really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,161 miles

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problem #34

Oct 202019


  • 233,160 miles
While turning left at low speed the brakes failed so I centered the steering wheel and the car stopped.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #33

Apr 112019


  • miles
My car has moments where I have to slam hard on the. Rakes for it to stop. I thought it was my brakes but I had them changed and it still does it and flashes a sign that says ¿no traction control¿. also my left turn signal does not work on the inside as if there's a mechanical glitch. And I have a 'service aitbag code¿ constantly.

- White Plains, GA, USA

problem #32

Nov 012018


  • 110,000 miles
Front brake lines rusted causing loss of brake fluid.

- Rosie, AR, USA

problem #31

Jun 052015

CTS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,034 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. While approaching a stop sign, the contact depressed the brake pedal and the pedal traveled all the way to the floor without stopping the vehicle. The contact had to apply the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The contact stated that the same failure occurred in September of 2018 and June of 2015. The vehicle was taken to baker Cadillac (495 main St, leominster, MA 01453), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and did not assist. The failure mileage was 127,034. Consumer stated incident happened 3 times between 2015-2018. Updated 11/29/18

- Leominster, MA, USA

problem #30

Jun 162018


  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. While driving low speeds, the brake pedal was depressed, but failed to engage. The contact mentioned that she used the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The contact kept driving with the emergency brake engaged. The vehicle was taken to david's auto sales Inc (1804 S peterson ave, douglas, ga 31535, (912) 384-8570) and was informed that the vehicle was involved in a flood and had holes underneath the vehicle, which caused deterioration. The dealer also informed the contact that they could not assist because the vehicle was purchased "as is¿. the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 56,000.

- Mcrae, GA, USA

problem #29

Mar 302018


  • 119,230 miles
Was driving and service brake assist message came on two days ago along with the ABS T/C light on the dash. I had no idea what it meant so I've kept driving. About an hour ago I was getting ready to park into my garage and the brakes would not work and I almost crashed into a parked car. Again the service brake assist light came on. I'm 7 months pregnant and this is my only transportation. I'm not looking to get into an accident due to my brakes failing. My service air bags message also comes up and even with a passenger in the car it doesn't state that the passenger air bag is on. I am pretty sure both of these issues were part of a recall but I hadn't owned the car during that time. As of now this car is a fatal accident waiting to happen and I'm unsure as to why there isn't still an open recall to address this brake failure issue.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #28

Mar 162018


  • 219,960 miles
I was driving and went to stop at parking space and the brakes failed and I hit the wall in the parking space.

- Red Oak, TX, USA

problem #27

Jun 142017


  • 120,000 miles
Display "service brake assist" traction control & brake light warning on dash....low speed brake pedal vibrates and lessens stopping ability (anti lock activates) causes vehicle inability to stop at low speeds......many blogs stating same condition with replacement of all brake function parts with no cure....has occured on and off for last year

- Italy, TX, USA

problem #26

Jun 042017


  • 95,000 miles
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.

- New Harbor, ME, USA

problem #25

Jan 092015


  • miles
I am the owner of this 2007 GM product. I took my car to frankel Cadillac 1/09/15, invoice number 60596 and I was never notified that there were recommended recalls on my vehicle. On that date there were some problems related to the wiring on the ABS and ebtm and I denied the service to be done there because I was quoted a cost of over 2,500 dollars and I was informed that it might escalate to 3500 if an ABS pump needed to be replaced also. I later had the work done at young's located in woodlawn for a lot less. I now problems with the power train and the anti theft system and have the auto in gregg's repair, 5050 wabash ave. I also saw on line that the on star operation is able to release the anti theft mode. I have been quoted a price of 886 dollars plus change by gregg's Cadillac. I am able to drive the vehicle, but in order to get the key out, the battery has to be disconnected. I am perplexed that I was never notified about the recalls on this vehicle. With all of the noted problems I was in motion. I was stopped by the police for the brake light in the city and I was driving on the highway when the anti theft mode went into operation.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #24

Feb 012016


  • 159,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The brake pedal traveled to the floorboard when it was depressed. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 159,000.

