Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Brakes, Sedan
#103 of 118 Re: ABS wiring harness short--Solution! [bob1922]
Nov 25, 2012 (1:32 pm)
I tested the wires with an Ohm meter, once off the car. At first it looked like the wires were okay until I manipulated the harness to simulate the approximate position it would be in while turning. Readings went from zero to the meter being pegged.
Most important; I have no issues any longer!
Hope this helps!
#104 of 118 No Brakes During Slow, Hard Right Turns
May 11, 2013 (7:31 am)
I have a 2007 CTS with 56k miles. I have had my brakes pulsate, grind, and fail while pulling into a parking space 4 times in the last 12 months now. Luckily no damage has been done, yet. I talked to a Cadillac service writer about this and he told me he hadn't heard of any recalls. I don't want to just throw parts at the problem. In the meantime, I try not to park in spots where I have to make a hard right.
#105 of 118 Re: No Brakes During Slow, Hard Right Turns [brendak1]
May 11, 2013 (11:52 am)
If you would like, you can always email us at socialmediagm.com so we can verify there are no recalls associated with your vehicle. I do suggest you at least get a diagnosis from a Cadillac Dealership.
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#106 of 118 Re: ABS wiring harness short--Solution! [sirpontiac]
Jul 09, 2013 (12:44 pm)
Sirpontiac....I've been experiencing this exact same issue and the dealer can't recreate. Now they want to charge me $2,500 to try a few fixes, but they say after they do that, they aren't really sure if it will fix it because they can't diagnose an issue. Can you provide me more details on the harness, and how you tested it off the car to diagnose the issue??? And is your fix still working?
#107 of 118 Re: ABS wiring harness short--Solution! [jcranford83]
Jul 10, 2013 (5:32 am)
Hi J, Its been a while but as I recall. The first thing I did was to look at the wheel speed sensor wire with the wheel off and car jacked up. Turn the wheels hard left and right and it became quite obvious that the routing of the wires causes a kink to happen when turned. Constant kinking of wires cause fraying and therefore intermittent problems; loss of conductivity when turned only.
This can be tested with an ohm meter. But the harness has to be un-clipped at the sensor and cut at the frame. Hense having a replacement harness and splicing tools ready make sence. I also re-routed the new section of harness in a manner less likely to kink on turns.
I hope this answered your questions. Oh...No more issues!
#108 of 118 CTS 2012
Aug 21, 2013 (11:50 am)
I am checking the site today because my mother was just pulling in to a parking spot and the brakes went out and the car actually accelerated . I went into a brick wall and crashed. We thank the Lord she is alright. We have never had that problem before but since I saw this site . This was be a malfunction and need for recall. I am also calling Cadillac to report this matter.
Aug 21, 2013 (11:56 am)
Hi, and I'm sorry to hear about the accident, but glad your mother isn't injured (at least not badly).
You should also report the issue to the NHTSA at www.safercar.gov
That's the US agency that collects vehicle issue reports from consumers, and can conduct an investigation if warranted.
Aug 30, 2013 (2:43 am)
I have a 2010 CTS 3.6 RWD with 46,000 mile (74,000km). My front rotors have been resurfaced 3x and replaced 4x due to warping.
GM says it is due to my driving...hogwash! I am 51 yrs old, 3 kids and a clean driving record, and recently started my 2nd set of tires and 2nd set of brake pads.
This is a quality issue or an engineering issue.
GM says 'nope a driving issue because no one else has this issue'.
Because GM says 'no one else has this problem it is not a GM problem' they refuse any corrective and definitive actions.
Does anyone have issues with their 2010 CTS front brakes? we need to make this known, otherwise they wotn do anything to correct 'their issues'. Why pay top dollar for the GM flagship if they cant stand behind it?
BTW - I just replaced my rear pads last month, because they were getting low (35%)...no issues on the rear...
#112 of 118 No brakes during slow hard right turns
Sep 10, 2013 (6:30 pm)
I am having these same braking issues. Back in November 2012 I was parallel parking and it felt like my car slid on gravel or something. I thought it was odd because there wasn't any gravel or loose dirt or anything. My car had approximately 32,000 miles on it at this time. About a week later I turned the wheel to park and again it felt like the car slid on something, the brakes made a noise, pulsated and didn't really feel like they were going to stop but they did. A day or so after that I again went to park the car and this time the brakes pulsated, made a noise and would not stop. I was heading for a brick wall so I shifted the car into park. Each of these occurrences happened at speeds of approximately 5-10 miles per hour, all when I went to park the car, turning the wheel to the right. I took the car to the Cadillac dealer and they told me they didn't know of any recall, after checking the car they diagnosed it as a front wheel speed sensor electrical failure. They said they had to replace the HUB. This cost me $725.70. About two weeks ago (August 2013) I went to park my car and again started to feel the same pulsing of the brakes and sliding of the vehicle. A day later I was pulling into a parking space with my daughter and again the car slid and the brakes pulsated, my daughter immediately asked what just happened, she felt it too. On September 6, 2013 I took my car with 35,630 miles on it to a different Cadillac dealer since I was not convinced the first dealer fixed the problem, they diagnosed it with codes C0550, C0281, V1016, C0561, C0244 EBTCM failure. They replaced the electronic brake control module and cleared all the codes. This now cost me $1,434.87 to fix the same problem. I picked my car up yesterday 9/9/13 and I was just backing out of my driveway to put the car in the garage and the same exact problem just happened while turning the wheel to the right; the brakes made a noise, pulsated and the car slid. I am extremely upset right now. I will be going back to the dealer tomorrow. I can not and WILL NOT spend any more money to fix this problem. I was lucky no one was hurt or I didn't crash into anything but Cadillac really needs to look into this problem and make a recall before someone does get hurt or killed.