Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
10V105000GENERAL MOTORS CORP. V (Vehicle)13913105/04/2010MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.03/17/201003/17/2010
Defect SummaryGeneral motors has notified nhtsa of a defect in certain model year 2003-2007 cadillac cts vehicles currently registered in or originally sold in connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, washington d.c., west virginia and wisconsin. some of these vehicles have a condition in which the front brake hose fitting at the caliper may corrode due to snow or water, containing road salt or other contaminants, entering and being retained in the routing sleeve. if the fitting corrodes significantly, the brake hose-tube interface may develop a leak.
Consequence SummaryThe brake hose-tube interface may rupture suddenly without prior warning and increase vehicle stopping distance may occur increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers are to replace both front brake hose assemblies free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during may 2010. owners may contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 or at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com.
NotesGm recall no. 09149.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
06052200305/01/200610020842Hard brake pedal on cold starts at high altitudes. *kb01/24/2007

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
12/23/2012920001
 Slow speed brakes applied abs activates dry roads no wheel slipping car will not slow down must shift to n apply emergency brakes. *tr
12/23/201292000
 Slow speed brakes applied abs activates dry roads no wheel slipping car will not slow down must shift to n apply emergency brakes
12/23/201292000
 Slow speed brakes applied abs activates dry roads no wheel slipping car will not slow down must shift to n apply emergency brakes
12/03/2012710001
 This has been a recurring intermittent problem when making a right braking turn at less than 5mph. the abs light comes on and the brake pedal goes to the floor and i have to pump the brakes very hard and press down very hard to stop the car otherwise i hit the parking space stop. many people have posted the same experience with the 2006 cts and they are told the same thing from the dealer that i was. they were not able to recreate the problem. i was told by the dealer that i had to replace the brake pads which another mechanic told me was not necessary since the pads still had 50% left on them. this is a big issue on this car and someone is going to get hurt. *tr
12/03/2012710001
 This has been a recurring intermittent problem when making a right braking turn at less than 5mph. the abs light comes on and the brake pedal goes to the floor and i have to pump the brakes very hard and press down very hard to stop the car otherwise i hit the parking space stop. many people have posted the same experience with the 2006 cts and they are told the same thing from the dealer that i was. they were not able to recreate the problem. i was told by the dealer that i had to replace the brake pads which another mechanic told me was not necessary since the pads still had 50% left on them. this is a big issue on this car and someone is going to get hurt. *tr
12/03/201271000
 This has been a recurring intermitent problem when making a right braking turn at less than 5mph. the abs light comes on and the brake pedal goes to the floor and i have to pump the brakes very hard and press down very hard to stop the car otherwise i hit the parking space stop. many people have posted the same experience with the 2006 cts and they are told the same thing from the dealer that i was. they were not able to recreate the problem. i was told by the dealer that i had to replace the brake pads which another mechanic told me was not necessary since the pads still had 50% left on them. this is a big issue on this car and someone is going to get hurt.
07/11/2012110000
 The brakes fail often when the car is making turns at slow speeds. this has caused a few minor accidents in my parking garage. the problem is well documented on the below link, but it looks like gm has failed to do anything about it. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/29
07/11/2012110000
 The brakes fail often when the car is making turns at slow speeds. this has caused a few minor accidents in my parking garage. the problem is well documented on the below link, but it looks like gm has failed to do anything about it. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/29
07/11/2012110000
 The brakes fail often when the car is making turns at slow speeds. this has caused a few minor accidents in my parking garage. the problem is well documented on the below link, but it looks like gm has failed to do anything about it. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/29
09/08/2012350001
 Turning sharp right at about 2 mph to pull into a parking space in a garage. applied brakes and car kept moving. had to stomp on the brakes with all my might to stop the car from hitting a wall. no power braking at all. *tr
09/08/2012350001
 Turning sharp right at about 2 mph to pull into a parking space in a garage. applied brakes and car kept moving. had to stomp on the brakes with all my might to stop the car from hitting a wall. no power braking at all. *tr
09/08/2012350001
 Turning sharp right at about 2 mph to pull into a parking space in a garage. applied brakes and car kept moving. had to stomp on the brakes with all my might to stop the car from hitting a wall. no power braking at all. *tr
09/08/201235000
 Turning sharp right at about 2 mph to pull into a parking space in a garage. applied brakes and car kept moving. had to stomp on the brakes with all my might to stop the car from hitting a wall. no power braking at all.
