NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,858 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 engine problems

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2006 Cadillac STS Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 092015


  • 111,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Sts. The contact stated that while accelerating, the vehicle jerked forward and stopped after reaching 35 mph. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician informed the contact that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 111,000.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #4

Feb 132014

STS 6-cyl

  • miles
1) on interstate I-495 long island expwy, car moving slow came from on ramp straight across to middle lane. Went to accelerate to pass in left lane and engine stopped. Putted on emergency flashers and was able to pull into hov shoulder and restart engine. 2) on northern state pkwy (2 lanes only) on long island, NY and was in right lane- saw oncoming traffic merging ahead and went to give gas to move over to left lane and engine stopped. Again- moved to shoulder, restarted engine. 3) was doing 65 on njtpke I-95N in left lane between cars and trucks on right. Engine stopped (no acceleration- just straight driving). I was between vehicles and no place to pull over- put car into N and restarted and back to drive. This happened again- did same thing. When it was clear- pulled over to right shoulder- turned car off and restarted and continued trip. ** could this be part of the recent recall on caddys 2005-11 but did not include Sts's"??" just for the record- have new air filter and sprayed both the maf and throttle body valve with correct cleaners- recently- after seeing a video on caddy complaint forum.

- Bellport, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 012012


  • 39,950 miles
Car lurched to left into oncoming lane, braking as it veered left. Had I been driving 70 on freeway, I believe there would have been a major accident.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 102008


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Sts. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning increasing in speed up to 80 mph. The contact was able to slow the vehicle down by applying the brakes when the failure occurred. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who informed the contact they've never heard of any vehicle accelerating. The dealer performed a diagnostic test and could not find a problem with the vehicle. After leaving the dealer the contact notice a recall via the interment regarding the vehicle speed control (06V007000). The VIN was not a part of the recall. The contact stated that the manufacturer should be responsible for the repairs since this was a known safety issue. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 232007

STS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,342 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Sts. While the contact's spouse attempted to park the vehicle with her foot on the brake pedal, the vehicle surged through the fence. She continued to depress the brake pedal and the vehicle finally stopped. The front grill and hood were damaged. The vehicle was driven to the dealer immediately for inspection. The dealer found nothing wrong with the vehicle. There were no injuries. The speed was unknown. The current mileage was 3,362 and failure mileage was 3,342.

- Pilesgrove, NJ, USA

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