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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

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2006 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #59

Oct 102016

CTS

  • 58,893 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 indicator illuminated, which indicated that a failure was occurring with the passenger side air bag sensor. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V644000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 58,893.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #58

Nov 012015

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. While operating the vehicle, the front passenger seat air bag sensor light remained illuminated. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic who indicated that the passenger side air bag sensor malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 133,000. Updated 07/12/16

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #57

Apr 152016

CTS

  • 114,720 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. While driving 50 mph, the speed decreased without warning, as if the brakes had been depressed. The vehicle came to a complete stop without warning. The contact was able to accelerate the vehicle by applying pressure to the accelerator pedal. Furthermore, the check engine light illuminated and the air bag light remained illuminated and flickered continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 114,720.

- Burlington, IA, USA

problem #56

May 122009

CTS

  • 40,000 miles

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

I was driving the vehicle and was hit from behind and went into a curb. My airbags did not deploy and the car would not restart. The engine completely shut off. The car continue to have problems with the engine and smoking after it was repaired by a GM dealer. We had to turn the car in and file bankruptcy after it stopped working.

- Chelsea, AL, USA

problem #55

Jan 162013

CTS

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. While the vehicle was parked, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger presence sensor and seat belt retentioner needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 10V644000 (air bags); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Valley, AL, USA

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problem #54

Nov 012011

CTS

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. While operating the vehicle, the front passenger side air bag sensor light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the passenger presence module. The contact indicated that the module was previously replaced under NHTSA campaign number: 10V644000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Depew, NY, USA

problem #53

Dec 182014

CTS

  • 172,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. When the vehicle was started, the front passenger side air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V644000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 172,000.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #52

Jul 242015

CTS

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. While driving at 45 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 41,000.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #51

Jun 242015

CTS

  • 85,000 miles
The airbag warning indicator dash & radio appeared 6/24/2015. I took the vehicle to the service department at bayview Cadillac, ft. Lauderdale. Fl on 6/27/2015. I was advised that problem was that airbag sensor in passenger set needed to be replaced at price of $800. Further that the problem was that the air bag sensor, which the service tech described as "pillow like, " probably had a kink in it. There was a recall (NHTSA campaign number 10V105000), however, both baview Cadillac and GM recall center advised that my vehicle was not included. I spoke to GM recall center and was assigned case number 71-1494438978. I was told that GM would offer no relief on repair cost. I cannot afford to spend $800 on a non mechanical, warning light issue. I will most likely attempt to disable the warning light. I was told by both local and central GM/Cadillac personnel that the airbag is still operative despite the malfunctioning warning light. Because NHTSA public info does not provide VIN #'s, rather the term "certain model year 2005-2007 Cadillac Cts vehicles, " I must depend on GM's honesty... which I do. My reason for registering an official complaint is to alert NHTSA that additional vehicles may be involved.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #50

Jun 182015

CTS

  • 107,245 miles
My airbag light came on today. After doing research I learned that there is a recall on the front passenger seat sensor which may be the cause of the problem. Am I responsible for the repairs although there is a recall ?

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #49

Jun 102015

CTS

  • 104,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. Immediately after the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 104,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #48

Feb 022009

CTS

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. While operating the vehicle, the air bag sensor and battery sensor lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to determine the cause of the failures. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Moss Point, MS, USA

problem #47

Jun 162011

CTS 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
I was number 6 of persons to have a severe rollover wreck in the same spot. In a curve, my right front tire caught T the lip of a 3 foot deep concrete culvert in a driveway. It was 9 inches from the road edge. It flipped over front to on roof. I was trapped in car.my front airbag partially opened but not enough to keep my face and chest area from hitting and breaking the steering wheel. No other of 7 airbags deployed at all. Every window, including sunroof was totally broken out. Both front seats were crushed into the floor and too hot to touch.. since it occurred in the country, I was saved by the neighbors calling for help.onstar failed to notify anyone and the fire/emt man said car was 5 minutes away from going up in flames. My implants were both ruptured by hitting steering wheel and face cut up and bruised by glass and lack of full employment by driver airbag. I have photos showing car and airbag. The airbag was pristine clean with 2 large torn holes. No smoke or dust off any type. I still haven't driven in 21/2 years. Please give me your opinion. Thank you.

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #46

Jul 012012

CTS

  • miles
The contact owned a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph during inclement weather, the contact crashed the vehicle into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained spine injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V394000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was unknown.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #45

Oct 102014

CTS

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that while driving at a low speeds, the ABS warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician stated that the air bag mat sensor in the passenger side seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- Copperas Cove, TX, USA

problem #44

Jan 242015

CTS 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the air bags warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 04/08/15 the consumer was advised the vehicle was not included in the recall but, does experience the same failure as described. Updated 11/4/15

- Surprise , AZ, USA

problem #43

Nov 052008

CTS

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 10V644000 (air bags). The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the failure previously occurred and the dealer reset the air bag light; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

problem #42

Aug 072014

CTS

  • 127,600 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated the passenger side service air bag sensor illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed the air bag sensor needed to be examined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 127,600.

- Stone Mountian, GA, USA

problem #41

Oct 042014

CTS

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V394000 (electrical system). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

- Lyle, WA, USA

problem #40

Sep 012014

CTS

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The dealer stated that the seat cushion needed to be replaced on the bottom portion of the seat due to a faulty air bag sensor. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V644000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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