Service Brakes Related Problems of the 2003 Cadillac STS

Table 1 shows two common service brakes related problems of the 2003 Cadillac STS.

Table 1. Service Brakes related problems of Cadillac STS

Problem Category Number of Problems
Brake Disc Pads problems
Service Brakes problems
Brake Disc Pads problem #1

On June 30, 2005, I brought my 2003 Cadillac seville to crest Cadillac in syracuse NY complaining of brake pulsation and rumbling. It was discovered that one disk brake pad had completely separated from its backing plate, and a second set of pad and backing plate was about to separate. I believe this is a safety issue because I think it compromises the braking system of the car. The car only has 12,350 miles on it.

Service Brakes problem #2

Vehicle was idling in driveway during strong electrical storm. Lightning appeared to hit a tree nearby. Simultaneously, several dash warning lights came on and stayed on, including anti-lock brake, traction and stability control warnings. Call was made to insurance company and vehicle towed to Cadillac dealership. Service department said cause of the warning light was a bolt near wire to anti-lock brake power control module had worn insulation off, causing failure of power control module. If indeed lightning/power surge did not cause this problem, improperly located bolt or design would seem to be defective.

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