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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,013 miles

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2007 Cadillac CTS electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

Jul 252016

CTS

  • miles

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

While vehicle is running the radio turns off and on intermittently stationary or moving. The vehicles while driving shut down while driving. The car sometimes won't start when turning on the ignition switch. Airbag lights is on and check voltage light are registering while stationary or driving. The plugs, alternator and core pack was replaced hoping to resolve the issue. Took vehicle to the Cadillac dealership but they denied me any service under the recall problems I was experiencing. There position is the recall is VIN. Specific.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #28

Jan 222016

CTS

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Cadillac Cts. While driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle independently surged at a high rate of speed while making a left turn to go into the oppposite direction. The contact applied extreme force to the brake pedal, but the vehicle continued at a high rate of speed and crashed into a tree. The front driver and passenger side air bags deployed. The driver sustained head and neck injuries as well as pains to the right hand and arm. The crash caused an elevation in blood pressure that required medical treatment. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed, towed, and inspected by the insurance company's repair shop and the manufacturer who stated that there was no failure. The contact was unable to determine what caused the vehicle to surge at a high rate of speed. The brakes did not prevent the crash. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V394000 (electrical system) and 10V105000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #27

Jan 122015

CTS

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. While driving at 60 mph, the key came out the ignition. The dealer performed a repair, but it did not resolve the issue with the ignition and the air bag warning light began illuminating since the repair. The engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was diagnosed by an independent mechanic who stated that the timing chain needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,000.

- Middletown, PA, USA

problem #26

Jul 102015

CTS

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact received notification of 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #25

Apr 012015

CTS

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. While driving at 55 mph, the vehicle stalled and the service theft system warning light illuminated. The vehicle restarted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine control module needed to be replaced. The module was replaced but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and it was determined that the ignition failed. The contact was informed by the dealer that their vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V394000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Inez, KY, USA

problem #24

Feb 042015

CTS

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V394000 (electrical system); however, on the way home, the instrument panel momentarily flickered. The contact drove over a bump on the road and the vehicle stalled. The key would get stuck inside the ignition intermittently. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The technician replaced an unknown component on the ignition switch at the owner's expense. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 83,000.

- Trenton, NJ, USA

problem #23

Feb 022015

CTS

  • 86,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle resumed normal operation after restarting. The failure recurred on a separate occasion and was towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The contact was uncertain of the repair that was performed on the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

- Trenton, NJ, USA

problem #22

Apr 182014

CTS 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
I was driving down a major highway with my 2 small children with the ac on when all of a sudden all the gauges in the car dropped to zero and the car inside became very hot and the steering wheel tightened up. I immediately gripped the wheel as tight as I could and moved to the side of the highway. I thought we were going to crash. I had no control over the vehicle, it was shutting itself down while I was driving. When I pulled over I had to force it into park. This is an extreme safety issue, we could have been hit and killed by another car. It happened so fast. Another incident that occurred today was that I parked in my driveway and tried to turn my car off and the key would not move or come out of the ignition switch. The car ran for a while and than shut off, but the headlights lights were blinking very fast and did that until the battery died and the key is still stuck in the ignition and will not come out. This is not the first time this has happened. Usually the key will come out after multiple attempts, but I have had to replace 4 batteries from the time I purchased this vehicle in March of last year until now. I will never buy a Cadillac vehicle again.

- Tulia, TX, USA

problem #21

Jan 012015

CTS 8-cyl

  • miles
2007 Cadillac dts. Consumer wrote in on behalf of her mother. Complains about the ignition switch and the recall the consumer stated the ignition switch was not replaced. Only a modification to the key and ring was done.

- Paramus, NJ, USA

problem #20

Nov 262014

CTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Port Tobacco, MD, USA

problem #19

Nov 262014

CTS

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Port Tobacco, MD, USA

problem #18

Nov 182014

CTS 8-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
A recall has been issued by GM for 2004-2007 Cadillac Cts-V cars concerning the fuel pump module and the electrical connector melting a hole and allowing for a fuel leak. See GM recall: N140405 I have verified that my car uses the exact same fuel pump that is in all the recalled cars. The same pump would then require the use of the same style connector that is prone to melting and spilling fuel. I would like my fuel pump to be repaired just as all the other 2004-2007 Cts-V's. this is a significant concern for safety.

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #17

Oct 282014

CTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V394000 (electrical system); however, the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to advise when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Wilmington , MA, USA

problem #16

Aug 082014

CTS 6-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
Main electrical board or main computer board for vehicle working improper.

- San Benito, TX, USA

problem #15

Oct 012014

CTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V394000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #14

Sep 232014

CTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact received a second recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V394000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available. The contact called the dealer to schedule a repair appointment, but the dealer did not know when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified, but no solution was offered. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Maryville, IL, USA

problem #13

Oct 012014

CTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V394000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Wynder, GA, USA

problem #12

Sep 192014

CTS

  • 114,000 miles
On Friday September 19, 2014 I received a recall (14172) letter from GM. The notice states "parts are now available to repair your vehicle" relating to safety and the ignition key. In addition I am instructed to call my "Cadillac dealership as soon as possible" to schedule a service to fix the problem. I called two dealerships on September 22, 2014, close to where I live and both reported that they had no parts and did not know when they would have them!!!! I am extremely upset and frustrated as my livelihood depends upon using this car and I had no idea that Cadillac was involved in this "key" recall. I mean isn't Cadillac supposed to be GM's higher quality car"?"

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #11

Sep 202014

CTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V394000 (electrical system). However, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the part to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cary , IL, USA

problem #10

Sep 222014

CTS 6-cyl

  • miles
Cadillac sent out a recall...the dealer unable to repair.." no parts available".

- Marathon, WI, USA

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