09/08/201235000
 Turning sharp right at about 2 mph to pull into a parking space in a garage. applied brakes and car kept moving. had to stomp on the brakes with all my might to stop the car from hitting a wall. no power braking at all.
03/01/200720000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 cadillac cts. the contact stated that the air bag light illuminated intermittently, the driver
03/01/200720000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 cadillac cts. the contact stated that the air bag light illuminated intermittently, the driver
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
04/24/201149850
 My wife and i purchased a 2006 cadillac cts with an extended warranty in 2008. ever since we've had it, we've experienced intermittent braking failure at low speeds while turning. yesterday this issue caused my wife to bump another vehilcle while parking. this problem is especially dangerous as it only happens occassionally so it catches the driver off guard. we have sent cadillac a description of the issue in fall of 2010 but they never even responded. we took the car to the dealer and they said that it would be covered under warranty but they cannot replicate the issue. there are forums of people who've had the same issue. we just want the issue fixed as other than that, we like the car. this has even happened at intersections and fotunately there was no one coming. this issue may have already resulted in death or serious injury elsewhere and we would like the manufacturer to acknowledge the issue and correct it before someone else is injured or killed.
04/24/201149850
 My wife and i purchased a 2006 cadillac cts with an extended warranty in 2008. ever since we've had it, we've experienced intermittent braking failure at low speeds while turning. yesterday this issue caused my wife to bump another vehilcle while parking. this problem is especially dangerous as it only happens occassionally so it catches the driver off guard. we have sent cadillac a description of the issue in fall of 2010 but they never even responded. we took the car to the dealer and they said that it would be covered under warranty but they cannot replicate the issue. there are forums of people who've had the same issue. we just want the issue fixed as other than that, we like the car. this has even happened at intersections and fotunately there was no one coming. this issue may have already resulted in death or serious injury elsewhere and we would like the manufacturer to acknowledge the issue and correct it before someone else is injured or killed.
04/24/201149850
 My wife and i purchased a 2006 cadillac cts with an extended warranty in 2008. ever since we've had it, we've experienced intermittent braking failure at low speeds while turning. yesterday this issue caused my wife to bump another vehilcle while parking. this problem is especially dangerous as it only happens occassionally so it catches the driver off guard. we have sent cadillac a description of the issue in fall of 2010 but they never even responded. we took the car to the dealer and they said that it would be covered under warranty but they cannot replicate the issue. there are forums of people who've had the same issue. we just want the issue fixed as other than that, we like the car. this has even happened at intersections and fotunately there was no one coming. this issue may have already resulted in death or serious injury elsewhere and we would like the manufacturer to acknowledge the issue and correct it before someone else is injured or killed.
04/24/201149850
 My wife and i purchased a 2006 cadillac cts with an extended warranty in 2008. ever since we've had it, we've experienced intermittent braking failure at low speeds while turning. yesterday this issue caused my wife to bump another vehilcle while parking. this problem is especially dangerous as it only happens occassionally so it catches the driver off guard. we have sent cadillac a description of the issue in fall of 2010 but they never even responded. we took the car to the dealer and they said that it would be covered under warranty but they cannot replicate the issue. there are forums of people who've had the same issue. we just want the issue fixed as other than that, we like the car. this has even happened at intersections and fotunately there was no one coming. this issue may have already resulted in death or serious injury elsewhere and we would like the manufacturer to acknowledge the issue and correct it before someone else is injured or killed.
04/24/201149850
 My wife and i purchased a 2006 cadillac cts with an extended warranty in 2008. ever since we've had it, we've experienced intermittent braking failure at low speeds while turning. yesterday this issue caused my wife to bump another vehilcle while parking. this problem is especially dangerous as it only happens occassionally so it catches the driver off guard. we have sent cadillac a description of the issue in fall of 2010 but they never even responded. we took the car to the dealer and they said that it would be covered under warranty but they cannot replicate the issue. there are forums of people who've had the same issue. we just want the issue fixed as other than that, we like the car. this has even happened at intersections and fotunately there was no one coming. this issue may have already resulted in death or serious injury elsewhere and we would like the manufacturer to acknowledge the issue and correct it before someone else is injured or killed.
