GM Issues Stop-Sale Order on Cadillac SRX, CTS

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GM has asked dealers to stop selling several used Cadillac models that have a standard key ignition. The stop-sale order, which Bloomberg News reported on July 19, involves the 2004-06 Cadillac SRX SUV; 2003-13 Cadillac CTS sedan, coupe and wagon; and the 2014 CTS coupe and wagon — both from the previous generation, not the redesigned 2014 CTS sedan. All cars affected by the stop-sale order have conventional remote keyless entry; any cars with optional keyless access and push-button start are exempt.

More Details on GM's Latest — and Largest — Ignition-Related Recall

The sales stoppage includes Cadillac models involved in a June 30 expansion of GM's ignition-related recalls, which totaled 7.6 million Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Pontiac models. The Cadillac CTS and SRX, whose key can inadvertently rotate out of the Run position if the driver's knee bumps it, requires a replacement key. A similar situation prompted GM to recall nearly 465,000 model-year 2010-14 Chevrolet Camaro sports cars on June 13.

By Kelsey Mays | July 21, 2014 | Comments (4)

Recall Alert: 2011 Cadillac CTS

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Vehicles Affected: About 16,932 model-year 2011 Cadillac CTS sedans equipped with all-wheel drive

The Problem: On some vehicles, a gasket leak where the constant velocity joint meets the rear propeller shaft may cause the rear propeller shaft to separate or become loose, making contact with the vehicle floor above and causing the rollover sensor to deploy the roof rail air bags. GM said it is aware of 15 unintended deployments, but that it was uncertain whether injuries had occurred.

The Fix: GM will notify owners and dealers will make the necessary repairs for free.

What Owners Should Do: GM has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Cadillac at 800-333-4223 for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | June 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Cadillac ATS, 2014 CTS

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 68,887 model-year 2013-14 Cadillac ATS and 21,863 model-year 2014 Cadillac CTS sedans equipped with an automatic transmission

The Problem: GM is reporting that the shift cable may not be fully secured to the shifter or transmission bracket. If the cable detaches, the driver may not be able to shift the transmission, increasing the risk of an accident. GM said it's unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the affected parts for free.

What Owners Should Do: GM has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Cadillac at 800-333-4223 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | June 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS

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Vehicles Affected: About 19,225 model-year 2013-14 Cadillac CTS sedans

The Problem: The windshield wiper system may become inoperable after a vehicle jump-start with the wipers active and restricted, such as by ice and snow. The reduced visibility potentially resulting could increase the risk of a crash. The automaker is unaware of any crashes or injuries due to the issue.

The Fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front wiper module for free.

What Owners Should Do: GM has not yet announced a notification schedule. Owners can call Cadillac at 800-333-4223 for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | May 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Cadillac CTS Video

The redesigned Cadillac CTS has high hopes of rising to the challenge of its European luxury rivals. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says those lofty aspirations mostly pay off as the longer, lighter 2014 luxury sedan delivers flashy new LED-accented exterior styling, sophisticated cabin materials and plenty of excitement from its powertrain lineup. Subpar visibility, a so-so multimedia system and stingy cargo space give competitors an edge, Mays says, but not enough to dismiss the CTS as a looming threat. Watch the video above.

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By Matt Schmitz | December 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Are Head-Up Displays the Answer to Driver Distraction?

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Head-up displays, which project vehicle speed and other information in front of the driver's field of view, have been available since about 1990, but in recent years they have become more widespread as automakers try to reduce driving distractions. More widespread, however, doesn't mean they soon will become nearly universal, like Bluetooth hands-free phone capability. That's because they generally cost a pretty penny, and buyers aren't clamoring for them.

By Rick Popely | November 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Why Is This Button Here?

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One look and it's easy to tell what this button does, but its obviousness doesn't make it any less odd. Actually, it's not really a button; it's more of a touch-sensitive panel. In fact, it's pretty tough to find any traditional buttons in the 2014 Cadillac CTS.

For years, automakers have been moving away from real mechanical buttons and knobs toward touch-screens and flat-panel touch-sensitive controls. We're used to seeing climate knobs, audio dials and vehicle info menus increasingly controlled via touch, but Cadillac has taken the phenomenon to new levels with the 2014 CTS' glove box. And the button isn't even on the glove box.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 6, 2013 | Comments (5)

2014 Cadillac CTS: Car Seat Check

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Redesigned for 2014, the Cadillac CTS is a midsize luxury sedan that grabs attention on the road and in the parking lot. Thanks to its redesign, the CTS is more than 4 inches longer than the previous generation, but those additional inches don't impact the 2014 model's rear legroom. The 2014 CTS' rear legroom is 35.4 inches, which is about a half-inch smaller than the 2013 model. How does this affect car seat installation?

By Jennifer Newman | October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Will the Redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS Have a Wagon Version?

"Will there be a wagon version of the new Cadillac CTS?"

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By Rick Popely | October 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

Last week's No. 1 most popular video was bumped by a newcomer this week. Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman's drive of the Cadillac CTS Vsport is No. 2 this week, replaced by Kelsey Mays' review of the 2013 Land Rover LR4. Check out what else was popular this week.

1. 2013 Land Rover LR4

2. 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

3. 2014 Honda Odyssey

4. 2013 Light-Duty Challenge

5. Honda Odyssey Vacuum in Action

By Jennifer Geiger | September 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

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