NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,667 miles

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2006 Cadillac CTS transmission problems

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2006 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 222011


  • 120,000 miles


Transmission failure due to faulty transcooler inside the radiator result in replacing transmission radiator and fluids.

- New Brunswick:Moncton, 00, USA

problem #2

Jan 252007


  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The vehicle experienced transmission fluid leaks on a frequent basis. The rear differential pinion seal was replaced three times at the dealership. Two of the repairs were covered by recall 07V589000 (power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal) and the third time the repair was performed at the expense of the contact. She called the manufacturer who advised her to take the vehicle into the dealership. The vehicle identification number was unavailable at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 76,000. Updated 05/11/10.

- Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 172008


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. While driving 60 mph at night, the vehicle shut off and lost total power. When the failure occurred, the vehicle continued to roll as if it were in neutral. There were no warning indicators prior to the failure. The contact feels that this is a safety hazard because it could have resulted in a serious crash. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice for repair for the same failure in feburary of 2008 and June 17, 2008. The first time the cause of the failure was identified as a glitch with the computer switch that controls the transmission. At the second visit, the shop explained that they could not identify the failure. It would have to recur in order for them to diagnose the failure properly. The current and failure mileages were 43,000.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

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