cadillac cts Problems

cadillac cts 2004 Complaints

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

when applying brakes pedal would go to the floor resulting in extended stopping distance. dealer has been notified. the dealer replaced the master cylinder but the problem still existed. the dealer then bled the system . it appeared that the brakes were improperly bled during factory assembly*ak *nlm

Reported in: WOODBURY NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577340

SEATS

dealership failed to ensure that both front anchor tabs are fully seated in the floor as stated in the recall 03 v 346 000 for the front bucket seat attachment. instead, the dealership instructed the consumer to place the recall letter in the glove compartment.*ak

Reported in: PINE BLUFF AR || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577440

SEATS

problems getting recall repair on anchorage of seats performed.*mr consumer took the vehicle to the dealership twice and to no avail was the work performed. the first time, the consumer was told the vehicle wasn't serviced yet. the second time, the mechanic stood outside the vehicle and stated he research the information and nothing was wrong with her vehicle. the recall letter she received was to be placed in the owner's manual. the recall letter states that the "vehicles have a condition where one or both front anchor tabs for the front seats may not be engaged in the floor pan reinforecement slots. if the vehicle is in a vehicle crash, the seat(s) could pivot rearward, resulting in possible increased injury to its occupant or a rear seat occupant. *ph

Reported in: PINE BLUFF AR || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

inquiring about any recalls or problems with 2004 cadillac cts. *ph the consumer would like to be notified of any recalls or general problems related to her 2004 cadillac cts. *mr *nm

Reported in: CHELSEA VT || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

have a noise in rear-end when accelerating up to speeds. when letting up on accerlator noise quits, but as soon as i give it gas it hums( like) very loud. have had two cadillac dealers check it and told not to worry about it nothing is wrong and that , that' is the characteristic of the 2004 cts. this is hard for me to believe since i have had 8 cadillac over the years and have never had a problem of this nature.*ak

Reported in: BEVERLY HILLS FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577040

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR

emission test failure. 2004 cadillac cts. 875 miles on odometer just picked up from dealer brought back following day for inspection sticker,would not pass emissions test. told by dealer vehicle had blocked catalytic converter and need replacement. *jb

Reported in: SAUGUS MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

consumer stated while driving at 55-mph vehicle stalled, causing consumer to pull off the road. dealer inspected vehicle several times, but could not duplicate or correct the problem . *ak

Reported in: ORLANDO FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577440

AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

severe side impact, both driver side doors and center pillar crushed. side air bags did not deploy.

Reported in: FRIENDSWOOD TX || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577440

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

radio for the cts intermittently loses audio for am,fm and cd functions. the radio has been brought in for repair several times, only to be reprogrammed. there is an apparent software problem that has not been identified by general motors cadillac division. *nm

Reported in: STATEN ISLAND NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM57N130

STEERING

while making a right or left hand turn the power steering wheel fails to return to its original center position. the problem is in fact continuous. the vehicle has been taken to the dealer, in which the dealer was able to duplicate the problem. the dealer acknowledge a problem exist, however, the dealer stated the problem can't be resolved because the problem is inherit with these vehicles. the manufacture fails to acknowledge the problem. please provide details.

Reported in: GREAT NECK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577340

STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS

the vehicle ran over a deer while driving between 60-65 mph and the entire roof flexed around the sunroof. the body shop indicated this occurred because the roof was not enforced properly at the factory. *la

Reported in: DOVER NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S540

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

rear differential whine from 45 mph after vehicle has driven at least 5 miles.*ak

Reported in: ALLEN TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577740

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

consumer stated that while driving vehicle shut down. consumer took vehicle to the dealer. it was test driven, but could not duplicate the problem. *ak

Reported in: MCALLEN TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577740

SUSPENSION:REAR

under power the rear suspension rattles up against the floor. it sounds like its falling apart which prompts you to stab the brakes upon hearing it. *jb

Reported in: ELLICOTT CITY MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S440

WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

consumer heard the lugs/ nuts and bolts jiggling in the wheel well. a bolt and lug nut on rear driver's side tire snapped off while driving. vehicle was driven to a dealership, who inspected the bolts/ lugs, and nuts, and noticed that another lug nut on the same tire was starting to separate. the lug nuts and bolts were replaced. two weeks later then the failure occurred on the passenger side rear tire . dealership indicated this occurred because of the rims. the tires were rotated by this dealership two weeks prior to the incidents.*ak

Reported in: HAMPTON VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577540

AIR BAGS

the consumer was parking the vehicle when the gas pedal became stuck causing the consumer to crash into a building head on. upon impact the air bags did not deploy. consumer sustained injuries and was hospitalized. *ak *nm

Reported in: DEER PARK NY || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577340

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

the consumer was parking the vehicle when the gas pedal became stuck causing the consumer to crash into a building head on. upon impact the air bags did not deploy. consumer sustained injuries and was hospitalized. *ak *nm

Reported in: DEER PARK NY || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577340

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

onstar system activated by saying that an "impact was detected", but there was nothing in front of me, nor did i hit anything. a person from onstar connected and asked if i had an accident. i was at the dealership for service when this happen. i informed the technician. this was on 8/2/04. my car is still in the shop because they said it was not safe to drive due to an airbag problem that it could deploy at anytime. there is no estimated arrival for the part. in the meantime, i have a brand new car that i cannot drive. i will most likely not buy another gm car/suv due to the fact that i cannot even get a date on when i will have my car back.

Reported in: SAN JOSE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS

the front and back bumper are not the same color as the rest of the car. there are also defects with the overall paint finish - there are dark blotchy spots. the vehicle warranty handbook calls the condition "chemical paint spotting." the new car limited warranty covers the overall paint finish, but the gm representative says that although they are aware of the problem, they will not do any repairs. i was charged $995 [under options installed by manufacturer] for this white diamond paint finish.*ak

Reported in: KAPOLEI HI || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

i was in the right lane of a highway leading to an off ramp at about 35 -40 mph when traffic stopped suddenly. when i jammed on the brakes the pedal went unusually low, the abs also seemed to fail resulting in the brakes locking, car skidding and considerable stopping distance (well over 100ft). i hit the bumper of the car in front of me and slid into a curb. car was towed to a dealer who noted that the master cylinder was shot and the brakes were spongy. i've contacted gm but they have not yet responded to my complaint. *ak

Reported in: BRIDGEWATER NJ || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK

i was in the right lane of a highway leading to an off ramp at about 35 -40 mph when traffic stopped suddenly. when i jammed on the brakes the pedal went unusually low, the abs also seemed to fail resulting in the brakes locking, car skidding and considerable stopping distance (well over 100ft). i hit the bumper of the car in front of me and slid into a curb. car was towed to a dealer who noted that the master cylinder was shot and the brakes were spongy. i've contacted gm but they have not yet responded to my complaint. *ak

Reported in: BRIDGEWATER NJ || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

while driving consumer's vehicle swerved because there was a deer in the road, and went into a ditch , after gaining control vehicle struck a concrete abutment head on. the air bags did not deploy.*ak

Reported in: WINNECONNE WI || Crash: Y || VIN #:

SEAT BELTS

consumer has concern with the safety belt. the safety belt does not utilize a ratcheting style safety belt harness. the consumer had a professional install his child's safety seat but the belt would only hold temporarily. any wiggling of the seat caused inches of slack. *nm

Reported in: LANSING MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

AIR BAGS

while pulling inside of a parking lot the consumer applied the brakes, placed the vehicle in reverse and the vehicle suddenly accelerated backwards. the driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and applied the brakes,the pedal went to the floor. the driver placed the vehicle in drive and the vehicle suddenly accelerated uncontrollably and ran into a glass window'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">glass window. no injuries. both frontal air bags did not deploy. the vehicle was towed to the dealer. please fill in additional information. *jb sierra vista police department has a report of the accident. *tc

Reported in: SIERRA VISTA AZ || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577140

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

while pulling inside of a parking lot the consumer applied the brakes, placed the vehicle in reverse and the vehicle suddenly accelerated backwards. the driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and applied the brakes,the pedal went to the floor. the driver placed the vehicle in drive and the vehicle suddenly accelerated uncontrollably and ran into a glass window'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">glass window. no injuries. both frontal air bags did not deploy. the vehicle was towed to the dealer. please fill in additional information. *jb sierra vista police department has a report of the accident. *tc

Reported in: SIERRA VISTA AZ || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577140

STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

while driving 70 mph vehicle momentary lost steering control. consumer slammed on brakes and caused the vehicle to fishtail in the middle of the interstate highway. vehicle was taken to the dealer, and they were unable to duplicate the problem.*ak

Reported in: CLIFTON IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577140

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH

the dimmer switch stays on, and consumer would be unable to see the instrument panel during daytime. the dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.*ak

Reported in: BLOOMINGTON IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577540

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

this vehicle exibits excessive wheel hop, when under har accleration, the rear suspension carriage assembly hit the frame. the wheels jump up and down violently. some cars have broken axles or damaged the rear differential. this could also cause loss of control.*ak

Reported in: ELLICOTT CITY MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S440

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

several issues with the 2004 cadillac to report. #1 (most significant) the rear seat child seat latch mechanism does not work. i had this inspected by the dealership and then admitted that the design is defective and will not properly latch and hold the belt. any wiggling of the seat will loosen the belt through the latch. the cadi does not have a lock type mechanism where you pull the belt all the way out and then it won't give. they claim the latch mechanism will hold. i drove around for two weeks with a two year old in a four inch slacked car seat. #2 - remaining miles display is defective. i recently ran out of gas when the display read "41 miles remaining". the service department admitted that this is the sixth time they have seen this and that i should us the gauge and not the display. what is the point of the display? very dangerous! i was stranded on the side of the road in a snow storm for over an hour. #3 - bose cd player has errored over 20 times and locks up with an "initializing cd" error. not common to any one cd. cd player will lock up and will be unusable for five minutes to two days. *jb

Reported in: EAST LANSING MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

several issues with the 2004 cadillac to report. #1 (most significant) the rear seat child seat latch mechanism does not work. i had this inspected by the dealership and then admitted that the design is defective and will not properly latch and hold the belt. any wiggling of the seat will loosen the belt through the latch. the cadi does not have a lock type mechanism where you pull the belt all the way out and then it won't give. they claim the latch mechanism will hold. i drove around for two weeks with a two year old in a four inch slacked car seat. #2 - remaining miles display is defective. i recently ran out of gas when the display read "41 miles remaining". the service department admitted that this is the sixth time they have seen this and that i should us the gauge and not the display. what is the point of the display? very dangerous! i was stranded on the side of the road in a snow storm for over an hour. #3 - bose cd player has errored over 20 times and locks up with an "initializing cd" error. not common to any one cd. cd player will lock up and will be unusable for five minutes to two days. *jb

