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Cadillac is the luxury division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors (GM). In 2017, Cadillac’s U.S. sales were 156,440 vehicles and its global sales were 356,467 vehicles. 

Cadillacs have long been a car beloved across generations – their reliability and luxury quality securing their strong reputation. But like any car manufacturer, certain models of Cadillac can suffer with particular engine problems more than others. The challenge is knowing which models are most susceptible. Specifically, our Cadillac lemon law attorneys have experience with many different make and model Cadillacs that are notorious for experiencing transmission issues. If you have a defective Cadillac, our Cadillac Lemon Law Attorney at Quill & Arrow Law will take your case on contingency, with no out of pocket fees. If you have presented your Cadillac for issues or defects to one of Cadillac authorized repair facilities during the warranty period, you may have rights under California’s lemon law. The following Cadillac vehicles are subject to California’s lemon law: 


Body Styles

Cadillac XT4 


Cadillac XT5 


Cadillac XT6


Cadillac Escalade 


Cadillac CT5


Cadillac CTS 




Cadillac XTS


Cadillac CT6


Cadillac CT6-V 


While Cadillac offers many features, there are also some problems that are common with the brand. Common Issues and Defects with Cadillac vehicles include the following: 

Engine Issues 

One of the most common problems Cadillac owners experience is the check engine light and spontaneous shut-offs. Our Cadillac lemon law attorneys are familiar with the different defects associated with Cadillacs and the electrical system that works together with the engine. Cadillac engines often show various trouble codes such as code P0016, which requires work to the camshaft position. In many instances, dealers will blame wiring damage on rodents as the cause of the engine issues. However, our Cadillac lemon law attorneys have fought hard for California consumers to show that these defects are the root cause of the engine issues. Other engine issues can arise from oil leaks, faulty sensors, evap system, ignition modules, injectors, fuel pumps, and engine misfires.

Transmission Issues

Our Cadillac lemon law attorneys have battled GM its subsidiaries for issues California consumers have had with their transmission system. California consumers have reported complaints of shuddering and harsh shifting characteristics. 

Most prominently, our Cadillac lemon law attorneys have dealt with the notorious  8-speed transmission

GM/Cadillac has issued TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) 18-NA-355, which addresses the “torque converter clutch (TCC) shudder conditions. Consumers have complained of transmission shuddering frequently, harsh shifts between first to second gear and second down to first gear. Consumer will commonly experience this unpleasant and dangerous conditions in light and medium throttle applications, and as often during full throttle applications. The feeling can also be described as the transmission banging into gear.

The following Cadillac models that are equipped with the 8-speed transmission are as follows: 

  • 2015—2017 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2016—2018 Cadillac CT6
  • 2016—2019 Cadillac ATS
  • 2016—2019 Cadillac ATS-V
  • 2016—2019 Cadillac CTS (excluding V-Sport models)
  • 2016—2019 Cadillac CTS-V

Steering Wheel Locking

The steering wheel in many GM’s lock up as a result of electrical failures. 

Air Conditioning Issues 

The Cadillac lemon law attorneys at Quill and Arrow have frequently found that air conditioning concerns associated with the air conditioning system have problems relating with the electrical system, such as the electrical head unit, the radio, and other related parts. 

The Quill & Arrow Difference

The Cadillac lemon law attorneys at Quill & Arrow Law have expert experience understanding the different transmission and engine concerns prevalent in different Cadillac models. Our team of Cadillac attorneys understands the different components of the engine and the defects that cause stalling, misfires, overheating that Cadillac vehicles have. Our Cadillac lemon law attorneys collaborate to understand the history of these inherent problems to demonstrate Cadillac’s inability to properly address and confirm your vehicle to its factory warranty. 

California’s lemon law requires that a manufacturer have an opportunity to fix your defective vehicle in a reasonable number of repair attempts. When you speak to one of our Cadillac lemon law attorneys, you will be given an opportunity to discuss your repair order history and experiences with Cadillac’s authorized repair facilities so that we can appropriately assist you and get you out of your defective vehicle. If your Cadillac has been subject to any of the above-mentioned issues or others, please call one of our expert Cadillac lemon law attorneys so that we can show you the Quill & Arrow difference.

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