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CADILLAC STS - 2005 CADILLAC STS Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 73 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 And Engine Cooling (6) Other (2) Steering (3)

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ENGINE

11/24/2014 - HALIFAX, NC
WENT OUTSIDE TO DRIVE THE CAR BEGIN TO DRIVE OFF AS I WAS DRIVING A BIG BALL OF SMOKE CAME OUT THE TAIL PIPE AND SOUNDED AS IF SOMETHING BROKE AND THE CAR SHUT OFF. THE CAR WOULD NOT RE START.

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ENGINE

11/24/2014 - NILES, IL
THIS VEHICLE HAS PUMPED THROUGH 5-7 QUARTS OF OIL APPX EVERY 500 MILES. I KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT NORMAL. CAR WAS OVERHAULED, THE TRANS WAS BASICALLY REBUILT, WITH NEW COMPONENTS.PROBLEM WITH OIL EVAPORATING AT VERY LOW MILEAGE STILL AN ISSUE. ** LEA** OR SYMPTOMS ASIDE OF DIMINISHING OIL EVERY SAID SET OF MILES. VERY FRUSTRATING ISSUE THAT HASNT BEEN RESOLVED.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

11/24/2014 - NILES, IL
THIS VEHICLE HAS PUMPED THROUGH 5-7 QUARTS OF OIL APPX EVERY 500 MILES. I KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT NORMAL. CAR WAS OVERHAULED, THE TRANS WAS BASICALLY REBUILT, WITH NEW COMPONENTS.PROBLEM WITH OIL EVAPORATING AT VERY LOW MILEAGE STILL AN ISSUE. ** LEA** OR SYMPTOMS ASIDE OF DIMINISHING OIL EVERY SAID SET OF MILES. VERY FRUSTRATING ISSUE THAT HASNT BEEN RESOLVED.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

11/24/2014 - NILES, IL
THIS VEHICLE HAS PUMPED THROUGH 5-7 QUARTS OF OIL APPX EVERY 500 MILES. I KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT NORMAL. CAR WAS OVERHAULED, THE TRANS WAS BASICALLY REBUILT, WITH NEW COMPONENTS.PROBLEM WITH OIL EVAPORATING AT VERY LOW MILEAGE STILL AN ISSUE. ** LEA** OR SYMPTOMS ASIDE OF DIMINISHING OIL EVERY SAID SET OF MILES. VERY FRUSTRATING ISSUE THAT HASNT BEEN RESOLVED.

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ENGINE

11/20/2014 - CENTENNIAL, CO
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 CADILLAC STS. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE ENGINE LOST POWER AS THE ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT MERGED THE VEHICLE TO SIDE OF THE ROAD SAFELY, WHICH WAS THEN TOWED TO THE DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE INTAKE AND EXHAUST MANIFOLD NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 48,000.

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ENGINE

10/23/2014 - GARDENDALE, AL
TWICE DRIVE ON INTERSTATE (POSSIBLE AFTER ROUGH AREA ON INTERSTATE) REDUCE POWER LIGHT AND NO ENGINE POWER ATLANTA, GA TRAFFIC NEARLY GOT HIT SEVERAL TIMES TRYING TO GET TO THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE. NOW THREE TIMES STOP CAR PUT IN PARK AND ENGINE WILL NOT SHUT OFF, LIGHT SAYS PUT IN PARK ALTHOUGH IT IS IN PARK OR SHOULD BE. THE RECALL ON THE DRIVE AXLE SEAL, CADDILLAC WOULD NOT COVER COST, I DID PAY TO HAVE IT FIXED AT HOOVER, AL CADDILLAC.