- El Dorado, CA, USA

problem #23

Jan 222016


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Cadillac Cts. While driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle independently surged at a high rate of speed while making a left turn to go into the oppposite direction. The contact applied extreme force to the brake pedal, but the vehicle continued at a high rate of speed and crashed into a tree. The front driver and passenger side air bags deployed. The driver sustained head and neck injuries as well as pains to the right hand and arm. The crash caused an elevation in blood pressure that required medical treatment. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed, towed, and inspected by the insurance company's repair shop and the manufacturer who stated that there was no failure. The contact was unable to determine what caused the vehicle to surge at a high rate of speed. The brakes did not prevent the crash. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V394000 (electrical system) and 10V105000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #22

Jan 222016


  • miles
The contact owned a 2007 Cadillac Cts. While attempting to make a turn at approximately 15 mph, the vehicle independently veered to the right and unintentionally accelerated without warning. In addition, the vehicle experienced a loss of steering and the brake pedal was depressed, but failed to respond. As a result, the contact crashed into a tree. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a neck injury and pain to the right knee and foot that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard where it was deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not provided.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #21

Jun 072015


  • miles
My 2007 Cadillac Cts has had problem after problem since I purchased it used at 60,000 miles!! I am now experiencing seriously dangerous & hazardous brake issues when parking &/or turning the wheel all the way!! the brakes pulsate & go to the floor but fail to stop!! the service brake light comes on & the ABS/tc light as well, but then will go off before I can make it to the dealer!! when I parked on a hill my car failed to stay parked & started to drift backwards down the hill so I had to jump in & hit the brakes manually!! also the passenger airbag light doesn't recognize when someone is in the passenger seat. The service airbag light would come on the dash & information center then now it is staying on at 90,000 miles. I contacted GMC about the brake issues & they told me there was no recalls for any brake issues!! I also asked about the recall for the airbag for my 2007 vehicle but they informed me it wasn't for my VIN # but it is having the same exact issues as the recall!! someone is going to get seriously injured due to these hazards!! GMC/Cadillac needs to step up & correct these issues before it is to late!! how many more people have to get injured, die, or complain before these issues are addressed!!! this is supposed to be a luxury car but it is more like a junk car death trap!!!!

- Turtle Creek, PA, USA

problem #20

Oct 272015


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the vehicle would start, but failed to shift into the accurate gear and the brake warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the radiator and hoses needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 65,000.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #19

Jul 212015


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Cts. 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 stabilitrak sensor illuminated when making a left turn. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the brakes needed to be replaced along with ABS sensors and the stabilitrak. In addition, the contact mentioned that the tires would wear out prematurely. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Cameron Park , CA, USA

problem #18

May 232014


  • 95,587 miles
Most often when driving at speeds 15 mph or less and doing a turn (such as parking or going through a drive through), you cannot push in the brake pedal and stop the vehicle. You have to to rapidly press and depress the brake pad until the brakes engage and stops the vehicle before hitting the vehicle in front of you or some other object. I have also experienced this during an emergency stop at highway speeds. The vehicle has been to the dealer for repair. They were supposed to have fixed the problem. $1000 later the same problem is present. Second issue with this vehicle, the anti-theft system periodically trips itself and the car cannot start for approximately 10 minutes.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #17

May 242015

CTS 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
While driving the car with two children inside it we approached a busy intersection and the brake pedal went all the way to the floor and the car did not even slow down. Pumping the brakes did not work either. We went right through the stop sign by swerving around other cars. Luckily there were no pedestrians crossing and thanks to other drivers being very alert there was no accident, but it was very close and terrifying. We allowed the car to coast to a stop and then had to push it to a side street to get out of the main roadway. The car still had a full reservoir of brake fluid (no fluid leaks) and had no brake system warning lights at all illuminating on the dash. Brake pad and rotors were only a month old. We are having the car towed to a Cadillac dealership today.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #16

Apr 242015

CTS 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
As I was backing out of a parking space and proceeded to drive forward and to come to a stop the brake pedal went straight to the floor I almost rear ended another vehicle as I hit the emergency brake in time to stop my question is there a recall for this as it never gave warning anything was wrong on the dash or otherwise.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #15

May 192013


  • 95,000 miles
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.

- Wilton, CT, USA

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