NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Tail Lights Problems


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

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2003 Cadillac CTS lights problems

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2003 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 202008


  • miles


We have work on this type of cars before and it seems to be that there's a problem with the tail lights. I believe they were made to weak.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #2

May 012004

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
The clear back lens of the 2003 Cts is full of condensation and water. Took it to the car dealer in new rochell. They drill Pilot holes to allow for the water to drain, this did not resolve the problem. I still have plenty of condensation in the back clear white lens in the back trunk. What should I do.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 132004

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The consumer managed to restart the vehicle. There was a loud noise inside of the vehicle, rough jerks at shifts, vibration at mid to high speeds, loud noise from back tires when riding over bumps, burning smell from under the hood along with smoking, water in the tail light, black exhaust dust/dirt in the tail pipe, the engine would shake. The jerking was as if the brakes were applied while in drive.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

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