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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,767 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.

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2013 Cadillac XTS brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Cadillac XTS Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 242016


  • miles


Cadillac Xts limousine with 2,800 miles. When driving a knocking noise can be heard coming from somewhere in front end. The noise is more noticeable making turns, hitting the smallest bumps in the road, and very noticeable when easing over a train track at 2mph.

- Gadsden, AL, USA

problem #2

Aug 082014

XTS 6-cyl

  • 13,300 miles
When applying the brakes, the brake lights do not come on. I was told by many people that the brake lights does not work.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 052013


  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Cadillac Xts. The contact stated that the brakes would exhibit a loud, squeaking noise sporadically when applied. The contact had also experienced hesitation when attempting to accelerate. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V116000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and had experienced the brakes continuously exhibiting a loud noise prior to the recall notice being received. The contact was scheduled to have the vehicle inspected, diagnosed and repaired by an authorized dealer for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 7000.

- Tacoma, WI, USA

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