NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Brake Lights Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
117,023 miles

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2005 Cadillac CTS lights problems

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2005 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #3

May 052016


  • 204,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the brake lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing, but the cause of the failure could not be identified. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 204,000. The VIN was not available.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 132009


  • 57,068 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. While reversing at a speed of 3-4 mph, the contact was advised that the third brake light had failed. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and she was advised that the entire brake light component would need replacing. The mechanic also replaced another brake light bulb. There were no further repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 57,068 and the current mileage was 59,100.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 012009


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The left and the rear brake lights are inoperative. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. However the technicians could not identify the cause of the failure, therefore they could not provide a remedy. The failure mileage was 90,000. The current mileage was 103,565

- Lathorp, CA, USA

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