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Cadillac Cts 2012
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 16, 2012
Location:
Hemet, CA

i took my car through a car wash and afterwards, the traction control system indicated a failure on the dash warning light. at the same time the engine lost significant power, and i'm told by the dealer that this is due to inhibiting half of the injectors if the tc system fails. the tc system "healed itself" after the car dried out for a day and this is not the focus of my complaint. anyone can drive a car safely without a traction control system in operation, however, a non-responsive engine due to the programmed shutdown of half of the injectors is extremely dangerous. the car was barely able to accelerate in street traffic, and if the tc failure had happened on the freeway, i would have been in a very bad situation, unable to maintain safe speed just to get off of the freeway. this is a design flaw and should be re-evaluated. *tr updated 05/22/2012 *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6050 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G6DV8EPXC0. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Cadillac CTS 2012 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Cadillac Cts 2005
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 05, 2012
Location:
Fort Worth, TX

tl* the contact owns a 2005 cadillac cts. the contact stated that the vehicle consumed oil at an excessive rate of twenty quarts per month. the contact also stated that the check engine light constantly illuminated on the instrument panel. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the vehicle was consuming oil at a normal rate. there were no oil leaks coming from the vehicle. the dealer suggested performing an oil consumption test, but the test was not performed. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 50,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Catera 2000
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2012
Location:
Crestview, FL

tl* the contact owns a 2000 cadillac catera. the contact stated that the vehicle stalled while stopped. the contact successfully restarted the vehicle and continued to drive. the failure recurred whether the vehicle was stopped or in motion at various speeds. 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 70,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR54R3YR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Cadillac Srx 2010
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
May 09, 2011
Location:
Oakbrook Ter, IL

my new car was towed a number of 4 times. first time car was only 6 mos old and had 3000 mi on it. second and third time heritage cadillac said they were working with engineers from cadillac to try and repair. 4th time they said couldn't fix and car was not safe to drive, could get stranded in it. may or june 2011. jan 2012, july 2011, may 2012 failure to start/towed in . *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3GYFNDEY7AS. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Cadillac Dts 2006
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 14, 2012
Location:
Hudson, OH

we have owned this cadillac since feb 2010 (approx 28 months) and have had this vehicle back to the dealer 16 times. each repair requires a rental vehicle, anywhere from 2-5 days per service visit. we have had 7 wheel bearings replaced and 12 sensors replaced. there doesn't seem to be a day when the service engine light is not on. the quality of this $52,000 automobile is very poor. the vehicle is back at the cadillac dealer now, with coolant & engine issues once again. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 104000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G6KD57966U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Cadillac DTS 2006 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas.

Cadillac Catera 2000
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 03, 2008
Location:
Gulfport, MS

the car keeps on over heating, the oil light keeps on coming on because of the over heating and also the car does not always want to start i have to jump it off alot. it is not the battery because i have gotten it checked plenty of time. but when i jump it off the wires get really hot and start to melt so i take them off. also the dashboard light don't work very well i have to bang on the dash board for them to even barley come on at night.. there need to be big time recalls on this car!!! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Cts 2007
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
July 09, 2012
Location:
Claymont, DE

my husband and i have been working with hill cadillac, fc kerbeck and gm protection plan to resolve our repair issues. the information we have received is that the timing chain needs to be replaced. we paid for additional warranties when we purchased our cadillac in 2010. our timing chain was replaced in august 2011 and now are being told that there is no oil in our car and we need repairs that cost over $2000.00. my husband and i do not have that kind of money instantly. we have provided documentation of timely oil changes and up to date repairs on the vehicle. we love our car and now need the dealership and others to stand behind their "certified" car and repair our car. any help you can give would be appreciated. contacts spoken to are: rubin/cadillac corporation: 866-790-5600 x 11197 - case number:[xxx]hill cadillac - 610-356-4900 fc kerbeck - [xxx]- 856-786-8200 (place of purchase) thank you for any help you can provide. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G6DP577770. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Cadillac Srx 2006
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
July 04, 2011
Location:
Parkville, MD

my 2006 cadillac srx has a very hard start up and engine is very loud was starting. check engine light is constantly on. had check engine light checked and return codes are p0008 and p0017. gm knows this is a problem in these vehicles and fails to place a recall out to correct the issue. i buy nothing but cadillacs but i am very upset about this issue!!!! i think gm really needs to take care of this!!!!!! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 86000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GYEE637X60. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Cadillac Deville 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
May 23, 2012
Location:
Evansville, IN

tl* the contact owns a 2002 cadillac deville. the contact stated that the vehicle began to overheat while stopped. the vehicle was taken to a personal mechanic where the thermostat was replaced. the failure recurred after the repairs and the vehicle was taken back to the mechanic who replaced the pump and the temperature cooling sensor. the failure recurred and a new radiator cap was installed but still, to no avail. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis where it was found to have a blown head gasket. the manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 92,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 92000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G6KD54Y02U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Srx 2005
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
July 31, 2012
Location:
Raleigh, NC

timing chain went out and engine locked. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 96451 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Srx 2005
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
July 31, 2012
Location:
Conyers, GA

