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2012 Cadillac CTS 4dr Wagon

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

Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Jun 2016 - Dec 2017
Sep 2016

47000 mi
had CEL for low fuel pressure. dealer replaced pump, but light came on several times after replacement. after a number of trips back, dealer could not replicate the issue. had CEL again for low fuel pressure. dealer kept car running a number of tests but dealer could not replicate the issue. dealer replaced fuel pump control module which finally resolved the CEL issues 
Cadillac CTS in Florida, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2016
May 2015

34900 mi
Rear differential was making noises. 
Oct 2015

43000 mi
Driver's Recaro seat was rocking or loose 
Feb 2016

50000 mi
Headlights full of condensation and tail lights pulling from body Rear differential replaced due to excessive noise. 
Aug 2016

55000 mi
Condensation in headlight 

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2012 Cadillac CTS 4dr Wagon

supercharged 556hp 6.2L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Jul 2016
Aug 2013

17400 mi
rear differential seal was leaking and needed replacement 
Feb 2014

23000 mi
Struts were squeaking in cold weather when going over bumps. 
May 2014

25800 mi
The rear tail light adhesive which held the assembly onto the body of the car came loose. 
Aug 2014

29100 mi
rear differential was leaking and replaced 
Mar 2015

33000 mi
Driver's seat creaked when cornering. 
Cadillac CTS in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2013 - Dec 2016
Aug 2013

26400 mi
Driver side tail light tip separating from the body. The design has a tab along the back that anchors the tip to the car body. The tab broke causing the tip to start to separate away from the body. This is a known issue. 
Oct 2013

30980 mi
Door sill decal replaced, Rear wheel alignment required; rear shocks weeping, requiring replacement. 
Jun 2014

35960 mi

C $100
Tire Pressure Sensors apparently leak; need to be resealed; which apparently is not covered by warrantee 
Sep 2015

45880 mi
A whine or low howl from the differential presents itself in a slow, tight radius turn. It's most noticeable when starting the tight radius turn from a dead stop. 

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2012 Cadillac CTS 4dr Wagon

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

Cadillac CTS in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2017
Sep 2016

38000 mi
Dealer didn't seat oil filter and oil blew out of the engine. 

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2012 Cadillac CTS 4dr Wagon

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

Cadillac CTS in Washington, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Jan 2013

21700 mi
CEL as a result of a misfire 
Apr 2014

27000 mi
CEL light illuminated--dealer could not find any reason for the code, cleared it, and inspected/cleaned the modules that were involved. 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Sep 2016 - Dec 2017
Aug 2017

47000 mi
keyless entry and one of the key fobs stopped working, even when using the key port inside the center console. After initial diagnosis as a bad key failed to resolve the issue, the vehicle was left with the dealer to investigate. came back stating that the key was bad, but ALSO the in-vehicle sensor for the keys had failed and need to be replaced as well. due to interesting issue where previous owner did not take receipt until 2013, the full bumper to bumper warranty was still effective until end of august 2017 and both items replaced at no cost 
Cadillac CTS in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2017
Aug 2013

25300 mi
Window motor/regulator replaced. 
Nov 2014

39600 mi
Intermediate steering shaft needed replacement. 
Mar 2015

46000 mi
Seat heater element replacement. 
Apr 2017

73000 mi
Driveshaft coupler bolts fell out. 
Nov 2017

78000 mi
Intermediate steering shaft replacement. 

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2012 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2017
Jan 2015

46200 mi
replace battery due to weak cell 
Apr 2017

54668 mi
Super charger replaced per service bulletin. Rattle in super charger. Super charger, dampener, gaskets and coolant replaced. 
Cadillac CTS in Colorado, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

17000 mi
differential replaced 
Mar 2015

19000 mi
trams fluid replaced due to groaning noise in diff 

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2012 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2015
Sep 2012

9985 mi
Replaced cracked windshield washer tank 

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2012 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2017
Jan 2017 Water in truck lid. Third brake light replaced under warranty. Note: First fix was on license plate holes required extra sealant. (bulletin ) 

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2012 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2012 - Dec 2017
Aug 2014

12800 mi
Fixed light rust on inside of right fender and bottom of left door. Right front window sometimes doesn't work. They checked everything, found nothing wrong. 
Dec 2017

33480 mi

C $120
mecanisim righ hand door MECANISIM LEFT DOOR NOT WORKING PROPERLY 
Cadillac CTS in West Virginia, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2017
Aug 2014

21000 mi
Squeak in sunroof. Cleaned/lubricated seal, problem solved. 

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2012 Cadillac CTS 2dr Coupe

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

Cadillac CTS in Florida, United States
Dec 2016 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017 Recaro seats won't fold Window stopped giving space blocking door from closing 

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2012 Cadillac CTS 2dr Coupe

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

Cadillac CTS in Florida, United States
Aug 2012 - Oct 2017
Jan 2016

44000 mi
Navigation screen not going up. 
Apr 2017

62000 mi

US $100
Air conditioning blowing hot and cold air. 
Oct 2017

62000 mi

US $1100
When turning right there is a clicking sound at low speed. Front sub frame cracked, replace sub frame and lower control arms. 

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2012 Cadillac CTS 2dr Coupe

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

Cadillac CTS in Missouri, United States
Mar 2013 - Oct 2015
Nov 2013

16400 mi
Center diff clutch 
Jul 2014

21000 mi
CTS 4 with transfer case clutch issues - replaced under warranty no problems... 

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2011 Cadillac CTS 4dr Wagon

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

Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2017
Dec 2012

2000 mi
Clicking from front wheels, very common, new lug nuts installed by dealer and cleaned the brake hats. Problem is resolved and has not returned after 500 miles 
May 2014

15000 mi

US $4
Replaced both batteries in Key Fobs. Car would not "see" the key and thus not start. New batteries in the remotes fixed the problem. 

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2011 Cadillac CTS 4dr Wagon

supercharged 556hp 6.2L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2017
Feb 2012

13800 mi
Replaced rear differential due to breakdown of lubricating fluid. Metal particles in fluid. Left rear axle boots leaking grease. Grinding noise in front left wheel. 
Dec 2012

22000 mi
Brake pedal pad fell off. Had them glue it back on. Probably my fault with my huge boots. 
Feb 2013

24200 mi
There was a grinding noise in the driveshaft. The dealer installed a spacer into the shaft, and it is perfectly silent again. I did not request this fix. The dealer noted it and applied the warranty repair, but the change is very noticeable. 
May 2013

28000 mi
Right rear shock was leaking oil. I had it replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2013

35000 mi

US $638
Windshield washer fluid hose fell out of front of car just behind the bumper. 
May 2014

39000 mi
Replaced the Magnetic shocks on both rear wheels. Replaced leaking axle seal. 
Sep 2015

54000 mi
Supercharger started whining. Required replacement of the supercharger and all related pieces. 