Reported in: EAST LANSING MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

SEAT BELTS:REAR

several issues with the 2004 cadillac to report. #1 (most significant) the rear seat child seat latch mechanism does not work. i had this inspected by the dealership and then admitted that the design is defective and will not properly latch and hold the belt. any wiggling of the seat will loosen the belt through the latch. the cadi does not have a lock type mechanism where you pull the belt all the way out and then it won't give. they claim the latch mechanism will hold. i drove around for two weeks with a two year old in a four inch slacked car seat. #2 - remaining miles display is defective. i recently ran out of gas when the display read "41 miles remaining". the service department admitted that this is the sixth time they have seen this and that i should us the gauge and not the display. what is the point of the display? very dangerous! i was stranded on the side of the road in a snow storm for over an hour. #3 - bose cd player has errored over 20 times and locks up with an "initializing cd" error. not common to any one cd. cd player will lock up and will be unusable for five minutes to two days. *jb

Reported in: EAST LANSING MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

SUSPENSION:REAR

while driving 40 mph the rear end locked. as a result, the rear end began spinning out of control. *ak the vehicle was taken tot he dealer who replaced the rear because of noise. less than three miles from the dealer the vehicle the consumer heard noise and the rear end locked. as a result the vehicle did three 360 degree turns and finally came to rest in a truck stop parking lot. took car back to dealer and found out that the rear end was out of line from the time of purchased. the tires have been rotated on 2 occasions. this is the third trip back to the dealer for rear end noise. *bf *nm

Reported in: DERMOTT AR || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577440

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

vehicle has twice accelerated forward upon braking when coming to a stop. first time was in a parking lot. vehicle was pulling into parking space, slowed to a crawl with the brakes applied, then suddenly lunged forward, hitting the car parked directly in front of vehicle. no damage occurred, but experience very frightening. second time was returning from doctor appointment. a passenger in the vehicle at the time and experienced the defect. while coming to a stop behind a group of cars at the stop light, brakes applied to slow the car to a crawl, then suddenly the car surges forward. upon slamming brake fully to the floor, the vehicle stopped, missing hitting the car ahead and stopped by only inches. vehicle was taken to dealership, which kept the car over the weekend, supplying a loaner car. called dealership monday afternoon. told there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. it was driven a total of 80 miles over the weekend and the problem was not recreated. the trouble is, it was almost 450 miles between the first problem occurrence and the second one. they were almost one week apart. now i am told by the dealership that since the computer found no defects over the weekend, my car is ready for me to drive. i now have a defective car with a serious safety issue, which i am afraid to drive. i told them i wanted a piece of paper stating the car was free of defects, so when this occurs again, i will be notifying my insurance company and we will take action against this dealership if any damage results from another occurrence of this type. i am also going to request the dealership to allow the computer to stay hooked up to the car for at least a week when i go tomorrow to pick up the car. *ak

Reported in: SMITHFIELD NC || Crash: Y || VIN #:

TIRES:SIDEWALL

i purchased new american eagle goodyear tires for my 2004 cadillac cts from wal-mart just recently. i have experienced 2 side wall blow outs on these tires, in which the tread seperates from the side wall, at this point these tires are very dangerous to me and should be checked. please advise me. *ak

Reported in: OLDSMAR FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577340

SUSPENSION:AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC)

while traveling at 70 mph and all of sudden the stability tracking system engaged on its own and caused the vehicle to pull to the left. manufacturer was contacted by consumer.*ak

Reported in: DU BOIS PA || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

rear differential failure/half driveshaft failure. rear differential case fracture dand broke in half shafts. *ak

Reported in: ELLICOTT CITY MD || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

2004 cadillac cts having problems with rear differential.*mr the rear differential has been replaced twice. the manufacturerindicated that the loud humming noise coming from the rear diffeential was normal. *nm

Reported in: UNKNOWN DC || Crash: N || VIN #:

SUSPENSION:AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC)

wheel hop or axle tramp caused the rear to lose traction and the stability track and traction control failed to correct the problem. the axle tramp is a severe banging of the rear when there throttle is applied to the car. the rear spun and caused the car to hit a guard wall.*ak

Reported in: SCARSDALE NY || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DN57S340

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

wheel hop or axle tramp caused the rear to lose traction and the stability track and traction control failed to correct the problem. the axle tramp is a severe banging of the rear when there throttle is applied to the car. the rear spun and caused the car to hit a guard wall.*ak

Reported in: SCARSDALE NY || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DN57S340

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

rear end differential assembly underrated for vehicle. the differential whined up until failure. the differential was replaced under warranty.*ak

Reported in: CLEVELAND OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S240

EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

floor mats that come with the cadillac cts do not stay in place, they get pushed forward under the break and gas peddle preventing acceleration and stopping.

Reported in: LANSING MI || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

AIR BAGS

driver side air bag deployed when the consumer turned the key in the ignition on the 2004 cadillac cts.*mr the consumer sustained a broken nose. the air bag deploy inadvertently prior to the consumer receiving the recall notice 05v-024000. the consumer was told that it was going to take a week for the replacement part to arrive at the dealer. *nm

Reported in: CHATSWORTH CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S740

VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

dt: 2004 cadillac cts-v, a popping sound was coming from the front windshield, this happened in any type of weather and at any speed, this was the only problem with the vehicle, consumer took vehicle to the dealership,. the dealer heard the noise, but did not know what was the cause of the problem. dealership told the consumer to go ahead and drive the vehicle. consumer did not feel that it was safe to drive the vehicle because of the noise from windshield. *ak

Reported in: LINCOLNSHIRE IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577240

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

headlights flicker, about as quickly as the blink of your eye. have retruned the car to the dealer three times but they have been unable to duplicate or repair the condition.

Reported in: SHERIDAN WY || Crash: N || VIN #:

TIRES:TREAD/BELT

excessive tire wear.

Reported in: DENVER PA || Crash: N || VIN #:

TIRES:TREAD/BELT

april 2005, notified of tire deterioration - 12,000 miles on new vehicle. july 2005, dead battery with car. august 2005, car shut itself down while on interstate 80. unable to use any automatic equipment. august 2005 notified of tire deterioration again, 18,000 miles. this is a lot of problems both mechanical and with the tires in a relatively short period. tires and mechanical problem i believe to be a manufactures defect.

Reported in: NORTHAMPTON PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577440

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

dt: the contact stated while driving the vehicle it stalled and could not be restarted. the vehicle had to be towed to the dealer. the dealer inspected the vehicle and determined the gas tank was defective. the gas tank was bent, and the fuel could not get to the engine. the vehicle was under warranty and was repaired by the dealer. *ak updated 11/30/2005 - *nm

Reported in: HERMITAGE PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577040

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

fuel tank showing full tank of gas. driving normally, car suddenly dies, no power to steering or gas pedal. pulled over to side of road, called onstar, police and tow truck summoned to scene. tow truck towed me to nearest cadillac dealership, car left over the weekend. monday morning dealer calls to say fuel pump is defective, and that tank was bone dry, even though gauge was reporting 100% full...this all a result of the fuel pump problem. car only has 6,200 kilometers (about 3,500 miles). fuel pump was replaced, however fuel range still reporting ridiculous values, jumps all over the place, gauge still not accurate, am afraid of losing power and that the gas will run out without my knowing it. *nm

Reported in: TORONTO 00 || Crash: N || VIN #:

TIRES

2004 cadillac cts tire blew out. *ts the consumer subsequently lost control of the vehicle and struck another car. *jb

Reported in: STREETSBORO OH || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

dt*: the contact stated the vehicle was rear ended which caused a front end collision with another vehicle. the air bags failed to deploy. there were injuries sustained, however the seat belts were in use. the vehicle was towed to the dealership. there was a recall nhtsa # 05v024000 for the air bag sensor. *nm

Reported in: REDONDO BEACH CA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577140

AIR BAGS

dt*: the contact stated while in a stopped position the vehicle was rear ended and pushed into the vehicle ahead. the air bags did not deploy. although seat belts were in use there were injuries sustained. a police report was filed and the vehicle was towed to the dealer.

Reported in: REDONDO BEACH CA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577140

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

premature rear end differential failure. *nm

Reported in: CLEVELAND OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

manual transmission will not shift into gear has caused many near accidents. gm claims that this is normal and refuses to fix this. many people report this issue and gm has not yet addressed this on the cadillac cts-v. it is a very dangerous condition when i cannot shift or get into gear. *jb

Reported in: REDONDO BEACH CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S740

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

i purchased the car new on 1/08/05. the car started to make a howling noise after several thousand miles, gm tech's indicated that it was coming from the rear differential. the original rear differential was replaced at 3220 (7/1/05) miles due to internal failure of differential assembly. the howling noise occurred again at 5.565 ( 12/08/05) miles. again, the rear differential was replaced and the repair order noted that it was also leaking differential fluid. i contacted several other owners of the same type of car and they have the exact same problem. i'm concerned that this is a re-occurring problem due to a under rated differential. *jb

Reported in: MOUNT AIRY MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57SX40

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

i own a 2004 cadillac cts-v. after owning the vehicle for a few months, with approximately 6,000 miles on the car, i began to experience an extreme whining noise from the rear-end of the car. i took the car to the dealership and they said the noise was normal for my vehicle. i continued driving the vehicle and about 5 weeks ago i took my car in for excessive noise coming from the rear of my car. the dealership found that the rear differential unit had excessive play and needed to be replaced under warranty. this concerned me so i did some research. my research found that many, many cts-v owners are having the exact same problem and that my problem was in no way isolated. i also found that the differential unit used in the cts-v is underrated and is not designed to handle the power produced by the engine from the factory. i am concerned that a failure in the near future will cause serious injury to someone if no action is taken. *jb

Reported in: MASSILLON OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

SUSPENSION:REAR

i own a 2004 cadillac cts-v. after owning the vehicle for a few months, with approximately 6,000 miles on the car, i began to experience an extreme whining noise from the rear-end of the car. i took the car to the dealership and they said the noise was normal for my vehicle. i continued driving the vehicle and about 5 weeks ago i took my car in for excessive noise coming from the rear of my car. the dealership found that the rear differential unit had excessive play and needed to be replaced under warranty. this concerned me so i did some research. my research found that many, many cts-v owners are having the exact same problem and that my problem was in no way isolated. i also found that the differential unit used in the cts-v is underrated and is not designed to handle the power produced by the engine from the factory. i am concerned that a failure in the near future will cause serious injury to someone if no action is taken. *jb

Reported in: MASSILLON OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

SUSPENSION:REAR

failure of a second rear differential i was on the highway doing 55 mph in the center lane when the rear went. the car shut down forcing me to pull to the right in traffic without power. the car had to be towed as it would no longer move. *jb

Reported in: ELLICOTT CITY MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S440

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

failure of a second rear differential i was on the highway doing 55 mph in the center lane when the rear went. the car shut down forcing me to pull to the right in traffic without power. the car had to be towed as it would no longer move. *jb

Reported in: ELLICOTT CITY MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S440

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

two differential failures in the first year and under 10,000 miles of ownership. currently on the 3rd differential and it is whining/leaking. have read several reports of failed differential's causing substantial damage to the vehicle on cts/srx platform vehicles. cadillac denies there is an issue. dealership unwilling to accept the defect either. *jb

Reported in: RENO NV || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

rear differential whines. *nm

Reported in: OCEANSIDE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S440

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

vehicle has excessive wheel hop, causing rear differential failure. i've gone 2 times for differential bushing replacements and 1 rear end replaced. the vehicle has gone through a tsb which was supposed to correct axle wheel hop. still no fix the vehicle still wheel hops. *jb

