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Cadillac CTS Reverse Light Cover Panel comes loose and falls off

Cadillac CTS Problem
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Model Year Affected: 2003

Average Mileage: 76,333 mi (42,000 mi - 130,000 mi)

  •  Enthusiast

    On the 2003's there is a plastic panel that covers the backup'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). So we had it replaced with the metal more secure piece and after the painting etc (it is pearl white) the Bill was over a $1000. But won't fall off again!

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    Back up lights plastic cover fell off. Have tried for years to find a replacement, other than buying the whole reverse light unit for >$400, no luck so far. Caddy ought to be taken out and shot for this total eff up engineering, and terrible service followup.

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  • Visitor, , 63,000 mi

    came of through the carwash going to insurance co. to see if its covered to replace.

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    We also lost the back panel. Quote to get a new one was over $200.00

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  • Visitor, , 71,000 mi

    Just fell off. Cant find a replacment

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    My reverse light cover fell off. I can not find one anywhere that is not 400-450 dollars. Its just a plastic piece!!!

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  • Madi, , 117,000 mi

    2003 cadillac cts REVERSE LIGHT TRUNK PANEL is missing the cover. I have searched all over the world for this part. Can someone please help.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    I agree. Cadillac should be held accountable. THEY KNOW it is a design flaw (as is the radio) why not do right by people. Good service brings people back-not slick marketing. Cadillac should take some of its marketing budget and "do the right thing".
    That said, i love my caddy, this is my second and working on a third!

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    panel came loose and I glued it back on.

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  • Visitor, , 63,000 mi

    Plastic shield over back up lights fell off somewhere. No luck at salvage yard to find one. Had to replace the entire lamp unit, which by the way no longer uses the plastic shield, for more than 500 bucks.

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