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2008 Cadillac CTS Problems and Repair Histories

141 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Cadillac CTS. 79 of these members (56%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 294 repairs to 2008 Cadillac CTSs--an average of 2.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Cadillac CTS problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Cadillac CTS problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 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 2008 Cadillac CTS repairs by problem area

18% of the 2008 Cadillac CTS repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 2% to the suspension, 29% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 28% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 294 repairs.

2008 Cadillac CTS repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Cadillac CTS repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 22% cost less than $100, 48% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, and 11% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 27 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 RWD

Cadillac CTS in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 0    
5000 0 Front bumper alignment. 
7000 0 Trunk lid shocks failed. Trunk lid shocks repaired. 
9000 0 Drive shaft out of balance. Needed re-indexing. Rattles in passenger back door. Rattling exhaust system. Mounting needed adjustment. 
22000 0 Sunroof noisy due to seal no sealing properly. 
24000 0 Problems fixed: drivetrain drone and brakes squeals. In both cases TSB applied successfuly. 
32500 0 Sunroof seals replaced due to wind noise. 
42000 0 Repaired faulty connection. 
43000 0 Replaced all timing chains and chain tensioners. 
47000 0 ECU reflash 
50000 0 Replaced door lock assembly. 
55000 0 Leaking A/C condenser replaced. 
58000 180 HID bulb failed 
77000  
Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 0    
2000 0 Rear differential recall said bolt needed to be tightened, but ended up replacing entire rear differential. 
3000 0 Wireless key remote ceased functioning. Ordered a second key which came in 5 days later and was programmed to car by the dealer. 
14300 0 battery constantly dead because of drain on battery caused by one of car's defective computers 
26300 133 Excessive end play on left end camshaft. Installed 2 seals, a gasket kit and 2 washers. 
29000 1500 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. 
31000  
Cadillac CTS in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 0    
1000 0 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 0 As stated above, the lane change function of the turn signal was malfunctioning. diagnosed in dec, part didnt come in until jan. 
3000 0 Rubbing of exhaust on frame, created a vibration and thumping sound when going over bumps. 
 
Cadillac CTS in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 0    
0 XM Radio failed, static on FM, radio had to be replaced 
 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 1000    
2000 0 CD/DVD player stopped working. Unit was replaced. 
3000 0 Steering wheel cruise control toggle sticks in "increase" position. 
5000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007    
0 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. 
0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 0    
0 fuses to cig lighters were blown when delivered - diagnosis for power loss required  
 
Cadillac CTS in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 0    
1000 0 Wind noise from roof - front glass had to be lowered to correct problem. First dealer tried unsuccessfully to fix roof. 
38000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 0    
2000 0 Limited slip differential does not operate correctly when cold. Sudden slips to the side accompanied with noise. 
3000 0 Already described above. Old problem with differential. This time it was fixed. 
3000 0 Car turned off, and ignition would not turn to restart. 
 

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