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NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The original transmission was replaced at 600 miles due to a rattling noise in 2nd and 5th gear. At 800 miles the noise reoccurred in the new transmission. Cadillac claims to be working on a fix, however no one in the Cadillac organization can comment on when the fix will take place. The noise continues to get worse and continues to get louder.

- East Fallowfield, PA, USA

problem #1

May 072002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Transmission 5th gear keeps going out, origional and new trans. Have both gone out, all within 200 miles. GM will not fix the problem, because they have told me they don't know how to fix it. They wanted me to continue driving it, but I refused and after complaining for a week I was given a loaner. They don't even know if there is a safty issue or not.

- Crystal City, MO, USA

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