NHTSA — Steering Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles

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2004 Cadillac CTS-V steering problems

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2004 Cadillac CTS-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 082012

CTS-V 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


I was traveling at night on I-95 in Florida at 70mph w/cruise control engaged. Vehicle suddenly fell out of 6th gear and engine over-revved to red-line causing engine to shut off completely (as it is designed to do) - resulting in sudden loss of vehicle speed, total loss of power steering and power brakes. I managed to guide vehicle safely to shoulder of road (only because traffic was light). I collected my thoughts and got vehicle re-started as normal. I continued on my trip but without using cruise control. Vehicle fell out of 6th gear several more times (and a countless number of times since the original incident), but I was able to prevent engine over-rev & shut-down by not using the cruise control feature. There is a transmission issue with this vehicle (see numerous internet complaints) and, given circumstances described above, I feel there should have been a safety recall on this vehicle a long time ago. Vehicle is equipped with a tremec T-56 manual transmission. Since first incident, I have taken vehicle to Cadillac dealerships. Some repairs were made, but none have solved the problem. Have also taken vehicle to authorized tremec service dealer - more repairs made. Problem still persists. Have scheduled another service repair visit to tremec dealer. Vehicle currently has 99,000 miles on it. Since vehicle is out of warranty, I have spent approximately $3,500 on this problem to date with no resolution to the problem.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

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