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2011 Cadillac CTS 4dr Wagon

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

Cadillac CTS in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2017
Dec 2014

24000 mi
Bluetooth continually drops phone connection. This is repeat issue from 6 mo after first acquired vehicle. Long drawn out convo with GM and eventually replaced Bluetooth module (again), told i shoul use certain model phones (BS response) 
Dec 2015

29000 mi

US $235
Rear taillight pulling apart from car. Outstanding issue since May but part BO for 4-5months 
Dec 2016

34000 mi

US $200
Coolant leak. Faulty water pump. R&R H2O pump and gasket 
Nov 2017

42000 mi

US $350
Service airbag light on intermittenly. Traced to short in wire on right rear door after harness cam loose and wires rubbed together 

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2011 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2014
Sep 2011

8000 mi
electronic shock defective 
Cadillac CTS in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2011 - Jan 2013
Jun 2011

1000 mi
2nd key fob was not working properly. Dealer replaced with a new one and reprogrammed both in 10 minutes. 
Jul 2011

1200 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 Navigation map database is grossly outdated. Dealer attempted to fix, but was told MV had the latest update. Cadillac was contacted and was no help. I was advised to go to www.GMNAVDISC.com and complain in the feedback section. Really??? 
Dec 2011

4000 mi
Return of the notorious wheel clicking sound that GM is aware of but has not come up with a permanent solution to yet. Clean mating surfaces between wheel and hub and retorque lug nuts. Problem solved for now. GPS system was showing that it could not locate satellites, but showed the car in the correct position on the map. An update was done to the NAV system, but the issue is still there. Annoying, but not critical at all. Carpet in the drivers side footwell had pulled away from the plastic trim which made it stick out into the area around left foot. The carpet was resecured and problem was solved. Notice wheel balancing weights had fallen of front left rim. Dealer rebalanced all rims and tires. Problem solved. 
Aug 2012

5200 mi
During an extremely hot day the AC performance was subpar at best. Was told that the AC was good for bringing the temp down approximately 30* from the outside temperature. As the day was over 100* it was struggling to compensate. 

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2011 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

supercharged 556hp 6.2L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in Missouri, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2017
Dec 2012

17000 mi
Driver seat rocking and rattling 
Jun 2013

22000 mi
Sunroof rattles 
Sep 2013

23000 mi
Front passenger seat bottom replaced due to excessive seat movement. 
Aug 2014

27000 mi
Replaced supercharger 
Feb 2015

31400 mi

US $800
Throttle Body sensor failure 
Jun 2017

47000 mi

US $70
Tire pressure sensor teplaced 
Nov 2017

52000 mi

US $1200
Replaced both rear leaking shocks 

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2011 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2012
Aug 2011

7000 mi
Creaking noise at sunroof moulding at rear passenger. Took area apart added insulation at the sun roof motor. I dissagree this had anything to do with it. Will fix myself with either lube or cloth shims at plastic to plastic contact points. 
Cadillac CTS in Nevada, United States
Apr 2013 - Apr 2014
May 2013

26800 mi
sounds like door and trunk lock keeps going on and off while your driving the car still making noise like locks going on and off. update 1113: the looks still go on and off every once in a while and they still have found nothing to fix. 
Oct 2013

36700 mi

US $800
water pump broke. just let it cool down and was about 12 miles from dealer so we drove it with air-condoner on full and temp stayed about 200. 
Apr 2014

43000 mi
lock problem never fixed. 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Jun 2011 - May 2014
Nov 2011

15000 mi
Heat sensor stuck at -21 degrees F. Called dealer and drove car in. They replaced unit. Problem solved. 
Jun 2012

24000 mi
trunk opens. 
Aug 2012

28200 mi
trunk kept popping open 

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2011 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Ohio, United States
Jun 2011 - May 2012
Sep 2011

11000 mi
Bought car w/ 2k miles with known intermittent no crank/no start. Took many trips and GM Engineer to finally fix with new starter relay. 
Cadillac CTS in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Dec 2017
Jun 2011

2356 mi
Slow leak in right rear tire traced to a defective wheel. Wheel replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2012

12400 mi
Driver's armrest was squeaking. Turns out the tabs that hold the upper part in place were broken off. Full armrest replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2015

28100 mi

C $524
Steering wheel was squeaking. Dealership tracked problem down to intermediate shaft and replaced it. Component failure at 45k kms. Bad on you General Motors. 

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2011 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

30000 mi
Runs rough when air conditioner is on and idling. Will be going back, not fixed. 
Cadillac CTS in Delaware, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2013
Mar 2013

26000 mi
Driver seat covers replaced due to fading, craking, accessive wear. 
Jul 2013

29000 mi

US $130
front seat covers replaced. Leather cracking/peeling. 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2017
Jul 2013

48000 mi

US $202
car stopped after cranking up and engine light stayed on. Would not immediately crank up. After 60 seconds car started. car was taken directly to dealer. ECM changed (under warranty) and injectors cleaned. 
Nov 2017

107500 mi

US $35
The engine light stayed on after engine was running. A diagnostic check showed OBDII code P0496. Replaced the canister purge valve. This resolved the problem. 
Cadillac CTS in Georgia, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2017
Mar 2016

43000 mi
Windshield washer inoperative, traced to a blown fuse. 
Jun 2016

44000 mi

US $50
Windshield washer became inoperative. Wipers worked fine. Problem was a blown fuse in the washer pump circuit. 
Cadillac CTS in Washington, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2017
Dec 2015

50000 mi
It was a sensor related to the transmission. 
Cadillac CTS in Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
Dec 2011

15000 mi
Starter will occasionally not activate. 
Jun 2012

17000 mi

US $500
loose connection to shifter caused computer to believe shifter not in park position, car would not start. Intermittent fault, took 4 trips over a year to diagnose. 
Cadillac CTS in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2012 - Jan 2018
Mar 2013

11160 mi
L/F sway bar link loose. Light knocking over bumps. 
May 2013

12400 mi
Light knocking over bumps. Replaced both (left/right)sway bar link. 
Feb 2014

20120 mi
Tear in the leatherette of the driver seat bolster 
Aug 2014

24060 mi
Replaced the leatherette seat back cover (driver side). 
Apr 2015

28400 mi
Whinning sound in cold weather 60KMH and above. Sound stops after a few kilometers. Cause: noisy bearing. Right front hub replaced. Clunking in rear.Right/left rear knuckle replaced.Alignment done front and rear. Left front power door lock buzzes/inoperative in cold weather. Replacement of left front door lock/latch assembly. 
Mar 2016

34720 mi
Creaking noise from front, over bumps, right side-low speed-temperature below zero celsius. Cause:front sway bar bushings dry and worn. Bushing (insulator)ordered (3 weeks delivery???) Vehicle fully inspected before warranty expires.OK! 
Apr 2016

34720 mi

C $200
Rough idle at a stop. Check engine and stabilitrac lights on for a few seconds. Engine smoothed out. Cause:7081 poor coil output loading up sparkplug. #5 coil and sparkplug replaced. Front sway bar bushing installed. 
Jul 2016

36260 mi

C $120
Oil change and inspection. DexCool replaced (5 years). License plate light not functioning. Short in wiring harness. 
Oct 2016

37820 mi

C $200
Rattling noise over bumps.Installed two new front stabilizer links. 
Apr 2017

39330 mi
Rattle over bumps. Replace left front stabilizer link. 
Jan 2018

42506 mi

C $200
When cold out and vehicle goes over a dip in the road there is a creak noise heard from the front. Front sway bar bushings worn excessively. Replaced both bushings and re-assembled sway bar. Part number 22753226-insulator 072430. Check engine light is on. Improperly sealing vacuum from evap purge solenoid valve. Scan code P0496. Replaced the evgap purge solenoid valve. Part number 12610560- valve 031300. 

