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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,103 miles

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2004 Cadillac CTS wheels / hubs problems

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2004 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 022016


  • 185,000 miles


Takata recall ws driving the car - I was at a complete stop while attempting to turn in parking lot - then sounded like a pop - the bottom ball joint fell completely out due to screw falling off bottom called several places for part and several wouldn't even give me a quote due to a recall then I call GM dealership in columbia mo and they state VIN # are off buy 270 I feel like it should be covered due to the fact that it done exactly the same thing other Cts

- Clarence, MO, USA

problem #3

May 302014

CTS 6-cyl

  • 156,366 miles
The transmission cooler lines blew out of the radiator. The transmission fluid was blowing out all over the engine compartment front tires, front brakes, and onto the road. I saw on some forums, where they stated that this was a common problem for the Cadillac Cts. And I wasn't sure if anyone else had filed a complaint. It definitely was not a safe situation to be in. To be honest, I have owned/driven a number of cars, starting from a 1950 Chevy. I can't believe that the cooler lines blowing out of the radiator is now a problem. None of my previous vehicles had this problem and they were definitely not in any kind of pristine condition.

- Vandalia, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 132012

CTS 6-cyl

  • 21,047 miles
Multiple, arbitrary incidences of the brakes shaking, kind of grinding and car not wanting to stop, generally when pulling into or out of a parking spot, or coming to any slow stop. Always at a low speed. Spoke with two GM dealership service managers who have no knowledge of this problem, although it is documented close to 100 times on this and other web sites: please check these posts since so many others have experienced this problem which (as stated in one of the posts) very well could be a failure in the design or workmanship in some of the wiring harnesses connecting the ebcm to the speed sensors that causes the brakes to fail. Whatever the cause, one would not expect any brake trouble on a vehicle with only 21,000 miles. This is a deadly flaw and I expect GM should own up to it, educate dealers and owners and fix the problem. Thank you. I look forward to your response.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

May 312010


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle struck an object on the road. The right front rim became damaged, causing the edge of the rim to hit the brake caliper and a brake fluid leak. The contact installed the spare tire and drove the vehicle to his residence. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that they could not offer any assistance. The manufacturer advised the contact to have the vehicle repaired by an authorized dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000. The current mileage was approximately 52,000.

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

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