2014 Cadillac CTS electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,884 miles

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2014 Cadillac CTS electrical problems

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2014 Cadillac CTS Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 202015


  • 17,243 miles


2 starters failed within 17,500 miles. Second starter failed within 1,000 miles. 10/18/2015 car parked in parking lot. Would not start. Towed to dealer - diagnosed as starter (mileage 16,264). 11/20/2015 car parked in gas station. Would not start. Towed to dealer - diagnosed with same problem as 10/19/2015 - starter issue (mileage 17,243).

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #5

Apr 172014


  • 23,962 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated the ingintion switch had issues turning on while the vehicle was in park. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not provided. The failure mileage was 23,962.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 062014

CTS 6-cyl

  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start when the ignition switch was turned. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to find a failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100. Updated 3/31/15

- Killen, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 272015


  • 18,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Cadillac Cts. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning causing the contact to crash into a curb. The contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to the body shop. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 18,000.

- Laplata, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 032014

CTS 6-cyl

  • miles
2014 Cadillac Cts recalled for ignition problem. Customer is dissatisfied with recall remedy..

- Byhalia, MS, USA

problem #1

Apr 272014

CTS 6-cyl

  • miles
I was driving a 2014 Cadillac Cts on 04/27/14, in fremont, ca. Vehicle configuration: 2014 Cts 3.6L rwd performance. VIN, to the best of my knowledge: 1G6as5S39E0[xxx] the incident occurred at approximately 11am. The planned travel route was as follows: Fremont Cadillac, 5939 automall pkwy, fremont, ca ||| nw on boyce road ||| N on stevenson blvd ||| interstate-880S ||| exit automall pkwy ||| fremont Cadillac. I traveled North on stevenson blvd and then headed for the onramp for interstate 880-South. When I approached the freeway onramp I noticed, all of a sudden, a delay between pedal application and power. I demonstrated this to my passenger twice over, by gently letting off the gas and applying it again... at which point the vehicle's check engine light came on, accompanied with a loss of traction control and stability control, reduced engine power, and shuddering during gear shifts. The vehicle was traveling approximately 40mph at the time. Aside from the aforementioned issues, no other problems with the vehicle were observed. I only traveled two miles before experiencing these issues. As this was a brand new car on a test drive, it obviously had very few miles on the odometer. Upon returning to the car dealership, the sales associates pulled the car back onto the sales lot, moved other new cars out of the way, and parked the car amongst other new vehicles for sale. The vehicle was most certainly not pulled into the service drive. Needless to say, this is unsettling news. I have no faith that the vehicle was properly inspected, nor do I have faith that the dealership will responsibly handle this matter. It is my recommendation that GM withdraws this vehicle from dealer inventory and performs an independent assessment of the vehicle. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Hayward, CA, USA

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