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CADILLAC STS - 2005 CADILLAC STS Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 67 complaints filed for the 2005 CADILLAC STS

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2005 CADILLAC STS. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2005 CADILLAC STS, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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ENGINE

9/8/2014 - PONOMA , CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 CADILLAC STS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED AND THE TRACTION CONTROL INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS COASTED TO THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD AND, AFTER ONE ATTEMPT, THE VEHICLE RESTARTED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, BUT WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

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TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

9/8/2014 - PONOMA , CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 CADILLAC STS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED AND THE TRACTION CONTROL INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS COASTED TO THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD AND, AFTER ONE ATTEMPT, THE VEHICLE RESTARTED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, BUT WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

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SUSPENSION: REAR

8/22/2014 - HAMMOND, LA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 CADILLAC STS. WHEN ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE, THE CONTACT HEARD A CLICKING SOUND NEAR THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE SOUND CONTINUED UNTIL THE VEHICLE REACHED 20 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 172,900.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

7/13/2014 - RICHARDSON, TX
MY 2005 CADILLAC STS BRAKES LOCKED UP AND CAUSED MY CAR TO CRASH. AFTER RESEARCH I AM SHOWING THAT THERE WAS A RECALL REGARDING THE BRAKE SYSTEM. IN ADDITION, WHEN CHANGING GEARS YOU CAN HEAR THE GEARS CHANGING FROM THE OUTSIDE OF THE CAR. I RESEARCHED THIS AS WELL AND APPARENTLY THERE IS A DEFECT AND RECALL ON THE AXLE. I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS VEHICLE THAT I JUST PURCHASED FOR ALITTLE OVER 7 MONTHS. THERE IS ALSO AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. AS I AM DRIVING, THE HOOD AJAR LIGHT COMES ON AND THERE IS NO SIGN OF MY HOOD BEIGN AJAR. IN ADDITION, THE TRANSMISSION SEEMS AS THOUGHT IT IS GOING OUT AS WELL. BEFORE I CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY I WANTED TO FIRST GIVE GMC AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUES. MY VEHICLE HAS LESS THAN 100,000 MILES. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM, MY REVERSE LIGHTS HAS NEVER WORKED. THE UNKNOWN OTHER WOULD BE THE AXLE AND TRANSMISSION.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/13/2014 - RICHARDSON, TX
MY 2005 CADILLAC STS BRAKES LOCKED UP AND CAUSED MY CAR TO CRASH. AFTER RESEARCH I AM SHOWING THAT THERE WAS A RECALL REGARDING THE BRAKE SYSTEM. IN ADDITION, WHEN CHANGING GEARS YOU CAN HEAR THE GEARS CHANGING FROM THE OUTSIDE OF THE CAR. I RESEARCHED THIS AS WELL AND APPARENTLY THERE IS A DEFECT AND RECALL ON THE AXLE. I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS VEHICLE THAT I JUST PURCHASED FOR ALITTLE OVER 7 MONTHS. THERE IS ALSO AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. AS I AM DRIVING, THE HOOD AJAR LIGHT COMES ON AND THERE IS NO SIGN OF MY HOOD BEIGN AJAR. IN ADDITION, THE TRANSMISSION SEEMS AS THOUGHT IT IS GOING OUT AS WELL. BEFORE I CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY I WANTED TO FIRST GIVE GMC AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUES. MY VEHICLE HAS LESS THAN 100,000 MILES. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM, MY REVERSE LIGHTS HAS NEVER WORKED. THE UNKNOWN OTHER WOULD BE THE AXLE AND TRANSMISSION.

