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2004 Cadillac CTS Repair Histories

96 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Cadillac CTS. 40 of these members (41.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 111 repairs to 2004 Cadillac CTSs--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 111 repairs.

2004 Cadillac CTS repair cost distribution

Chart based on 43 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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2004 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

400-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2007 - Nov 2009
38000 mi US $1800  
41000   alternator was replaced because battery was not charging 
46000    
54000   Subrame broke, replaced. 
54000   Transmission replaced. 

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2004 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Cadillac CTS in Iowa, United States
Nov 2006 - Mar 2010
38560 mi   Rear end pinion seal leaking. Replaced under Certified Cadillac Warranty. 
80000   High oil consumption resulting in a 2000 mile monitoring then taken back for a ring cleaning via the injectors. Am now monitoring second 2000 miles to determine if next steps are required. 
Cadillac CTS in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2007 - Jun 2014
44640 mi   replace drivers side wiper arm,no cost on warranty 
71280 C $12000 throttle body and throttle sensor replaced and intake work transmission reprogramming 
80900   second time o2 sensor replaced 
81220   eight weeks later o2 sensors failed again. ecm replaced with o2 sensors, dealer diagnoses o2 sensors failing due to ecm failure 
Cadillac CTS in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2007 - Oct 2011
44000 mi   Bought the car on a Wednesday, by Friday Check Engine Light on and reduced power, took car in Saturday after calling dealership who said to come in then. they checked and said it had lose gas cap and reset the alarm. A few days later took the car back in at lunch and made appointment for the following day. Same problem but if I shut it off and turned it back on the car would run ok for a while. This trip they replaced the Throttle Assembly. A week later, it was back with same issue, this time they replaced the ECM. 
45000   Car had same symptoms as last two visits. Stability control light came on, then check engine soon alarm then the engine power was reduced. I shut it off sat a bit, turned it back on and the Check Engine Soon light still lit but I could drive it to the d 
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. 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2013
60000 mi 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. 
145000   Rubber doughnuts at either end of driveshaft cracked and center support rubber gone. The rubber bushing in the shift lever on the transmission was also gone and since the bushing isn't replaceable I had to buy the whole linkage. 
Cadillac CTS in Florida, United States
Nov 2006 - Jun 2008
58000 mi US $100 Under warranty had right rear window motor and cable replaced. 
61000   Entire intake from the MAF to the intake manifold had to be replaced. Including the electronic throttle control assembly. They origanally thought that the volant intake had caused the issue. Upon further evaluation and inspection, they found it to be a .. 
Cadillac CTS in Illinois, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
32000 mi   Steering column makes creaking noise. Dealer replaced steering rack. Creaking/clicking noise in steering wheel. Cause: SIR COIL MODULE MAKING CLICKING SOUND. REPLACE SIR COIL & HARNESS 
36000   Dealer replaced headlight lens, due to peeling. While driving the check engine light comes on for 3 seconds and while car loses power. The engine dies, the gauges shut down for about 3 seconds then comes back to life. Luckily this has only happened during highway driving 60mph or faster. This is ... 
Cadillac CTS in Ohio, United States
Nov 2006 - Apr 2009
16900 mi   Moisture leak to bezel surrounding rear licence plate-replaced by dealer at no charge 
18000   Moisture leak around back up lamp lense seals 
19000   Rear drivetrain whine at 60+ mph. R&R rear differential 
22500   Small area of clearcoat finish peeled away from basecoat on rear bumper cover. Dealer r&r cover and refinished same. No charge-covered by Cadillac warranty 
26000   Right rocker panel trim loose-repaired-warranty 

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2004 Cadillac CTS 4-door

8-cylinder manual 2WD

Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Nov 2006 - Mar 2010
43000 mi   Both Catalytic Converters on my CTS-V were bad (gutted, nothing left in them at all) and needed to be replaced. 

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2004 Cadillac CTS 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Nov 2006 - Jan 2008
67000 mi US $230 Replaced rear brake pads and turned rotors 

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