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Cadillac ATS Stalling Issue Creates Problem for Drivers

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Cadillac ATS stalling

Over the last couple months, the internet has quietly been abuzz with talk of a Cadillac ATS stalling issue that has created safety concerns for several drivers. While GM’s massive recall has taken most of the nation’s attention, Cadillac is still putting some focus on its ATS’s problems and working to resolve them.

According to GM Authority, some drivers of the manual ATS have noticed that the engine will stall as they coast toward a stop. The engine either won’t idle when the clutch has been depressed, or RPMs will go down considerably, below 500, before the engine shuts off entirely.

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Drivers have taken to to discuss the issue. Cadillac has actually been very active on the forums concerning this issue, responding to complaints with the following message:

“I apologize that you have been experiencing this concern as well. Have you reached out to our Customer Care team so this could be documented in our database as well? If not, could you private message me with your name, contact info, VIN, mileage, and dealership that you have been working with? Thank you very much for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.”

GM Authority reports that complaints have also been filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which has helped Cadillac to more specifically locate the issue and develop a software fix for affected models.

Have you noticed any Cadillac ATS stalling issues in your time spent behind the wheel? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to reach out to Cadillac for more information on this issue.

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  • John Cipolletti

    I have an ATS with auto trans (2.0 L Turbo AWD). The auto feature has not stopped the car from stalling every so often. It started two weeks after I purchased it back in March 2013. The next time, I was driving at 55 mph on Us 99 when it started to stall and I lost the power steering. The third time was 4 weeks ago coming to a light. And the most recent was on Friday 4/11. I usually get it to recover by turning the car off and turning it back on again. It may be a software problem. I have had other problems tied to the software. Trunk wouldn’t open for 11 hours. Doors refuse to open using the FOB. Screen goes blank on the dash. 8 times in the shop over the first 3 months doesn’t help Cadillac”s reputation. Fortunately, I am driving under a 3 year lease. Usually by the car after a year or two but not this one.