NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,338 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.

2007 Cadillac STS electrical problems

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2007 Cadillac STS Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 192016


  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Sts. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was unable to restart. The contact observed an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed. The contact stated that the vehicle had a new starter and alternator. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #7

Mar 011016


  • 126,000 miles
Check engine light continues to illuminate even though I have changed both O2 sensors twice. Dealer keeps telling me I need another O2 sensor. Aldata shows a software upgrade is neede to correct the problem.

- Shaker Heights, OH, USA

problem #6

Jun 022014


  • 71,900 miles
Engine randomly stops running while car is going at high speeds or low speeds. Engine will restart and travel for various distances before occurring again. This problem has been reported on many 2007 Cadillac and GM has made a recall on all 2007 Cadillac except the Sts model ! it uses the same ignition switch as the other models. Very dangerous situation if another car is behind.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #5

Apr 052014

STS 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


On many occasions, my 2007 Cadillac Sts experienced the exact same ignition problem as other more popular models of the 2007 Cadillac. This problem causes the engine to suddenly quit while driving causing serious danger to being hit by the car behind me. It does not matter whether you are driving at 20 mph or 65 mph. It randomly causes the engine to die. An ignition recall has been issued on many (or all) models of the 2007 Cadillac except this Sts model. The dealer, thompson Cadillac, confirmed that it is the ignition problem. However, GM refuses to pay for repair. Can you assist me?

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 272006

STS 8-cyl

  • 27,908 miles
10/27/06 multiple warning lights & refusal to exceed 40mph, due to low voltage/low amps on battery causing communication errors w multi modules, new battery installed. Summers 2008 & 2010 refusal to turn over even w keyfob in slot, towed, new battery inst. Towed July 2011 for refusal to turn over or take jump, shop found normal battery & jump successful. New keyfob 9/14/11 @my request. Towed 2/27/12 for refusal to turn over or take jump, new battery installed, remotes reprogrammed. Towed 7/3/13 for refusal to turn over or take jump, new battery installed @my request. Towed 3/4/14 for refusal to turn over or take jump, ignition system & battery ok, no explanation. Three days ago refusal to turn over despite keyfob in hand, 2minutes later it started. Wonder if 2007 cad Sts shd be included in GM delphi system recall. Getting expensive.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #3

Apr 012008


  • 3,500 miles
2007 Cadillac Sts bought as a demo in Florida in April, with about 3,500 miles on it: I told the salesman that this was going to be used exclusively at my Connecticut address and I would be driving it there shortly after purchase. My complaints are first with the conditions of sale in Florida, and subsequently, with the failure to repair issues both in Florida and now Connecticut. I bought the vehicle with the agreement that it would be made ┐as new as possible.┐ this was to include a new battery (since it was dead in the showroom), the oil would be changed, and all the door and dash scuffs would be removed. The battery has finally been replaced here after failing twice, the scuffs they fixed in Florida keep coming right back on the doors and dash, and I just paid for the oil change that never took place for the sale. The day I drove the car off, the salesman indicated they ┐topped it off.┐ it was into service at least three times within the first weeks of ownership in Florida. It has already been in for service three days here in Connecticut, my last visit to service was for two days, and nothing was done or solved. The voice command system just doesn't work properly. It continues to hear me incorrectly, or hears/repeats me correctly but then does not do what it says. As you use the wheel button to progress through the six presets and go back to the first, it skips over the first and sometimes the second button. To make matters worse, the volume periodically takes off with increasing loudness uncontrollably. In any case, they tell me that corporate is aware of the voice problems and has been trying to come up with a software fix. To my thinking, this is an ┐07 and they haven┐T come up with a fix for it yet? if it hasn't been fixed yet, it is not going to happen late in ┐08 and they claim I am not alone with these issues!

- Unionville, CT, USA

problem #2

Dec 232007

STS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,100 miles
I have a 2007 Cadillac Sts - top of the line car. At 800 miles, I had to have a new engine put in the car and now at 4,000 miles, the electrical systems fail, with out any warning. The car's electrical system totally shuts down, the hydraulic sytems fails and the engine is obviously off. There was no indication of any failure or any warning, the car's electrical system simply shuts off - completely. Emergency flashers do not work, there is no access to the trunk for safety material. Therefore, if this occurs on a highway at a reasonable speed, there clearly will be an accident - potential fatal accident by a car simply shutting down, with no indication of same.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 032007

STS 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 300 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Sts. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal are too close together. The accelerator pedal was inadvertently depressed instead of the brake pedal, causing the vehicle to crash into a tree. The crash occurred while driving 25 mph. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The front end was damaged and has been repaired. The manufacturer stated that they are unable to be of assistance. The vehicle failed to start on two occasions and was towed and repaired both times. The repair or replacement part was unknown. The contact stated that the cause of failure was electrical. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage is 3,600 and failure mileage was 300.

- Media, PA, USA

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