Tech Tip: Cadillac TSB Warns Of Front Brake Hose Fitting Corrosion
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Tech Tip: Cadillac TSB Warns Of Front Brake Hose Fitting Corrosion

General Motors has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2003-2007 model year Cadillac CTS vehicles originally sold or currently registered in states that use road salt or deicers.

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Models: 2003-2007 Cadillac CTS
Originally sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin
General Motors has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2003-2007 model year Cadillac CTS vehicles originally sold or currently registered in states that use road salt or deicers. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which the front brake hose fitting at the caliper may corrode due to snow or water, containing road salt or other contaminants, entering and being retained in the hose sleeve. If the fitting corrodes significantly, the brake hose may develop a leak. A sign of a brake hose leak would be fluid spotting on the ground.
 
If enough fluid were lost, the brake system warning light and a "Check Brake Fluid" message in the Driver Information Center would illuminate (in rare cases, the brake hose may rupture suddenly without prior warning), and vehicle stopping distance may increase. If stopping distance is limited, a crash could occur.
Vehicles Involved VIN Breakpoints:
Year Division Model From Through
2003 Cadillac CTS 30100001 30175617
2004 Cadillac CTS 40100001 40192626
2005 Cadillac CTS 50100002 50237748
2006 Cadillac CTS 60100001 60213969
2007 Cadillac CTS 70100003 70198443
Parts Information
Parts required to complete this recall are to be obtained from General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales (GMCC &A). 
 
Courtesy of ALLDATA.
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