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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,617 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.

2005 Cadillac CTS brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #3

May 072014

CTS 6-cyl

  • miles


2005 Cadillac Cts. Consumer writes in regards to brake system repair issues. The consumer stated the brake failed and essentially she lost control of the vehicle, hit a guardrail and another vehicle after bouncing off the guardrail. Prior to the accident, work was performed on the ABS dash light, several times.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #2

May 022007

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
Multiple service visits with complaints re brakes not working fully, fuel gauge was always incorrect, passenger air bag not working. Air bag sensor was replaced but did not correct the problem. After multiple complaints regarding fuel gauge and several attempts to repair, was told no problem found. Stbility sensor replaced while going thru parking lot at 15 mph, slightly touching the brakes, the cars stability system light came on and the brakes failed. Car did hard right, brakes failed and car ran over curb and into sign. GM finally repurchsed the vehicle after several miscommunications re the terms of repurchase but refused to cover the damage to the sign and expected me to repair the car before they would purchase

- Ferndale, WA, USA

problem #1

Feb 082007

CTS 8-cyl

  • 19,850 miles
I own a 2005 Cadillac Cts-V. I made a high-speed right-hand exit from the freeway, then had to swerve to the left lane of the two-lane exit ramp when the car in front of me suddenly slowed. The Cadillac drifted left and hit the curb. Rear wheels hit just before the front. The hit was pretty hard - misaligned both left wheels. The car recovered off the curb, but a stability control warning flashed on the navigation/information screen, and the brakes completely quit! the brake pedal went clear to the floor, and I sailed thru a red light at the intersection. About 3 - 4 seconds later, the warning screen went out, and the brakes returned. Clearly this impact was out of the ordinary. However, the failure mode of the stability/ABS system should be full brakes without anti-skid, rather than no brakes.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

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