NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems

2007 Cadillac CTS (Page 2 of 2)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,724 miles

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2007 Cadillac CTS brakes problems

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2007 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Dec 172009

CTS 6-cyl

  • 23,827 miles


When coming to a stop from a slow speed the vehicle would not stop. I experienced this on several occasions, usually when driving in a neighborhood or pulling into a parking stall. I noticed that it only occurred when driving under 10-15mph. It would feel as if my brakes were slipping. My car would continue to ease forward, the brake pedal would pulsate and my entire front deck of the car would shake. To remedy the problem I would be forced to either pump my brakes, immediately shift the vehicle into park position, or remove the car keys. Thankfully, there has not been any impact and no one has been injured. My vehicle was covered under a certified-preowned luxury warranty offered through General Motors. The local dealership serviced this car for this issue in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. All repairs would seem to temporarily mask the problem, but then it would reoccur. My warranty expired on may of 2013. In July 2013 I notified them that the brake issue was beginning again and at a higher frequency than before. The local dealership understood the history of the problem and was going to offer the repair out of good will even with the expired warranty because it's been a documented issue with my vehicle. The warranty should fix the problem, since it hasn't, in my opinion, it should be covered. However, their claim was denied by General Motors. General Motors is refusing to fix my vehicle unless I pay for approximately $600 of the cost. I cannot afford $600 and feel that this should be the expense of General Motors. I have 3 children and I work full time. This is a safety issue. I could drive into another car, oncoming traffic, a business establishment, a child. My vehicle should stop when the brake pedal is pressed immediately. I am highly dissatisfied with General Motors attention to this and am making all the necessary documentation to ensure that this is not ignored.

- Wailuku, HI, USA

problem #4

Apr 012013


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed, the front brake pulsated abnormally. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic for inspection. The front rotors were found to be worn and the rear axle seal was corroded. The front rotors were replaced but the rear axle seal was not replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000 and the approximate current mileage was 50,400.

- Cedar Rapids , IA, USA

problem #3

Jun 022012


  • 57,000 miles
Hello, I have had my brakes pulsate (with a grinding noise) then fail while making a hard right turn on several occasions since last summer. This only happens at slow speeds such as pulling into a parking spot.fortunately, I have not hit anything or anyone. I have had every recall fixed on my car up to date. I work next-door to a Cadillac dealership and john, my service writer told me there are no recalls or bulletins. I am very conscious about how and where I park. Please help get the word out to this problem. Throwing money at parts not needed to fix the problem is very expensive, as you can read on the forum from others like me. Its just a matter of time before someone gets hurt. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- New Haven, IN, USA

problem #2

Sep 052012

CTS 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
I purchased this car as a used vehicle from atlantic Cadillac in bay shore New York in April 2011. Several times since this purchase I have had trouble stopping.the brakes fail and service brake assist lights up on my dash. Also the ABS and the traction control symbols light up on the dash. I have had the car to the dealer several times for this problem. I am told they cannot duplicate the problem. This is no way to handle a brake situation. This is very dangerous. I had my daughter in the car this morning in the school parking lot. Which I might add was full of students and cars, busses. This problem must be addressed before someone is killed. As soon as this happened this mornning I called the dealer again only to be given the same response the problem cannot be duplicated. I was not happy with how I was being treated at atlantic Cadillac so the last few times I had problems I went to a dealer closer to my-home. King orouorke 756 smithtown bypass smithtown 631-724-4700. Updated 11/1/12 updated 11/1/2012

- East Setauket, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 012009

CTS 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
My car has been confirmed that the frontal sensor/control module does not work again. I had it once repaired due to a recall, I believe in 2009. Now in 2012, I am having another issue with the passenger airbag module, in which needs to be replaced (been confirmed by dealer). This part senses if the passenger is sitting in the car. The light is on telling me the passenger airbag needs service. My brakes are new and have been recently replaced, 2 months ago, but there is an issue with stepping on the brakes. When I do I slide and there is an increase in stopping distance. I almost crashed into an rv, slid 8 feet into an intersection because of this on-going issue. I was told by Cadillac dealer in bellingham, wa. The dealer didn't know why I was sliding but to be sure, it was best to change the brakes. Well, it is happening again. I am wondering if it is a recall. I can physically hear the brakes lock up, makes a grinding like noise, then slides forward. I am scared to drive the car. I am in Washington state & the car was purchased in Washington state, as well. Is it possible that more state can have the same issues related to the other states affected?

- Bellingham, WA, USA

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