NHTSA — Suspension: Automatic Stability Control (Asc) Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 miles

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2003 Cadillac CTS suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 212006

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving at 70 mph, the stability control malfunctioned, deactivated the cruise control and jerked the vehicle to the left and right. This has occurred on 30 separate occasions at various speeds and intermittently without the cruise control activated. The service dealer was unable to recreate the malfunction. The manufacturer was notified. The dealership was able to duplicate the problem, however the problem returned several days later. Updated 09/19/06.

- Cooleemee, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 012003

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The 2003 Cts is equipped with stability system. Seems that the stability system can fail whereas it engages at high speed and momentarly applies braking to one wheel. Dealer (mcginnis Cadillac) stated it wasn't possible, bit discovered during atest drive that it was indeed. After a week of trial and error they discovered a bad sensor in the wheel. Imagine traveling at 70mph and having one wheel momentarly lock up due to an onboard system. Has the potential of dragging the car out of it's lane, perhaps even under a large freight truck. Perhaps flipping the car as well.

- Houston, TX, USA

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