NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,574 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 STS brakes problems

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2006 Cadillac STS Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 072014


  • 103,723 miles


4/14 - car was shutting off intermittently, pulled over in hotel parking lot and a gentlemen came up to car to tell me that it was smoking, got out and there was a fire at the rear of the car. Ran into hotel and got fire extinguisher to put it out, had towed to repair shop. There determined that the terminal on the top of the fuel pump over heated and melted a hole in the top of the pump, causing fuel to leak out and catch fire -$6000 worth of damage, only used parts available to fix car. 8/14 recall was released about fuel module and harness. 6/15 - called dealer about unrelated issue (door lock), VIN# was ran and was told parts were available to fix recall. I mentioned I did not receive the letter that parts were available and was told dealer had to order them, 4 days later parts came in and work was scheduled. Car was there for 10 days "having trouble getting parts". when car was picked up the fuel gauge was now off only reading 3/4 when full and check engine light on. Told harness is not available to finish recall and it will take care of both problems. This safety recall is beyond a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer should not have torn into car if all parts were not available. Car is due for inspection 9/15 and as it currently stands it will not pass inspection due to the check engine light being on and now the gas gauge does not read at all. This has been a huge inconvenience and am very displeased with the lack of support from Cadillac and the dealership. I now have a vehicle that I can not get parts to fix recall, will not pass inspection, and I can not sell it or trade it in.

- Spring Grove, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 182015


  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Sts. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle anti-theft system and the brakes seized without warning causing the vehicle to stall. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 119,000.

- Lawerence, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 172012

STS 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Car (2006 Cadillac Sts) was being driven, three occupants in vehicle, when brakes were applied. Brake pedal became soft and went to the floor upon braking for an intersection. Through pumping the brakes, car was able to be stopped. The brake warning light came on. Car was limped home at approximately 15 mph. Tow service was called and car was taken to dealership from which it was purchased (a non Cadillac dealership). That dealership checked the issue and stated that all four metal brake lines were severely corroded. The car was then sent to the local Cadillac dealership, which also stated that all four metal brake lines had corroded to the point to where they were all leaking. The background on the car is that we are the second owner. It was purchased seven months ago (Feb. 2012) from the used car inventory of a local Toyota dealership. The car was a local trade-in. The area that the car has been in since new is the piedmont area of South Carolina, 70 miles from the coast, an area with mild winters (rare to get snow or ice). Concern is the complete, simultaneous failure of all four metal brake lines in a car that is less than 6 years old, which has resided in a mild climate. As of this writing, the brake lines have not been repaired/replaced; currently trying to work to resolve this issue with all parties involved.

- Latta, SC, USA

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