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2011 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Ohio, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2013
Nov 2011 Rear passenger seat belt was defective, locked and could not pull it out. The dealer replaced it under waranty. 
Cadillac CTS in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2017 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

32240 mi

C $350
no data 

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2011 Cadillac CTS 2dr Coupe

supercharged 556hp 6.2L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in Colorado, United States
May 2016 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

30000 mi
Rear differential whine under deceleration 

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2011 Cadillac CTS 2dr Coupe

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

Cadillac CTS in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Oct 2016
Jan 2016

36880 mi
Replaced front and rear sway bar bushings 

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2011 Cadillac CTS 2dr Coupe

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

Cadillac CTS in Indiana, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2013
Dec 2012

32000 mi

US $650
the driver side transaxle boot was said to be damaged by road debris--which i have pictures and given the location of the boot i would have had other damage if road damage occurred 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

45000 mi
Fasteners falling out of front and rear fascia's. 

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2011 Cadillac CTS 2dr Coupe

304-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2017
Sep 2012

6500 mi
One intake valve spring broke. I drove gently eight miles to the dealer on three cylinders. The computer had shut down the left half of the engine. Valve, valve spring, piston, cam positioner, etc. were replaced.  One intake valve spring broke. I drove gently eight miles to the dealer on three cylinders. The computer had shut down the left half of the engine. Valve, valve spring, piston, cam positioner, etc. were replaced. 
Oct 2017

51000 mi
timing chain cover leaking. Remove and reseal. 

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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
Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
May 2013

14600 mi
Rattle from roof, when going over bumps. Paint peeling along the roof rail on passenger side. 
Cadillac CTS in Florida, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2017
Feb 2013

45800 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

50100 mi
Transmission dropped out Transmission dropped out second time Transmission dropped out third time 
Oct 2013

53500 mi
"#PIP4554H: Clunk Noise After Shifting from Reverse to Drive or Drive to Reverse and then Accelerating". A clunk noise after shifting or slowing down. Caused by Torque on the propeller shaft flange nut or the flange and trans output shaft. Tailgate support (gas shock) failed. 
Nov 2014

79300 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) 
Jul 2016

108500 mi

US $500
Replaced lift gate gas struts 
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 California, United States
Oct 2016 - Apr 2017
Dec 2016

56000 mi
This is a wagon. Tail lights separated from body. Turns out to be a design flaw. Happens to ALL CTS wagons. Cadillac has no fix, apparently no intention of providing one. 

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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 - Apr 2016
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

66200 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 
Cadillac CTS in Georgia, United States
Oct 2016 - Sep 2017
May 2017

97000 mi

US $700
cleaned throttle body and fuel pathways $700 

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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 2017
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. 
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. 
Mar 2016

95000 mi

US $3342
Transfer case differential spline gear stripped, replaced the input and output shafts 
Dec 2016

106000 mi

US $535
Replace rear shock absorber excessive play on right front wheel, found inner tie rod worn. 
Oct 2017

116565 mi

US $1787
replace steering rack 
Nov 2017

117391 mi

US $261
replaced headlamps 

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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

40600 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 Alabama, United States
Feb 2017 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

51000 mi

US $350
The car was shifting hard from 2nd to 3rd. Dealer said a seal was leaking internally and the transmission would need to be rebuilt. I declined the repairs and traded the car for a Ford. 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2015
Jul 2013

18200 mi
Molding on reardoor coming off. 
Cadillac CTS in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2013 - Aug 2017
Nov 2014

75000 mi

US $450
Replaced of wheel bearing 
Cadillac CTS in Arkansas, United States
Apr 2011 - Feb 2013
Jan 2012

6500 mi
Service brakes soon alert on DIC. Dealer reprogrammed. TSB 

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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 2017
Feb 2013

45000 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

94800 mi
rear parking sensor 
Jul 2014

99700 mi
Passenger presence module still discussing weather covered under CPI warranty 
Jun 2016

140000 mi

US $200
right rear wheel bearing 
Oct 2016

147500 mi

US $150
replaced water pump 
Sep 2017

161000 mi

US $175
passenger side front wheel bearing 
Oct 2017

161000 mi

US $200
alternator was spiking and not charging battery power seat module alternator went bad and was spiking caused this module to fail 
Dec 2017

166000 mi

US $225
drivers side front bearing 
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 Washington, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2017
Jan 2012

47500 mi
Rear main seal was leaking 
Mar 2013

29000 mi
Wheel Bearing 
Jul 2013

32300 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 
Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2017
Dec 2017

38000 mi

US $100
windshield washer fluid dispenser stopped working. 
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

44000 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 Alabama, United States
Feb 2010 - Oct 2013
Mar 2010

1500 mi
loose A-pillar trim, dealer to order replacements and replace 

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2010 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

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

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

3400 mi
rattle in sun roof rattle in sun roof 

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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 - Sep 2017
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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2009 Cadillac CTS

Engine not specified

Cadillac CTS in Colorado, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2016
Oct 2014

62200 mi

US $550
Water pump failed 
Mar 2015

69000 mi

US $175
Replaced driver seat cushion. Leather wrap was in good condition so it was reused 
Cadillac CTS in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

41900 mi

US $800
Heated & cooled seat passenger side would not work properly had to order complete front plate because it could not be repaired 
Cadillac CTS in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2011
Apr 2010

33000 mi
Replaced Drive Shaft  Replaced Rear Axle Bushings 
Dec 2010

46000 mi
Car when purchased had warbling noise between 45-60 mph. Dealer replaced Drive Shaft, and Bushings, Slight vibration. Still did not fix problem. Dealer Jones Chevrolet Sumter SC replaced Rear end assembly. Repair fixed problem 
Sep 2011

58000 mi

US $105
Sun Roof Drain Channels blocked, poor design. Dealer showed owner several bulletins on how to fix, a known problem. But would not repair due to mileage. Repaired at another dealer, rodded out drains fron roof to rear wheel wells. 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
Sep 2014

87000 mi

US $600
Failed ignition coil O2 sensor malfunction 
Oct 2014

87800 mi

US $973
fuel injector failure 

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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2017
Dec 2009

1000 mi
Condensation in headlight assbly would not dry out, so it was replaced. 
Apr 2010

3000 mi
Replaced differential 
Sep 2010

7000 mi
Check engine light remained on steady for over a week. 
Dec 2013

38000 mi
Bluetooth receiver for trunk release failed 
Cadillac CTS in North Carolina, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2014
Jun 2014

79000 mi
Small coolant leak 
Cadillac CTS in Ohio, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2012
Sep 2010

18000 mi
Front passenger outside door handle replaced. (Part of keyless entry system) 
Mar 2011

24000 mi
Driver's side door handle (part of keyless entry system) stopped working was replaced. 
Mar 2012

35000 mi
Both front wheel bearings replaced after whirring noise appeared 
Jun 2012

40000 mi
"Service suspension" message randomly appears without symptoms. Remains that way even after TSB instructions followed 
Aug 2012

41400 mi
Suspension electrical connections checked and relubed. 
Cadillac CTS in Oklahoma, United States
Jan 2017 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

61000 mi

US $150
Sensor was leaking oil. 

