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2006 Cadillac CTS
5 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2006 Cadillac CTS
Official recall notices have been issued for the 2006 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!
2006 Cadillac CTS ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION NHTSA Campaign #14V394000
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 »
2006 Cadillac CTS AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE NHTSA Campaign #10V644000
Summary: General Motors is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Cadillac Cts vehicles. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which repeated flexing of the passenger sensing system mat in the front passenger seat may cause the mat to kink, bend, or fold. This flexing can break the connections in the mat. If this occurs, the sensor may not detect the presence of a front seat passenger and will disable the air bag.
Consequence: Non-deployment of the front passenger air bag in the event of a crash necessitating that air bag's deployment may reduce protection of the passenger and increase the risk or severity of injury to them.
Actions: Dealers will replace the passenger sensing system free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about March 15, 2011. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463 and at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V644000 »
2006 Cadillac CTS SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #10V105000
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 »
2006 Cadillac CTS POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL NHTSA Campaign #07V589000
Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the rear axle pinion seal does not meet all of the specifications and may experience a fluid leak.
Consequence: A rear differential failure may cause loss of motive power and possibly loss of control increasing the risk of a crash.
Actions: Dealers will replace the pinion seal free of charge. The recall began on February 1, 2008. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006 or www.Cadillac.com; Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668 or www.Pontiac.com; and Saturn at 1-800-972-8876 or www.Saturn.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07V589000 »
2006 Cadillac CTS FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY NHTSA Campaign #06V020000
Summary: Certain vehicles equipped with V6 engines may have a condition where fuel is no longer supplied to the engine. This condition occurs without the illumination of the fuel level low indicator light or the warning chime.
Consequence: If the engine stops running, the operator will not be able to restart the vehicle which could increase the risk of a crash.
Actions: Dealers will reprogram the electronic control module (ECM) with new software free of charge. Owners were notified in December 2005 and asked to maintain at least 1/4 of a tank fuel level to avoid this condition until the parts are available. The parts are now available, owner renotification began on March 23, 2006. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V020000 »