NHTSA — Power Train Problems

2006 Cadillac CTS (Page 2 of 2)


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,033 miles

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2006 Cadillac CTS drivetrain problems

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2006 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Jan 012010


  • 31,250 miles


2006 Cadillac Cts-V differential problem.

- West Linn Oregon, OR, USA

problem #3

Nov 022008


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. While driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions, the contact heard a loud grinding noise when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they stated that the failure was related to the rear axle pinion. The seal and fluid were replaced in the vehicle. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V589000 (power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal). The vehicle was repaired, but the failure still persists. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on five separate occasions for identical failures, but there were no resolutions. The failure mileage was 20,000 and current mileage was 45,000.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 102008


  • 15,545 miles
Four (4) attempts to correct drive train issues (limited slip differential).

- Glenshaw, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 272006

CTS 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,487 miles
1. was driving my black 2006 Cts V with 1,486 miles on it home from getting food when it stopped working. I turned the car off and tried to make it go. It wouldn't go. Had the car towed to crestview Cadillac. 2. the dealer said that my rear differential failed. They claim that I must have been drag racing the car which I have never done even once. They claim to have found traction compound and they are telling me that my tires are near bald. 3. dealer would not warranty the car. They had to replace the rear differential and the right axle.

- Walnut, CA, USA

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