Brake Sensor Problems of Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS owners have reported 9 problems related to brake sensor (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.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2008 Cadillac CTS 1
Failure Date: 03/04/2016

I brought a 2008 Cadillac back in sept. 2014. April of 2015 I had a crankshaft sensor went out on me three times all three times I took it in to roth Cadillac of erie PA and I also contact Cadillac headquarters at the same time. I pay all three times. They fixed the sensor and repaired the wiring harness all three times. It seems like every 3-6 months it would break down. We were told by the mechanic at roth Cadillac that they got a memo about this problem. But wasn't going to do a recall on it.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2005 Cadillac CTS 2
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Cts. While depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle would not stop immediately and the braking distance increased. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. When operating the vehicle, the air bag sensor light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the occupant restraint system was faulty. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 75,000.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2007 Cadillac CTS 3
Failure Date: 07/21/2015

To all my facebook friends I am going to ask you to please read this and make it go viral. I own a 2007 Cadillac Cts-v which I paid $41,000. 00 when it was new, with loans the car ended up costing me $55,000. 00 which I was willing to pay. It is a beautiful car. Now here is what has happened. I now have about 19,190 miles on it and at 15,000 miles I replaced the tires. Being a v they put on bridgestone potenza's. That cost me about $1000. 00. At 17,000 miles I had a sensor go out on my right front tire, that controls my brakes. That cost me $600. 00. At the same time the dealer told me that I needed front brakes. That only cost me $300. 00 because I had a coupon and told them to just replace the pads and do not turn the rotor. At 19,160 miles the left wheel sensor went along with one in the steering wheel. This is going to cost me another $1200. 00. The reason I am writing this is because a friend told me about a website called "edmunds car review" and I went on this site to find out that Cadillac has had this issue since 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 etc. Most of these people have gotten some satisfaction from Cadillac and sold their car before the next repairs. So I beg of you, if you or someone you know is considering buying a Cadillac Cts, Cts-v that they read the edmund report first. I am now contacting the national highway safety administration because apparently the bbb has guide lines that restrict them from doing anything about issues 6 months out of warranty. So please tell all your friends to do the research and look into other luxury cars before buying a Cadillac. One more thing, I went to dinner and went to pull into a parking spot and the brake pedal went to the floor and started chattering and the car rolled into the spot.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2007 Cadillac CTS 4
Failure Date: 07/21/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact received a recall notification letter and wanted to know if the vehicle was included in the recall. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and pulsated while traveling to the floorboard. The steering sensor illuminated upon reversing. In addition, the stabilatrack sensor illuminated when making a left turn. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be repaired. The brakes were replaced along with abs sensors and the stabilatrack. Futhermore, there was premature tire wear. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. Ad.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2003 Cadillac CTS 5
Failure Date: 10/28/2014

Was entering the on ramp on to a freeway and just tapped the brake and noticed and heard the left front tire grind and the steering wheel pulled to the left real hard. I was going into a blind under pass and thought that if it seized up around the blind corner I would surely be in an accident. I first thought that a stone chip was in between the brake and rotor. The car was towed away to a aaa location about 3 miles away. The service station then took it out around the block and was not able to duplicate. The put the car up and the lift and could not see anything that was wrong. Then I took them out around the block real slow and the left front brakes would grind away. They tested it and could not find anything wrong no error codes. They I said could drive the car home from san diego to south orange county not didn't make it a block away before it locked up the left front tire. Was able to limp to marvin k. Brown auto center about a mile away and it was there for two weeks and $500. 00 for a steering sensor replaced. Then it continued to happen and the Cts was taken to tustin Cadillac and they tried to correct the problems after spending 2 days at the dealer and $1700. 00 later the car continues to have not only the left front but now it is the right front. The brakes continue to activate on both the left and right front at anytime at any speed. This last time it felt like the left rear activated, the car got out of control every one around me backed off. I have been driving the car through the locking of left or right front tires and it does say ding and read " check stability system" this car it no longer save to be driven and I was told the last part to fix it is "obsolete" the only thing that might work is to disable the "stability system" by unplugging the fuses on in the trunk on up front.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2003 Cadillac CTS 6
Failure Date: 04/01/2011

While driving at a steady and even speed my car would suddenly pulled to the left as if the left front wheel had the break apply. Almost instantly my "stability system engaged" display would go on and the car would correct itself. This went on to become a regular event with each time I took the car out. The most it occurred was 30 or so times in a 90 mile trip, but it happened regularly on local 2 mile trips to the store. Sometimes it would be more severe than others . In addition and occasionally, when the breaks were applied, there would be a "loudish" crunch sound and resistance to foot pressure that would give way after the initial break application. There was also a vibration "buzz" through the gas pedal when this all would occur. The first time I took the car to the dealer they could not find anything wrong or duplicate the problem. I took them information I had found on the web about the problem and they checked their service bulletins for a problem. It was fixed by changing a steering sensor at a cost of $430.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2004 Cadillac CTS 7
Failure Date: 06/08/2010

Car would not stop at low rates of speed on multiple occasions. Have had to throw it into "park" gear to make it stop. Have changed brake sensors on all four wheels, ebscm system, and problem still occurs. "service brake assist" light came on after multiple episodes occurred. Have had it into Cadillac dealership on numerous occasions and continue with same problem. Aware this has occurred on many cars of same make/model and year via internet search.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2004 Cadillac CTS 8
Failure Date: 09/15/2009

The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the brakes would not engage when he attempted to slow down. He noticed the failure at low speeds between 5 to 10 mph. He had to shift into park in order to stop the vehicle when the failure occurred. The failure was intermittent. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired when the complaint was filed. The contact called the dealer and was told that the problem could have been caused by the wheel sensors. The contact had not spoken with the manufacturer at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was 47,150. The failure mileage was approximately 42,000.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2003 Cadillac CTS 9
Failure Date: 07/11/2004

At highway speeds while driving straight stability system engages when applying the brakes. It only feels like there is brakes on the left side, pulling the vehicle violently to the left. . Dealer fixed the vehicle, replaced sensor in steering wheel part # 26059045.

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