Cadillac CTS owners have reported 32 problems related to brake hoses, lines/piping, and fittings (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Cadillac CTS based on all problems reported for the CTS.
Front brake lines rusted causing loss of brake fluid.
See all problems of the 2007 Cadillac CTS .
Vehicle dealer refused to perform open recalls. I replaced front brake hoses myself at my own cost. They stated very high mileage 184000 miles and you did not buy the car here.
See all problems of the 2005 Cadillac CTS .
Without any prior warning my brake lines had corroded noting "service-brake assist on console. This resulted in loss of braking. Cadillac recall # 09149. I contacted Cadillac. They refuse to consider repair of defect. Vehicle was in motion.
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The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall for the brakes, which solely addressed the Cadillac Cts-v models. The contact was uncertain if the failure was related to the recall. The contact stated that there was the presence of a leak in the rear of the vehicle. Without warning, the brake lines fractured. The vehicle was inspected and the independent mechanic found premature rust, corrosion, and a fracture. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was currently unable to be driven due to the failure. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.
The brake lines have rusted through as I was driving 50mph. We lost all brakes and nearly hit a car/tree. The vehicle was purchased in WI, located in FL now, and has 120k miles. The leak is close to the fuel filter - and clearly visible.
I took my car in to the dealer to have other recalls handled and was informed my brake hose fittings were rusted and should be replaced. Upon researching the issue I found NHTSA campaign number: 15v225000 / gm recall 15149. This seems to be the same issue detailed in the recall, however I was told the recall is not applicable to me. My car falls within the date range from the recall, but is not in one of the listed states. It seems clear to me that I am suffering this issue due to the same defect, and I suspect my vehicle was inspected for this issue due to the recently issued recall, however I am not being covered because I live in northern virginia and not ~10 miles away in maryland or DC. The weather in my location is more or less identical to the district of columbia (in fact, the suburbs often get more snow), and I drive my vehicle year round (including trips in MD/DC/wv) encountering road salt when applied, which is the stated reason for the corrosion. I am unaware of the vehicle's history but for all I know if could have spent most of the 7 years prior to my ownership in one of the listed states from the recall. I feel this recall should be extended to all vehicles in areas which experience snow that show the listed issue.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that while reversing out of a parking space at approximately 2 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle did not stop. The contact observed that the brake hose had ruptured as the check break fluid level warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10v105000 (service brakes,hydraulic). The failure mileage was 110,000. Sg.
Shortly after a routine oil change, I was driving at highway speed in suburban minneapolis. When applying the brake to exit the interstate, there was little change in speed and the driver information center displayed braking and stability system errors. I was able to slowly drive back to the dealership I purchased the vehicle at where it was determined the passenger side front brake hose had corroded and ruptured, resulting in the braking failure. I noticed the trim level of my vehicle was not included in a 2010 recall, however the same condition seems to exist in the v-series Cts. Only one brake line was replaced, leading me to be concerned about the safety of the vehicle in its current state.
Noticed puddle on garage floor so moved car out on driveway and found that it was oil on floor. Went back to car and there was a wet spot behind wheel on drivers side. Moved car back and it was oil. Made decision to go to closest place to have problem checked that I trusted and went to big o tire. By the time I got there brake was going all the way to floor to stop car. The checked and said the rubber brake lines needed to be replaced and they replaced them. Looked up what happened on internet and saw there was a recall for this very problem but, only for states with heave winters. I live in kentucky and there was not recall for my area. I listed speed above at 10 this is what speed I drove after finding problem.
Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the brake lines prematurely corroded with extesive rust and were replaced more than twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the brake lines once and the contact also had an independent mechanic who replaced the brake lines and the failure occured again. The contact stated that within weeks the brake pedal was applied and it went to the floor. The vehicle was to be taken back to the dealer for repairs due to the failure. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 10v105000 ( service brakes, hydraulic) and 15v225000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and they provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. Dyd.
Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The contact had stated while driving approximately 55 mph, when the brake pedal was depressed, the pedal was either easy to depress and able to touch the floor or it could become difficult to depress. The failures would effect the vehicle's vehicle stopping distance. The "brake fluid" warning light was continuously illuminated until there was brake fluid inserted into the reservoir. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for a diagnosis and the mechanic stated that the the brake hose-tube interface developed a leak and the hose needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures,however,the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign:10v105000(service brakes, hydraulic). The approximate failure mileage was unavailable. Gb.
The contact owns a 2012 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the front driver side brake line fractured. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician repaired the vehicle by removing and replacing the brake line hose. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 13,300.
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Lost 95% of the braking capacity while in traffic. Later found upon repair completely rusted brake lines at the passenger side line abs junction. Loss of brake fluid and brake function ensued.
