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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Cadillac CTS body / paint problems

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2003 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #6

May 122015

CTS

  • 86,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the frame underneath the front driver seat was rusted out, causing holes. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was informed that the failure was due to the age of the vehicle and that there was no remedy available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 86,000.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #5

Jan 242015

CTS

  • 146,000 miles
Driving down a highway w/ brand new sumitomo tires for rear purchased on 1/10/15, the rear right tire blew causing me to loose control sending me into the guardrail then spun out into the highway landing horizontal across all lanes of traffic with my trunk end in the hov lane. I was then struct by a box truck, spinning me back around and totaling the vehicle. The sidewalls to the tire we still attached to the rim and the tread face had detached.

- Sachse , TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 062013

CTS

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the license plate light covering was fractured and the third brake light failed to illuminate. The dealer recommended replacing the license plate covering, but the third brake light failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000.

- Kents Store, VA, USA

problem #3

Apr 102013

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated while driving various speeds the third brake light would not illuminate upon depressing the brake pedal and the rear brake light plastic panel housing was faulty. In addition, the center of the frame exhibited severe corrosion. The defect was not diagnosed nor was it repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the defect. The failure mileage was unavailable. Updated 09/05/13

- Aurora, OH, USA

problem #2

May 152012

CTS

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the trunk latch fell on her head while attempting to remove something from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer stated that the trunk would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired.the manufacture was not contacted. The failure mileage was 108,000 and the current mileage was 110,000.

- Phonenix, AZ, USA

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problem #1

Aug 032011

CTS

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the rear tag panel detached from the vehicle, as a result water sip in and damage the wiring of the brake lamps. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the adhesive that was used to hold the panel was defective as a result it needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance and referred her to NHTSA. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 85,000 and current mileage was 95,000.

- Marlow , GA, USA

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