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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

supercharged 556hp 6.2L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

3200 mi
Driver side seat felt like it moved when making a sharp right hand turn (parking lot speed)  Driver side seat felt like it moved when making a sharp right hand turn (parking lot speed) 
Oct 2010

9000 mi
upgrade to computer to handle issue with navigation system 
Jun 2011

12000 mi
after heavy rain storm had 1 inch of water in front passenger foot well 

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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Virginia, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

17000 mi
Minor repairs to Nav Screen squeak when raising and minor vent rattle. 
Cadillac CTS in New Mexico, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2017
Apr 2011

30000 mi
Timing chain wear customer satisfaction program 
Jun 2017

76000 mi

US $310
One DRL bulb not working. Replaced both. Bumper cover must be removed. Time required - 2 hours. 
Cadillac CTS in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2013
May 2011

7000 mi
roof drains pluged drivers side seat belt fell apart - screw fell off clean roof drains seat belt attachment fell apart 
Oct 2011

8500 mi
left headlight bucket condensation 
Feb 2012

11000 mi

US $75
driver's door safety switch. two trips to order parts then correct. 
May 2012

11300 mi
interior flooded - water leaks out of dome light - standing water in drivers and pass. compartment. dealer removed lights - mats - seats and dry cleaned everything both drains plugged replaced right front drain - shampooed dash and interior. 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2017
Apr 2013

43000 mi
Rubbing noise in steering column. Steering gear was replaced. Passenger power lumbar assembly replaced. 
Jul 2013

48700 mi

US $50
Rear power door lock actuators.  tire pressure monitoring sensor in left front tire replaced. 
Jan 2014 Rear driver's side door lock actuator replaced again, under parts warranty. 
Jul 2014

61300 mi

US $50
Water pump was leaking coolant, replaced water pump. 
Jan 2015

56800 mi

US $50
Cylinders 1 and 3 were misfiring. Also 2 spark plugs needed to be replaced. 
Dec 2015

69000 mi

US $70
Major oil leak Driver's lumbar replaced 
Jan 2017

66500 mi
"Service Tire Pressure Monitor" message appeared. Dealer said they reprogrammed one of the sensors, but once I left the dealer, the message came back up. Taking it back this week, dealer said sensor will need to be replaced. 
Cadillac CTS in Puerto Rico
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

51000 mi
Front Struts replaced and problem with front alignment. 
Cadillac CTS in Louisiana, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2013
Nov 2009

200 mi
Replaced ignition switch 
Jul 2011

9000 mi
moonroof leaking interior getting wet 
Jul 2012

10000 mi
Constant moonroof leaks 
Oct 2012

10200 mi
TAPED THE MOONROOF WITH MASKING TAPE. PLAN TO SELL THIS PIECE OF S--- !!!!!! 
Oct 2013

11000 mi
sunroof leaked constantly 
Dec 2013

11000 mi
Piece of crap car. Sunroof leaked until the day I sold it. Glad it's gone. 
Cadillac CTS in South Africa
Nov 2010 - Jun 2017
Jan 2011 Engine Warning light came on during long trip (3000km). Performance was not effected. Problem was a sensor for the throttle system was stuck in the "open" position- it is supposed to re-set after three starts but did'nt. Sensor re-set. 
Cadillac CTS in Florida, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2014
Jun 2012

11983 mi
Replaced right headlight bucket under warranty. 
Jul 2012

12256 mi
Replaced BOSE rear speakers and supporting frame. Frame was cracked and defect was not caught before shipping to dealer. 
Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Aug 2012
Dec 2010

9000 mi
loose driver's seat..separated from track 
Feb 2011

9200 mi
I reported excessive seat motion again,they replaced the track and used different fastening bolts(TSB). sunroof trim plate squeak fixed re-do of sunroof creak 
Oct 2011

12000 mi
sunroof creak..trim ring replaced and special tape applied Could not turn key past ACC setting or totally turn off and lock ignition..XM failed at same time. They opened the steering wheel housing and found loose wire. Repairing this fixed the keyless ignition. fog lights misaimed 
Jun 2012

15000 mi
Sunroof creak recurred. New sunroof frame installed. Dealer voluntarily suggested Lemon Law buyback or replacement. 
Aug 2012

16000 mi
LEMON law replacement 

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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

24180 mi
Crackling of sunroof 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Aug 2015
May 2013

42000 mi

US $350
Replace both rear steering knuckles 
Oct 2014

50200 mi

US $220
Turned the key to start the car and almost immediately it would not engage the starter. I called AAA road service and they diagnosed a weak battery. I opted to have them install a new battery. A bit pricey but worth the time it saved me. 
Cadillac CTS in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2017
Dec 2011

31000 mi
Cylinder 4 misfire. Dealer replaced coil pack and spark plug on cylinder 4. Warranty work. 
Nov 2012

39700 mi
Oxygen Sensor malfunction. Replaced. 
Nov 2013

48000 mi
Engine misfire. Replace coilpack 
Mar 2014

52000 mi
Dust shield adjustment 
Jan 2015

44700 mi

US $100
Power telescoping steering column Coil pack failure 
Oct 2015

66700 mi

US $1300
Loud droning and rattle under acceleration and at cruise. Originally red indexed drive shaft. Problem not resolved. Replaced drive shaft. Took 3 trips to dealer to get correct diagnose resolve problem. 
Dec 2015

70000 mi

US $400
Right Front wheel bearing failed. Typical noise from a bad bearing was the symptom. 
Cadillac CTS in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
Oct 2011

34000 mi
Car needed a charge in my garage - battery very low. Brought car to dealer - dealer diagnosed battery failing - replaced battery - end of problem 
Nov 2011

34300 mi
Automatic door locks not opening the doors to enter the vehicle. Problem intermittent and increasing in frequency 
Jul 2012

37200 mi
Keyless entry system - # 2 key fob intermittent. Replaced fob. 
Cadillac CTS in North Dakota, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2014
Feb 2010

7791 mi
Catalytic Converter Replacement Complete Exhaust System Replacement. Engine Wiring Harness Junction Block Replacement. 
Feb 2011

21123 mi
Oxygen sensor replacement, Windshield washer pump replacement Catalytic Converter Replaced, Oxidation 
Feb 2013

