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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,461 miles

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2005 Cadillac CTS seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 222012

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that while parked the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The light would illuminate constantly. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V644000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module) that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 12/06/12

- Laurens, SC, USA

problem #3

Nov 142010

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated for approximately six months. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic and they advised him that the passenger sensor would need to be replaced along with a reprogramming. The vehicle was repaired for the seat sensor but the mechanic was unable to reprogram it for some reason. The light still remained illuminated due to the vehicle not being reprogrammed. The failure mileage was approximately 51,000. Updated 05/25/11 the air bag sensor control module had to be replaced. The consumer also stated during the winter time, the rear doors would freeze and not close. Updated 11/21/11

- Rodchester, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 162010

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,844 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. While driving at speeds of 45 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the air bag sensor module was replaced. The contact was informed that prior to repairs, if the vehicle had been involved in a crash the air bags would not have deployed. The failure and current mileages were 59,844. Updated 02/23/11 the consumer stated the air bag light illuminated and the replacement was almost $600. Ten months later, the air bag light illuminated again and the dealer want to charge another $5000 and stated it was the passenger seat component. The consumer stated a recall has since been issued and he would like to be reimbursed. Updated 06/15/11 status update. 06/30/11 updated 11/17/2011

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #1

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

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