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2008 Cadillac CTS Repair Histories

151 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Cadillac CTS. 83 of these members (55%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 329 repairs to 2008 Cadillac CTSs--an average of 2.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 329 repairs.

2008 Cadillac CTS repair cost distribution

Chart based on 36 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

Cadillac CTS in Georgia, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2013
5000 mi   Front bumper alignment. 
7000   Trunk lid shocks failed. Trunk lid shocks repaired. 
9000   Drive shaft out of balance. Needed re-indexing. Rattles in passenger back door. Rattling exhaust system. Mounting needed adjustment. 
22000   Sunroof noisy due to seal no sealing properly. 
24000   Problems fixed: drivetrain drone and brakes squeals. In both cases TSB applied successfuly. 
32500   Sunroof seals replaced due to wind noise. 
42000   Repaired faulty connection. 
43000   Replaced all timing chains and chain tensioners. 
47000   ECU reflash 
50000   Replaced door lock assembly. 
55000   Leaking A/C condenser replaced. 
58000 US $180 HID bulb failed 
Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2014
2000 mi   Rear differential recall said bolt needed to be tightened, but ended up replacing entire rear differential. 
3000   Wireless key remote ceased functioning. Ordered a second key which came in 5 days later and was programmed to car by the dealer. 
14300   battery constantly dead because of drain on battery caused by one of car's defective computers 
26300 US $133 Excessive end play on left end camshaft. Installed 2 seals, a gasket kit and 2 washers. 
29000   Engine light came on so I took it to dealer who said they had to drop the engine to check out the problem. Whatever it was, the problem was fixed. However, 95% of my bill was labor. 
Cadillac CTS in Georgia, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2009
1000 mi   The turn signal lever was not activating the "lane change" feature when changing lanes to the right. The turn signal levers were on backorder and I had to take it back in January. There was a speaker grill on the dash coming unglued. 
1000   As stated above, the lane change function of the turn signal was malfunctioning. diagnosed in dec, part didnt come in until jan. 
3000   Rubbing of exhaust on frame, created a vibration and thumping sound when going over bumps. 
Cadillac CTS in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2007 - Apr 2013
  XM Radio failed, static on FM, radio had to be replaced 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Oct 2007 - Oct 2010
2000 mi   CD/DVD player stopped working. Unit was replaced. 
3000   Steering wheel cruise control toggle sticks in "increase" position. 
5000   Satellite radio dead. 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Sep 2007 - Nov 2007
250 mi   AWD warning lamp came on. A pin was bent and fixed issue. Car had a paint run above the gas door. They wet sanded it out, but it was left with the horrible swirl marks from it. 
2000   The is a rumble coming from the rear end of the car starting at 45MPH. GM sent engineers out to do some driving with me and agreed that there is a problem and that it was not normal. They attempted to repair the car immediately by swapping parts from anot 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
  fuses to cig lighters were blown when delivered - diagnosis for power loss required  
Cadillac CTS in Virginia, United States
Oct 2007 - Sep 2010
1000 mi   Wind noise from roof - front glass had to be lowered to correct problem. First dealer tried unsuccessfully to fix roof. 
38000   Car had several errors. Check engine light never worked. Car engine hesitated (noticed while on highway). Dealer replaced tensioners(?) which fixed problem. Dealer said problem was a result of not changing oil enough.  

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

304-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in Virginia, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
2000 mi   Limited slip differential does not operate correctly when cold. Sudden slips to the side accompanied with noise. 
3000   Already described above. Old problem with differential. This time it was fixed. 
3000   Car turned off, and ignition would not turn to restart. 

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