Cadillac CTS Problem Report

Cadillac CTS Reverse Light Cover Panel comes loose and falls off

(29 reports)
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. -
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). 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! -
My reverse light cover fell off. I can not find one anywhere that is not 400-450 dollars. Its just a plastic piece!!! -
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. -
came of through the carwash going to insurance co. to see if its covered to replace. -
We also lost the back panel. Quote to get a new one was over $200.00 -
We have lost our lense also. I see on Ebay a replacement for the bulbs that looks like a great solution to fixing a bad problem. They our covers that just covers each bulb. Looks great. -
My reverse light plastic cover came off. Quotes to replace over $400.00! -
back up light cover just came up missing one day -
Just fell off. Cant find a replacment -
Reverse light cover panel fell off!!!! Looks terrible! I think it should be a recall because they do not make just this piece so you can replace it. You have to replace the whole assembly then they have to paint it to match $750.00 and up. You can not find them in an auto salvage yard either!!! -
I also had the plastic back up light cover come off in the carwash. Also, when operating the left turn signal, it works only half the time. Had many ofthe other recalled problems as well, but had them fixed as they arose. Unfortunately, it was before the recalls were issued. -
Just one more nail in that coffin, too numerous to mention all the lousy/lame engineering for this car. I just found this possible replacement on Ebay that might work and seems to be the most reasonable. I will follow up after i purchase mine. E&G Classics 1007-0710-03XX Monochromatic Louvered Bezel - Painted Cadillac CTS -
rear bizel blew off and can find replacement -
Went to shop and came out of the store looking for car. noticed the cover was off lights so I did not think that car was mine. Who knows where it came off....or when. Tried to find replacement but costs over $400. Insurance will cover it but why replace if it's just going to happen again. -
Must have fallen off on the freeway, I-15 in Utah. -
My reverse light cover just fell off two nights ago. I've been looking at new Cadilacs the past few weeks, but after seeing that this was a design issue that the manufacturer chooses to ignor, I think I'll shop for a BMW. Would anyone like to buy a well taken care of Cadilac minus the light cover panel? -
The plastic cover over the back up lights fell off the car. I can not find anything to replace it other then buying a new assembly ( around $700) -
While driving across town and upon getting home panel must of fallen off. Noticed reverse cover light panel was not on. -
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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