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Recall List for the 2003 Cadillac CTS

Official recalls have been issued for the 2003 Cadillac CTS by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Cadillac service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Cadillac customer service.

  1. 2003 Cadillac CTS ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION NHTSA Campaign #14V394000

    • Date Announced: JULY 02, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 554,328

    Summary: This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on July 2, 2014 that they are recalling 554,328 model year 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured August 16, 2001, to April 28, 2014, and 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX vehicles manufactured March 20, 2003, to August 11, 2006. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

    Consequence: If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on September 15, 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14172. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V394000 »


    • Date Announced: MARCH 17, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 139,131

    Summary: General 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: The brake hose-tube interface may rupture suddenly without prior warning and increase vehicle stopping distance may occur increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers 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 For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V105000 »


    • Date Announced: JULY 15, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,707,825

    Summary: Certain minivans, passenger and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 225, "child restraint anchorage system." The owner's manual does not explain the meaning of the location symbols for the child restraint lower universal anchorage system.

    Consequence: This does not meet the requirements of the standard.

    Actions: Owners will be provided with a supplement for their owner's manual. This supplement describes and shows the location symbols for the child restraint anchors that are located in the vehicle and on the child restraint or booster cushion. Owner notification began August 18, 2003. Owners should contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V250000 »

  4. 2003 Cadillac CTS STEERING NHTSA Campaign #03V115000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 24, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 47,835

    Summary: Some passenger vehicles have a condition in which the intermediate steering shaft bolt may be loose.

    Consequence: An improperly tightened bolt could loosen, resulting in separation of the upper and lower steering shafts causing a loss of vehicle control. If this happens while the vehicle is moving, a crash could result without prior warning.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect for the presence of the intermediate steering shaft bolt and ensure that it is tightened to the proper specification. Owner notification began March 20, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V115000 »

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