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Cadillac CTS Brakes Problems and Repair Histories

789 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Cadillac CTS. 108 of these members (13.7%) have reported brakes and traction control repairs for their car. A total of 61 brakes and traction control repairs to Cadillac CTSs--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Cadillac CTS problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Cadillac CTS problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Cadillac CTS problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Cadillac CTS repairs by problem area

27% of the Cadillac CTS repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 17% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 915 repairs.

Cadillac CTS brakes and traction control repair cost distribution

Of the Cadillac CTS brakes and traction control repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 33% between $100 and $499, 27% between $500 and $999, 12% between $1000 and $2499, and 14% more than $2500.

Chart based on 49 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 5000    
10000 0 Service stability and traction control light came on. Fixed with flash of new software. 
 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 0    
19000 0 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 0 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

Cadillac CTS in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 3000    
4000 0 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. 
76000  

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2005 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

400-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 31000    
38000 100 Brake line, excellent service, excellent tech, Vera Cadillac in Pembroke Pines, FL is the best!!! 
 

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2005 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Cadillac CTS in Kuwait
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 21080    
32860 0 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. 
76880  

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2004 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Cadillac CTS in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 75000    
115000 810 "Stability system engaged" warning on the DIC. this was causing the left front brake to inadvertly engage. After keeping the vehicle and driving it, the tech. was able to get a faulty reading from the steering position switch. Replaced switch. 
182000  
Cadillac CTS in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 54000    
65000 600 Back Brake Calipers needed replacement. Brake shoes wearing too quickly and sporadically. 
103000  
Cadillac CTS in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 43000    
58000 0 Stability system alarm kept coming on, took to shop, said they reprogrammed computer, still does it now and then 
62000 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. 
 

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2003 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Cadillac CTS in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 74000    
89000 500 Leaking master cylinder and brake hose. Waited weeks for parts from shut-down GM plants. 
 
Cadillac CTS in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 70680    
80600 250 Steering position sensor. 
 

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