NHTSA — Steering: Linkages: Tie Rod Assembly Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,000 miles

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2003 Cadillac CTS steering problems

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2003 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012009


  • 54,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Cts which was purchased in May 2009. The right front tire rod fell off of the vehicle while driving out of a parking space. The vehicle was towed to the dealer; however, the repair parts were not available. The manufacturer stated that they are not liable for the failure. The manufacturer offered $100 off of the next routine service appointment. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were approximately 54,000.

- Delavan, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 032008

CTS 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Cts. While the contact was attempting to back his vehicle out of his driveway at a low speed, he noticed that the driver's side outer tie rod had completely detached from the vehicle. The failure damaged the inner tie rod. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the inner and outer tie rods were replaced. The contact did not notice any differences beforehand. The current and failure mileages were 68,000. Updated 10/16/08 updated 10/21/08.

- Merryville, MO, USA

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