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Cadillac CTS repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (8%)

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Cadillac CTS brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (49%)

Chart based on 57 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

1200.0 mi Car developed a clicking sound coming from both front wheels when turning at any speed. Taken to dealer who stated that GM is aware of the problem and there is a TSB about the issue. Wheels removed, rotors and mating surface cleaned. Fixed 

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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Wagon

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

64000 mi

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

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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

25000 mi Worn right rear wheel sensor for ABS and traction control. Sensor replaced under warranty. 

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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Service brakes soon alert on DIC. Dealer reprogrammed. TSB 

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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

62000 mi A week later the stabilitrak broke and they couldn't find anything wrong. 
52000 mi Dust shield adjustment 

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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

18000.0 mi Dealer replaced rear brake calipers and pads under TSB warranty to eliminate squeal during stops 
18700 mi squealing rear brakes, repaired by replacing pads and caliper bracket per TSB 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

98000 mi

US $400
Brake sensor replaced for ABS and traction control 
106000.0 mi

US $300
Needed to replace rotors in addition to pads 
8000.0 mi squeaking brakes, fixed the fronts but said the rear brakes are not warranty repair for squeaking. GM says the noise may go away. 
70060 mi one rear wheel sensor assembly replaced (under warranty). 
74480 mi rear brake calipers 
46000 mi

US $1000
Left front caliper was frozen, causing brake to drag and poor fuel economy. 
19000 mi As I brake on a slight turn, the Stability light and ABS light come on, with Service Stability, and Service Brake Assist. Message will go away the next time you turn the car on, but come back as you drive. Happens everytime, but dealer cannot replicate. 
20000 mi ABS and Stability light comes on every time. It finally got fixed. Dealer changed wiring and harness for brake system and a wheel speed sensor, as far as I recall. This car is finally problem free (knock on wood), and I can finally enjoy driving it. 
80060 mi Rear hub/abs sensor replaced. Dealer where I purchased paid for the repair. 
10000 mi Service stability and traction control light came on. Fixed with flash of new software. 
62000 mi

US $650
Traction control and brake warning lights illuminated Sensor defective and replaced 
95000 mi

US $1200
Replaced both reluctors on rear axle. 
95000 mi

US $500
Replaced a third failed reluctor, on a front wheel. One remains original. 
99000 mi

US $1100
Replaced fourth and final hub reluctor. Other three had failed and been replaced in the past 9 months. 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

304-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual RWD

28000 mi Rear brake noise.GMC/TSB recommended replace Pads and Bracket-was replaced-OK NOW. 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

113200 mi

US $300
Right rear hub 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

38000 mi

US $105
speed sensor 
4000 mi Brakes fade intermittently ,shop could not replicate. Zone was of little help. Problem is very sporadic, will probably sell this car as soon as I can. 

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2006 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

23000.0 mi Traction Control/ABS malfunction - caused by wire rubbing chassis. Repaired done under factory warranty 
90500 mi Steering position sensor replaced 

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2006 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

45880 mi Front brake hose fitting and assemblies. 

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2005 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

400-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed manual RWD

38000 mi

US $100
Brake line, excellent service, excellent tech, Vera Cadillac in Pembroke Pines, FL is the best!!! 

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2005 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

64000 mi

US $100
ABS, Traction Control sensor went bad. Front hub had to be replaced. Also replaced deck lid struts. All repairs covered under warranty minus $100.00 deductible. 
134000 mi

US $120
Replaced leaking brake hoses 
138100 mi

US $50
replace calliper bracket. 
24000 mi Service StabilitySteeringBrake Warning appeared on DIC. Dealer replaced malfunctioning computer and had to reprogram performance parameters. 
32860 mi On uneven roads my brake paddle makes noise. They tighten the clippers, brake paddle, and changes a plastic button behind the paddle. Now it's 60% better. 

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2005 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 2.8L V6 6-speed manual RWD

71920 mi

C $30
One of the rear brake caliper slide pins was seized. Removed it, cleaned it, greased it, reinstalled. 

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2004 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

400-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed manual RWD

17000.0 mi Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir (leaking) 

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2004 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

58000 mi Stability system alarm kept coming on, took to shop, said they reprogrammed computer, still does it now and then 
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. 
65000 mi

US $600
Back Brake Calipers needed replacement. Brake shoes wearing too quickly and sporadically. 
77000 mi

US $600
Stability System Engaged message appearing over and over. Replaced steering wheel position sensor and problem was resolved. 
115000 mi

US $810
"Stability system engaged" warning on the DIC. this was causing the left front brake to inadvertly engage. After keeping the vehicle and driving it, the tech. was able to get a faulty reading from the steering position switch. Replaced switch. 
139300 mi

US $65
Stability control warning would trigger randomly. I replaced the steering column sensor. 
101060 mi

C $350
rubber brake line replaced 
186000 mi

US $182
The caliper on the front passenger side was squeaking loudly and was a safety issue according to the dealer, $181.90. Ordered a new caliper, but received the wrong part, so they just greased the pistons inside the caliper. Seems to have worked. 
183000 mi

US $799
Replaced left & Right from calipers, rear ceramic pads, and rear disc brake rotor. Upon inspection, Meineke, observed both rear discs cracked. 
122760 mi Had 2 computer chips replaced ($2,300.00) July'15. One went again in May'16. Dealer decided it was another part burning out the chips & wanted another $2,300 to repair + new brake lines & calipers. Transmission redone '15. Scrapped at 199Kms 
122760 mi Nothing was repaired. It was going to be a $5,000.00 repair so I purchased another car and gave the Cadillac away to a friend. 
60000 mi

US $344
Brake caliper locked up. Replaced both front brake calipers and turned rotors. 
62300 mi

US $300
Caliper locked up.replaced rear left caliper. Replaced rear brake pads and turned rotors 

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2003 Cadillac CTS

Engine not specified

113460 mi

C $2500
service stability system. After many trips to the shop to complain that warning system coming on (the shops computer never acknowledged that the warning system had come on so mechanics figured I didn't know what i was talking about) their computer 

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2003 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

79000 mi

US $6750
replaced master cylinder 
78000 mi

US $930
Rear hub speed sensor bad. Integral with hub. Hub replaced. 
66340 mi

C $980
Broken brake hydraulic flex line on front driver side, lost all brake fluid,wait for parts ordered. 
78120 mi

C $1300
Broken left front brake line. Had to order parts. fixed under recall. Luckily was not on highway when line broke. Severe safety hazard recall. Had fixed at first other than dealer. Then to dealer for GM parts. Refused to cover expenses. 
71000.0 mi

US $400
ABS wheel sensor 
55000 mi

US $60
Stabilization light flashed on and car had slight shift in rear end. Mechnic could not find problem. Did all test nothing showed. Returned after problem occurred again without turning off engine, still could not find problem. 
80600 mi

C $250
Steering position sensor. 
89000 mi

US $500
Leaking master cylinder and brake hose. Waited weeks for parts from shut-down GM plants. 
100000 mi Was getting random messages about the Stability System Engaging which kicked off the Cruise Control. 

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