The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the brakes failed when engaged. The contact added brake fluid and took the vehicle to an independent mechanic for inspection. The contact was informed that there was a leak in the front brake hose assembly. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the incident and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10v105000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.
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It happened to me several times when turning into parking space or pulling out of parking space my 2006 Cadillac Cts 3. 5 did not stop while braking the car in either direction. During that I felt a shudder sound coming out of front wheels and brake pedal traveled all the way to floor. At the same time a message ?service brakes assist? appeared on the vehicle information display window and the abs and traction control warning lights were turned on in the dash board. I took my car to more Cadillac local dealer at chantilly, va. And get it checked in reference to recall # 09149, but he told me that is not the issue because the front brake hose fitting are not corroded and he could not replicate the issue. I contacted gm customer service on 11/06/2014 and explained the situation of the issue. They assigned me a reference # 71-1386709185 and we had a conference call with the moore Cadillac service advisor. . Read more...
Front brake line broke at junction between rubber portion of the line and the metal portion of the line, at a fitting that was covered by a rubber boot that allowed water to remain trapped, corroding the fitting. This occurred shortly after starting up, while travelling at 25mph towards a red light with a stopped car. The brake pedal fell to the floor rapidly, and a further pump of the brake did nothing to appreciably stop the car. There is a recall for this very issue that covers this make/model (2007 Cts-v), but gm states that my car was not affected. Furthermore, car was at the dealership three months prior for brake work.
I replaced my brake lines being many others with the Cts-v have had failure while driving. Once removed, my lines were starting to crumble apart under the rubber where the hose connects to the fitting, just as expected. There is a recall for the base Cts, but not for the Cts-v, eventhough they both use the exact same part number for the brake lines. . Read more...
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes failed without warning. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that both front brake hose assemblies needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10v105000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 140,000.
2003 cadilac Cts. Consumer writes in regards to problems with brake system
the consumer stated the metal brake line had to be replaced, due to severe corrosion. The consumer stated he received a recall letter two days later. Also, the struts, three wheel bearings, radiator, transmission cooler line also had to be replaced due to corrosion. The cruise control and gas tank, which was leaking had to replaced.
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On a 2007 Cadillac Cts the rear right brake hose is designed and assambled in such a way that it comes in contact all the time with a sharp edge of a metal bracket. This interference lead to an erosion on the hose that is cloose of perforating the hose at only 58,000km. I guess that for older cars and/or much mileage, this hose was already perforated. This car already had a recall for the front brake hoses, that were replaced. But for the rear hose there is no recall, although the danger is much greater. Will conact gm and then ask for a replacement of the hose under warranty.
Nhtsa campaign # 10v10500 re; Cadillac Cts models brake line corrosion problems does not go far enough in scope, in my opinion. Our recently purchased 2003 Cts had no record of compliance with this recall. In fact, both our local dealer and Cadillac corporate cust service said they showed this recall did not apply to our vechicle. Being skeptical of that assertion because this vehicle had spent it's first two years in connecticut on lease, I had the brake system inspected at a local shop. They found (and I witnessed) the badly corroded brake hose fittings. As the mechanic pushed on the l. H. Rubber sleeve covering the hose to metal tube junction to see the extent of the rust, the hose separated from the tube !! this with only the pressure applied with one finger !! we were one hard braking application from a possible accident !! but there are other areas of concern, and those are the metal tubing lines in the front of the chassis that are part of the hydraulic braking ( and anti-skid) systems. Many of these lines are heavily rusted, making them as much a contributor to brake failure as the hoses. ! I believe these lines should be subject to a recall or expansion of the hose recall.
While applying the brakes from highway speed, both front brake hoses ruptured. Brake fluid was lost and braking was obviously diminished a great deal.
The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Cts. While driving 45 mph the brake hose failed causing the vehicle to shake uncontrollably. He had to drive onto the emergency lane with the brake, traction and the abs warning lights illuminated. He was able to continue driving to his residence. The received gm recall notice no. 09149 for the brakes which is related to NHTSA#10v105000; service brakes, hydraulic: foundation components: hoses, lines/piping, and fittings. He took the vehicle to the dealer several times but the parts was not in stock. The dealer informed him that they would order the parts whenever they became available. The contact is concerned with the safety risk and the possibility that the parts were never ordered. He will take the vehicle back to the dealer since the failure had continued to occur. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were 96,000.
The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Cts. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number: 10v105000 component: service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings which was repaired. He is now experiencing corrosion underneath the vehicle for the service brakes hoses and fuel hoses. The dealer was contacted and stated that they would not repair the vehicle due to the fact that it was not included in the recall. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The failure and current mileage was 13300. Updated 10/05/10 the consumer stated the dealer only replaced the calipers. Updated 10/07/10.
