Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Auto braking mode activated suddenly - 2014 Cadillac ATS

asked by on

My car has a mileage of 39,000 miles. The issue occurred once. I was driving at the speed of 50 mph, when all of the sudden there was a malfuncion of the auto braking feature. The front collision warning came on. At that point, the brakes were slammed automatically. There were no vehicles near. The car was stopped suddenly for no apparent reason. There could have been an accident if there had been vehicles behind me. Do you have any idea why this happened?

A: Wow, that would be scary! I can imagine tha...

Wow, that would be scary! I can imagine that experience leaving me with no confidence in that vehicle. It sounds like a glitch in the system. If it has happened to yours, it is extremely likely it has occured to other drivers with their Cadillacs. I'm imagining a very serious sit down meeting with you and the dealership service manager. They must certainly be aware of other instances of this occuring around the country. And they may have a fix for it. It is important to get this documented with the dealership. If you are having continuous issues, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come and inspect your vehicle, at your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Smell of gas in oil

Hi there. Your vehicle may be experiencing a lack of fuel pressure due to a clogged fuel filter or faulty fuel pump. Also, something to not look past would be the amount of spark (if any) that your engine is...

Q: If I take my foot up off the as it might shoot forward

Hello! Thank you for writing in with this question and concern. A surge like this could be caused by any number of electrical sensors (intake temperature sensor, throttle position sensor, etc.). It could also be caused by a mechanical malfunction...

Q: Is it worth fixing

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2000 Cadillac Escalade. If you overheated the engine until it died, then you may have damaged the engine internally on cylinder number 4. Your water pump is most likely the part leaking....

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...