Reported in: MIAMI FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S640

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

the rear end in my 2004 cts becomes prematurely unusable after normal use. i am on my second rear end, and it to now needs to be replaced. three rear ends within 21,000 miles is premature as well as unacceptable. *jb

Reported in: PHOENIX AZ || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

major differential problem on a 2004 cadillac cts-v. really loud "clunk" noise on the car dealers claim it's normal. differential is underrated for the horsepower that the car outputs therefore causing problems. gm denies claims on people and consumers are forced to spend over $3000 on a part that is faulty and will break again. *jb

Reported in: DOWNEY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S240

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

the differential was fine up until the time of casing failure. on a rainy night, the car exhibited a bit of wheel hop inherent on that car with a small amount of throttle. the casing shattered immediately. the differential was promptly replaced by an identical oem replacement. *nm

Reported in: BILLERICA MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S140

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

rear differential of my 2004 cadillac ctsv is too weak. it clunks, and produces excessive wheel-hop thus not allowing the power to transfer. the whole rear end of the car from the bushings to the rear cradle to the half shafts are too weak for the car. over 1000's of cts-v's of the under approx. 4,000 produced from 2004-2005 have had major issues. service centers claim everything is normal. my car is continually in the shop. gm refuses to pay for these item and i have a 6yr 100k warranty. service centers are not equipped to deal with this car, and gm failed to engineer it properly. in addition all of my interior parts rattle when i step on it, and some continue to rattle during daily driving. the paint quality of the exterior is the worst i have to see yet. there are weird blotches all over the place and are obviously due to poor paint application at the factory. i have owned the car for 3 months and so far have had to replace the radiator, the whole nav unit, the rear differential. and already, the nav unit is beginning to show the same indications of why it got replaced in the first place, and the rear differential is starting to make noises again. also, the dual mass flywheel produces lots of noise. i have had it up to here with this vehicle. *jb

Reported in: GAINESVILLE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S340

POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

rear differential of my 2004 cadillac ctsv is too weak. it clunks, and produces excessive wheel-hop thus not allowing the power to transfer. the whole rear end of the car from the bushings to the rear cradle to the half shafts are too weak for the car. over 1000's of cts-v's of the under approx. 4,000 produced from 2004-2005 have had major issues. service centers claim everything is normal. my car is continually in the shop. gm refuses to pay for these item and i have a 6yr 100k warranty. service centers are not equipped to deal with this car, and gm failed to engineer it properly. in addition all of my interior parts rattle when i step on it, and some continue to rattle during daily driving. the paint quality of the exterior is the worst i have to see yet. there are weird blotches all over the place and are obviously due to poor paint application at the factory. i have owned the car for 3 months and so far have had to replace the radiator, the whole nav unit, the rear differential. and already, the nav unit is beginning to show the same indications of why it got replaced in the first place, and the rear differential is starting to make noises again. also, the dual mass flywheel produces lots of noise. i have had it up to here with this vehicle. *jb

Reported in: GAINESVILLE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S340

SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS

rear differential of my 2004 cadillac ctsv is too weak. it clunks, and produces excessive wheel-hop thus not allowing the power to transfer. the whole rear end of the car from the bushings to the rear cradle to the half shafts are too weak for the car. over 1000's of cts-v's of the under approx. 4,000 produced from 2004-2005 have had major issues. service centers claim everything is normal. my car is continually in the shop. gm refuses to pay for these item and i have a 6yr 100k warranty. service centers are not equipped to deal with this car, and gm failed to engineer it properly. in addition all of my interior parts rattle when i step on it, and some continue to rattle during daily driving. the paint quality of the exterior is the worst i have to see yet. there are weird blotches all over the place and are obviously due to poor paint application at the factory. i have owned the car for 3 months and so far have had to replace the radiator, the whole nav unit, the rear differential. and already, the nav unit is beginning to show the same indications of why it got replaced in the first place, and the rear differential is starting to make noises again. also, the dual mass flywheel produces lots of noise. i have had it up to here with this vehicle. *jb

Reported in: GAINESVILLE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S340

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

rear differential of my 2004 cadillac ctsv is too weak. it clunks, and produces excessive wheel-hop thus not allowing the power to transfer. the whole rear end of the car from the bushings to the rear cradle to the half shafts are too weak for the car. over 1000's of cts-v's of the under approx. 4,000 produced from 2004-2005 have had major issues. service centers claim everything is normal. my car is continually in the shop. gm refuses to pay for these item and i have a 6yr 100k warranty. service centers are not equipped to deal with this car, and gm failed to engineer it properly. in addition all of my interior parts rattle when i step on it, and some continue to rattle during daily driving. the paint quality of the exterior is the worst i have to see yet. there are weird blotches all over the place and are obviously due to poor paint application at the factory. i have owned the car for 3 months and so far have had to replace the radiator, the whole nav unit, the rear differential. and already, the nav unit is beginning to show the same indications of why it got replaced in the first place, and the rear differential is starting to make noises again. also, the dual mass flywheel produces lots of noise. i have had it up to here with this vehicle. *jb

Reported in: GAINESVILLE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S340

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

differential gear whine-crack in carrier. carrier assembly replaced by dealer. 43 days in service department. *jb

Reported in: LAS VEGAS NV || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S840

AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

dt*: the contact stated while accelerating at 10mph from a stop light the vehicle was hit on the passenger side. the side air bags did not deploy causing injury to the three occupants of the vehicle. the seat belts were worn and a police report was filed. the insurance agency deemed the vehicle totaled.

Reported in: HURST TX || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

INTERIOR LIGHTING

dt*: the contact stated during daylight hours the instrument panel lighting is too dim. this interferes with the contact reading the gauges. the manufacturer determined this is the way the vehicle was designed. *ak update 5/2/2006 - at the maximum setting the light is still not bright enough. *nm

Reported in: FORT WASHINGTON MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577740

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

i just purchased this vehicle and noticed a whine in the rear. took it in to lindsay cadillac (great dealership) and they are now replacing the bearings. i hear this is a common problem with cts-v's and i'm worried about what will happen when the warranty ends....*jb

Reported in: FALLS CHURCH VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S840

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

premature rear differential failure. apx 5000 miles prior to failure the differential began to whine and during turns, the differential would grind horribly. *jb

Reported in: CLEVELAND OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S240

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

dt*: the contact stated the transmission became stuck in reverse while backing out of a parking space. the vehicle excessively increased in speed without warning, spun three times and collided with a parked vehicle. the air bags did not deploy, and both passengers incurred pinched nerve injuries and mild spinal injuries in the collision. a police report was filed. the vehicle was towed to a service dealer where only the body of the vehicle was repaired. since this incident, the vehicle has been exchanged for a different vehicle. updated

Reported in: MIAMI FL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

dt*: the contact stated the transmission became stuck in reverse while backing out of a parking space. the vehicle excessively increased in speed without warning, spun three times and collided with a parked vehicle. the air bags did not deploy, and both passengers incurred pinched nerve injuries and mild spinal injuries in the collision. a police report was filed. the vehicle was towed to a service dealer where only the body of the vehicle was repaired. since this incident, the vehicle has been exchanged for a different vehicle. updated

Reported in: MIAMI FL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

the events leading up to this failure were daily normal driving. for the second time in two years, the rear end of my car began to exhibit a whining sound when accelerating in 4th gear, and the sound became progressively louder. the differential on my car was replaced under warranty. *nm

Reported in: HEBRON OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S840

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

the rear differential in my 2004 cadillac cts-v had been whining and grinding for about 5500 miles (starting when the car had 9000 miles on it). the differential fluid had been changed three (3) times in 4000 miles and the problem was not solved. finally, took the car to the dealership with 14500 miles and cadillac agreed to change replace the differential with the 2006 part. *jb

Reported in: LAFAYETTE CO || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

the rear differential on my cadillac cts-v has failed twice in the 20,100 miles that i have driven it. *jb

Reported in: FLAGSTAFF AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S240

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

dt*: the contact stated at various speeds without warning, the vehicle lost power and would not accelerate above 20 mph. also, without warning, the vehicle stalled on several occasions, and would not restart. the vehicle was towed to the dealership, who replaced the throttle twice and the throttle body assembly harness, but the problem persisted. *ak updated 10/25/2006 - *nm

Reported in: VACAVILLE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577740

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

dt*: the contact stated at various speeds without warning, the vehicle lost power and would not accelerate above 20 mph. also, without warning, the vehicle stalled on several occasions, and would not restart. the vehicle was towed to the dealership, who replaced the throttle twice and the throttle body assembly harness, but the problem persisted. *ak updated 10/25/2006 - *nm

Reported in: VACAVILLE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577740

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

so ill start off with about complaining to the dealer about my rear end making a moaning whinning sound. i went in more than once to tell them about how it keeps getting louder and that i know something is not correct. i am currently selling my car and want it perfect for anyone who buys it. the cadillac dealership keeps telling me that all of this is normal and they do nothing. so let me tell you a little bit about how it all starts. i was at a raceway road course practicing driving one of my race cars for a race that i have coming up. my girlfriend wanted to go around the track a few times to see how it felt so i took her for a little ride in the cadillac nothing more than driving up a windey road. we pack up our stuff and i leave with my girlfriend to meet my folks for dinner. i started driving up a freeway on ramp and hit a little bit of water as i was accelerating then get a little bit of wheel hop and boom! my car suddenly stops in front of a big rig that was on my tail the whole time and i barely have time to move to the side of the road without getting ran over. i trailer my car to the dealership and they tell me my car was abused! i knew about the rear ends and didn't want to deal with the car and all its problems and that is why i didn't want to risk dealing with it. i feel that this is a huge hazard that cadillac seems to just be ignoring. they need to do something before someone gets killed. i keep thinking about it and how it could have been a lot worse for me and my girlfriend. the dealership refused to fix this problem but at least we walked away! now i am scared for whomever i sell this car too. someone from this website needs to do a google on all of the problems we are having because i don't think people know about this website. thanks guys, michael lebard. *nm

Reported in: FILLMORE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S140

SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT

dt*: the contact stated while pulling into the driveway under normal road conditions at 10 mph, the front end of the vehicle collapsed. there was no prior warning before the incident occurred. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who determined the cause of the problem was due to the nut holding the bolt of the lower front ball joints was missing. the vehicle was repaired and no further problems occurred. the contact wrote the manufacturer a letter pertaining to the problem that occurred, and had not received a reply as of yet. *nm updated 10/30/06. *jb

Reported in: LEXINGTON KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT

upon completion of an interstate highway trip at highway speeds, i pulled into my driveway and came to an involuntary dead stop with a loud noise with the rh front end resting on the wheel. the suspension on the ground. the nut retaining the lower ball joint was missing. the rh sides of front end collapsed on r front wheel.. 2004 cadillac cts. earlier models had factory recall for same loose nut not this model. front end collapsing on front wheel at high speed is guaranteed catastrophe. if a nut is relied on to retain ball joint, that nut must be positively prevented from loosening by hole thru both nut and bolt, with cotter pin through holes. no such basic safety in evidence. design flaw catalytic cts 2004 and earlier modelsa also suspected. used to be loose lips sink ships - now - loose nuts kill people. bad bad bad. *nm

