Latches/locks/linkage Problems of Cadillac STS

Cadillac STS owners have reported 3 latches/locks/linkage related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 1 most common latches/locks/linkage problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's latches/locks/linkage (3 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Latches/locks/linkage related problems of Cadillac STS

Problem Category Number of Problems
Latches/locks/linkage problems
Latches/locks/linkage problem #1

The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Sts. While driving at 10 mph, there was a abnormal clicking noise of the locks unlocking and locking coming from the front passenger side door. In addition, then the front passenger side door opened while the contact was driving and the door ajar warning light illuminated. The failure occurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 147,000.

Latches/locks/linkage problem #2

The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Sts. The contact stated that the front drive's side door would open independently however, remain locked from the outside. The failure occurred when the contact left the vehicle idle for an extended time. Additionally, the fob would not unlock the door. The vehicle had not been taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The manufacture was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

Latches/locks/linkage problem #3

Keyless door entry unlock fails. The outer handle has faulty wiring with many cars sent in for replacement and no recall performed yet. In this instance, the door lock failing can lock the driver in the car during an accident or fire and, if the person is unresponsive due to the accident, someone on the exterior of the car cannot enter through the drivers door. This poses a significant safety risk that has yet to be addressed. Through my research, it commonly affects 2005 & 2006 Cadillac Sts model cars with the keyless entry & keyless ignition.

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