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Cts. The contact received notification of NHTSA recall campaign id number: 10v105000 (service brakes, hydraulic: foundation components: hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). The contact received the notice may 2010 and after was told the parts needed to make the repairs were not readily available. The contact stated the parts were still not available after three months. She was concerned with the safety defect not being acknowledged in a timely manner. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileages were unknown. The VIN was unavailable.
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Cts-v. The contact stated that there was corrosion on the metal brake line. The contact noticed the corrosion after finding out about recall 10v105000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation, hoses, lines/piping). He experienced no failures at this time. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The current mileage was approximately 64,000. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000.
I was driving to work this morning and I lost complete brake pressure in my 2005 Cadillac Cts. I was able to stop just before I rear ended the car in front of me by continuing to push down hard on the brake pedal. I tried to pump the brakes and the pressure would not come back. I immediately took my car to the local firestone who told me that the brake lines had corroded and needed to be replaced by the dealership. I took my car to the local Cadillac dealership who will be replacing all the brake lines in my car because they are all corroded. At least 2 of the brake lines are so corroded that they are leaking.
While driving in framingham massachusetts, the front brakes suddenly failed making the cr very hard to stop and almost causing an accident. A brake shop checked the car and confirmed that the brake hose and broken loose leaving me without any front brakes. It cost $800 to repair the brake system and I feel that gm should refund me that money and also check my car to ensure that my brakes are not at risk of failing again.
I own a 2003 Cts, approx. 1wk ago the "add brake fluid" message appeared on screen. While coming back to work from lunch, I pulled in the parking lot and while applying the brake noticed that it was almost completely to the floor before stopping. I called my husband,that evening he checked the front passenger side brake line which when simply touch fell completely off. It was corroded. He ordered the replacement piece which came in about 4days later, once replaced, he checked the front driver side, which when touched fell off with same diagnosis. He then checked the back brake lines which he found where made and put together entirely different, thus they where fine. This is obviously a recall situation in my opinion that could have ended tragically.
The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Cts. The contact had driven 20 miles at approximately 40 mph, when she attemped to brake and noticed that the brake pedal went to the floorboard. The vehicle was towed to the dealership where she was informed that the brakes were corroded due to salty road conditions. Although she had recently had the brake pads replaced. The entire brake line was replaced at the dealership. The contact has noticed no braking failures since the repair. She called the manufacturer and was told that the vehicle was not included in any brake-related recalls and she was therefore denied reimbursement. The current mileage was approximately 104,000. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.
I purchased my new 2003 Cts in 2002 at pikeville, ky. Currently there is a recall for the Cts recall 10v105000 (gm recall no. 09149) that involves the front brake hoses rupturing due to road salt corrosion. However, the state of ky is not covered. We have road salt here as well. Pikeville is just 20 miles from wv and it is covered there. My VIN falls within the guideline. In 2007 before the recall it happened to me here in ky and caused me to have a crash. Since pikeville is so close to wv and my employer is there, I am in wv a lot. I feel that Cadillac should honor me as well!!! however, gm refuses to honor the recall since I meet every requirement except the state. Since it is a known problem, and I crashed, gm should repair my hoses under the recall. I am sure that if I decided to pursue litigation, I would be successful now that gm has admitted to the problem. The simple fact that I reside in ky is the only reason that I cannot reap the benefits of the recall. Road salt is the same in ky as it is in wv. Corrosion is corrosion. I have purchased over 15 new gm vehicles during my lifetime and am a dedicated gm owner. I currently own 4 gm vehicles. I am respectfully asking Cadillac/gm to offer me the recall as well since I fall within the VIN range and my close proximity to wv. As a matter of fact, ky should be included as well as all the surrounding states are also under the recall. I was in the process of purchasing a new camaro, but if this is gm's way of treating dedicated customers - I may rethink that. Let's see. . . . Cadillac has admitted to the corrosion issue - I had the issue and crashed as a result - wonder how that would come out in front of a jury? all I ask for is for Cadillac/gm to replace my front brake hoses under the recall. . . .
Recall 03v115000 concerning intermediate steering shaft bolt. While driving 5-10 mph vehicle suddenly lost, steering gear off to the right and hit a curb. This was the second incident that occurred with this issue. The consumer stated that at the time of the accident the break line was bad as indicated on the traction control indicator.
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|Service Brakes problems||
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||
|Brakes Failed problems||
|Brake Light On problems||
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||
|Brake Fluid Leak problems||
|Brake Sensor problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||
|Brake Disc Caliper problems||
|Brake Master Cylinder problems||