Reported in: LEXINGTONN KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

brakes stopped working got into accident ... airbags never went off

Reported in: MASSAPEQUA NY || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577540

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

brakes stopped working got into accident ... airbags never went off

Reported in: MASSAPEQUA NY || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577540

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

2004 cadillac cts-v rear differential leaknoise. howling differential replaced 2005. new one now leaks and whines. *nm

Reported in: FAIRFIELD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S840

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES

come to stop sign put foot on brake pedal to stop. instead of stopping car started to accelerate and would not stop with brake pedal applied until it with through neighbors barn. totalled vehicle. passenger verifies brake was being applied during this incident. *jb

Reported in: MCCLURE OH || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577340

POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

1) i took my car in on 3/30 complaining of a leaking rear differential. i was informed nothing was wrong with the vehicle. 4/20 i was driving on the highway at normal speeds. i down shifted and heard a loud bang. the engine revved yet the car wouldn't move. the rear differential had quite literally exploded. 2) the housing to the rear differential shattered causing one of the bolts to come out and the remainder of the housing to hang at an angle. the internals of the differential looked as though a grenade had been set off in them. the passenger side rear half shaft was hanging out of the housing. 3) i'm currently locked in a fight with my local cadillac dealership. they are trying to refuse warranty. *jb

Reported in: AUSTIN TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S340

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

1) i took my car in on 3/30 complaining of a leaking rear differential. i was informed nothing was wrong with the vehicle. 4/20 i was driving on the highway at normal speeds. i down shifted and heard a loud bang. the engine revved yet the car wouldn't move. the rear differential had quite literally exploded. 2) the housing to the rear differential shattered causing one of the bolts to come out and the remainder of the housing to hang at an angle. the internals of the differential looked as though a grenade had been set off in them. the passenger side rear half shaft was hanging out of the housing. 3) i'm currently locked in a fight with my local cadillac dealership. they are trying to refuse warranty. *jb

Reported in: AUSTIN TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S340

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

rear differential leaking - driver side axel seal will need to be replaced again. was replaced for same issue at about 6k miles now same problem at about 10k miles, i suspect the case is warping. *jb

Reported in: NORTHVILLE MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S140

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

oil leaking from rear diff in 2004. dealer replaced seal, but leaked again in 2006 and dealer then replaced rear diff. then in 2007 a seal on the new diff leaked and was replaced. it appears that the rear diff is improperly designed and will continue to fail outside my warranty period. in my opinion, the rear diff is the only design problem with the 2004 cts. *jb

Reported in: BARTLETT IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BACK UP LIGHTS

on my 2004 cadillac cts the area where the backup lights are leaks from rain, or a car wash. this causes the constant replacement of bulbs because of rain and moisture getting into the area causing the short circuit of the bulbs, and corrosion of electrical sockets, let alone the risk involved of backing up and someone hitting our car from the rear because of failure of the back up lights, (we've had to replace the bulbs four times in 2 months). we took our car today to the cadillac dealership, only to be told that they do not fix this problem, that cadillac found the error, and that the entire section of the car has to be replaced. yet we have to pay between 500.00 to 700.00 for parts and labor to have the correction made. for this to be a 3 year old vehicle, and for this to be a problem, that cadillac knows about, this sounds more like a recall item that should be covered by cadillac and gm.

Reported in: MILTON FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577140

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

the master cylinder in my 2004 cadillac cts has been replaced again for the 3rd time , twice in the last year (may 2007 and dec. 2007).

Reported in: SAN JOSE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577X40

POWER TRAIN

powertrain problem as many others already posted.

Reported in: MORNEO VALLEY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

powertrain problem as many others already posted.

Reported in: MORNEO VALLEY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

STEERING:RACK AND PINION:RACK

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for routine maintenance and was informed that the steering rack needed to be replaced. the dealer also stated that the vehicle was outside of the warranty. there had been no failure to date. the current mileage was 33,610.

Reported in: CUMMING GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577540

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

i have a 04 cadilliac cts that caught fire under the hood while parked. the car is totaled. there were only 60,000 miles on the car and it ran ok . my warranty was up a month before this happen i filed a complaint but no one is calling me back to view the vehicle or offer any assistance.

Reported in: INGLEWOOD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

i has driving down the highway and hit a vehicle that didn't have a turn signal on, the back bumper of the vehicle came off the vehicle went off the road. my rate of speed was 55mph, the front of my car was destroyed and the hood was caved in and up. i was wearing my seatbelt but my nose hit the steering wheel causing me to have a blooded nose, black eyes, and fractured nose. my air bags did not deploy. i was amazed. the vehicle that i hit was also a cadillac but an older model.

Reported in: STONEWALL LA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577540

SUSPENSION

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact purchased her vehicle with numerous failures. she stated that the recall repair should have been performed prior to the sale of the vehicle. the contact experienced several issues with the front end suspension, steering wheel shaft, and rear differential. she was informed to take the vehicle to another location because it was under warranty; however, due to the number of failures, the vehicle was not repaired at all. the dealer does not want the contact to trade the vehicle in or take it back. the contact believes that the vehicle is a lemon. the failure mileage was 34,000.

Reported in: WEST BEND WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

STEERING

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact purchased her vehicle with numerous failures. she stated that the recall repair should have been performed prior to the sale of the vehicle. the contact experienced several issues with the front end suspension, steering wheel shaft, and rear differential. she was informed to take the vehicle to another location because it was under warranty; however, due to the number of failures, the vehicle was not repaired at all. the dealer does not want the contact to trade the vehicle in or take it back. the contact believes that the vehicle is a lemon. the failure mileage was 34,000.

Reported in: WEST BEND WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact purchased her vehicle with numerous failures. she stated that the recall repair should have been performed prior to the sale of the vehicle. the contact experienced several issues with the front end suspension, steering wheel shaft, and rear differential. she was informed to take the vehicle to another location because it was under warranty; however, due to the number of failures, the vehicle was not repaired at all. the dealer does not want the contact to trade the vehicle in or take it back. the contact believes that the vehicle is a lemon. the failure mileage was 34,000.

Reported in: WEST BEND WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i am writing to report a very dangerous problem that occurred to my wife┐s 2004 cadillac cts. while she was driving to work that morning she began to smell a rotten egg type of odor inside the vehicle. she thought what she smelled was an exhaust odor. at this point she decided to return home with vehicle. when she returned she had me inspect the car, as there was steam emitting from under the hood. upon opening the hood the source of the steam was revealed as the vent outlets on the battery. the battery was hot and was venting sulfuric acid steam. the battery is located in front of the firewall on the passenger side directly adjacent to the air intake grills for climate control system. the sulfuric steam was being sucked into the air intake of the hvac system and then being emitted into the cabin via the vent system. my wife had inhaled this caustic gas for the period she drove the car causing her to have severe respiratory distress requiring an emergency room visit. she was treated for severe respiratory irritation due to exposure to the caustic gas. the symptoms and illness from this exposure lasted 8-10 days and included a number of follow up visits to the doctor. at this time there has been no definite cause or reason to why the battery failed. a certified mechanic said that the battery probable had a major plate failure and went into an internal, dead short circuit causing the overheating. i want to warn/document this incident as a dangerous threat to the occupants of 2004 cadillac cts and other similar models. my concern is that this problem may occur to others and someone may die due this poor design. gm patented the design of the battery and making it a dealer only replacement part. this demonstrates their responsibility for the battery design and location in the vehicle. it appears that they are negligence in providing safe vent path for the battery in the event of such a failure.

Reported in: CUMMING GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577040

SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact heard a tapping and grinding sound under her feet while driving, and also felt something in the steering wheel. she took the vehicle to her local mechanic and had it diagnosed. the mechanic stated that the driver's side control arm was the cause of the failure, and is currently making repairs. the speed was unknown. the failure mileage was 65,000 and current mileage was 80,000. updated 07/29/08 *bf the consumer stated a recall had been issued, however her vehicle identifcation number was not included. updated 07/29/08. *jb

Reported in: LEWISVILLE NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577040

STEERING:LINKAGES

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact heard a tapping and grinding sound under her feet while driving, and also felt something in the steering wheel. she took the vehicle to her local mechanic and had it diagnosed. the mechanic stated that the driver's side control arm was the cause of the failure, and is currently making repairs. the speed was unknown. the failure mileage was 65,000 and current mileage was 80,000. updated 07/29/08 *bf the consumer stated a recall had been issued, however her vehicle identifcation number was not included. updated 07/29/08. *jb

Reported in: LEWISVILLE NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577040

SUSPENSION:FRONT

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. while backing out of the driveway at an unknown speed, the front driver's side tire detached from the vehicle. when the contact examined the vehicle, he noticed that the front end on the driver's side was resting on the wheel, which was only attached by the brake line. the contact did not notice any differences in the vehicle prior to the failure. the vehicle is currently being diagnosed by the dealer. the contact had the vehicle repaired under nhtsa campaign id number 04v273000 (steering:linkages) four years prior to the recent failure. the current and failure mileages were 20,600.

Reported in: ENGLEWOOD CO || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S840

TIRES

two tires had tread separation. both were replaced with new tires after 9,000. the brand name is 'nankang', made in korea, size 245-50-16 radial. they were purchased at big o tire company.

Reported in: SURPRISE AZ || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while driving in slow traffic, lost power in all electronic components (windows, door locks, air conditioner, dashboard indicator lights). luckily car kept going. drove off freeway and manually unlocked car to get out. car started up normally after that.

Reported in: COSTA MESA CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

while driving in slow traffic, lost power in all electronic components (windows, door locks, air conditioner, dashboard indicator lights). luckily car kept going. drove off freeway and manually unlocked car to get out. car started up normally after that.

Reported in: COSTA MESA CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

INTERIOR LIGHTING

while driving in slow traffic, lost power in all electronic components (windows, door locks, air conditioner, dashboard indicator lights). luckily car kept going. drove off freeway and manually unlocked car to get out. car started up normally after that.

