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Cadillac CTS Brake Problems

829 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Cadillac CTS. 62 of these members (7.5%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 73 brake repairs to Cadillac CTSs--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Cadillac CTS problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of Cadillac CTS repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1092 repairs.

Cadillac CTS brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 54 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

304-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

2000 mi   Replaced rear pads/bracket per TSB for squeaking brakes.  

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

304-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

19000 mi   As I brake on a slight turn, the Stability light and ABS light come on, with Service Stability, and Service Brake Assist. Message will go away the next time you turn the car on, but come back as you drive. Happens everytime, but dealer cannot replicate. 
20000   ABS and Stability light comes on every time. It finally got fixed. Dealer changed wiring and harness for brake system and a wheel speed sensor, as far as I recall. This car is finally problem free (knock on wood), and I can finally enjoy driving it. 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

4000 mi   Brakes fade intermittently ,shop could not replicate. Zone was of little help. Problem is very sporadic, will probably sell this car as soon as I can. 

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2005 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

400-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed manual RWD

30000 mi US $120 Replaced rear brake rotors, rotors were cracked in 3-4 places. 

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2005 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

25420 mi   I told them to check my brakes since it started to get kind of mushy and due to the fact I had mine replaced at 20,000KM and know it's 40,000 (common sense it's time to be replaced) and they replaced themů 
32860   On uneven roads my brake paddle makes noise. They tighten the clippers, brake paddle, and changes a plastic button behind the paddle. Now it's 60% better. 
80600 $1250 noise coming during breaking. 

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2004 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

65000 mi US $600 Back Brake Calipers needed replacement. Brake shoes wearing too quickly and sporadically. 
58000   Stability system alarm kept coming on, took to shop, said they reprogrammed computer, still does it now and then 
62000 US $50 Growling when putting on brake. something in abs brake system. Shop replaced right front hub assembly. Still growls now and then after the replacement. 
60000 US $1000 Warped rotors - too thin to turn. Replaced with new GM parts. 
139700   Stability control warning would trigger randomly. I replaced the steering column sensor. 

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2004 Cadillac CTS 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

67000 mi US $230 Replaced rear brake pads and turned rotors 

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2003 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

89000 mi US $500 Leaking master cylinder and brake hose. Waited weeks for parts from shut-down GM plants. 
114000   Padsx4/rotorsx2 replaced 

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