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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,030 miles

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2006 Cadillac CTS seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #39

Sep 272013

CTS 6-cyl

  • 7,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was driver and I begin going to my far line and I was hit by a monster truck the. Other driver received the situation. Because I had the right away.the other driver licenses was suspended and he was driving a company vehicles. Went to the emergency room that same day.and I received. Six thousand in damages. To my vehicles.

- Norfolk , VA, USA

problem #38

Jul 202014

CTS

  • 118,021 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated the air bags warning indicator was illuminated when the vehicle was in park. The dealer recommended a repair of the failure at the contact expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and communicated the VIN was not affected by the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 118,021.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #37

Jul 202014

CTS 6-cyl

  • 117,830 miles
Service airbag alert on the information center, airbag icon lit on the instrument panel, and passenger airbag off indicated on the rearview mirror. Diagnosis at a Cadillac dealer verified the problem to be identical to the reason for recall 10V-644 (NHTSA action number : EQ11001.) the dealer's service manager said my car did not qualify for repair since my VIN was not included in the recall population. I had him read the following from defect investigations results: NHTSA action number : EQ11001: According to its 10V-644 defect report, GM reported that some vehicles outside the recall population have "...significantly lower incident rates and will be provided a special coverage." This special coverage includes a free repair should the same issue occur to non-recalled 2005-2007 Cadillac Cts vehicles up to 10 years or 120,000 miles. He still insisted that since my VIN was not in the recall population it did not merit repair at no charge.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #36

Jul 092014

CTS

  • 148,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that when the vehicle was started, the airbag warning light was illuminated. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V644000 (air bags). The vehicle was taken to a local dealer who stated that the failure was related to the recall. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 148,000. Djr

- Marstons Mills, MA, USA

problem #35

Jul 112014

CTS 6-cyl

  • 153,360 miles
I had just exited the highway and waited at the end of the ramp for the traffic signal to change. I was proceeding into the intersection after waiting for light to change. I began to accelerate and another car ran the light and hit my car on passenger side. The responders said I was T-boned. When I got hit the car steering wheel locked up, the car came out of gear, the gear mechanism inside the car came apart, the brakes didn't work. I had no control of the car, it shut down. The only thing that stopped me from hitting the metal guardrail was the car ended up on the curb on left of road in the bushes. The passenger window shattered and windshield on passenger side was damaged. The passenger door was pushed into the car and neither of the airbags deployed. The responder's commented that they were surprised that the airbags didn't deploy as hard as I was hit. The vehicle has been deemed a total loss as the damage is extensive. Previously on a few days have had to jiggle the steering wheel and the keys in ignition to turn so that I could start my car. I had previously checked the GM site and entered my VIN because I had times when the ignition switch in my car would not work. There was no recall for my vehicle.

- Decatur, GA, USA

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problem #34

Jun 112014

CTS

  • miles
Vehicle stopped twice on me without warning security light came on it stop while I driving I was turning and hit a hole in road.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #33

Feb 152014

CTS

  • 65,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the air bag sensor illuminated and remained on. The navigational system sent an alert that the air bag sensor needed to be serviced. The vehicle was scheduled for inspection and to be repairs. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 10V644000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Rockford, MN, USA

problem #32

Mar 162014

CTS 6-cyl

  • miles
Several times I have experienced that when turning right into a parking space my car does not want to come to a stop, my brakes become hard and to come to a stop I have to keep pumping the brakes.I am very scared to even go into a parking space.dont know if my car is gonna stop or keep going.the first time this happened to me is when first purchased the car, but being that U can use this car as stick or standard I thought maybe I did something wrong, I almost went into my apartment building.I am afraid that I might get into an accident with my grandchildren in the car or even hit someone walking.

- Springhill, FL, USA

problem #31

Aug 152013

CTS

  • 45,600 miles
The rear driver's side panel that held the air bag came apart. I have not taken the vehicle to the dealer yet. If this panel is not in correctly and the air bag deploys, the panel may not separate correctly and cause injury to any passenger.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #30

Aug 102010

CTS

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the passenger's side air bag sensor light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that there was an internal failure with the passenger's side presence module. The vehicle was repaired by replacing the presence module but the failure recurred. The contact notified the manufacturer of the defect. The contact was advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 10V644000(air bags) although the contact believed that the vehicle was exhibiting the same defect as listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 57,000.

- Memphis , TN, USA

problem #29

Mar 162010

CTS

  • 55,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the passenger seat sensor control module was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 133,000.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #28

Aug 132013

CTS

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the front passenger's side air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic test. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V644000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 97,000.

- Thackerville, OK, USA

problem #27

Jun 202013

CTS 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the rear passenger's side panel that held the air bag came apart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the pin that kept the air bag panel in place became loose and caused the failure. The dealer recommended having both rear side air bag pins replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage and current mileages were 54,000.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #26

Jun 062013

CTS 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that he started the vehicle and the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle was not taken to a dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The failure mileage was 67,000. Updated 7/1/13

- Vero Beach , FL, USA

problem #25

Mar 102011

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated whenever the vehicle was turned on the front passenger's side air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously until the vehicle was turned off. The vehicle was taken authorized dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician stated the front passenger's seat mat sensor needed to be replaced. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 10V644000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module); however the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000. Updated 03/01/13

- Barrington, RI, USA

problem #24

Mar 012007

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated intermittently, the driver's seat belt retractor failed, and the directional signal failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the directional signal failure but the failure did not duplicate. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 39,300. Sm. updated08-30-12 updated 09/07/2012

- Kyle , TX, USA

problem #23

Jun 082012

CTS 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Driver information center (dic) began suddenly displaying "service airbag soon" alert when passenger is seated within vehicle. Cursory inspection revealed no obvious problem with airbag system components to include visible wiring and accessible sensor connection points. This problem appears to be consistent with the condition addressed in GM recall number 10355 (NHTSA campaign id 10V644000). The referenced recall includes certain "2006 model year Cadillac Cts and Cts-V vehicles"; however, GM's customer service center is stating that my particular 2006 Cts VIN# is not showing any outstanding recalls at this time.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #22

Sep 242011

CTS

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic that located the failure at the passenger sensor system. The manufacturer denied assistance with the repair because the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 10V644000 (air bags: Frontal: Sensor/control module). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 87,000.

- El Reno , OK, USA

problem #21

Sep 072011

CTS 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
Failure of airbag/horn assembly. Horn sounds when making sharp turns.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #20

Jun 242011

CTS 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated the passenger seat air bag sensor failed again and the light was not illuminated. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V644000; component: Air bags: Frontal: Sensor/control module. GM safety recall no. 100355. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated the sensor would only register properly if there was a person who weighed 105 to 115 lbs in the seat. The manufacturer stated the dealer repaired the vehicle to the best of their knowledge and offered no other assistance. The failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 08/05/11

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

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