NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,264 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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2007 Cadillac STS brakes problems

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2007 Cadillac STS Owner Comments

problem #5

May 012014


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Sts. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 50 mph, the stability system active warning light illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. In addition, the vehicle independently decelerated. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the rear passenger side wheel speed sensor and various wires needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Marengo, IL, USA

problem #4

Jan 152009


  • 19,820 miles
Making a right turn onto a road from a stopped position results in activation of stability control and complete loss of power for 1-2 seconds. Without any change in pressure on the accelerator, the vehicle speeds up. This has happened repeatedly.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 232008


  • miles
About 30% of the time I am making a hard right turn, the vehicle stability system kicks in on my car. This happens on dry pavement. The car slows and there is no acceleration for about 2 seconds.

- Solon, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 011973


  • 1,000 miles
There actually is no incident yet. The date is bogus so I can process this. My car is equipped with cadilllac's stabilitrak system. Approximately 80% of the time when making right hand turns only the system engages. Approximately 50% the car decelerates. When trying to make a right hand turn into traffic this is a dangerous situation. When I am trying to turn and join traffic and the car decelerates I am liable to be hit one day. I can be starting from a complete stop or I can even be rolling through a green line and this system will engage, but only in right hand turns.

- Freeport , NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 132008


  • 20,500 miles
I was leaving greenville, S.C.and the left side brakes lock and pulled me into the left lane of traffic and I took my foot off the gas and the car free rolled for a short distance while I got back in my lane. I reapplied the gas and got back up to twenty-five mph and the right side brakes locked. I was only going approximately twenty five mph when all of this occurred. I stopped in the emergency lane and got out of the car. I saw nothing visibly wrong and started up the emergency lane and the brakes continued to lock as I was going up the emergency lane. I got the car to the first exit and took that exit. I parked the car in a private business and had it towed from there.

- Irmo, SC, USA

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