2003 Cadillac CTS Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Cadillac CTS

2003 Cadillac CTS Problems

Reverse Light Cover Panel comes loose and falls off

On the 2003's there is a plastic panel that covers the backup lights...it's about 1'X 3'...I guess it's common for these to just blow off. We just purchased the 03 CTS with only 41000 miles and had driven it for about 2 weeks when we noticed the panel was gone,exposing the backup lights. We choose to fix it right instead of trying to find a replacement at the salvage yard (since it seems to be design flaw because they about non exsistant). S...

SRS Light Due to Passenger Seat Sensor Failure

The passenger seat sensor may fail causing the SRS (airbag) light to illuminate. This problem has turned into a recall on some vehicles. Please contact you local dealer to see if your particular car is included. For more information on this recall, please click here»

Steering Wheel Position Sensor May Fail

The steering wheel position sensor may fail, resulting in the service stability message being displayed.

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2003 Cadillac CTS Questions

when I turn on my Cadillac it sounds like it's choking and then it turns off (1 answer)

When I try to turn on my car it makes like a choking noise then it turns off I have replaced the alternator the timing belt the serpentine belt and still nothing then I checked the throttle body and I noticed there was oil all in there how do I fix this problem

I have water dripping under the passenger side dashboard not coolant. (1 answer)

Would that still be heater core problem. When ac is on.

I have water dripping under the passenger side dashboard not coolant. (1 answer)

Would that still be heater core proplem

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2003 Cadillac CTS Recalls

The Engine May Stall

The weight on the key ring and/or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine and increasing the risk of a crash. In the event of a crash, if the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy as expected. Dealers will provide two replacement key rings, and vehicles with slotted keys will receive key inserts to correct this concern. Note: Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring.

 

Recall 10V105000
GENERAL MOTORS HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA OF A DEFECT IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003-2007 CADILLAC CTS VEHICLES CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN OR ORIGINALLY SOLD IN CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHI...
The Owner's Manual Does Not Explain the Child Restraint Anchor Location Symbols

The owner's manual does not explain the child restraint anchor location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system. This does not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners were sent supplements to the owner's manual explaining the location symbols in the vehicle. The recall began August 18, 2003. The GM recall number is 03039.

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2003 Cadillac CTS Reviews

Well here we go I bought this car when i turned 18 thinking it would be awesome this is probably the worst mistake of my life im 21 now and i have had way to many problems one the head-gasket blew 900$ to fix 2 the water leaks in through the sun roof and in the trunk currently my trunk is flooded the back plastic peace the covers the licence plate blew off on my way to work one day costs 600$ f...
what does it mean when your air cuts off by itself and the computer states your car is hot but there is nothing showing that it is it also states check coolant but its some in there
The remote door opener don't work even with new battery installed. However it works (sometimes) when you turn on the inition switch and imediately afterward it works. What can cause this kind of problem? The Dealership think its my remote door openers and I can't see both of them going bad at the same time....

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