the 300 and GC than I thought I was going to be. Both of their V6s were surprisingly up to the task (except the 3.7L is unusually loud).
 

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ChromeTailfins said:
Well, here she goes. At least I got a brand new Grand Cherokee to whip around in while my hoopty gets checked out.
Now THAT'S not a photo we like to see here... Sorry CT, hope she's back in tip-top shape very soon! We'll be awaiting the diagnosis & prognosis.
 

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Ok, I called the dealership. It turns out the a cell in the battery went completely bad. So the battery is going to be replaced under warranty. They are also replacing the switch or motor or something for the left rear window, since that wasn't working either.

So, I get to keep the Jeep for another day.

I'm glad it was more annoying than it was serious. And the dealership has been excellent for everything, so that's made life easier. I just wish they'd wash the grease off the car when I get it back each time.
 
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