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2010 Cadillac CTS repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 58 repairs.

2010 Cadillac CTS repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (33%)

Chart based on 9 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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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Wagon

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

Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2012
Apr 2012

20000 mi
Both tail light fixtures loose at the upper ends 
Jun 2012

23000 mi
power deck lid malfunction 
Cadillac CTS in Florida, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2015
Feb 2013

47000 mi
Hood support strut needed replacement. Dealer wanted two trips to replace, one for an actual mechanic to "diagnose" (an obvious problem, the hood did not stay up). Then car had to come back to install strut after dealer ordered new part. 
May 2013

49700 mi
Transmission dropped out Transmission dropped out second time Transmission dropped out third time 
Oct 2013

54500 mi
Tailgate support (gas shock) failed. 
Nov 2014

79000 mi

US $750
1st trip, reset CEL. 2nd trip (for same symptoms) replaced 1 coil pack & 1 spark plug. 3rd trip (for same symptoms) replaced throttle body. 
Jun 2015

86000 mi

US $400
6 of 6 plugs, 1 of 6 coil packs replaced (CEL came on) 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
May 2013

15300 mi
Rattle from roof, when going over bumps. Paint peeling along the roof rail on passenger side. 

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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Wagon

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

Cadillac CTS in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2014
Aug 2011

8000 mi
Passenger Lumbar support not working 
Jun 2013

37000 mi
right rear wheel bearing replaced under warranty Tail light brackets broken. Both tail lights replaced 
May 2014

51000 mi
Transmission control unit and solenoid replaced to cure rough shifting and noisy front hub assembly replaced. 

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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Wagon

270-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Cadillac CTS in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2015
Mar 2014

49000 mi
Squeaking noise over bumps. Replaced left lower control arm due to a worn bushing. Did not cure the squeak, which tends to go away in warmer weather. 
Apr 2015

67300 mi
Replaced rear shock absorbers 
Jun 2015

72000 mi
Bad fuel tank sender and fuel pump. 
Dec 2015

84000 mi
Replaced left stalk to repair faulty fog light switch 

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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Wagon

270-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

31000 mi
Leather seam was becoming undone on driver seat 
Cadillac CTS in Illinois, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2015
Apr 2012

36000 mi
The left taillight was pulling away from body slightly I asked if it represented a future problem Mechanic said that a mounting pin had broken. They replaced the taillight assembly. 
Nov 2013

64000 mi

US $48
Heard rubbing and clunking sound, mechanic diagnosed it found brake insulator bent against rotor. Removed, reformed insulator. Noise is eliminated 
May 2014

72000 mi

US $541
Clunking noises when down shifting from 2 to 1. Especially when warm. Dealer did a differential fluid change including front and rear and transfer case. Transmission fluid was changed. Still clunks, probably inherent in design of the AWD system. 
Oct 2014

79300 mi

US $1270
Had all rotors and pads replaced 
Dec 2015

90000 mi

US $813
The oil gauge stopped working and was getting alerts of low oil pressure, dealer diagnosed as a faulty or broken oil pressure sensor.  Dealer also found the transmission cooler lines we leaking and those were replaced. 

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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

supercharged 556hp 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2014
Dec 2011

15000 mi
Service bulletin pertaining to the front wheels. On some 2010 CTS-Vs, slight contact occurrin between inside of wheel and front suspension/braking assembly on very sharp slow turns, when the steering wheel was near end-of-travel, left or right. Front whee 
Jun 2013

25000 mi
Worn right rear wheel sensor for ABS and traction control. Sensor replaced under warranty. 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Jul 2013 - Oct 2014
May 2014

40700 mi
Supercharger made rattling sounds. Replaced under warranty. 

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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2015
Jul 2013

18500 mi
Molding on reardoor coming off. 
Cadillac CTS in Arkansas, United States
Apr 2011 - Feb 2013
Jan 2012

3375 mi
Had service brakes soon alert on DIC. Shop read the stored code. Reprogrammed the brake module per a notification from GM. Brakes worked fine and no brake issues were noted other than the alert on the DIC. 
Cadillac CTS in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2013 - Nov 2015
Nov 2014

75000 mi

US $450
Replaced of wheel bearing 

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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2015
Feb 2013

45500 mi
Creak and grind in steering wheel. Replaced column and intermediate shaft. Rear pas door would not unlock by pulling handle when fob was local They replaced the door handle assembly and lock hardware 
Jan 2014

85000 mi

US $75
airbag warning came on. they found plug under seat loose, would not cover under warranty because I "could" have knocked it loose. 
Mar 2014

94000 mi

US $85
would not shift properly module replaced inside transmission Coolant level dropped, put car in limp mode. They told me it is my responsibility to watch this level and would not cover under warranty. Since January it has lost almost 3 quarts and they say there are no leaks and they cannot find any isse 
Apr 2014

95700 mi
rear parking sensor 
Jul 2014

100000 mi
Passenger presence module still discussing weather covered under CPI warranty 
Cadillac CTS in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

35960 mi
Clicking coming from steering column when turning, and service airbag light came on 

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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Cadillac CTS in Alabama, United States
Feb 2010 - Oct 2013
Mar 2010

1500 mi
loose A-pillar trim, dealer to order replacements and replace 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2013
Dec 2012

42000 mi
CTS stalls at 60-70 mph on highway as the computer system shuts down and dash goes out, and you cannot restart without stopping and putting in Park. GM refuses to fix the problem as they cannot duplicate, but they dont duplicate 2 hours of . 
Feb 2013

44700 mi
Computer problems. Cadillac changed the ignition switch and replaced 1 or 2 computers. Car is now performing like new. 
Cadillac CTS in Florida, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2014
Sep 2011

15000 mi
water leak to front passeger floor from drain on sun roof. Cleared blockage in drain tube. 
Apr 2012

27000 mi
Check engine light came on. Problem was the catalytic converter core came apart and pieces lodged in the muffler causing backpressure and poor engine performance. 
Cadillac CTS in Washington, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2015
Jan 2012

18700 mi
Rear main seal was leaking 
Mar 2013

29000 mi
Wheel Bearing 
Jul 2013

32500 mi
Several connections loosened which caused a bushing to rub when the wheel was turned.  Also headlight assembly had a burnt out LED. 
Aug 2014

41000 mi

US $350
Control module for heated seats stopped working 

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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Cadillac CTS in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

3400 mi
rattle in sun roof 
Cadillac CTS in New York, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2014
Sep 2013

17000 mi
Coolant temp sensor went bad 
Cadillac CTS in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
Jan 2014

37300 mi

US $300
The rear driveshaft had to be replaced, the car had vibration at highway speeds. The driveshaft was replaced under warranty. I had some other maintenance done that I paid for. 

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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2014 - Dec 2015
Sep 2014

33480 mi
New rear diff ordered - excessive metal in rear diff fluid. 
Nov 2014

34100 mi
Rust on trunk lid; dealer repaired under warranty 
Dec 2015

39060 mi

C $115
Rear diff bushings making noise 

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