NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,900 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Cadillac STS engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2006 Cadillac STS:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2006 Cadillac STS Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 082016

STS 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Sts. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, a strong burning odor emitted inside of the vehicle. In addition, drops of oil were visible on the ground. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front passenger's side axle seal fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000......updated 03/15/16 updated 03/17/16.

- Laurelville, OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 232015

STS 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns 2006 Cadillac Sts. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V542000 (fuel system, gasoline) and stated that the parts were unavailable. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available to service the vehicle under the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the issue and stated that they were also uncertain when the parts would become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 8/27/15 the consumer stated the check engine light illuminated. Updated 09/08/15

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 262014

STS 6-cyl

  • 67,500 miles
The vehicle caught fire without cause at a walmart parking lot. When I came out of the store my car was on fire. The fire started in the door panel of the drivers side. I have no idea what caused the fire. Sterling heights fire dept was on the seen and put the fire out. My car was totaled.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #2

May 142010

STS 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
Catalytic converter failed at approximately 83,000 miles. Check engine light comes on and the manufacturer and the dealer replaced the converter. At 93,000 miles, received check engine light warning again and the code indicates that the catalytic converter is a problem. The side affect is that the car lacks power when having a need accelerate. GM has recalled the 2005 converter, but not the 2006.

- Clarkston, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 032009


  • miles
2006 Cadillac cts - check engine light has been on for 2 years; car has been stalling and/or failing to start when weather is called since March, 2007.

- Little Neck, , NY, USA

Not what you are looking for?