Reported in: COSTA MESA CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

2004 cadillac cts. consumer wants to know what happened with the investigation on the 2004-2005 cadillac cts-v. *nj the consumer stated he drove the vehicle about 200 miles before the rear end needed to be replaced. the manufacturer informed the consumer they were not aware of any problems with the limited slip differential. *jb

Reported in: PIGEON FORGE TN || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

i have a 2004 cadillac cts 3.6l. i purchased the car with 28,000 mile on it and have noticed a whining and humming noise coming from the rear end. i brushed it off thinking it would not be anything. but then i did researched on it and noticed that there are numerous preliminary information bulletins the rear end problems. i have taken the car to the cadillac dealership about 6 times or more with complaints and they have heard the noise but tell me that it is normal gear rash noise yeah right!!. here is a list of pi's take to ur dealership november 24, 2004 - pip3140 - abnormal noise and vibration while driving - kw accessory aftermarket axle buzz case growl groan howl moan prop rattle resonance shaft transmission whine body boom part modification no oem pip3051pi03-05 cadillac cts , cts-v and srx howl whine noise from rear axle - kw accelerate deceleratejuly 8, 2004 pip3140piabnormal noise and vibration while driving - kw accessory aftermarket axle buzz case growl groan howl moan prop rattle resonance shaft transmission whine body boom part modification no oemnovember 24, 2004 pip3152bpi 04-05 cadillac srx, cts, cts-v and 05 cadillac sts shudder or bind on low speed turns - kw differential groan growl moan noise rear slow vibration december 7, 2004 pip3152fpishudder or bind on low speed turns - keywords axle differential groan growl moan noise rear slow vibrationoctober 28, 2005 pip3051bpihowl whine noise from rear axle - keywords accelerate decelerate september 13, 2005 pip3051apihowl whine noise from rear axle - keywords accelerate decelerate may 20, 2005 pip3152epishudder of bind on low speed turns - keywords axle differential groan growl moan noise rear slow vibrationapril 26, 2005 they have extend a "rear end warranty to me for additional 3yrs". check into this as it will save a lot of money when it does go out as we know it will http://reardiff.jon04ctsv.com/ <--- check this site out

Reported in: CEDAR RAPIDS IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577740

POWER TRAIN

i have a 2004 cadillac cts 3.6l. i purchased the car with 28,000 mile on it and have noticed a whining and humming noise coming from the rear end. i brushed it off thinking it would not be anything. but then i did researched on it and noticed that there are numerous preliminary information bulletins the rear end problems. i have taken the car to the cadillac dealership about 6 times or more with complaints and they have heard the noise but tell me that it is normal gear rash noise yeah right!!. here is a list of pi's take to ur dealership november 24, 2004 - pip3140 - abnormal noise and vibration while driving - kw accessory aftermarket axle buzz case growl groan howl moan prop rattle resonance shaft transmission whine body boom part modification no oem pip3051pi03-05 cadillac cts , cts-v and srx howl whine noise from rear axle - kw accelerate deceleratejuly 8, 2004 pip3140piabnormal noise and vibration while driving - kw accessory aftermarket axle buzz case growl groan howl moan prop rattle resonance shaft transmission whine body boom part modification no oemnovember 24, 2004 pip3152bpi 04-05 cadillac srx, cts, cts-v and 05 cadillac sts shudder or bind on low speed turns - kw differential groan growl moan noise rear slow vibration december 7, 2004 pip3152fpishudder or bind on low speed turns - keywords axle differential groan growl moan noise rear slow vibrationoctober 28, 2005 pip3051bpihowl whine noise from rear axle - keywords accelerate decelerate september 13, 2005 pip3051apihowl whine noise from rear axle - keywords accelerate decelerate may 20, 2005 pip3152epishudder of bind on low speed turns - keywords axle differential groan growl moan noise rear slow vibrationapril 26, 2005 they have extend a "rear end warranty to me for additional 3yrs". check into this as it will save a lot of money when it does go out as we know it will http://reardiff.jon04ctsv.com/ <--- check this site out

Reported in: CEDAR RAPIDS IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577740

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

2004 cadillac cts. the car has made a loud noise in the differential since purchased. the differential was replaced however, the noise and jerking of rear wheels continues. i have returned to the dealer several times only to be told there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. i have replaced the tires three times because the dealer said they were the source of the noise and jerking, but the condition still exists. i have checked the internet and information listed reveals the cadillac cts has a major defect in the drive train however gm has not acknowledged.

Reported in: GREENEVILLE TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577740

AIR BAGS

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. while driving 35 mph, the check air bag warning indicator continued to illuminate on the instrument panel. the dealer stated that there were no recalls on her vehicle and could not assist. nhtsa campaign id number 05v024000 was referenced. the contact also stated that the engine would idle very loudly as if someone were depressing the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor. in addition, the timing chain failed just as the warranty expired. the vehicle was repaired, but the failures still persist. the failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 72,000.

Reported in: CHICAGO IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577X40

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. while driving 35 mph, the check air bag warning indicator continued to illuminate on the instrument panel. the dealer stated that there were no recalls on her vehicle and could not assist. nhtsa campaign id number 05v024000 was referenced. the contact also stated that the engine would idle very loudly as if someone were depressing the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor. in addition, the timing chain failed just as the warranty expired. the vehicle was repaired, but the failures still persist. the failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 72,000.

Reported in: CHICAGO IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577X40

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

2004 cadillac cts. the trunk lid fell on my head. i have been having headaches ever since. i probably will go to the doctor to make sure that i did not crack my skull. the lid came down with such a force that was unbelievable!

Reported in: SCOTTSDALE AZ || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact took his vehicle in for an oil change and was informed that there was a leak in the pinion seal. the failure occurred without warning. the mechanic stated that nhtsa campaign id number 07v589000 (power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal) applied to the 2005-2007 models. the contact felt that his vehicle should have been included in the recall because the failures were identical. the dealer referred him to the manufacturer and they advised the contact to go to another dealer. it was confirmed that the pinion seal failed. he was informed that because the vehicle was not included in the recall, it would not be repaired for free. the current mileage was approximately 72,000 and failure mileage was approximately 71,700. updated 01/07/09. *lj updated 01/08/09. *jb

Reported in: FAYETTEVILLE NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577X40

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

while reading mycarstats, i to have experienced the trunk on my 04 cts slamming down all the time. this has not caused any injury to me thus far. hopefully this can be resolved before further injuries occur.

Reported in: BETHALTO IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

AIR BAGS

i had a 2004 cadillac cts and i was traveling at a rate of 60 miles per hour and had a head on collision. my air bags never deployed.

Reported in: WICHITA KS || Crash: Y || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. while driving 10 mph, she heard a rumbling noise under the vehicle as if it were unstable. instability while driving increased the risk of a vehicle crash. the dealer replaced all four tires; however, the failure resurfaced. an authorized technician concluded that the differentials needed to be replaced. no repairs have been made. the failure mileage was 35,000. the current mileage is 118,000.

Reported in: WOOLWICH TOWNSHIP NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577240

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

was traveling approx. 55 mph lost all power except engine power. all dashboard features cd power and time. i have proceeded to pull off road turned key on again even though it was on and everything lit up again... if engine would of stopped this could of caused a serious accident.

Reported in: VIRGINIA BEACH VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

STEERING

hello, i have heard reports of the gm recall for power steering in some vehicles. i just wanted to let you guys know you may want to check out cadillac's as well. i have a 04 cts that just recently started doing the exact same thing a few weeks ago. at low speeds the car is very hard to turn and when you turn the steering wheel right or left there is a whine sound. looks like the power assist pump has gone out.

Reported in: ELKWOOD VA || Crash: N || VIN #:

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

on or about february of 2007, september 2008, june 2008 and march 2010, my 2004 cadillac cts's rpm fluctuated from 1 to 3 at a high speed while driving and while parked.

Reported in: VENTURA CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577240

TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

on or about february of 2007, september 2008, june 2008 and march 2010, my 2004 cadillac cts's rpm fluctuated from 1 to 3 at a high speed while driving and while parked.

Reported in: VENTURA CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577240

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

2004 cts w/ 89160 miles complete and sudden loss of trans fluid. had towed to gm dealer and was advised that the trans lines to the radiator were "stripped " and both needed replacing. we bought the car new and this area has never been serviced or touched. dealer that worked on problem is st.

Reported in: SAINT CLAIR MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577X40

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

i stopped at a stop sign, put vehicle into first gear, began to let off of clutch, heard & felt a very loud bang. rear differential exploded.

Reported in: MERRICK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57SX40

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

sporadic brake failures on a 2004 cadillac cts. car has had front left hub/speed sensor assembly replaced 4 times per authorized dealership recommendation starting at <20k miles. brake failure occurring every few days, typically at low speed but now starting at higher speeds. nearly ran over pedestrian in parking lot. accidents have been avoided thus far. car is with dealership; they say electronic brake control module is to blame. called gm; they refuse to cover cost of repairs even though problem started when car was 19 months old with <20k miles. the consumer also stated the abs activated at low speeds, the abs and traction control lights illuminated. updated ivoq 09/29/10 the dealer replaced the wheel bearing assembly. updated 10/29/10

Reported in: HALF MOON BAY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577140

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

sporadic brake failures on a 2004 cadillac cts. car has had front left hub/speed sensor assembly replaced 4 times per authorized dealership recommendation starting at <20k miles. brake failure occurring every few days, typically at low speed but now starting at higher speeds. nearly ran over pedestrian in parking lot. accidents have been avoided thus far. car is with dealership; they say electronic brake control module is to blame. called gm; they refuse to cover cost of repairs even though problem started when car was 19 months old with <20k miles. the consumer also stated the abs activated at low speeds, the abs and traction control lights illuminated. updated ivoq 09/29/10 the dealer replaced the wheel bearing assembly. updated 10/29/10

Reported in: HALF MOON BAY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577140

SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

sporadic brake failures on a 2004 cadillac cts. car has had front left hub/speed sensor assembly replaced 4 times per authorized dealership recommendation starting at <20k miles. brake failure occurring every few days, typically at low speed but now starting at higher speeds. nearly ran over pedestrian in parking lot. accidents have been avoided thus far. car is with dealership; they say electronic brake control module is to blame. called gm; they refuse to cover cost of repairs even though problem started when car was 19 months old with <20k miles. the consumer also stated the abs activated at low speeds, the abs and traction control lights illuminated. updated ivoq 09/29/10 the dealer replaced the wheel bearing assembly. updated 10/29/10

Reported in: HALF MOON BAY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577140

SUSPENSION

if you go here: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a you will see that our car is not the first cts to have this problem!!! my in-laws purchased a cadillac cts in illinois in 2004. that car needed its front left wheel bearing/speed sensor/hub replaced multiple times. it was replaced on 2/906, 7/10/07, and 12/3/07 in il, and again in ca in 7/08. in 12/07 my in-laws purchased a new car and gave the '04 cts to my husband and i (california residents). since receiving this car, it intermittently displayed a ┐service brake assist┐ warning. because of this, the front left wheel bearing/speed sensor/hub was replaced again at a local ca dealership on 7/30/08. the ┐service brake assist┐ warning has continued to be displayed rarely but intermittently during this time. earlier this spring, i was turning into a parking lot at a slow speed when the brakes did not engage. we took the car directly to the dealership. they recommended that we replace the tires (which we did) and then recommended that we replace the left front wheel bearing/speed sensor/hub again for the 5th time. we were not comfortable with that (obviously it was not fixing the problem) so took it home to investigate. we were not comfortable with the way the car was braking and took it back in last week to the dealership. we were told again that we should replace the left front wheel bearing/speed sensor/hub assembly. we refused asking them to please further investigate why the same part was failing. we called gm directly and they became involved. the dealership called yesterday to tell us that in fact the left front wheel part does not need to be replaced, and that actually the computer that needs replacing. likely this has been the problem all along (ie, that part was replaced 4 times when it has really been a computer issue). the car showed these problems within the first 20k miles. gm refuses to reimburse for 4 unneeded repairs or repair the original lemon computer.

Reported in: HALF MOON BAY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577140

WHEELS

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle struck an object on the road. the right front rim became damaged, causing the edge of the rim to hit the brake caliper and a brake fluid leak. the contact installed the spare tire and drove the vehicle to his residence. the contact called the manufacturer who stated that they could not offer any assistance. the manufacturer advised the contact to have the vehicle repaired by an authorized dealer. the failure mileage was approximately 50,000. the current mileage was approximately 52,000.

