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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,008 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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2004 Cadillac CTS body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 152005

CTS

  • 700 miles

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

This incident was the first of 5 times that the trunk lid, when completely opened, blew shut on my head. My boyfriend has been hit 2 times. When it's open all the way, it's at an approximate 90 degree angle and the least amount of wind will cause it to blow shut. The trunk lid itself is extremely heavy and I'm fairly strong. I actually have scar tissue on my head from being hit. I didn't seek medical attention but there were a couple of times that I was almost knocked out. I love my car and would get another Cadillac Cts in a heartbeat if it wasn't for this problem.

- Kankakee, IL, USA

problem #4

Jan 202015

CTS

  • 46,050 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph after making a turn at a stop sign, the rear passenger's side door un-latched independently. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 46,050.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 282011

CTS

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that a plastic component that was behind the license plate became loose. The contact was able to retighten the component. The vehicle was not inspected and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000. The current mileage was 200,000.

- Shiloh, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 272012

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,313 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that water penetrated the vehicle from an unknown source and saturated the noise reduction foam. Also, the under body frame was severely corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 115,313 and the current mileage as 115,402. Updated 2/19/13 the consumer stated the frame was rusted on both sides due to spraying foam in the inside for noise control from the manufacturer.

- Wooster, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 262012

CTS

  • 97,979 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that while driving through an automated car wash, the panel on the rear lights was easily knocked off. The contact expressed concerns about how easily the structure of the vehicle was damaged. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 97,979.

- Wright City, MO, USA

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