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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Cadillac CTS seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 272008


  • miles


It was December I was 5 months pregnant, I was sitting in my 2003 Cadillac Cts warming up the car and putting eyeliner on, was a cold day outside. When all of the sudden boom airbags went off first the steering wheel then driver door it made marks on my face and neck I reported it to Cadillac they accepted what happened but only agreed to replace airbags.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #3

Oct 172008


  • 115,000 miles
Minor traffic accident drivers seatbelt buckle exploded releasing seatbelt, steering wheel airbag deployed from the side. Insurance company has the vehicle.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 032004


  • miles
While driving vehicle was involved in a collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. The head rest failed. Consumer, and passenger sustained neck injuries....consumer and wifve suffered whiplash. It required several months of doctor visits and physical therapy.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 212004

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
While making a left turn consumer's vehicle collided with an 18 wheeler. Upon impact none of the 6 air bags deployed. Driver sustained several bruises.

- Marietta, GA, USA

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