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SERVICE BRAKES

7/13/2014 - RICHARDSON, TX
MY 2005 CADILLAC STS BRAKES LOCKED UP AND CAUSED MY CAR TO CRASH. AFTER RESEARCH I AM SHOWING THAT THERE WAS A RECALL REGARDING THE BRAKE SYSTEM. IN ADDITION, WHEN CHANGING GEARS YOU CAN HEAR THE GEARS CHANGING FROM THE OUTSIDE OF THE CAR. I RESEARCHED THIS AS WELL AND APPARENTLY THERE IS A DEFECT AND RECALL ON THE AXLE. I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS VEHICLE THAT I JUST PURCHASED FOR ALITTLE OVER 7 MONTHS. THERE IS ALSO AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. AS I AM DRIVING, THE HOOD AJAR LIGHT COMES ON AND THERE IS NO SIGN OF MY HOOD BEIGN AJAR. IN ADDITION, THE TRANSMISSION SEEMS AS THOUGHT IT IS GOING OUT AS WELL. BEFORE I CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY I WANTED TO FIRST GIVE GMC AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUES. MY VEHICLE HAS LESS THAN 100,000 MILES. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM, MY REVERSE LIGHTS HAS NEVER WORKED. THE UNKNOWN OTHER WOULD BE THE AXLE AND TRANSMISSION.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

7/2/2014 - SIERRA VISTA, AZ
I WAS DRIVING ALONG A CITY ROADWAY WHEN THE VEHICLE'S STABILITY, TRACTION CONTROL, AND ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON SIMULTANEOUSLY WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE VEHICLE JUST STOPPED, ALMOST CAUSING THE CAR BEHIND ME TO COLLIDE WITH MY VEHICLE. I CALLED THE DEALER, LAWLEY'S GM STORE IN SIERRA VISTA, AZ. WHERE I HAD JUST PURCHASED THE VEHICLE AND TOLD THE SERVICE MANAGER WHAT HAPPENED...HE SENT A TOW TRUCK TO PICKUP THE VEHICLE AND AFTER INSPECTING THE VEHICLE AT THE DEALERSHIP TOLD ME IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDING REPLACEMENT...I BOUGHT A NEW ONE AND HAD IT INSTALLED. RAN FINE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AFTER WHICH THE VEHICLE BEGAN STALLING WHILE DRIVING ON A CITY ROAD WHEN THE SAME THING HAPPENED AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME WHEN THE VEHICLE STOPPED WITHOUT ANY WARNING CAUSING THE VEHICLES BEHIND ME HAD TO SWERVE AROUND ME ALMOST CAUSING ACCIDENTS WITH ONCOMING VEHICLES. CALLED THE DEALER AGAIN, HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED IN AND THIS TIME WAS TOLD THAT THE VEHICLES COMPUTER WAS NOT PROGRAMMED RIGHT AND THAT IT ALSO NEEDED THROTTLE BODY HARNESS...BOUGHT THE HARNESS AND HAD IT INSTALLED AS WELL AS THE DEALER REPROGRAMMING THE COMPUTER. CAR DID WELL FOR A FEW MONTHS WHEN IT HAPPENED AGAIN (VEHICLE STOPPING UNEXPECTEDLY), THIS TIME APPROACHING A MAJOR CROSSWALK AND ONCE AGAIN CAUSING THE VEHICLES BEHIND ME TO COME A ABRUPT STOPS, FORTUNATELY A CITY POLICE VEHICLE WAS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE CROSSWALK AND THE OFFICER WITNESSED WHAT HAPPENED, PUT HIS VEHICLE'S EMERGENCY LIGHTS ON AND CAME OVER TO HELP ME PUSH OUT FROM THE STREET TO A WALGREEN'S PARKING LOT WHERE I ONCE AGAIN CALLED THE DEALER, HAD IT TOWED TO DEALER WHERE THEY TOLD ME THE THROTTLE BODY PIN CONNECTORS HAD TO BE SOLDERED ON WHICH THEY DID. CAR IS RUNNING OK FOR NOW, BUT I AM CONCERNED THAT I MAY BE DRIVING AND THE VEHICLE WILL ONCE AGAIN STOP UNEXPECTEDLY AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.THERE ARE CONSUMER POSTS ON THIS PROBLEM ON THE WEB.