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ENGINE

10/3/2014 - FAIRDALE, KY
WHILE DRIVING ON THE EXPRESSWAY( AT NIGHT), GOING 70MPH, THE CAR COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN WITHOUT WARNING. I LOST ALL POWER, BRAKES, STEERING, LIGHTS. ON DASH MESSAGE STATED "ACCESSORY ACTIVE" AND THEN "SHIFT TO PARK." TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALER AND THEY CHANGED THE THROTTLE BODY AND CAM/CRANK SHAFT ALONG WITH A COUPLE OTHER SMALL THINGS. GOT THE CAR BACK, AND 1 WEEK LATER, THE PROBLEM BEGAN AGAIN BUT WORSE. IT WOULD DO IT REPEATEDLY, AT ALL DIFFERENT SPEEDS. A COUPLE OF TIMES RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION! TOOK THE CAR BACK TO THE DEALER AGAIN AND THIS TIME THEY CHANGED THE BODY CONTROL MODULE. GOT THE CAR BACK AND ABOUT A WEEK LATER, THE PROBLEM HAS RETURNED!

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

10/3/2014 - FAIRDALE, KY
WHILE DRIVING ON THE EXPRESSWAY( AT NIGHT), GOING 70MPH, THE CAR COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN WITHOUT WARNING. I LOST ALL POWER, BRAKES, STEERING, LIGHTS. ON DASH MESSAGE STATED "ACCESSORY ACTIVE" AND THEN "SHIFT TO PARK." TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALER AND THEY CHANGED THE THROTTLE BODY AND CAM/CRANK SHAFT ALONG WITH A COUPLE OTHER SMALL THINGS. GOT THE CAR BACK, AND 1 WEEK LATER, THE PROBLEM BEGAN AGAIN BUT WORSE. IT WOULD DO IT REPEATEDLY, AT ALL DIFFERENT SPEEDS. A COUPLE OF TIMES RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION! TOOK THE CAR BACK TO THE DEALER AGAIN AND THIS TIME THEY CHANGED THE BODY CONTROL MODULE. GOT THE CAR BACK AND ABOUT A WEEK LATER, THE PROBLEM HAS RETURNED!

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SERVICE BRAKES

10/3/2014 - FAIRDALE, KY
WHILE DRIVING ON THE EXPRESSWAY( AT NIGHT), GOING 70MPH, THE CAR COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN WITHOUT WARNING. I LOST ALL POWER, BRAKES, STEERING, LIGHTS. ON DASH MESSAGE STATED "ACCESSORY ACTIVE" AND THEN "SHIFT TO PARK." TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALER AND THEY CHANGED THE THROTTLE BODY AND CAM/CRANK SHAFT ALONG WITH A COUPLE OTHER SMALL THINGS. GOT THE CAR BACK, AND 1 WEEK LATER, THE PROBLEM BEGAN AGAIN BUT WORSE. IT WOULD DO IT REPEATEDLY, AT ALL DIFFERENT SPEEDS. A COUPLE OF TIMES RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION! TOOK THE CAR BACK TO THE DEALER AGAIN AND THIS TIME THEY CHANGED THE BODY CONTROL MODULE. GOT THE CAR BACK AND ABOUT A WEEK LATER, THE PROBLEM HAS RETURNED!

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

9/29/2014 - STOCKTON, CA
THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER MAKES LOUD POPPING NOISES ON PASSENGER FRONT SIDE. NOW IS MISFIRING IN CYLINDER 1 AND ALSO HAS UNEXPECTED GAINED SPEED WITHOUT ANY GAS PEDDLE PUSHED. GM EXTENDED THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER WARRANTY TO 200,000 MILES DUE TO CONVERTER PROBLEMS. BUT MY VIN THEY SAY ISNT INCLUDED. MY CAR IS A V6. MY SISTER WAS THE PREVIOUS OWNER SHE SAID SHE NEVER RECEIVED ANY RECALL INFORMATION. THE WEBSITE SHOWS NO OPEN RECALLS BUT THE WORK WASN'T COMPLETED SINCE SHE PURCHASED IN 2007. GM WEBSITE DOESNT HELP AT ALL.

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