42300 mi
Rear exhaust converters, exhaust seals, catalytic converter drivers side, front and rear drivers O2 banks, skid plate, drivers side muffler, 1 spark plug 
Nov 2013

45900 mi
Previous trip the battery was replaced with a new battery. After 5 or 6 months and in summertime temps I had to start maintenance charging on it. First cold snap the battery died. Rechecked all systems and finally installed new battery. 
Cadillac CTS in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2014
Jun 2011

31515 mi
Reprogram ECM; Electrical/Wiring repair 
Cadillac CTS in Illinois, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

62000 mi
Broken driveshaft. Cost was $950 and that was because they felt sorry that my warranty ran out in December otherwise it would have cost over 3 grand. A week later the stabilitrak broke and they couldn't find anything wrong. 
Mar 2015

62000 mi
Bought the new car on Feb 14 and the old car broke again on the way to the dealer so I was delighted to unload that hunk of junk on them. 
Cadillac CTS in Ohio, United States
Apr 2013 - Oct 2016
Feb 2014

31300 mi
Correct programming of tire pressure monitoring system 
Jan 2016

34200 mi

US $900
Replaced rear wheel bearing 
Cadillac CTS in Washington, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2014
Nov 2010

12000 mi
Third visit to dealer for same problem. Main console power failed resulting in no AC, no radio/nav/cd, no defrost front/back, no ipod. 
Jun 2011

16000 mi
Total failure of accessory control consel...no a/c control, no audio, no GPS, etc. 
Jul 2011

16887 mi
I previously reported unresolved repairs to the main console. Problem finally located at a main electrical junction in trunk, near battery. An electrical connection was not secure causing intermitent or total power failure. Repaired! I previously reported unresolved repairs to the main consel. Problem finally located at a main electrical junction in trunk, near battery. An electrical connection was not secure causing intermitent or total power failure. Repaired! 
Cadillac CTS in Illinois, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2017
Apr 2012

44000 mi
Steering rack replaced due to excessive noise Cleaned intake manifold None - dealer reported failure and replaced under warranty 
Jan 2013

49000 mi
Engine coil #6 replaced - error code P0306 
Jun 2013

53000 mi
Trunk switch broken, again 
Aug 2013

54100 mi
Driver seat cooling system repair Fuse replaced; wire replaced that was damaged because it was on the seat track as it changed positions. Lubed steering shaft bottom boot due to creaking noise. 
Oct 2013

57000 mi
Lost power & hesitation. Throttle body assembly replaced (re-lubed twice in the last 2 years). Creak since purchased car. Not reproducible at dealer. This time they found it and lubed the front lower control arm bushings. LR door lock intermittently sticks/wouldn't unlock 
Jan 2014

57000 mi
Driver seat harness resecured to restore heated seats 
Jun 2014

61000 mi
Replaced fuse box assembly for P2601 - no power from auxiliary water pump to fuse block assembly Replaced plugs 2 & 5 for shorting and carbon fouled Replaced temperature sensor & cooling fan resistor for P2601 
Nov 2014

63600 mi

US $400
Replaced coils 4 & 5 - all spark plugs replaced 
Feb 2015

64600 mi

US $9
Reattach engine mount 
May 2015

65900 mi

US $100
Replaced left front door lock actuator 
Feb 2016

74000 mi

US $100
Replaced left catalytic converter Replaced body control module, replaced trunk wiring loom 
Mar 2016

74000 mi

US $100
Replaced both rear steering knuckles 
Aug 2016

74000 mi

US $99
RF tire pressure gauge replaced, all reprogrammed Front passenger door lock actuator and lock housing replaced 
Feb 2017

84000 mi

US $100
Alternator failure DVD player failed - replaced 
Cadillac CTS in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2009 - Jul 2012
Feb 2011

13000 mi
console squeak, driver side, near transmission selector. tightened and added insulation to prevent flex. premature leather wear driver seat side bolster. ordered replacement part 
May 2011

14300 mi
Driver seat back was re-skinned due to premature wear on side bolster. Clock defective. Will only work when car running. Cannot keep time. Entire bezel ordered as it is one piece unit. 
Jun 2011

16000 mi
Clock replaced. Started to intermittently work again within 2 days. Causes short in center stack at times. All illumination and function in center stack ceases to function, but will "reset" within 5 minutes. Wood trim closest to DIC was damaged during repair of clock. Part ordered. 
Aug 2011

16300 mi
Wood trim piece successfully replaced after damage at previous dealer visit. GM stated dealer used incorrect part for clock/console replacement, so dealer replaced with identical 'different' part. 
Sep 2011

16000 mi
Car went into limp mode at 45, engine shut down at 25. Towed to dealer. Codes P0089, P0087 & P0627. Sealed fuse panel in trunk loose connection, replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2012

14000 mi
SES light went on after FE went down, engine loped slightly at idle, and there was a hesitation after gear change in light throttle. Engine threw code P000D. Bank 2 exhaust cam actuator issue, Actuator replaced. 
Mar 2012

19000 mi
Driver power seat failed. Caused heated seat to fail on driver and passenger side as well. Module under seat failed and was replaced. Fixed all issues. 

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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

304-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in Illinois, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2012
Jul 2009

4000 mi
Check engine light went on. Told it was ignition misfiring. Told ignition coil was bad, so they replaced it. Manual drive clutch had a bad sensor whereby the system couldn't tell if the clutch was engaged. 
May 2010

9000 mi
rattle in the manual gear shifter (like a nut was loose in the knob) Trip 2 was to fix the rattle for which I took the car in to the shop at Trip 1. auxiliary coolant fan was not working 
Jun 2010

9000 mi
shop replaced auxiliary coolant fan. 
Sep 2010

13000 mi
Loose nut in the stick shift knob. Dealer replaced the stick shift knob. 

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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Jul 2011

23760 mi
Clicking sound, top of engine. Major repair under warranty new camshaft, lower block internal parts/sensors replaced approx $3500.00 repair. Still have to resolve excessive oil consumption, a liter every 800 km. 
Sep 2011

24800 mi
Clear headlight lens Driver side fogging up. Replaced under warranty 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2015
Mar 2014

91000 mi

US $425
Left front upper control arm assembly was replaced. 
Cadillac CTS in Virginia, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2013
Sep 2009

18000 mi
Dealer replaced rear brake calipers and pads under TSB warranty to eliminate squeal during stops 
Oct 2009

18700 mi
squealing rear brakes, repaired by replacing pads and caliper bracket per TSB 
Sep 2012

41000 mi
front right wheel bearing was replaced under factory warranty 

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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
Oct 2011

20000 mi
front differential leak at cover 
Cadillac CTS in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Mar 2013
Feb 2012

83700 mi

C $650
Diagnosis + change of door handle and microswitches on driver's side. 
Mar 2013

111600 mi

C $1500
micro switches in both doors handles failed. Car did not lock when shifter on "Drive". 
Cadillac CTS in Ohio, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2017
Aug 2016

34000 mi

US $133
Driver door lock actuator assembly replacement 
Cadillac CTS in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2008 - Oct 2012
Jan 2010