Reported in: JACKSONVILLE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

truck lid slams down. almost knocked me out.

Reported in: DELRAY BEACH FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577740

STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID

truck lid slams down. almost knocked me out.

Reported in: DELRAY BEACH FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577740

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact was driving approximately 40 mph, approaching a stop sign when the vehicle jerked and surged forward unexpectedly. the failure occurred whenever the vehicle was at stop sign or traffic light. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. the contact had significant concerns regarding the potential safety hazard. the failure mileage was 82,000. updated 9/22/10 the consumer stated he experienced a hesitation and surge when accelerating from a stop. the consumer stated he was able to correct the problem by cleaning the air intake that had an oily dirty film on it. updated 09/24/10 updated 04-14-14 *bf

Reported in: SOUTH BEND IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577040

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i purchased a 2004 cts in may of 2007. there was approximately 30,000 miles on the car. there is now 52,000 miles on the car. my concern is that since having the car on four occasions the car has failed to start. the dashboard goes black, the first time we thought it was the battery, but when the battery was tested we were told it was fine. the other times it was taken to the dealership for repair. no clear explanation was given for the breakdown. the problem is that car goes dead the dash panel is black and silent. there are no significant events leading to the failure.

Reported in: EAST POINT GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact received notification of nhtsa recall campaign id number: 10v105000 (service brakes, hydraulic: foundation components: hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). the contact received the notice may 2010 and after was told the parts needed to make the repairs were not readily available. the contact stated the parts were still not available after three months. she was concerned with the safety defect not being acknowledged in a timely manner. the vehicle was not repaired. the current and failure mileages were unknown. the vin was unavailable.

Reported in: GOSCIA NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that the brakes would not engage when he attempted to slow down. he noticed the failure at low speeds between 5 to 10 mph. he had to shift into park in order to stop the vehicle when the failure occurred. the failure was intermittent. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired when the complaint was filed. the contact called the dealer and was told that the problem could have been caused by the wheel sensors. the contact had not spoken with the manufacturer at the time of the complaint. the current mileage was 47,150. the failure mileage was approximately 42,000.

Reported in: BETHLEHEM PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577340

SEAT BELTS

the driver's seatbelt twisted on this '04 caddy cts with 70k miles. the local repair shop told us to take it to the dealer. the dealer wanted hrs of labor guestimated at $170 to take it apart. isn't it essential that a safety feature holds up. the car is mostly driven by a light weight woman who is very careful. i thought the manufacturer should warranty the seatbelt design longer! this is the first time this is happened in the 20 cars we have owned since seatbelts were standard. are there any other such complaints?> these front belts come from the top of the seat.

Reported in: ROCKVILLE CENTRE NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577740

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. while driving approximately 15-20 mph the transmission cooling line broke off from the radiator and the fluid spilled out of the vehicle. he stated the vehicle stalled, there was fluid on the ground and inside of the vehicle . the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer replaced the radiator assembly and refilled the transmission fluid. the failure mileage was 61,971 and the current mileage was 62,100. updated 01/04/11. *jb

Reported in: ORCHARD PARK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. while driving approximately 15-20 mph the transmission cooling line broke off from the radiator and the fluid spilled out of the vehicle. he stated the vehicle stalled, there was fluid on the ground and inside of the vehicle . the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer replaced the radiator assembly and refilled the transmission fluid. the failure mileage was 61,971 and the current mileage was 62,100. updated 01/04/11. *jb

Reported in: ORCHARD PARK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

STRUCTURE

back plastic piece that covers my license plate fell off, i have 2004 cadillac cts and i been looking all over and im not the only one with this issue. to replace this piece costs around $1200.00. how many people does this have to happen to before cadillac takes care of this problem. its a cadillac a piece of plastic on a $40,000 car should not just fall off.

Reported in: CHICAGO IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577240

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

brake failure in cadillac cts i have a large amount of information in a pdf that explains our experience as well as documents multiple similar experiences from other individuals. how do i send it to you? the brakes are intermittently completely failing at slow speeds and significant injury to a pedestrian seems inevitable. please help!!!

Reported in: HALF MOON BAY CA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577140

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

my cadillac '04 cts has a brake issue. when turning sharp at low speeds the brakes "disengage" and i lose complete control of the car. it is intermittent and i can't duplicate it at will. it just happens. i have filed a case with gm customer service and am taking to the dealer tomorrow.

Reported in: LOS ANGELES CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

my cadillac '04 cts has a brake issue. when turning sharp at low speeds the brakes "disengage" and i lose complete control of the car. it is intermittent and i can't duplicate it at will. it just happens. i have filed a case with gm customer service and am taking to the dealer tomorrow.

Reported in: LOS ANGELES CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl*the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts-v. the contact stated that there was corrosion on the metal brake line. the contact noticed the corrosion after finding out about recall 10v105000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation, hoses, lines/piping). he experienced no failures at this time. the contact called the manufacturer who stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall. the current mileage was approximately 64,000. the failure mileage was approximately 55,000.

Reported in: MARLTON NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S440

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

abs brakes would kick in when attempting to park the vehicle at about 5 mph. the only way i could stop the car was to throw it into park or hit the emergency brake. it was happening about 2 times every month or two. very randomly. i kept brushing it off until one day i almost hit a person. the abs and tc warning lights would come on the dash and then go away when restarting the vehicle. i then decided to take it to the cadillac dealer and he told me that it was probably the abs sensors. this was on oct. 12, 2010. as it turned out, i had to replace the left front hub bearing assembly at a cost of $659.41. the name of the cadillac dealerwhere i had it repaired is faulkner cadillac, 298 stoke park road, bethlehem,pa..phone # 610-867-4177. my customer on the receipt is #73324, and the invoice # is 1007398. the mileage at that time was 50,590. the repair date was oct. 12, 2010. since i had it repaired, i haven't had any more problems. i'm sure that i'm not the only one having this problem and i think it should be looked into before someone gets seriously hurt. i realize it would be an expensive recall on gm's part but a necessary one. thank you, james fazakas phone # 610-866-2238

Reported in: BETHLEHEM PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577340

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i own a 2004 cadillac cts with no previous problems except for responding to several recalls. several days ago, i was moving forward into a parking space at about 3 miles/hour. i pressed the brake pedal and suddenly the pedal went almost to the floor and i barely stopped inches from the car in front. i was not stepping on the accelerator at the same time. immediately after the incident the brake pedal felt normal but two loud bursts of air, 2-3 seconds each, occurred. the cadillac dealer finds nothing in computer checks, road tests, and visual inspections and does not know how to fix the problem. the edmunds.com townhall web site contains several reports of exactly the same problem with the cadillac cts.

Reported in: STAMFORD CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577540

STEERING

1) leaving the parking lot of my employer, turning right onto major highway 2) one occurrence. the lower front ball joint separated from the control arm, hence dropping the front right corner onto of the wheel/tire. the nut "backed off" and slowly spun itself off. the nut had no visible "marring" of the metal or showed signs of distress. this is also truefor the lower ball joint. 3) vehicle was towed to repair shop, where the parts were replaced and a new nut was applied. although there is a safety recall issued by gm for the 2004 cadillac cts regarding this problems, gm has failed to cure the problem as " it does not fall within the described lot of vehicles per your vin # ". given the major safety ramifications surrounding the improper function of this part it is irrational to believe that the nut would just "back itself off".

Reported in: TAMPA FL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

SUSPENSION

1) leaving the parking lot of my employer, turning right onto major highway 2) one occurrence. the lower front ball joint separated from the control arm, hence dropping the front right corner onto of the wheel/tire. the nut "backed off" and slowly spun itself off. the nut had no visible "marring" of the metal or showed signs of distress. this is also truefor the lower ball joint. 3) vehicle was towed to repair shop, where the parts were replaced and a new nut was applied. although there is a safety recall issued by gm for the 2004 cadillac cts regarding this problems, gm has failed to cure the problem as " it does not fall within the described lot of vehicles per your vin # ". given the major safety ramifications surrounding the improper function of this part it is irrational to believe that the nut would just "back itself off".

Reported in: TAMPA FL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl-the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. while turning right at any speed with the brakes engaged the vehicle would not stop. the vehicle would not stop until the steering wheel was returned to a straightened position. the failure recurred intermittently while braking and making right turns. the failure recurred more frequently during rainy conditions. during the failures a brake assist light would also illuminate on the dashboard. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the manufacturer was notified and the contact was told the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v105000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 78,000. sm.

Reported in: FRESNO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577340

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact was driving 10 mph when fluid began leaking from the vehicle abnormally and the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the dealer advised that the transmission coolant line fractured from the radiator. the dealer advised replacing the radiator assembly, coolant lines and refilling with automatic transmission fluid. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 90,400.

Reported in: MILWAUKEE WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577040

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

bought car in 4-2009. first throttle went out within 20 days, replaced by dealer. dealer went bankrupt within a month. second throttle replaced 8-2010, third 2-2011, and fourth throttle went out yesterday (4-4-2011.) one gm dealer refused to make repair, calling car a "problem child." (i.e. lemon) another said they did not want to, but would replace throttle, but would not handle the warranty. i have called gm at least five times, talking for hours, and they refuse to think this is their problem. i have repeatedly brought up the dangerous situation a throttle going out creates when the car looses power in the middle of a busy street. they just don't care. gm does have a service bulletin out on throttle problems. i have put @ 5,000 miles on the car since purchase in 2009.

Reported in: HEMET CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that the engine would exhibit an abnormal increase in rpms when driving 50 mph and above or while sitting idle with the vehicle in park. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic who replaced the throttle body sensor and the accelerator pedal sensor. the failure recurred two weeks later. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 99,300.

Reported in: CHATTANOOGA TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577440

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

car would not stop at low rates of speed on multiple occasions. have had to throw it into "park" gear to make it stop. have changed brake sensors on all four wheels, ebscm system, and problem still occurs. "service brake assist" light came on after multiple episodes occurred. have had it into cadillac dealership on numerous occasions and continue with same problem. aware this has occurred on many cars of same make/model and year via internet search.

Reported in: LAS VEGAS NV || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577240

TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

brakes go to the floor when turning right. abs/tc kicks on but car does not stop. reported to dealer and they said they couldn't fix it because it doesn't happen all of the time. almost had many accidents and recently avoided hitting pedestrian. car is sitting until we find out what is wrong with it.

Reported in: GLENDALE AZ || Crash: N || VIN #:

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated while driving 75 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. the contact was able to pull to the side of the road. the vehicle was towed to a dealer. the dealer stated the fuel sending unit malfunctioned, preventing fuel to reach the engine. the dealer stated the fuel sending unit needed to be replaced and the engine needed to be replaced as well. the contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive. the failure mileage was 55,000.

Reported in: NORFOLK NE || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577240

POWER TRAIN

while driving for business the rear end started making a growling noise and then it started to cut in and out. still makes noise and cuts in and out more in turns. *tt

Reported in: CINCINNATI OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577340

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit an air sound when the brakes were applied. in addition, there was an abnormal increase in stopping time and distance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 80,976.

