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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 miles

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2005 Cadillac STS electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Cadillac STS Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 242006

STS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving at 45 mph smoke was detected inside the vehicle. Fifteen minutes later the vehicle was engulfed with smoke. The occupants got out of the vehicle. After a few minutes they got back in the vehicle and drove it home. The vehicle was taken to a dealership the following morning, diagnostics test were performed on the vehicle. The problem was the wiring and the module under the seat had melted. The repairs have been made. The manufacturer has been notified. The consumer was told the wiring was routed incorrectly updated 03/17/06.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

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