13000 mi
The ignition lock would not turn off with the key in it. The lock was jammed. Took it to the local Buick dealership late in the day, they agreed to take it even though they don't sell Cadillacs. They replaced the lock and returned car the next day. 
Nov 2010

23000 mi
Car was hesitating and felt like a slipping clutch - turned out to be low engine oil affecting oil pressure on timing belt tensioner. Oil life remaining was 39%, but engine oil was severely low - no warning light or other indication. 
Jun 2011

29000 mi
Output shaft from the transmission into the transfer case splines were completely sheared off. Car could not move. We were on a long road trip when it happened. Not too happy about it, but Cadillac was good about fixing and getting back. There was a residual noise from the transfer case repair, apparently an alignment problem in the driveshaft. It was repaired in New London, CT at Cadillac dealer - car appears to be OK. 
Apr 2012

37800 mi
Leak from transmission or transfer case - this car has had transmission problems - third time to a dealer for transmission issues. 1st was a failure, 2nd followup repair, 3rd leaking oil. 
Cadillac CTS in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

19000 mi
Sold with rear parcel shelf rattle for which there is a TSB repair if taken to the dealer. 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
Nov 2012

52000 mi

US $700
At speeds 70+ while turning the rear end will start to balance side to side, giving the feeling of loosing control. Dealer changed rear shocks, same problem but starts at 80+ mph. 
Cadillac CTS in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2013
Aug 2012

49800 mi
Vehicle has a couple of vibrations which are in the process of being diagnosed. Transmission output shaft and transfer case input shaft were both stripped. I don't know if it was related, but one of the vibrations was resolved with this repair. 
Mar 2013

57000 mi

US $200
Starter was replaced Leaky grommet on deck lid license plate holder was replaced. 
Cadillac CTS in Arkansas, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

57000 mi
And replaced the dual temperature switches. 

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2009 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in California, United States
May 2010 - Jan 2011
Jun 2010

31000 mi

US $347
vibration in vehicle you can hear it in the cabin (a droning sound) at appox 43MPH to 52MPH, there is a slight vibration in the steering wheel mostly a noise in cabin 
Jan 2011

36000 mi

US $68
Recall for ignition cylinder binding-was replaced, oil changed tire rotation,1/28/2011 

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2009 Cadillac CTS 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Cadillac CTS in Alaska, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

36000 mi
The center console kept going dead. The fix was a new code downloaded to it 

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2008 Cadillac CTS

Engine not specified

Cadillac CTS in Florida, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

52000 mi
Rear window went down by itself. Motor and regulator replaced 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Dec 2017
Jun 2010

23000 mi

US $123
check engine light on after oil change, fuel mixture sensor stuck,needed to disassemble and reassemble 
Jul 2010

24000 mi
coolant temp sensor failure 
Jan 2011

37200 mi

US $66
noise in dash linked to tach 
Aug 2011

37200 mi
water pump,  transmission sensor; also oil change and all air filters 
Jun 2013

54000 mi

US $430
tire air pressure sensors dead after 5 years, must be replaced 
Dec 2015

80000 mi

US $130
failed smog check 
Apr 2016

82200 mi

US $2500
fuel and emissions sensor replacement Drivers door outside handle actuator; new tires 
Aug 2016

88000 mi

US $2100
Alternator fried ECM module. Both replaced $2100. maint = air filter , tuneup, all belts wipers $533 
Cadillac CTS in South Carolina, United States
May 2008 - Nov 2012
Nov 2008

3000 mi
Center stack went completely.No radio, Nav, HVAC. Initially told entire center stack needed to be replaced.Then was told a center stack control relay needed to be replaced but center stack was good. Finally was told control relay and radio was replaced. 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2009
Sep 2008 Center console making squeaking noises. Improved, but still present. Passenger side AC vent thumbwheel was stuck. Ordered new one for installation in October. Bezel on center console had small scratch, replaced. Excessive wind noise from sunroof. Sunroof Adjusted, fixed, but caused new issues.  
Oct 2008

1000 mi
Dealer added insulation to center stack. 90% resolved.  Part replaced and resolved.  
Feb 2009

2000 mi
Thumbwheel was replaced. Driver seat squeaks. Seatback replaced. 90% resolved.  
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2014
Apr 2011

58000 mi
Tire pressure sensor failed 
Aug 2011

64900 mi
backup sensor not working 
Nov 2011

69000 mi
Door latch assembly intermittently not actuating power electrical components. Driver door control circuit for radio and interior lighting intermittent failure. 
Jun 2013

94000 mi
timing belt failed 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Apr 2011
Feb 2010

24600 mi
front drivers seat would not heat 
Cadillac CTS in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2008 - May 2014
Mar 2009

5000 mi
A-pillar trim on both sides of the CTS. Nav/radio system needed software update, disc with the update had to be ordered. Installed nav/radio software update Replaced warped A-pillar trim. 
Apr 2009

8000 mi
Red light on OnStar system flashed. OnStar said it was a wiring problem (and the OnStar module was replaced the previous month). Code B2485 showed faulty Bluetooth antenna. Part ordered. Poor connectivity wth VCIM. Replaced antenna under warranty. 
Jul 2010

18000 mi
Brake pedal squeaked during application on cold days. Navigation screen squeaked going up on hot days. Small storage compartment at the base of center stack did not latch following earlier repair to fix nav screen squeak. Repaired center stack storage compartment that had been damaged. 
Jul 2011

28300 mi
OnStar light illuminated red rather than green intermittently. OnStar advisor said it was a problem with the OnStar battery, but dealer said Bluetooth antenna was loose. Dealer reattached antenna. So far, repair seems to work. 
Mar 2012

35000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failed. Car went into reduced engine power mode. Pressure was 55 psi rather than 3000. Part replaced on day 2. Both key fobs intermittently failed, so the car would sometimes not unlock or start. 
Jun 2013

49000 mi
Car went into limp home mode briefly and service engine soon light illuminated. Took to the dealer the next day and they replaced the TAC module under the powertrain warranty. 
Cadillac CTS in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2008 - Jul 2016
Mar 2008

2305 mi
Intermittent electrical problems with instrument panel and center console stack lighting and controls. Dealer replaced entire center console stack, including radio, control assembly, and modules. Dealer replaced defective A-pillar upholstery pieces with new parts that were also defective. Dealer replaced driver's seat track adjuster assembly due to excessive slack and sideways movement of driver's seat. Intermittent vibration of shift knob and audible vibrations in drivetrain and/or exhaust system. Dealer tightened gear shift knob housing hold-down bolts, but failed to implement remedies described in two TSBs on this exact issue. Replaced entire center console stack. Replaced both A-pillar trim upholstery pieces. Replaced driver's seat track adjuster assembly. Removed rear inner fenders and installed Dyna Mat and undercoating. Tightened gear shift knob housing hold-down bolts. 
Apr 2008

