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Cadillac CTS Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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»

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The front and rear light bulbs are prone to premature failure. Our technicians tell us that the front bulbs can be very difficult to replace.

Drive Train -- Verified

The rear axle pinion seal may leak causing fluid loss and possible internal rear end damage. Replacing the faulty seal will commonly correct this concern. Some 2005-2007 models have been recalled for this issue.

Cadillac CTS Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 20, 2005

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An interaction between the sensing and diagnostic module and the vehicle's electrical system may cause the drivers' frontal air bag and/or the roof-mounted side impact air bag to deploy when the key is turned to the "on" position. A person may receive minor injuries if the air bag deploys without warning. Dealers will replace the sensing and diagnostic module free of charge. The recall began May 20, 2005. The GM recall number is 05004.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 20, 2003

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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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Body, Interior & Misc., September 19, 2003

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The front anchor tabs for the front bucket seats may not be engaged in the floor pan reinforcement slots and could potentially pivot rearward in a crash. This could increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant and a rear seat occupant. Dealers will ensure that both front anchor tabs are fully seated in the floor pan reinforcement slots. The recall began September 19, 2003. The GM recall number is 03050.

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Suspension & Steering, March 20, 2003

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There may be a loose bolt on the intermediate steering shaft, which could result in separation of the upper and lower shaft. This could result in a loss of steering control and a crash without warning. Dealers will inspect for the presence of the shaft bolt, and verify it is tightened to the proper torque specification. The recall began March 20, 2003. The GM recall number is 03017.

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Suspension & Steering, August 25, 2004

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The washer for the control arm ball stud may have been made of the wrong material, and may fracture and fall out, or become loose. The control arm may separate from the steering knuckle due to disengagement of the tapered stud, causing the vehicle to drop at that corner. In extreme situations, the wheel may separate completely from the vehicle. Either condition would impair handling and increase the chances of a crash. Dealers will inspect the torque on the ball stud joints on all front and rear lower control arms. If the torque is not to specification, the ball stud, knuckle, and nut will be replaced. If the torque is to specification, the dealers will replace only the ball stud nut and washer. The recall began August 24, 2004. The GM recall number is 04043.

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Cadillac CTS Questions and Answers

redman7, 2003 Cadillac CTS, Sylacauga, AL

I got some gas ,and after thatit would not fire up sometime,could it be the gas?

ritam, 2003 Cadillac CTS, 3.2L V6, Chester, PA

my brakes lights are out and my traction lights won't go out

obiespadeconobie, 2003 Cadillac CTS, 3.2L V6, Rincon, GA

engine check light came on and when i put the obd II the code came back p0128

obiespadeconobie, 2003 Cadillac CTS, 3.2L V6, Rincon, GA

what does it mean when you get a fault code p0128 from your obdII

B loc, 2003 Cadillac CTS, 3.2L V6, Liberal, KS

While driving my car the TC, break light, battery, and my battery was reading at 9 Volts,and my suspension light came on, i was woundering if it could be the Alternator or the ECU that is causing t...

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Cadillac CTS Reviews

2008 Cadillac cts
I love the car but I am tempted get rid of it because
the radio keep going out I am about to put in the third radio
in to this car . and wiper keep going off whenever it want to
I been in and out of the shop with that new car as of on old car.

Constant leak in the trunk and accessory brake light which costs over $700 to replace. Under the hood intermittent issues with the battery (replaced twice ), spark plugs (same plug replaced twice) and occasionally, the car just won't start (no warning, no lights, no clue). This is a tempermental vehicle.

cts from 2007 to 2010 before you buy check with dealer by giving them your vin# to check the history of repairs and recalls. they have timing chain stretch, code p008 don't buy unless proof of replacement. symptoms are very poor fuel millage 14mpg, gas pedal very sensitive, surging and hesitation. they will always blame you, the oil type and level and how frequently you change it. And then they widen the parameters so the check engine light will not read the cam and crank sensors being off position and set a code. Document and save code before dealer erases it.

its from timing chain stretch on 3.6 DI pedal is very sensitive. GM is extending coverage to 120,010. miles or 5 more years. fuel millage on mine is 14mgp due to timing off. code p0008.my dealer has replaced hundreds of timing chains.

this is a list of the problems we have had with our 2008 CTS over the last three and a half years
- leaking seals around the sunroof, trunk lid and tail lights, repaired four times.
- broken suspension casting in right rear, repaired under warrantee .
- most recent , the bolt holding the right upper control arm to the subframe loosened causing wear to the hole in the subframe, we are told the mechanic tightened the bolt and realigned the wheel but that it could happen again, and the only real fix would be to replace the subframe, at a cost of approximately 2500.00.
This car has less than 30,000 miles on it and always had maintenance at dealer.
We are very disappointed with the car and just want to get rid of it.