Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,550 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.

2004 Cadillac XLR drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Cadillac XLR:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Cadillac XLR Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 302013

XLR 8-cyl

  • 42,500 miles


Parked in a parking lot & placed it in park. Upon returning I started the car & placed it in drive. I took foot off brake & car moved rearward. Put car in neutral & car moved rearward. I tried all gears including park & car moved rearward, turned car off. Car would not restart because it was not in park. Because car was not in park all electrical accessories would not turn off & battery went dead, doors or windows would not open because all are operated electrically. Fortunately the battery died on route to dealership on tow truck. The shift cable was found to be broke. I looked on the web site Xlr net & this is not an uncommon problem and appears in several forums. If there had been a car behind me I certainly would have hit it. One guy on the forum parked his car put in park & when he turned back the car was rolling down a hill. Since there was little change in Xlr design over the years I would suspect all model years through 2009 are affected.a very unsafe condition! this should not have occurred on a low mileage well maintained vehicle.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 242011

XLR 8-cyl

  • 60,599 miles
8/24/11 - vehicle stuck in reverse. Would not go into any other gear. Dealer found shift cable broken. - 09/19/13-parked waiting on a family member. Had the vechile in park (so I thought). When I was ready to leave the car would not go into any gear. Dealer found shift cable broke.

- Victoria, TX, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?