Reported in: MCDONOUGH GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577440

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

noticed brown liquid leaking from the front driver wheel area. had vehicle towed to gm dealer where they discovered a coolant line failure which created leaking of transmission fluid into radiator and coolant into transmission. both transmission and radiator need replacing, car is unable to be driven. this was determined by the dealer and cadillac to be a failure of the part, unable to be prevented and unable to detect. consumer was not at all responsible for damage. total estimated cost $4,900. contacted gm where they offered to "split" the cost 50/50, myself reliable for the $2400. although cadillac took responsibility for the failure, i am responsible for the cost of repair. *kb

Reported in: CAPITOLA CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577040

POWER TRAIN

noticed brown liquid leaking from the front driver wheel area. had vehicle towed to gm dealer where they discovered a coolant line failure which created leaking of transmission fluid into radiator and coolant into transmission. both transmission and radiator need replacing, car is unable to be driven. this was determined by the dealer and cadillac to be a failure of the part, unable to be prevented and unable to detect. consumer was not at all responsible for damage. total estimated cost $4,900. contacted gm where they offered to "split" the cost 50/50, myself reliable for the $2400. although cadillac took responsibility for the failure, i am responsible for the cost of repair. *kb

Reported in: CAPITOLA CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577040

AIR BAGS

air bag indicator light came on without any type of impact. upon research of the national safety highway administration campaign numbers: 05v024000, nvs-215-05v-024 and also a gm recall number of 05004 shows a recall on these airbags.

Reported in: DUMFRIES VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577240

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

while entering a parking place, my brakes failed to engage. the abs system warning appeared and also the traction control warning illuminated, as i struck a restraining post. this could have been tragic if a person had been infront of the vehicle. less than 2 weeks prior to this i had a complete brake service and replacement of all worn equipment. now i am concerned for anyone driving this vehicle or anyone walking in front of this vehicle. i took the car back into my local garage to have the brakes rechecked. they found no problem. my plan was to take the car to the gm dealership where i purchased the car, yet, i find that this is a common problem and gm refused to help others with the same problem. they, others with the same problem, spent lots of money and to no avail. the problem has not been repaired at the dealerships and have left the customers very dissatisfied.

Reported in: WAYCROSS GA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577040

STRUCTURE:BODY

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that while driving through an automated car wash, the panel on the rear lights was easily knocked off. the contact expressed concerns about how easily the structure of the vehicle was damaged. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 97,979.

Reported in: WRIGHT CITY MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

SERVICE BRAKES

this vehicle has an intermittent problem with the brakes, when turning to the right or left like when parking in a driveway or a parking spot, the brake pedal looses pressure and starting kind of shaking like when the abs system engages and the car can't be stopped unless the brake pedal is released and applied very hard again so i can stop the car, it could happen at any given moment, i have asked several gm dealers and nobody is sure what the problem is, they are all guessing and can't guarantee to refund a diagnostic fee to troubleshoot the problem, some have said it is maybe the abs module, the master cylinder, a kinked hose, etc. i went to several forums on line and there are several people complaining with the same issue and nobody has had any acceptable answer from gm or any dealer, they all stated that the were not able to duplicate the problem so that they could not refund the diagnostic fee, i am very concerned about this problem since i feel i am playing a russian roulette with my vehicle, i don't want to get in the situation where somebody can be seriously hurt or killed, i don't want to sell this vehicle either without telling the new owner about this problem and get him into a very serious problem, so i am writing to you to please provide me with some advise to address this extremely serious problem. i don't drive this vehicle very often since the brake problem has happened to me several times and i don't want to gamble with my life or anybody's. thank you.

Reported in: MONTEREY PARK CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577540

SERVICE BRAKES

when pulling into a parking spot(almost stopped) there is a grinding sound, a vibrating brake peddle and the car doesn't want to stop. this appears to be an intermittent problem that is only happening on right turns and very slow speeds. there are several discussions on line about this type of problem and cadillac dealers being unable or unwilling to diagnose the true problem. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/50. i am going to look into the wire harness issue discussed online myself.

Reported in: CONCORD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577340

SERVICE BRAKES

multiple, arbitrary incidences of the brakes shaking, kind of grinding and car not wanting to stop, generally when pulling into or out of a parking spot, or coming to any slow stop. always at a low speed. spoke with two gm dealership service managers who have no knowledge of this problem, although it is documented close to 100 times on this and other web sites: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/29 please check these posts since so many others have experienced this problem which (as stated in one of the posts) very well could be a failure in the design or workmanship in some of the wiring harnesses connecting the ebcm to the speed sensors that causes the brakes to fail. whatever the cause, one would not expect any brake trouble on a vehicle with only 21,000 miles. this is a deadly flaw and i expect gm should own up to it, educate dealers and owners and fix the problem. thank you. i look forward to your response.

Reported in: CINCINNATI OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

WHEELS

multiple, arbitrary incidences of the brakes shaking, kind of grinding and car not wanting to stop, generally when pulling into or out of a parking spot, or coming to any slow stop. always at a low speed. spoke with two gm dealership service managers who have no knowledge of this problem, although it is documented close to 100 times on this and other web sites: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/29 please check these posts since so many others have experienced this problem which (as stated in one of the posts) very well could be a failure in the design or workmanship in some of the wiring harnesses connecting the ebcm to the speed sensors that causes the brakes to fail. whatever the cause, one would not expect any brake trouble on a vehicle with only 21,000 miles. this is a deadly flaw and i expect gm should own up to it, educate dealers and owners and fix the problem. thank you. i look forward to your response.

Reported in: CINCINNATI OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

multiple, arbitrary incidences of the brakes shaking, kind of grinding and car not wanting to stop, generally when pulling into or out of a parking spot, or coming to any slow stop. always at a low speed. spoke with two gm dealership service managers who have no knowledge of this problem, although it is documented close to 100 times on this and other web sites: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/29 please check these posts since so many others have experienced this problem which (as stated in one of the posts) very well could be a failure in the design or workmanship in some of the wiring harnesses connecting the ebcm to the speed sensors that causes the brakes to fail. whatever the cause, one would not expect any brake trouble on a vehicle with only 21,000 miles. this is a deadly flaw and i expect gm should own up to it, educate dealers and owners and fix the problem. thank you. i look forward to your response.

Reported in: CINCINNATI OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

i have had numerous problems with my 2004 cadillac cts. the most recent is with my rear differential. the latest problem with the differential prompted an online search with the results showing that each of the problems i have had with my cadillac cts is one that has happened with 1000's of other 2004 cts model cadillacs.

Reported in: NORTH BEND WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577240

AIR BAGS

my 2004 cadillac cts was hit from behind, causing me injuries and eventually surgery and disability. the air bag did not deploy- my head hit the steering wheel, rather hard. i traded this vehicle in last year. should the air bag have deployed? i think if it had, i would not have sustained the injuries.

Reported in: EL DORADO AR || Crash: Y || VIN #:

STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that water penetrated the vehicle from an unknown source and saturated the noise reduction foam. also, the under body frame was severely corroded. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 115,313 and the current mileage as 115,402. updated 2/19/13 *cn the consumer stated the frame was rusted on both sides due to spraying foam in the inside for noise control from the manufacturer.

Reported in: WOOSTER OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

STRUCTURE:BODY

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that water penetrated the vehicle from an unknown source and saturated the noise reduction foam. also, the under body frame was severely corroded. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 115,313 and the current mileage as 115,402. updated 2/19/13 *cn the consumer stated the frame was rusted on both sides due to spraying foam in the inside for noise control from the manufacturer.

Reported in: WOOSTER OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

SERVICE BRAKES

hi ever since i purchased the car when driving at very slow speeds and turning the vehicle the brakes lock up and stop working. when pulling into and out of parking spots or driveways the car makes a loud noise and shakes a little like if the brakes are trying to work but don't. this only has happened about 2-3 times per year since i had the car and since then had many parts replaced but it always seems to come back. i did searches on the computer and found many others with the same problem and read that one dealer replaced a wiring harness and solved the problem where most dealerships have no idea how to fix this issue and many people just replacing parts after part with the same issue coming back. this to me is a very important safety issue since during those times you can not stop the car and is not a safe situation. i also seen people making reports to this website and figured i would do the same since it needs to be addressed and its many people with the same issue. thank you for your time.

Reported in: CAPE CORAL FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577140

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

2004 cadillac cts. consumer writes in regards to ecm board recall. *smd the consumer stated the dealer there was a recall on the vehicle. the cost to repair/replace the ecm board was $800.00. the day after the vehicle was returned to the consumer, it would not start. and the same message displayed on the vehicle, from when it was originally taken to the dealer. also, the key would not come out of the ignition.

Reported in: FORT WALTON BEACH FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577540

AIR BAGS

2004 cadillac cts. consumer writes in regards to ecm board recall. *smd the consumer stated the dealer there was a recall on the vehicle. the cost to repair/replace the ecm board was $800.00. the day after the vehicle was returned to the consumer, it would not start. and the same message displayed on the vehicle, from when it was originally taken to the dealer. also, the key would not come out of the ignition.

Reported in: FORT WALTON BEACH FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577540

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2004 cadillac cts. consumer writes in regards to ecm board recall. *smd the consumer stated the dealer there was a recall on the vehicle. the cost to repair/replace the ecm board was $800.00. the day after the vehicle was returned to the consumer, it would not start. and the same message displayed on the vehicle, from when it was originally taken to the dealer. also, the key would not come out of the ignition.

Reported in: FORT WALTON BEACH FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577540

STRUCTURE:BODY

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that a plastic component that was behind the license plate became loose. the contact was able to retighten the component. the vehicle was not inspected and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 150,000. the current mileage was 200,000.

Reported in: SHILOH IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577X40

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

this incident occurred twice. the first time (april 29th 2013), the car was at a stop light. the engine turned off by itself and the message: "anti-theft" was displayed on the car sat-nav screen. key was removed from ignition and reinserted. after turning the key, the engine restarted. the second time (may 3rd 2013), the car was in motion in a parking lot. while pulling into a parking spot the engine turned off again. the message: "anti-theft* was displayed on the car sat-nav display. after removing the key and reinserting the engine started when the key was turned. my mechanic informed me of this website to report the incident. the car has been brought to a cadillac dealership and i have also reported the incident with cadillac corporate. a rep from cadillac will be in contact with the dealer. said that i will receive a call back between 5/6/2013 and 5/9/2013 with the options to resolve the issue.

Reported in: MALDEN MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

january 29, 2012, vehicle headlamp went out. i observed condensation in the headlamp assembly. it was taken to the dealer who determined water had entered assembly and shorted out ballast and bulb on high intensity discharge headlamp assembly. repair cost: $646. approximately may 5, 2012, during rainy weather, same headlamp went out. again, condensation in headlamp assembly. bulb and ballast shorted out due to water. required replacement headlamp assembly, repair cost in excess of $1200. complained to gm, and they provided goodwill cost adjustment, but still had to pay an additional $671. i'm afraid the right side headlamp will do the same thing eventually. gm needs to replace faulty headlamp assemblies on vehicles due to condensation caused by manufacturers defect in sealing the assembly during production. there appears to be a lot of issues with high intensity discharge headlamp assemblies on gm vehicles.

Reported in: MILWAUKEE WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DN57S140

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. while parked, the contact was unable to release the key from the ignition switch and all of the doors automatically locked. also, the anti- theft service system warning message illuminated on the instrument panel. in order to remove the ignition key and the doors to unlock a screw driver was used to release the mechanism on the steering column. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the defect. the approximate failure mileage was 186,000.

