2006 Cadillac CTS
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General Motors has issued a stop-sale order on the Cadillac CTS and SRX, both of which were recalled late last month. Why the stop-sale after all this time? Well, um, GM apparently doesn't know how to fix them.

The stop-sale covers all used Cadillac CTS sedans, coupes and wagons from model years 2003 to 2013, as well as new 2014 coupes and wagons. The SRX crossover stop-sale, meanwhile, only covers used vehicles from model years 2004 to 2006.

Automotive News reached out to GM spokesperson Alan Adler, who told the news pub that the company's engineers were "looking at one common solution" for the affected vehicles, although "they don't have it yet."

GM recalled the Cadillacs as part of an enormous 8.4-million-unit recall on June 30. The CTS and SRX were – like the overwhelming majority of vehicles (some 8.2 million units) – recalled due an issue with the ignition. The key in affected vehicles can rotate out of the run position if jostled, much like an earlier recall for the Chevrolet Camaro.


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      Cadillacftw
      • 9 Months Ago
      I drive a 2011 Cadillac CTS, did not get a letter in the mail from GM concerning the recall yet. Does any one know what I should do? I do not even know if my vehicle is save to drive or not? I am kind of surprised by this. I have had the car since it was brand new and I have not had a single issue with the vehicle. It has been bullet proof in terms of reliability. Car almost has 50k miles now and still runs like the first day I got it.
      R.t Voll
      • 9 Months Ago
      Vote flipping trolls in 3..2..1..
      dfkd
      • 9 Months Ago
      On a side note... Those designs I thought were pretty edgy and cool when they were new don't seem to be ageing very well. Somehow the Gen1 CTS is looking pretty long-in-the-tooth already. Remember how cool it was to see a Caddy in The Matrix? Would still rock a CTS Wagon hard though...
      Wm
      • 9 Months Ago
      I got a recall from GM. Strange thing is that they can't fix my car either. In their own words "These conditions may increase the risk of a crash." Evidently there are several problems that can lead to traction control, stability control and brake assist to be disabled, additional the shift lever can be move out of park without the brakes being applied. Even will all of the listed problems, all they had to say about fixing it is "Parts are not currently available to repair your vehicle." So using the car may be life threatening, but they aren't fixing it now, and think I should just keep on driving it. The only place it should be driven is to the junk yard. I can't replace it at this moment, but early next year it will be replace by a non-GM car. Hopefully it gets fixed before that, or it will only go as a trade. I feel bad enough selling a crappy car to a person, but knowing it is also unsafe is too much. Yes, it has had many other problems. I just hope the transmission keeps going until I get rid of it. I have coworkers (yes, more than one) with GM products that the transmission failed just beyond 5 years, but less than 100k miles, or after the warranty expired.
      Avinash Machado
      • 9 Months Ago
      This year will remain a black mark in GM history.
      Al
      • 9 Months Ago
      I said before and I will say again. There is no "Cadillac". Only GM.
      • 9 Months Ago
      So there goes the trade-in value of my CTS until GM decides what excuse-fix will work on my car?
      car-a-holic
      • 9 Months Ago
      Dear GM, I want to like you. You have great stuff right now. But why on this earth would I support you when you engineer I sufficiently like this? Why should I enable you? I could spend thousands more or less and get a car or truck from a corp that doesn't treat me (outright that is....) like a cattle class peon. I'm disgusted.......... Explain why you, now, deserve my cash before other great products???? I'm waiting...... (Insert crickets...)
      John
      • 9 Months Ago
      GM has released a recall kit as of 8pm EST. It consists of a zip-tie, a roll of duct tape, and a pair of vise-grips. The solution has been touted as "user friendly" and "easy to install"; GM CEO Mary Barra insists that many owners will be able to install it themselves.
      SKINNYwithNOfood
      • 9 Months Ago
      A 96 Lexus GS looks better than that POS sharp edge box on wheels.
      Scott Cole
      • 9 Months Ago
      Let me get this straight....GM issued a recall...but it doesn't know how to fix it.... That's like a Mechanic telling you "well I know what the problem is, I just don't know how to fix it...." Just keep diggin' GM, just keep diggin
      Adrian Elliot
      • 9 Months Ago
      LOL! It just keeps getting worse. GM, you're done for.
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