NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
224,546 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 miscellaneous problems

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2006 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 192016


  • 100,000 miles


While returning from a trip, the engine shut off and all the power in the car was gone, while driving (in motion). We had been driving approximately 1.5hrs. We were going about 65mph, when the radio and ac went off. There was a message that said something about "battery reserve" ("???") I turned the radio and air back on. Immediately after, "service brake assist" message, then entire dashboard (including speedometer) goes dead. Car shuts off and immediately decelerates. Fortunately, we were in the slow lane already and could get out of quickly moving traffic (and the cars behind us could swerve into the other lane to avoid hitting us). On the side of the road, all power was still lost and could not remove the key from ignition. Attempted to "jump off", which restored power to remove the key. But vehicle would not start and ultimately had it towed. Dealer said motor was locked but didn't know (or immediately care) why. After I prodded the service manager, the technician called to say it was the alternator belt that was locked, causing the motor to be locked. With all of the ignition switch issues that I have read about the last 2 days, I am concerned that neither of those are the cause, but a result. My key "fix" lasted about 2 days. Although mentioned, the key was not "fixed" on the next visit.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #4

Jul 262015


  • 922,730 miles
On 07/26/2015 went to start car. It started ok, but then there was no power to dash non on my indicators came on, when I went to put the car in drive the gear shift would not move. So I went to turn the car off, at this point the key would not turn all the way to full off position and is stuck in the ignition, all night. This of course means the alarm would not go on. So key stuck in ignition, no alarm, no dash power. This of course by morning had killed a new battery of only 5 days old.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #3

May 162014


  • miles
I am reporting that I had an incident with my key being stuck in the ignition, the key could not be removed from the ignition.the car was taken to the dealer who said it was a computer problem. A refurbished part was used to replace the part in the ECM. It cost $791. 19 to correct the situation, within 5 days it happened again. The part was deemed faulty and replaced. Please review and determine if my car should have been on the recall list. Thanks.

- Saint Helena Island, SC, USA

problem #2

Jun 112014


  • miles
Vehicle stopped twice on me without warning security light came on it stop while I driving I was turning and hit a hole in road.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 012011


  • 100,000 miles
The service air bag light came on and has deactivated the passenger side air bag. The problem is being caused by the passenger seat sensor. This is the same issue that is already on the recall for 2005-2007 Cadillac Cts, but according to the Cadillac dealer, the recall does not involve my VIN. I suggest that the nhsta review the recall and add all 2005 - 2007 Cadillac Cts vehicles that display the air bag error be included on the recall.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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