NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,196 miles

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2005 Cadillac CTS fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 292014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was not able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump discharged into the engine, which caused the oil and engine bearings to seize. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V394000 (electrical system), and 14V542000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Piney Flats , TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 212013


  • 48,392 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the lights on the instrumental panel became abnormally dark, the fuel gauge failed to read the fuel level and the key could not be released from the ignition. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who inspected the vehicle and advised the contact that the security system failed and could possibly cause the vehicle to stall. The manufacturer was also contacted and advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 06V020000 (fuel system, gasoline) the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 48,392.

- Princeton, NC, USA

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