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ENGINE

7/2/2014 - SIERRA VISTA, AZ
I WAS DRIVING ALONG A CITY ROADWAY WHEN THE VEHICLE'S STABILITY, TRACTION CONTROL, AND ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON SIMULTANEOUSLY WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE VEHICLE JUST STOPPED, ALMOST CAUSING THE CAR BEHIND ME TO COLLIDE WITH MY VEHICLE. I CALLED THE DEALER, LAWLEY'S GM STORE IN SIERRA VISTA, AZ. WHERE I HAD JUST PURCHASED THE VEHICLE AND TOLD THE SERVICE MANAGER WHAT HAPPENED...HE SENT A TOW TRUCK TO PICKUP THE VEHICLE AND AFTER INSPECTING THE VEHICLE AT THE DEALERSHIP TOLD ME IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDING REPLACEMENT...I BOUGHT A NEW ONE AND HAD IT INSTALLED. RAN FINE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AFTER WHICH THE VEHICLE BEGAN STALLING WHILE DRIVING ON A CITY ROAD WHEN THE SAME THING HAPPENED AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME WHEN THE VEHICLE STOPPED WITHOUT ANY WARNING CAUSING THE VEHICLES BEHIND ME HAD TO SWERVE AROUND ME ALMOST CAUSING ACCIDENTS WITH ONCOMING VEHICLES. CALLED THE DEALER AGAIN, HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED IN AND THIS TIME WAS TOLD THAT THE VEHICLES COMPUTER WAS NOT PROGRAMMED RIGHT AND THAT IT ALSO NEEDED THROTTLE BODY HARNESS...BOUGHT THE HARNESS AND HAD IT INSTALLED AS WELL AS THE DEALER REPROGRAMMING THE COMPUTER. CAR DID WELL FOR A FEW MONTHS WHEN IT HAPPENED AGAIN (VEHICLE STOPPING UNEXPECTEDLY), THIS TIME APPROACHING A MAJOR CROSSWALK AND ONCE AGAIN CAUSING THE VEHICLES BEHIND ME TO COME A ABRUPT STOPS, FORTUNATELY A CITY POLICE VEHICLE WAS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE CROSSWALK AND THE OFFICER WITNESSED WHAT HAPPENED, PUT HIS VEHICLE'S EMERGENCY LIGHTS ON AND CAME OVER TO HELP ME PUSH OUT FROM THE STREET TO A WALGREEN'S PARKING LOT WHERE I ONCE AGAIN CALLED THE DEALER, HAD IT TOWED TO DEALER WHERE THEY TOLD ME THE THROTTLE BODY PIN CONNECTORS HAD TO BE SOLDERED ON WHICH THEY DID. CAR IS RUNNING OK FOR NOW, BUT I AM CONCERNED THAT I MAY BE DRIVING AND THE VEHICLE WILL ONCE AGAIN STOP UNEXPECTEDLY AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.THERE ARE CONSUMER POSTS ON THIS PROBLEM ON THE WEB.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/2/2014 - SIERRA VISTA, AZ
I WAS DRIVING ALONG A CITY ROADWAY WHEN THE VEHICLE'S STABILITY, TRACTION CONTROL, AND ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON SIMULTANEOUSLY WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE VEHICLE JUST STOPPED, ALMOST CAUSING THE CAR BEHIND ME TO COLLIDE WITH MY VEHICLE. I CALLED THE DEALER, LAWLEY'S GM STORE IN SIERRA VISTA, AZ. WHERE I HAD JUST PURCHASED THE VEHICLE AND TOLD THE SERVICE MANAGER WHAT HAPPENED...HE SENT A TOW TRUCK TO PICKUP THE VEHICLE AND AFTER INSPECTING THE VEHICLE AT THE DEALERSHIP TOLD ME IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDING REPLACEMENT...I BOUGHT A NEW ONE AND HAD IT INSTALLED. RAN FINE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AFTER WHICH THE VEHICLE BEGAN STALLING WHILE DRIVING ON A CITY ROAD WHEN THE SAME THING HAPPENED AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME WHEN THE VEHICLE STOPPED WITHOUT ANY WARNING CAUSING THE VEHICLES BEHIND ME HAD TO SWERVE AROUND ME ALMOST CAUSING ACCIDENTS WITH ONCOMING VEHICLES. CALLED THE DEALER AGAIN, HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED IN AND THIS TIME WAS TOLD THAT THE VEHICLES COMPUTER WAS NOT PROGRAMMED RIGHT AND THAT IT ALSO NEEDED THROTTLE BODY HARNESS...BOUGHT THE HARNESS AND HAD IT INSTALLED AS WELL AS THE DEALER REPROGRAMMING THE COMPUTER. CAR DID WELL FOR A FEW MONTHS WHEN IT HAPPENED AGAIN (VEHICLE STOPPING UNEXPECTEDLY), THIS TIME APPROACHING A MAJOR CROSSWALK AND ONCE AGAIN CAUSING THE VEHICLES BEHIND ME TO COME A ABRUPT STOPS, FORTUNATELY A CITY POLICE VEHICLE WAS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE CROSSWALK AND THE OFFICER WITNESSED WHAT HAPPENED, PUT HIS VEHICLE'S EMERGENCY LIGHTS ON AND CAME OVER TO HELP ME PUSH OUT FROM THE STREET TO A WALGREEN'S PARKING LOT WHERE I ONCE AGAIN CALLED THE DEALER, HAD IT TOWED TO DEALER WHERE THEY TOLD ME THE THROTTLE BODY PIN CONNECTORS HAD TO BE SOLDERED ON WHICH THEY DID. CAR IS RUNNING OK FOR NOW, BUT I AM CONCERNED THAT I MAY BE DRIVING AND THE VEHICLE WILL ONCE AGAIN STOP UNEXPECTEDLY AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.THERE ARE CONSUMER POSTS ON THIS PROBLEM ON THE WEB.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

