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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,650 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Cadillac CTS engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 072011


  • 99,300 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the engine would exhibit an abnormal increase in rpms when driving 50 mph and above or while sitting idle with the vehicle in park. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who replaced the throttle body sensor and the accelerator pedal sensor. The failure recurred two weeks later. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 99,300.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 102008


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Cts. While driving 35 mph, the check air bag warning indicator continued to illuminate on the instrument panel. The dealer stated that there were no recalls on her vehicle and could not assist. NHTSA campaign id number 05V024000 was referenced. The contact also stated that the engine would idle very loudly as if someone were depressing the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor. In addition, the timing chain failed just as the warranty expired. The vehicle was repaired, but the failures still persist. The failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 72,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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