3000 mi
Small paint bubble on passenger-side door handle broke open, leaving a small but very noticeable paint chip down to the bare metal. Removed handle, sent to body shop, repainted, clearcoated, reinstalled. Dealer replaced defective driver-side A-pillar upholstery for the second time. Dealer loosened and repositioned various transmission and exhaust system mounting brackets as per 2 TSBs regarding audible vibrations. Also added clamp weights to the exhaust pipes to dampen vibrations. Following a previous repair of the passenger-side outside door handle, the door made a loud rattling noise each time it was closed. Removed door trim panel, found problem, corrected, reinstalled door trim. Driver-side A-pillar upholstery loose, mis-positioned, and causing a persistent squeak - after previous replacement of this upholstery trim piece. Corrected, no more squeak. 
Dec 2008

9000 mi
Dealer previously damaged interior driver's door trim while replacing factory-defective driver's seat track assembly. Replaced door trim strip. Successful repair. Slight wind noise coming from top of driver's-door window was present at new car delivery. Now louder and distracting. Part (seal strip) on order. Intermittent rattle/buzz from rear deck was present at new car delivery. Now more consistent buzz with or without audio system on. Insulated cushion for rear deck on order. During a previous repair front-passenger-door window felt strip was incorrectly re-installed. Rather than simply correct, svc mgr ordered new part. 
Jan 2009

10000 mi
Installed ordered part, driver's door window seal, but there's still too much wind noise in comparison to other three door windows. Felt window strip successfully replaced but, alas, rubber door trim strip was damaged. Ordered replacement part. Note: door has been repaired 3 times - 1st due to factory defect, 2nd & 3rd due to collateral damage caused by dealer service department. Slight rattle/buzz from rear deck, with or without audio on, was present at new car delivery and became progressively louder. Dealer ordered "insulated cushion" but did not install, instead found speaker shelf bracket defective, repaired, reinstalled. 
Apr 2010

19000 mi
Rear package shelf intermittant rattle, buzz described in TSB #09-08-44-003 w/ prescribed remedy "install flocking tape and shim stock." Dealer resented mention of the TSB, and attempted alternate undisclosed, unsuccessful repair... 
Aug 2010

21000 mi
Finally, after 2 years and 9 months, performed TSB plus added insulation between rear package shelf cover and metal rear deck Finally, after 2 years and 9 months, performed TSB 08-08-49-014 and added mylar washers to the HVAC center dashboard air outlet deflectors Finally, after 2 years and 9 months, completed TSB 08-07-30-044A. Previous trip reprogramed the transmission control module (TCM). This repair trip installed rubber insulators (2), GM P/N 20827776, between the rear drive axle and body. 
May 2011

26000 mi
Noisy exhaust resonance/vibration heard in passenger cabin when at idle with foot on brake. After multiple unsuccessful attempts, dealer finally replaced entire dual exhaust system from engine exhaust manifolds to chrome exhaust pipe tips. 
Dec 2011

32000 mi
TSB flocking material to correct rattling, buzzing rear package shelf between rear seats back and rear window Electric solenoid-controlled mechanical filter or shutter for low/high beam HID Xenon headlight (driver's side) does not work; so low beam only, no high beam. Water leak into truck from "center high mount stop light" aka 3rd brake light. Driver's door rubber surround seal cracked and split open. Engine compartment rear rubber seal loose and hanging down on driver's side, allowing increased engine noise into passenger cabin. Driver's side taillight housing loose and vibrating against body paint, causing paint chip around edge of plastic lense. 
Jan 2012

32000 mi
Replaced complete driver's side HID Xenon headlight assembly due to failure of high/low beam solenoid shutter. Replaced trunk latch assembly which was damaged from previous repair of water leak into trunk (broken seal around CHMSL 3rd brake light). 
Feb 2013

40500 mi

US $200
Excessive oil consumption (1qt. in 1650mi. confirmed by oil consumption test). Rebuilt engine (heavy carbon buildup; new piston rings, bearings, seals, gaskets, etc.) Check engine light and codes. Replaced timing chain tensioners. Leaking seal around passenger-side HID headlight allowed rain water and wash water to enter, and resulting condensation on inside of lense would not clear, fogged headlight. Replaced complete headlight assembly. 
Nov 2013

44900 mi
Previous engine rebuild failed to correct excessive oil consumption (1qt per 1200mi after rebuild). Disassembled engine again and detected out-of-round cylinder bores. Replaced rebuilt engine with crated new LLT engine. 
Dec 2013

45000 mi

US $820
Replaced A/C condensor (located in front of radiator). Leak discovered on first warm day after dealer installed new engine, suspicious. Original mfr's warranty expired and not covered by GMPP, vehicle owner paid 100% of repair bill. 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Mar 2008 - Jan 2016
Feb 2010

28000 mi
One tire pressure sensor failed & was replaced. 
Apr 2010

29700 mi
OnStar & GM Remote Diagnostic results indicated a failing coolant pump that should be checked at the dealer within 7 days. Part was replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2014

86000 mi

US $135
Vacuum hose & broken elbow were replaced. RE: How badly? - Engine misfire noticeable when cold & on hard acceleration as well as check engine light on. RE: How discovered? - Driver noticed the engine misfire and THEN noticed the warning. Driver's side DRL dead. Requires removal of entire front facia. Told them not to do it for the quoted $200. RE: Who paid? - They miscommunicated internally & did it anyway. For free! except price of the bulb, $25. Excellent!!! 
Aug 2014

92000 mi

US $501
Engine misfire/running rough. They did a "top engine clean." Driver's exterior door handle not opening the door. Adjusted the door mechanism. Car ran fine for two days, then both problems returned. Engine misfire/running rough. This time they pulled the heads & manually cleaned out heavy carbon build-up. Driver's exterior door handle won't open the door. They replaced the driver's door actuator. The car actually seems fixed. 
Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Dec 2016
Aug 2008

6000 mi

US $500
Few problems.. most warranty works. Trunk lid misaligment. Unable to take the key out of the fob. License plate light loose.. service dept closed when pick up.. need another trip 
Jan 2011

21000 mi

US $101
Cushion Track on driver seat bent, replaced Exulary pump faulty, replaced, warning from onstar Auxiliary pump faulty, warning from onstar under engine cooling section, replaced, fixed 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

7000 mi
Nav screen squeaks during lowering and raising. New nav system ordered. Car used two quarts of oil in 5,000 miles. Presently performing an oil usage test supervised by the dealer. Driver's seat not stable, repair attempted, unresolved. Driver's window squeaks when lowering and raising. Dealer says can't replicate. 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Oct 2007 - Oct 2010
Nov 2007

2000 mi
CD/DVD player stopped working. Unit was replaced. 
May 2008

3000 mi
Steering wheel cruise control toggle sticks in "increase" position. 
Nov 2008

5000 mi
Satellite radio dead. 
Cadillac CTS in Georgia, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2009
Dec 2007

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. 
Jan 2008

1000 mi
As stated above, the lane change function of the turn signal was malfunctioning. diagnosed in dec, part didnt come in until jan. 
Feb 2008