driving home on interstate i-85 south in georgia engine light came on car seemed to be hesitating and then stopped. brought car (towed) to ross cadillac in gainsville ga. dealer examine car and said it was 4 quarts low on oil i don't see how that's possible when i checked the oil level that morning and it was fine. i had the car oil changed less than 3000 miles ago. dealer said he ran codes and it indicated timing chain was bad. dealer quoted me $1600 for new timing chain. dealer called next day and said it needs a new engine for $3800 in addition to the already incurred $700. i have looked on line and many people have had the same problem, some call it disappearing oil?? the car has no warranty but you would think cadillac would have notified dealers of this recurring problem and had a recall for timing chain, low oil problem. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GYEE637450. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Cadillac Escalade Esv 2005
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 10, 2012
Location:
Rochester Hills, MI

exhaust manifold bolts are shearing off the engine causing exhaust odor and fumes. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 123633 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GYEK63N15R. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Cadillac Sts 1999
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
May 11, 2011
Location:
San Antonio, TX

tl* the contact owns a 1999 cadillac sts. the contact stated that the head bolts were not the correct size for the engine and as a result, they stripped, causing the engine head to detach from the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the engine needed to be remanufactured. the vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not further repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 128,000 and the current mileage was unknown.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 128000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Cts 2008
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 12, 2012
Location:
Abu Dhabi, Uae, CA

although i loved the car overall at the time i decided to own, , my dream car cadillac cts has turned into my dream nightmare. cadillac cts 3.6 2008 when i get on it a little bit acceleration it makes a sound that sounds like all air leaks inside the car. the dealer was reported ever since my first early visit to service center but it's only during my last visit to the dealer they mentioned gm has sanctioned approval ie. at the time the odometer reads 65000km? strange! the door locks are terrible?despite rectifying; time and again by your dealer the problem still persist to date. safety hazard indeed. the computer had error as for tyre low air pressure very bad on safety standards. on 12th aug 2012 while i was en-route to the cadillac service center the vehicle had a break down. on the display screen near odometer it displayed engine temperature too high ?. due to this i had to pull the car towards safety and got stranded in the middle of the road under the hot sun. how can you justify a car which is regularly maintained by your authorized agency at regular periodic intervals to have such a fate? i felt it was good to have it serviced during my absence in town before the regular km interval; but, only to get stranded on the road in the hot sun. it is indeed, too much to suffer after buying a car of gm flagship brand < cadillac > and suffer agony on the road side. not to mention the dealerships warranty you provide with the purchase of the new car from your authorized agents, probably don't fix anything with the warranty service program. if the job was right then the engine should not have over heated especially when the car is just run 71000 kms. approx... *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 44200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G6DR57V880. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Cadillac Deville 2004
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 20, 2012
Location:
Maryville, MO

vehicle overheated, engine went into protect mode, driver info center directed me to shut down vehicle, i pulled off to the side of the road promptly and shut vehicle down. i waited for 15 minutes, turned ignition to on position, and it read it was cooled down enough to drive. i took off onto the road again, a half a mile later, i had to do the same thing. i waited 30 minutes for a some one to meet me at the location, this person restarted the vehicle and drove it 2 miles to my house, where it overheated again in the driveway. after replacing the water pump, belts, thermostat, and radiator, it was discovered that the head bolts were indeed what was causing the vehicle to overheat. the mechanic found that they were at the incorrect torque and that there was combustion chemicals in the cooling system. i now am replacing the gaskets, bolts, and may have to get the heads machined, but work has not been completed on the vehicle as of yet. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 94000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G6KD57Y24U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Cadillac Catera 1999
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 10, 2011
Location:
Hazlet, NJ

tl* the contact owns a 1999 cadillac catera. the contact stated while driving 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without any warnings. the contact mentioned that the vehicle had to be turn off for a while in order to reset the system. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer in order to diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the failure mileage was 53,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R0XR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Cadillac Dts 2011
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 14, 2012
Location:
Louisville, KY

hit a truck pulling a lowboy trailer stopped at a stop light.. due to a concussion, i do not remember the details of the crash. however i do know that the air bag did not deploy and i hit the steering wheel hard enough with my face and chest to bend the steering wheel. i received a severe concussion, five broken ribs and facial lacerations due to hitting the steering wheel. due to my injuries i was in intensive care and the hospital for nine days and spent 20 days in a rehabilitation facility. i am home now, still in pain and moving around with the help of a walker. i have owned cadillacs for the last 30 years. i will never drive another one. if this happened once, what is to say it won't happen again. except this time to a family of four, instead of a widow traveling alone. i have photos of the damaged vehicle if they are needed. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 8400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G6KD5E67BU. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Cadillac Cts 2006
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 03, 2012
Location:
Owingsville, KY

timing making a chatter noise. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Cadillac Escalade Esv 2003
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
July 24, 2012
Location:
Burlington, IA

tl* the contact owns a 2003 cadillac escalade esv. the contact stated that while starting the vehicle, the contact noticed a ticking sound coming from the engine. the check engine light was also illuminated. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where a diagnostic revealed that the exhaust manifold bolts had failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was repaired. the failure mileage was 139,000 and the current mileage was 140,043.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 139000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GYEK63N23R. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Escalade Ext 2003
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 08, 2011
Location:
Waterbury, VT

found half of exhaust manifold bolts broken and cannot get inspected now. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 96000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.


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