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CADILLAC STS - 2006 CADILLAC STS Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 111 complaints filed for the 2006 CADILLAC STS

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2006 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 2006 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

5/17/2016 - WILBRAHAM, MA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CADILLAC STS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED AN ABNORMAL NOISE FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TIMING CHAIN WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE ALSO EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO BE RESTARTED AFTER BEING SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE AUTO START WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 60,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

5/17/2016 - WILBRAHAM, MA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CADILLAC STS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED AN ABNORMAL NOISE FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TIMING CHAIN WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE ALSO EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO BE RESTARTED AFTER BEING SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE AUTO START WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 60,000.

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AIR BAGS

5/4/2016 - BILLINGS, MT
WENT TO START UP MY 2006 STS-V TODAY. AFTER A FEW BLOCKS OF DRIVING MY AIRBAG LIGHT CAME ON. ANOTHER FEW SECONDS PASSED AND ACROSS THE MESSAGE BOARD IT SAID SERVICE AIRBAG SYSTEM.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

4/11/2016 - HELOTES, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CADILLAC STS. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A RIGHT TURN ONTO A THREE LANE HIGHWAY FROM A COMPLETED STOP, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, BUT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED AND THE STABILITRACK INDICATOR ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE STABILITRACK WOULD NEED TO BE SERVICED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 2,700.

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AIR BAGS

3/28/2016 - MAGNOLIA, TX
WE OWN A 2006 CADILLAC, STS, V8. AT APPROXIMATELY 96K MILES THE AIRBAG SENSOR WARNING ILLUMINATED. AT FIRST IT WAS INTERMITTENT. THEN BECAME CONSTANT. DEALERSHIP SAIS IT WILL BE $900-$1100 TO REPAIR. THE WARNING WAS FIRST NOTICED UPON STARTUP IN THE GARAGE. SAME PROBLEM EXISTED IN THE CTS AND WAS RECALLED ACCORDING TO THE TECH AT THE DEALERSHIP. CADILLAC SHOULD FIX THIS PROBLEM WITH AS MANY OTHER REPORTS THAT HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED. OURSELVES ALONG WITH MANY OTHER CADILLAC STS OWNERS ARE DRIVING VEHICLES WITHOUT AIRBAGS. WHATS THE POINT?

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AIR BAGS

3/22/2016 - CINCINNATI, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CADILLAC STS. WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH, THE AIR BAG LIGHTS REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE AIR BAGS SENSOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,000. UPDATED 05/11/16 UPDATED 05/16/16.

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AIR BAGS

3/21/2016 - CINCINNATI, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CADILLAC STS. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE SERVICE AIR BAG WARNING MESSAGE DISPLAYED. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE PRESENCE MODULE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 89,000.

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POWER TRAIN

2/16/2016 - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
COMPLETE FAILURE OF SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLE AN REAR DIFFERENTIAL 2006 CADILLAC STS PLZ REF: NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 07V589000 COMPONENT(S): POWER TRAIN RECALL SUBJECT : DRIVE AXLE SEAL LEAK GM RECALL NO. N070204 CAR WAS IN MOTION ON CITY STREET WHEN GRINDING NOISE BEGAN AND LOST ALL GEARS. ARE REPAIRS COVERABLE?

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POWER TRAIN

2/9/2016 - LAURELVILLE, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CADILLAC STS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, A STRONG BURNING ODOR EMITTED INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. IN ADDITION, DROPS OF OIL WERE VISIBLE ON THE GROUND. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER'S SIDE AXLE SEAL FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000. .....UPDATED 03/15/16 UPDATED 03/17/16.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

2/9/2016 - LAURELVILLE, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CADILLAC STS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, A STRONG BURNING ODOR EMITTED INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. IN ADDITION, DROPS OF OIL WERE VISIBLE ON THE GROUND. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER'S SIDE AXLE SEAL FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000. .....UPDATED 03/15/16 UPDATED 03/17/16.

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