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2004 Cadillac CTS repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (10%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 126 repairs.

2004 Cadillac CTS repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (24%)

$500 - $999 (26%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 46 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
Apr 2007

38000 mi

US $1800
Aug 2007

41000 mi

US $119
alternator was replaced because battery was not charging 
Apr 2008

46000 mi
Mar 2009

54000 mi

US $2000
Subrame broke, replaced. 
Apr 2009

54000 mi

US $2500
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
Oct 2006

38560 mi
Rear end pinion seal leaking. Replaced under Certified Cadillac Warranty. 
Dec 2007

80000 mi
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 - Sep 2015
Dec 2007

44640 mi
replace drivers side wiper arm,no cost on warranty 
Oct 2011

71280 mi

C $12000
throttle body and throttle sensor replaced and intake work transmission reprogramming 
May 2013

80900 mi

C $200
second time o2 sensor replaced 
Jun 2013

81220 mi

C $1200
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
Oct 2007

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. 
Nov 2007

45000 mi
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 
Nov 2008

58000 mi
Stability system alarm kept coming on, took to shop, said they reprogrammed computer, still does it now and then 
Apr 2009

62000 mi

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
Apr 2008

60000 mi

US $1000
Warped rotors - too thin to turn. Replaced with new GM parts. 
Feb 2013

139700 mi

US $65
Stability control warning would trigger randomly. I replaced the steering column sensor. 
Jun 2013

145000 mi

US $325
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
Jan 2008

58000 mi

US $100
Under warranty had right rear window motor and cable replaced. 
Mar 2008

61000 mi

US $600
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
Sep 2007

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 
Mar 2008

36000 mi
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
Nov 2006

16900 mi
Moisture leak to bezel surrounding rear licence plate-replaced by dealer at no charge 
Dec 2006

18000 mi
Moisture leak around back up lamp lense seals 
Jan 2007

19000 mi
Rear drivetrain whine at 60+ mph. R&R rear differential 
Jun 2007

22500 mi
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 
Aug 2007

26000 mi
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
Dec 2006

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
Apr 2007

67000 mi

US $230
Replaced rear brake pads and turned rotors 

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2004 Cadillac CTS Repair Histories

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