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
10/25/201048000
 The service brake assist comes at various times and the car does not brake properly. i am afraid that i will hit another car or person.
10/25/201048000
 The service brake assist comes at various times and the car does not brake properly. i am afraid that i will hit another car or person.
10/25/201048000
 The service brake assist comes at various times and the car does not brake properly. i am afraid that i will hit another car or person.
10/25/201048000
 The service brake assist comes at various times and the car does not brake properly. i am afraid that i will hit another car or person.
10/25/201048000
 The service brake assist comes at various times and the car does not brake properly. i am afraid that i will hit another car or person.
10/25/201048000
 The service brake assist comes at various times and the car does not brake properly. i am afraid that i will hit another car or person.
10/01/200692000
 2006 cts brakes fail when slowing turning and braking
10/01/200692000
 2006 cts brakes fail when slowing turning and braking
10/01/200692000
 2006 cts brakes fail when slowing turning and braking
10/22/201078200
 Coming of the turnpike this morning and when i tried to stop my car it kept going i had to put my car in park so that the car could come to a stop. this has not been my first time dealing with this problem when turning into a parking space my car does the same thing. i have took my car to the dealer and they found nothing wrong with the car.
10/01/200692000
 2006 cts brakes fail when slowing turning and braking
10/22/201078200
 Coming of the turnpike this morning and when i tried to stop my car it kept going i had to put my car in park so that the car could come to a stop. this has not been my first time dealing with this problem when turning into a parking space my car does the same thing. i have took my car to the dealer and they found nothing wrong with the car.
10/22/201078200
 Coming of the turnpike this morning and when i tried to stop my car it kept going i had to put my car in park so that the car could come to a stop. this has not been my first time dealing with this problem when turning into a parking space my car does the same thing. i have took my car to the dealer and they found nothing wrong with the car.
10/22/201078200
 Coming of the turnpike this morning and when i tried to stop my car it kept going i had to put my car in park so that the car could come to a stop. this has not been my first time dealing with this problem when turning into a parking space my car does the same thing. i have took my car to the dealer and they found nothing wrong with the car.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
06/15/201035000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 cadillac cts. while driving approximately 5 mph and attempting a left turn into a parking space, the contact depressed the brake pedal and experienced sudden abnormal acceleration. the contact continued to apply pressure to the brake pedal until the brake engaged. the failure recurred three different times intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 35,000.
06/15/201035000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 cadillac cts. while driving approximately 5 mph and making a left turn into a parking space the contact depressed the brake pedal and experienced sudden acceleration. the contact continued to apply pressure to the brake pedal until the brake engaged. the failure occurred three different times intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians were unable to duplicate the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 35,000. ds
06/15/201035000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 cadillac cts. while driving approximately 5 mph and making a left turn into a parking space the contact depressed the brake pedal and experienced sudden acceleration. the contact continued to apply pressure to the brake pedal until the brake engaged. the failure occurred three different times intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians were unable to duplicate the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 35,000. ds
06/15/201035000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 cadillac cts. while driving approximately 5 mph and making a left turn into a parking space the contact depressed the brake pedal and experienced sudden acceleration. the contact continued to apply pressure to the brake pedal until the brake engaged. the failure occurred three different times intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians were unable to duplicate the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 35,000. ds
10/14/201068000
 Abs light comes on and vehicle will not brake at slow speeds while turning. very dangerous!
10/14/201068000
 Abs light comes on and vehicle will not brake at slow speeds while turning. very dangerous!
10/14/201068000
 Abs light comes on and vehicle will not brake at slow speeds while turning. very dangerous!
10/14/201068000
 Abs light comes on and vehicle will not brake at slow speeds while turning. very dangerous!
05/16/201012000
 2006 cts. while in bumper to bumper traffic i felt the car hydroplane for a second. it wasn't raining and i saw nothing in the rear view mirror to cause it. i continued on at about 30mph and began to depress the brake slowly as a red light was ahead. the brakes did not engage and i plowed into the car in front of me. cadillac repair can find nothing wrong. now i'm frightened to drive the car again. something has to be wrong yet i can get no assistance.