5/20/2014 - TALLAHASSEE, FL
DRIVING ON I-75 FROM ORLANDO ON A CLEAR SUNNY AFTERNOON WHEN I HEAR THE SUNROOF START TO RATTLE. I BEGAN TO SLOW DOWN WHEN I HEARD A LOUD NOISE COMING FROM THE SUNROOF. I PULL THE INSIDE COVER BACK ONLY TO FIND A HOLE IN THE ROOF OF THE CAR WHERE THE SUNROOF USED TO BE. WE CALLED THE LOCAL CADILLAC DEALERSHIP THAT FOLLOWING TUESDAY. WE WERE TOLD TO TAKE THE CAR TO THE COLLISION CENTER THAT SATURDAY ONLY TO FIND THE COLLISION CENTER WAS TECHNICALLY CLOSED BUT THERE WAS A PERSON IN THERE WORKING WHO CAME OUT TO THE CAR AND TOOK PICTURES. THEN WE WERE TOLD TO TAKE THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP ONLY TO FIND OUT FROM THEM THAT ONLY THE MANAGER FROM THE COLLISION CENTER COULD APPROVE REPAIR OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR REPAIR. WELL, AFTER GETTING NO HELP FROM THE COLLISION CENTER OR THE DEALERSHIP WE CONTACTED THE CORPORATE OFFICE FOR ASSISTANCE/DIRECTION. THEY INITIALLY SEEMED HELPFUL BY CONTACTING THE DEALERSHIP ON MY BEHALF AND HAVING THE TO MANAGER TO CONTACT US. TODAY IS MAY 20TH AND THE MANAGER HAS NOT CONTACTED US YET. WE STOPPED BY THE DEALERSHIP TODAY (AFTER CALLING FIRST TO NO AVAIL) ONLY TO FIND THE MANAGER WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AND SOMEONE ELSE WILL BE CONTACTING US. THIS HAS BEEN A VERY FRUSTRATING ORDEAL! THEY (THE DEALERSHIP/COLLISION CENTER) DON'T HAVE A REASON AS TO WHY THIS COULD HAVE HAPPENED AND ARE AVOIDING US INSTEAD OF PROVIDING THE CUSTOMER SERVICE THEY SHOULD.

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