Took my 2005 Cadillac CTS over to Crest Cadillac in Plano, Texas today to see about the Service Air Bag light on from The Great Cadillac CTS Seat Experiment. I had emailed and called ahead to make an appointment, and my Service Adviser was waiting for me when I arrived. We briefly discussed the situation, and then I worked with the Loaner Car desk to get the Loaner car setup and I was off. In and out around 20 minutes total. Everyone was very nice and helpful, especially since I arrived at the extended hours opening time of 7 am. Crest’s service hours make it super easy to drop off your Cadillac for service and still get to work on time.
The Loaner CTS appears to be a 2010? Cadillac CTS 3L with 9k miles or so. Light platinum exterior, neutral leather (now called cashmere?) interior.
UPDATE: the loaner car is a 2010 CTS 1SD 3.0L Luxury Model. So it has Luxury Level One Package, including (ARH) heavy-duty pet guard cargo net, (RYJ) retractable cargo area shade, (UA6) theft-deterrent alarm system, (U2R) audio system, and (TSQ) accent lighting, 6 disc CD player, leather upgraded seats, and bluetooth. The wood trim accents are also part of this package.
Overall this CTS drives very well. I am jealous of the manual-shift option on the 6-speed automatic transmission, and it holds selected gears which is perfect. The 3L seems to have plenty of power for the CTS. This combination has gotten a lot of mixed reviews from the buff books, but I am not sure why. The 3L and 6-speed automatic seem to work very well together to me.
Hopefully I’ll get my 2005 CTS back today; God willing and the creek don’t rise they just need to run a diagnostic to correct the airbag issue. I have ordered a new control panel for the driver’s door to address the new discovery that the new driver’s seat is a memory seat. In other words, it wants to move to the position that I select when I open the door with my remote so it is ready for driver 1 or driver 2. Unfortunately, my CTS does not have the position selector switch, so I have ordered one.