NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,667 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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2006 Cadillac CTS engine problems

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2006 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012013

CTS 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


I have read numerous complaints for the same issue I am reporting on the internet on various websites. The dealership mechanics can't determine the issues and something has to be done! the first time I experienced the problem I was slowly (less than 5mph) turning the steering wheel in the right direction into a parking space and the vehicle would not stop, it jumped the sidewalk, but stopped before hitting the building. I had the vehicle looked at by mechanics at the dealership and they were unable to replicate, but would guess manifold gasket, that?S a lot of money for a guess fix that may not resolve the problem. The issue has happened numerous times since; yesterday it happened while in reverse (turning wheel to the left under 5 mph) I thought I wasn't going to ever stop! forums.edmunds.com/discussion/comment/4050860 list a lot of people saying the same issue happened to them and the dealership mechanics have guessed fixes from wheel hubs to loose radiator hoses, but the problem continues after the guess fix. Until someone gets deathly injured behind this issue, I don't think Cadillac is taking it seriously. The other common problems traction engaging (light comes on) when making turns at higher speeds (over 5mph) may be related to this issue. This has happened with me and my family in the vehicle, everyone is aware of the issue, the dealership (which appears clueless as many others do) as well as a local reputable family owned auto mechanic business in my community. I need to know what it takes for this issue to be diagnosed and fixed, before something tragic happens to me. Thank you. 2006 cad Cts-frustrated owner (dealership has milked me dry and still experience same issues, already paid dealership in the last year: Passenger airbag light ($495) rear differential ($600+) and now possibly spending $600+ on a defect fix guess ? manifold ).

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 252013

CTS 6-cyl

  • miles
Driving on the freeway and the car just died on me in the middle of the highway. Had to get it towed to the shop found out it was the timing chain.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #1

Apr 152008

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Had used 1 qt oil in 5,000 miles on previus oil change and now has used 2.5 qts in 4,000 miles.

- Desplaines, IL, USA

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