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#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.
#113 of 118 Re: No brakes during slow hard right turns [upsetctsowner]
Sep 11, 2013 (8:16 am)
It's quite frightening when it happens. I have a 2007 CTS with a little over 69K miles. This exact thing has happened to me about 5 different occasions during the 5+ years I have owned the car. All of them involved turning sharply into a parking spot. Fortunately, each time it happened, there were no vehicles, walls, people, etc. in front of me. I have not taken it to the dealer for diagnosis. Based on everything I've read on this site, they are either unable or unwilling to correct the condition. It's amazing that GM has gotten away with no recall on this problem. It is certainly a safety issue.
#114 of 118 CTS Brake Failure
Sep 12, 2013 (4:25 am)
Hey All, I am patiently waiting for a recall on this issue. I'm not going to throw money at parts and labor that DON'T fix the problem. Come on GM, This is taking advantage of people and you know it! Meanwhile, I am very conscious about how I park and who drives my car.
#115 of 118 2005 Cadillac CTS -recalls
Sep 15, 2013 (9:29 am)
I recently purchased 2005 Cadi CTS. I know there were several recalls since 2005. My question is how do I find out if the previous owners responded to the recalls and if they did not, can I take to a dealership even though I am not the original owner? Thanks for the input.
#116 of 118 Re: 2005 Cadillac CTS -recalls [lmohatt_sacto]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Sep 16, 2013 (10:50 am)
You should be able to take it to a dealership and let them run the VIN to see if recalls have been performed. Since recalls must be done at a dealership, they should have records on your vehicle. If the fixes on those recalls haven't been done, the dealership can do them for you.
You could probably also get the same info by calling Cadillac customer service and providing your VIN.
Inside the U.S.: 1-800-458-8006
Inside Canada: 1-800-263-3777
#117 of 118 Re: cadillac cts brake problem [gmcustsvc]
Oct 29, 2013 (4:36 pm)
Hello GM Customer Service. I bought my 2006 CTS seven years ago today. I've been experiencing the same brake problem mentioned in this forum since I bought the car. I've taken my CTS to the dealer countless times and tried to explain the problem. The mechanics have tried to see if they can recreate the problem but have been unsuccessful. I still drive the car but I fear that one day I will be involved in an accident because of this brake problem. I would like for GM to have this problem fixed and me not have to pay for the repair since it's something I feel is a safety issue and Manufacturer's responsibility. Please let me know how to proceed with this matter.
The other problem I discovered is that the motor oil seems to evaporate before the 3 to 5 months service period. I carry with a couple of quarts of motor oil in my CTS and periodically check my oil levels. I've own other GM and non GM cars before and never had to worry about my motor oil evaporating. These are two serious problems which I believe GM should take a strong look at and consider recalling these cars.
I hope to here from someone from GM soon.