NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System: Radiator Assembly Problems


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2003 Cadillac CTS cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012011


  • miles


2003 cadilac Cts. Consumer writes in regards to problems with brake system the consumer stated the metal brake line had to be replaced, due to severe corrosion. The consumer stated he received a recall letter two days later. Also, the struts, three wheel bearings, radiator, transmission cooler line also had to be replaced due to corrosion. The cruise control and gas tank, which was leaking had to replaced.

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 212005


  • miles
2003 Cadillac Cts, no sevice lights on, when stopped at light, smoke coming from under the hood, then smoke inside of the car. Turned off engine and assistance opened the hood, flame under hood and smoke from fire near battery. Was told that pvc valve burst under pressure from cold outside temperatures, caused oil to spray over engine and under hood and because engine was hot from use, caused it to ignite. Also told that this was the 3-4th car reported last week to one dealership with same problem. Not sure what repairs were done, car is repaired today.

- W. Bloomfield, MI, USA

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