NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,762 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Cadillac CTS brakes problems

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2005 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #7

May 072014

CTS 6-cyl

  • miles


2005 Cadillac Cts. Consumer writes in regards to brake system repair issues. The consumer stated the brake failed and essentially she lost control of the vehicle, hit a guardrail and another vehicle after bouncing off the guardrail. Prior to the accident, work was performed on the ABS dash light, several times.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #6

Mar 162013

CTS 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes failed without warning. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that both front brake hose assemblies needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V105000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 140,000.

- Johnson City , TN, USA

problem #5

Oct 242010

CTS 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Cadillac 2005 Cts / when in a sharp turn will not stop slides into what ever will stop the car- seems like front brakes become disconnected, its going to kill me soon if I can't stop making a turn.

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 212010

CTS 8-cyl

  • 53,000 miles


While applying the brakes from highway speed, both front brake hoses ruptured. Brake fluid was lost and braking was obviously diminished a great deal.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #3

Jun 132009


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. While driving at speeds of 20 mph on wet road conditions, the brakes would not engage when depressed. The vehicle proceeded to crash into a vehicle ahead of him. One injury was reported at the scene and a police report was filed accordingly. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility where the contact was awaiting an assessment of the damages. The failure and current mileages were 70,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

May 182010

CTS 6-cyl

  • 53,335 miles
I was driving to work this morning and I lost complete brake pressure in my 2005 Cadillac Cts. I was able to stop just before I rear ended the car in front of me by continuing to push down hard on the brake pedal. I tried to pump the brakes and the pressure would not come back. I immediately took my car to the local Firestone who told me that the brake lines had corroded and needed to be replaced by the dealership. I took my car to the local Cadillac dealership who will be replacing all the brake lines in my car because they are all corroded. At least 2 of the brake lines are so corroded that they are leaking.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 242008


  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts which was purchased in 2004. He heard a slight grinding noise coming from the vehicle for eight months. The dealer could not duplicate the problem. On a separate occasion, he heard a grinding noise coming from the braking system. Upon further investigation he found the rotors had ground into the brakes and pads which caused severe damage. The manufacturer stated there was nothing they could do to assist him. The failure mileage was 24,000 and the current mileage was 34,000.

- West Covina, CA, USA

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