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Recall List for the 2004 Cadillac CTS

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2004 Cadillac CTS by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Cadillac service shop immediately!

  1. 2004 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 provide two replacement key rings, and vehicles with slotted keys will receive key inserts, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. 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 www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V105000 »

  3. 2004 Cadillac CTS AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #05V024000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 20, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 87,000

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, an interaction between the sensing and diagnostic module and vehicle's electrical system may cause the driver's frontal air bag and/or roof-mounted side impact air bag to deploy when the ignition key is turned to the "on" position.

    Consequence: A person positioned for driving may receive minor injuries, such as abrasions, from contact with a deploying air bag.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the sensing and diagnostic module free of charge. The recall began on May 20, 2005. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V024000 »

  4. 2004 Cadillac CTS STEERING:LINKAGES NHTSA Campaign #04V273000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 09, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 41,928

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles involved in this campaign, the lower control arm ball stud nut/washer assemblies with washers were made of the wrong material. The washers may fracture and become loose or fall away from the vehicle, reducing clamp load. Separation of the control arm ball stud and steering knuckle, due to disengagement of the tapered attachment and retaining nut, is possible.

    Consequence: If the control arm separates from the knuckle, the affected corner of the vehicle will drop and the control arm would be forced downward, contacting the wheel. The affected wheel could tilt outward and create a dragging action that would tend to slow the vehicle and create a tendency for the vehicle to turn in the direction of the affected wheel. In extreme situations, the affected wheel assembly could separate from the vehicle. Separation of the wheel assembly would also sever that wheel's hydraulic brake hose and result in diminished braking performance of the vehicle, which could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the ball stud joints and measure the torque of the nut for all front lower control arms in all models affected as well as the rear lower control arms on the xlr and corvette. If the torque is not at specification, the dealers will replace the ball stud, the knuckle, and the nut. If the torque is at specification, the dealers will replace the nut/washer assembly only. The recall will begin on August 25, 2004. Owners should contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 or Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V273000 »

  5. 2004 Cadillac CTS SEATS NHTSA Campaign #03V346000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 29, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 6,771

    Summary: Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 207, "seating systems." One or both front anchor tabs for the front bucket seats are not engaged in the floor pan reinforcement slots. A seat with only one tab engaged or neither engaged would not meet the static rearward loading test requirements of the standard.

    Consequence: In some crash conditions, the seat could pivot rearward and its occupant or a rear seat occupant could be injured more severely.

    Actions: Dealers will ensure that both front anchor tabs are fully seated in the floor pan reinforcement slots. Owner notification began September 19, 2003. Owners should contact GM at 1-800-458-8006. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V346000 »

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