2013 Cadillac CTS suspension NHTSA complaints: Suspension

NHTSA — Suspension Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,502 miles

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2013 Cadillac CTS suspension problems

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2013 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 302014

CTS 6-cyl

  • 27,000 miles


At 27K miles our 2013 Cts premium model developed a unique natural characteristic, the front wheels bind when turning. This natural characteristic is labeled as (stick/ slip) when making a right hand turn out onto a busy road I was almost broadsided by an oncoming dump truck and car. I pulled out onto the road and the car began to (stick and slip) hindering its forward movement. Had the left lane not been open for the oncoming traffic to swerve around me, I probably would not be writing this. The certified service tech at the dealership said the front wheels were binding. GM engineers said, " it is the natural characteristics of the car. The car is performing to GM standards. I was handed a NHTSA id #10043010 bulletin which specifically stated which cars and what suspension and tires could experience this. It also states this stick and slip condition would be noticed when the car steering is at full lock. No one makes a turn onto a road at full lock. My suspension is a FE5 with Goodyear Eagle rs tires. This suspension and tire combo is not part of this bulletin. If this is the natural characteristics of the car then why did it appear around 27K?" I believe this condition is very dangerous in spite of what GM claims. We are afraid to drive the car but have no choice because we can't afford to take a loss and purchase another model.

- Woodstown, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 042012


  • 5 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Cadillac Cts. The contact was driving approximately 20 mph when the vehicle began to veer to the right independently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three times. A four wheel alignment was performed twice by the dealer. On a separate occasion, a third wheel alignment was performed by an independent mechanic and the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was not recently repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 5.

- Bronx, NY, USA

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