11/11/200842000111/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 cadillac cts. while parking the vehicle with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle accelerated and struck a building. both air bags deployed. there were no injuries. the dealer was notified and a compliant was filed. the vehicle is currently in the collision shop, waiting to be seen by an adjuster. . the failure and current mileages were 42,000. updated 12/16/08 *cn updated 12/19/08.*jb
10/09/20075548112/29/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 cadillac cts. while driving 20 mph, the vehicle began driving roughly. when the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle would rev as if it were attempting to accelerate. on october 9, 2007, while backing out of a parking space with her foot on the brake pedal, the vehicle lunged forward and made a loud noise. the vehicle crashed into a tree. the brakes did not work and the steering wheel would not turn. the air bags failed to deploy. the vehicle sustained front end damage, including the two front tires. the contact has pictures. the contact sustained a concussion, has headaches and dizzy spells, 50% hearing loss, and cracked two front teeth. a police report was filed. the vehicle was repaired, but still rides roughly. nhtsa campaign id number 07v589000 (suspension: rear axle: spindle) was referenced. the powertrain was unknown. the current mileage was 5,623 and failure mileage was 5,548.
01/01/19011
 2006 cadillac cts with faulty brakes. consumer states that all the servicemen at the dealer completely ignored her when she got there for the repair on her vehicle. she believes the workers at the dealer are practicing racism/discrimination. *kb the rear view mirror was broken, the fuel gauge was fluctuating, the brake system, abs and traction control lights illuminated. the consumer stated when she turned into a parking space, a loud dragging noise was heard and felt. even though her foot was on the brake, the vehicle continued to roll, and growl. *jb updated 06/09/08
09/02/20079030107/20/2006
 2006 cadillac cts rear differential froze up- locking rear brakes while driving. *tr *updated 12/12/07 *bf the consumer stated heard some squealing noise in which he stated might be the emergency brake. the consumer stated towed to dealer and rear differential assembly replaced. the consumer stated gm tried to rectify the situation by offering 12 months free oil change and tire rotation and inspection, however the consumer declined. updated 12/12/07 *tr
07/09/200729462204/07/2006
 My 2006 cadillac my brake alert system came on. on 07/09, i took the cadillac cts (29,462 miles) to tracy cadillac explained to todd in maintenance/serv my alert came on & to please look into it. on july 10th todd called me and stated that it needs new brakes & possible new rotors. at such low miles on a 18 month old car i could not believe he was telling me this, he said this this is normal. as a consumer i can't believe that new brakes/rotors are required so soon & don't consider this normal wear & tear. we paid for a sturdy vehicle with a good reputation i e-mailed cadillac corp and here is a partial response -let me know if you want the full e-mail) (their response dated july 24 from customer relationship specialist: meghan maclennan) the front brake pad lining used in today's cadillac is far different than what was used in the past. brake pads manufactured today contain no asbestos. most vehicles manufactured in past years used a lining containing asbestos. there are many factors behind the change in the design of today's braking systems; federal government guidelines, service life, noise level, stopping ability, fade resistance and environmental effects. therefore, automobile manufacturers have moved into a new era in brake pad composition, balancing long lasting metallic materials with softer materials, which offset brake squeal inherent in a more metallic pad. this new material is much safer to the environment because of the elimination of asbestos, but a trade off might be shorter pad life, depending on braking usage and conditions. brake pad and lining replacement is not covered by the manufacturer's warranty, and is considered a maintenance item. rotor and drum resurfacing or replacement is also not covered under warranty, unless it is a direct result of a defect in materials or workmanship. at this time the dealership does not feel there is any defect in the materials or workmanship and is considered normal wear and tear. *jb
11/12/20069000111/09/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated while applying slight brake pressure at 55 mph in stop and go traffic on the highway, all four wheels locked, and the brake pedal went all the way to the floorboard without warning. the contact attempted to disengage the brakes by pumping the pedal up and down. afterwards, the vehicle operated at a reduced speed, and hesitated to accelerate as though brake pressure was being applied. the dealer was alerted.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
12/01/200680005004/16/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 cadillac cts. while driving 50 -70 mph, the headlights and instrument panel lights dimmed. the lights illuminated again minutes later. the failure occurred intermittently usually after driving for 2 hours. the instrument panel also failed during the daytime. onstar stated that the lights do not remain off long enough to determine the cause of the failure. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the failure mileage was 8,000 and current mileage was 20,000. updated 03-04-08 *bf the rear differential was noisy, the abs would engage on their own