Reported in: BELTSVILLE MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577040

STEERING

2004 cts v-6 3.6l,rear wheel drive , this car has play in steering wheel at about 12 o'clock position . play is always there no matter what speed you are at. play in wheel is about 1 inch each way , it is difficult to steer/ control at higher speeds .right or left. this could be an unsafe condition

Reported in: ORCHARD PARK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577340

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

had my cruise control set at 70 mph for highway driving when i heard a psshhh sound and cruise control broke violently and smelled burnt rubber with smoke coming from back end of car. pulled over immediately and car smoke from back end and smell only increased. thought for sure i had a tire blowout. walked around car and nothing wrong with tires. had car towed to an auto repair place and am told that the rear differential went out. i have since investigated and found many, many forums about this issue. there are no recalls for this particular model but a certain recall for 2005 models. this situation could have been deadly and i feel both fortunate and upset with gm that such a problem has been so commonly noted but with no "real" resolve. the auto repair place has called around and this is a special part that is not available in my state and a new one costs an estimated $1,200. with so many issues with models 2004-2006 how come there is no recall for 2004 and only a lesser degree of a recall for 2005?

Reported in: CORPUS CHRISTI TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

had my cruise control set at 70 mph for highway driving when i heard a psshhh sound and cruise control broke violently and smelled burnt rubber with smoke coming from back end of car. pulled over immediately and car smoke from back end and smell only increased. thought for sure i had a tire blowout. walked around car and nothing wrong with tires. had car towed to an auto repair place and am told that the rear differential went out. i have since investigated and found many, many forums about this issue. there are no recalls for this particular model but a certain recall for 2005 models. this situation could have been deadly and i feel both fortunate and upset with gm that such a problem has been so commonly noted but with no "real" resolve. the auto repair place has called around and this is a special part that is not available in my state and a new one costs an estimated $1,200. with so many issues with models 2004-2006 how come there is no recall for 2004 and only a lesser degree of a recall for 2005?

Reported in: CORPUS CHRISTI TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

STEERING

had my cruise control set at 70 mph for highway driving when i heard a psshhh sound and cruise control broke violently and smelled burnt rubber with smoke coming from back end of car. pulled over immediately and car smoke from back end and smell only increased. thought for sure i had a tire blowout. walked around car and nothing wrong with tires. had car towed to an auto repair place and am told that the rear differential went out. i have since investigated and found many, many forums about this issue. there are no recalls for this particular model but a certain recall for 2005 models. this situation could have been deadly and i feel both fortunate and upset with gm that such a problem has been so commonly noted but with no "real" resolve. the auto repair place has called around and this is a special part that is not available in my state and a new one costs an estimated $1,200. with so many issues with models 2004-2006 how come there is no recall for 2004 and only a lesser degree of a recall for 2005?

Reported in: CORPUS CHRISTI TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

POWER TRAIN

had my cruise control set at 70 mph for highway driving when i heard a psshhh sound and cruise control broke violently and smelled burnt rubber with smoke coming from back end of car. pulled over immediately and car smoke from back end and smell only increased. thought for sure i had a tire blowout. walked around car and nothing wrong with tires. had car towed to an auto repair place and am told that the rear differential went out. i have since investigated and found many, many forums about this issue. there are no recalls for this particular model but a certain recall for 2005 models. this situation could have been deadly and i feel both fortunate and upset with gm that such a problem has been so commonly noted but with no "real" resolve. the auto repair place has called around and this is a special part that is not available in my state and a new one costs an estimated $1,200. with so many issues with models 2004-2006 how come there is no recall for 2004 and only a lesser degree of a recall for 2005?

Reported in: CORPUS CHRISTI TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

while driving at varying speeds (typically over 30 mph) the "stability system engaged" message comes on and the car violently pulls to the left with a weird noise. this is really scary while driving down the interstate at high speeds. no recall exists and this has taken place for two years. i have since learned how to turn off the traction control and this problem by holding down the traction control button on the inside of the glove compartment. this is no real solution to the problem since it has to be done every time i drive the car.

Reported in: CORPUS CHRISTI TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

STEERING

while driving at varying speeds (typically over 30 mph) the "stability system engaged" message comes on and the car violently pulls to the left with a weird noise. this is really scary while driving down the interstate at high speeds. no recall exists and this has taken place for two years. i have since learned how to turn off the traction control and this problem by holding down the traction control button on the inside of the glove compartment. this is no real solution to the problem since it has to be done every time i drive the car.

Reported in: CORPUS CHRISTI TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577840

SERVICE BRAKES

while making a left turn into driveway brake pedal pulsated the service brake assist indicator came on the traction control and abs lights also came on, the car would not stop right then

Reported in: JACKSON TN || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES

if you turn to the right at a slow speed to stop or park the brekes gives out. the wipers start and stop at times in the off positon.

Reported in: TAMPA FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

VISIBILITY/WIPER

if you turn to the right at a slow speed to stop or park the brekes gives out. the wipers start and stop at times in the off positon.

Reported in: TAMPA FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577940

WHEELS

the transmission cooler lines blew out of the radiator. the transmission fluid was blowing out all over the egine compartment front tires, front brakes, and onto the road. i saw on some forums, where they stated that this was a common problem for the caddilac cts. and i wasn't sure if anyone else had filed a complaint. it definitely was not a safe situation to be in. to be honest, i have owned/driven a number of cars, starting from a 1950 chevy. i can't believe that the cooler lines blowing out of the readiator is now a problem. none of my previous vehicles had this problem and they were definitely not in any kind of pristine condition.

Reported in: VANDALIA OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577240

SERVICE BRAKES

the transmission cooler lines blew out of the radiator. the transmission fluid was blowing out all over the egine compartment front tires, front brakes, and onto the road. i saw on some forums, where they stated that this was a common problem for the caddilac cts. and i wasn't sure if anyone else had filed a complaint. it definitely was not a safe situation to be in. to be honest, i have owned/driven a number of cars, starting from a 1950 chevy. i can't believe that the cooler lines blowing out of the readiator is now a problem. none of my previous vehicles had this problem and they were definitely not in any kind of pristine condition.

Reported in: VANDALIA OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577240

POWER TRAIN

the transmission cooler lines blew out of the radiator. the transmission fluid was blowing out all over the egine compartment front tires, front brakes, and onto the road. i saw on some forums, where they stated that this was a common problem for the caddilac cts. and i wasn't sure if anyone else had filed a complaint. it definitely was not a safe situation to be in. to be honest, i have owned/driven a number of cars, starting from a 1950 chevy. i can't believe that the cooler lines blowing out of the readiator is now a problem. none of my previous vehicles had this problem and they were definitely not in any kind of pristine condition.

Reported in: VANDALIA OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577240

POWER TRAIN

tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that while traveling 35 mph, a humming noise emitted from the engine compartment. the vehicle vibrated and the engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. the contact mentioned that after the speed increased to 60 mph, the vehicle no longer vibrated. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 57,000 and the current mileage was 57,565.

Reported in: RHOADESVILLE VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577040

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

was driving down the road at 55 mph and all of a sudden we lost drive power. the rpm's revved up to 4 before i could pull over on a busy road jumping two lanes of traffic with my three kids in the car. it was storming the car was running but would not engages in gear. when we got out there was transmission fluid poring and spraying out of the car we quickly knew to turn it off and call for help. when we got the car home we saw that the transmission line came off the radiator. i have seen sense then that this problem is very common and most peoples transmission are shot after this happens. witch is a $5000 fix. there was no indicators that the part was bad or that the coolant pan was loose in the bottom of the radiator which striped out the nut on the line leavening me and my three kids stranded on the side of the road. cadillac knew this was a problem so they put out a after market part with a quick disconnect not the screw in part like my car had. i found that out after i called around to have my car fixed.

Reported in: IRVINE KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577X40

POWER TRAIN

was driving down the road at 55 mph and all of a sudden we lost drive power. the rpm's revved up to 4 before i could pull over on a busy road jumping two lanes of traffic with my three kids in the car. it was storming the car was running but would not engages in gear. when we got out there was transmission fluid poring and spraying out of the car we quickly knew to turn it off and call for help. when we got the car home we saw that the transmission line came off the radiator. i have seen sense then that this problem is very common and most peoples transmission are shot after this happens. witch is a $5000 fix. there was no indicators that the part was bad or that the coolant pan was loose in the bottom of the radiator which striped out the nut on the line leavening me and my three kids stranded on the side of the road. cadillac knew this was a problem so they put out a after market part with a quick disconnect not the screw in part like my car had. i found that out after i called around to have my car fixed.

Reported in: IRVINE KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577X40

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

my complaint does not involve a crash, it involves gm's performance in its recall # n140172, nhtsa recall # 14v394, issued 7-21-2014. !. the recall should have come years earlier. 2. gm as of now has no remedy for the defect & cannot tell me when it will. 3. i have not received a recall letter, i found out my car was subject to recall on gm's website 8/22/14. i had checked in early july & website showed no recall. 4. gm will not give a loaner vehicle until defect is remedied. and advises only to remove all from ignition key, adjust seat & steering column to get key away from knne, but this means airbag will deploy toward my head rather than my chest. since the car was purchased, the ignition has been difficult. once when i tried to start the vehicle, the ignition key was locked, vehicle towed to dealer, & i was told a bad computer was replaced. since purchase, ignition hard to get into lock position so key can be removed. daily i have had to shift out of park & back into park, sometimes several times, before the key can be removed.

Reported in: ALAMO TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577140

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

tl-the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that when she turned the ignition switch the traction control and brake warning indicators were illuminated. the problem has occurred numerous of times. the vehicle was taken to dealer mechanic and the diagnosed the brake fluid leaked into the computer. the dealer mechanic was unable to diagnosed the failure of the traction control and brake warning indicators. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was notified about the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 122,000. lb

Reported in: DIXON CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl-the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that when she turned the ignition switch the traction control and brake warning indicators were illuminated. the problem has occurred numerous of times. the vehicle was taken to dealer mechanic and the diagnosed the brake fluid leaked into the computer. the dealer mechanic was unable to diagnosed the failure of the traction control and brake warning indicators. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was notified about the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 122,000. lb

Reported in: DIXON CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 1G6DM577640

SERVICE BRAKES

as i make sharp turns while on my brakes, my car makes a noise near the tire area and does not stop and then abs indicator and the traction control indicator lights come on. it usually occurs when i am trying to turn into spaces going 1-2 mph. the only way to stop the car is to get off of the brakes and then press them again several times or to hit an object. i have taken the car to the cadillac dealership in my area and they cannot determine the problem. i have also taken the car to several mechanics that specialize in brakes and have been told that the brakes themselves are fine. since this problem has started, i have hit a trash can and several curbs. i have tried to get the vehicle fixed, but no mechanic, including cadillac gm mechanics seem to know whats wrong. fortunately, i have not hit any person or any person's property due to this faulty braking system. i have researched and found that other cadillac owners are having similar problems, but cannot find a fix.

Reported in: LITTLE ROCK AR || Crash: Y || VIN #: 1G6DM577X40