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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Cadillac CTS brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #3

May 272016


  • 46,500 miles


While driving suddenly I lost power steering, ABS, power brakes, stability control, traction control. Parking assist and all wheel drive. Car was in motion on a city street. I was able to safely stop the car.all the proper warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. I was close to home so I returned home with no power steering or power brakes.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 042014

CTS 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
While driving car jumps out of gear causing rapid deceleration, loss of traction control, stability control, power steering, and brakes. When this happens the instrument cluster looses any indication of gear selection, and car must be shut off and restarted several times to regain controls once parked. GM/Cadillac is aware of the issue since they have a tsb relating to the fault code, but no recall, even though this is a severe safety concern. It has happened several times at multiple speeds highest of which was about 45-50 so far. Have had into shop 4 times. They have replaced a detent, which did not fix the problem, and internal mode switch twice within approx. 2-3 weeks apart neither time has fixed the issue. Now they are wanting to replace the transmission control module, which I have not had done yet since I am not confident in their ability to correct the issue and the cost is well over a $1000. Currently looking into legal recourse, since I have a vehicle that is pretty much a lemon and not safe to drive my children in. Cadillac has refused to grant a goodwill repair even though the issue was addressed 3 times under the cpo warranty. I have been looking online and have seen several recalls for similar issues but different model years. Not sure how rapid deceleration, loss of power steering and braking does not qualify as a recall necessity.

- Oscoda, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 292014


  • 70,000 miles
Indicator light came and had a notification that a loss of power would happen. Just barely limped home.

- Dunnellon, FL, USA

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