NHTSA — Steering: Rack And Pinion Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,540 miles

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2005 Cadillac CTS steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 122010

CTS 6-cyl

  • 71,080 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph another vehicle crashed into the driver side and the air bags failed to deploy. The driver side had extensive damages to the door and was not drivable. The contact sustained traumatic brain injury. A police report was filed. The vehicle was repaired by the manufacturer and the insurance company was notified. The vehicle continues to have air bag failure. In addition, the rack and pinion rod was defective and had to be repaired twice. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 71,080 and the current mileage was 103,000. Updated 9/26/12 updated 09/27/12

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 232008


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The contact noticed a leak on his garage floor underneath the vehicle. He stated that the leak was coming from the rear pinion seal and took the vehicle to the dealer. The vehicle was diagnosed and the contact was informed that there was a recall for that same defect; however, his VIN was not included. The vehicle could not be repaired for free. The contact had the vehicle repaired. The recall number was unknown. The failure mileage was 58,000 and current mileage was 59,000.

- Zeeland, MI, USA

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