3000 mi
Rubbing of exhaust on frame, created a vibration and thumping sound when going over bumps. 
Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

1000 mi
Cup holder door mechanism failure. Plastic anchor for cargo net broke. Exterior console panels pulling away from wood trim on both sides of console. Steering wheel vibration and steering wheel has play to right of center. 
Cadillac CTS in Georgia, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2013
Jan 2008

5000 mi
Front bumper alignment. 
Feb 2008

7000 mi
Trunk lid shocks failed. Trunk lid shocks repaired. 
Apr 2008

9000 mi
Drive shaft out of balance. Needed re-indexing. Rattles in passenger back door. Rattling exhaust system. Mounting needed adjustment. 
Mar 2009

22000 mi
Sunroof noisy due to seal no sealing properly. 
Jun 2009

24000 mi
Problems fixed: drivetrain drone and brakes squeals. In both cases TSB applied successfuly. 
Feb 2010

33000 mi
Sunroof seals replaced due to wind noise. 
Oct 2010

42000 mi
Repaired faulty connection. 
Nov 2010

42800 mi
Replaced all timing chains and chain tensioners. 
Mar 2011

47000 mi
ECU reflash 
Jun 2011

50000 mi
Replaced door lock assembly. 
Oct 2011

55000 mi
Leaking A/C condenser replaced. 
Jan 2012

46800 mi

US $180
HID bulb failed 
Cadillac CTS in Indiana, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2012
Mar 2009

29000 mi
Wind noise in sunroof. 
Apr 2009

30000 mi
Wind noise in sunroof fixed. Replaced all seals 
Sep 2010

51000 mi
sky light rattles 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Aug 2011
Feb 2011

48000 mi
Timing chain adjustment 
Cadillac CTS in Florida, United States
Dec 2007 - Sep 2008
Jun 2008

2000 mi
NAV is a mess. Pull over for gas and it forgets where it is and cannot compute route to destination. Unit flashes back and forth between day/night. TSB Disc not in stock. Ordered. 
Jul 2008

8000 mi
Engine stopped while driving. Dealer claims that due to Gas Tank Design, car can stall when going uphill with 3 gallons of gas in the tank. Car would not restart until it had been shaken (not stirred) for 15 miles on the back of a flatbed. 
Sep 2008

8000 mi
GPS fixed with GPS operating system upgrade. 
Cadillac CTS in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2007 - Apr 2013
Dec 2007 XM Radio failed, static on FM, radio had to be replaced 
Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2014
Mar 2008

2000 mi
Rear differential recall said bolt needed to be tightened, but ended up replacing entire rear differential. 
May 2008

3000 mi
Wireless key remote ceased functioning. Ordered a second key which came in 5 days later and was programmed to car by the dealer. 
Jan 2011

3300 mi
battery constantly dead because of drain on battery caused by one of car's defective computers 
Jan 2013

16200 mi

US $133
Excessive end play on left end camshaft. Installed 2 seals, a gasket kit and 2 washers. 
Sep 2013

29000 mi

US $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. 
Cadillac CTS in Virginia, United States
Nov 2007 - May 2011
Dec 2007 A-pillar trim fit poorly; delayed delivery by a day so dealer could swap the trim with another car. 
Mar 2011

29000 mi
drivers door lock could freeze added insulated strip on door jam reprogrammed for timing 
Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

6000 mi
1. Check engine light on.  2. Air vent rattle. 3. Package tray rattle 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2015
Apr 2013

96000 mi

US $210
Spark plugs and coils 
Mar 2015

123000 mi

US $1200
Transmission module failed...They foxed issue but gave me a new one..Now its hard for car to go into gear. They want to replace entire transmission for 4500..They acknowledge they did not do something correct, but dealer doesn't want to fix 
Cadillac CTS in Ohio, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

92000 mi
Drivers side keyless entry does not work. Cadillac diagnosed and I fixed the problem. 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2008 - Jan 2018
May 2008

5000 mi
Lane change option not working in one direction. Needed to replace turn signal switch...backordered. 
Jun 2008

6500 mi
Defective turn signal switch was replaced under warranty. Installed back ordered turn signal switch. Corrected the faulty lane change feature. 
Apr 2011

52000 mi

US $50
Differential fluid required replacement. Symptom was due to premature locking of the locking differential. Fluid replacement resolved the issue. 
Jun 2015

93000 mi

US $100
Loose connection to passenger side remote controlled mirror. 
Jul 2015

95000 mi

US $1200
Replaced both reluctors on rear axle. 
Sep 2015

95000 mi

US $500
Replaced a third failed reluctor, on a front wheel. One remains original. 
Mar 2016

99000 mi

US $1100
Replaced fourth and final hub reluctor. Other three had failed and been replaced in the past 9 months. 
Jul 2016

99200 mi

US $350
Fuel tank pressure sensor replaced. 
Jan 2018

106000 mi

US $152
Replaced original battery 
Cadillac CTS in Virginia, United States
Oct 2007 - Sep 2010
Nov 2007

1000 mi
Wind noise from roof - front glass had to be lowered to correct problem. First dealer tried unsuccessfully to fix roof. 
Mar 2010

38000 mi
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.  
Cadillac CTS in Nevada, United States
Jan 2013 - Aug 2015
Feb 2013

32700 mi
Rumble at 45 mph still under investigation. 
Apr 2013

36000 mi

US $45
I had constantly complained to the dealer about the carbon buildup and black exhaust with rapid acceleration. They did nothing. Finally asked if air filter ever replaces. ANS: NO Replaced air filter, no further problems and better mileage. 
Aug 2015

60000 mi

US $200
Trunk lid leaking water into interior of trunk lid Wiring harness causing front day driving light to fail 
Cadillac CTS in Delaware, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2011
Mar 2008

2000 mi
Rear bumper & housing scratched at dealership. Had to refinish the bumper & replace the housing. 
Aug 2010

30000 mi
Driver side door would not open. Had to replace the door handle.  
Nov 2010

34000 mi
3 months later, the same thing happened to the passenger door and the dealership replaced the handle. 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Sep 2007 - Nov 2007
Sep 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. 
Oct 2007

2000 mi
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 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 Connecticut, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2016
Sep 2011

38000 mi

US $450
Dealer repaired passenger mirror controls. 
May 2012

48300 mi

US $2300
Brought in to dealer. They claimed it was low on oil which caused issue. Came back 3 days later with same issue. Brought it back to the dealer for same CEL code. They realized after it burnt a quart of oil in 4 days the timing chain had stretched. Replaced timing chain and some other misc. gaskets. 
Oct 2012

51000 mi

US $800
Sunroof drain was clogged. They cleaned out both sides and removed interior to let dry out. Got the car back in 2 days. 
Dec 2012

54000 mi

US $400
Brought the car into the dealership because the passenger door stopped working. Took about 4 hours for them to fix the door. Brought the car into the dealership because the passenger door stopped working. Took about 4 hours for them to fix the door. 
May 2013

60600 mi

US $150
#6 cyclinder went coil went bad. Finally convince us to get rid of car. 7th trip to dealer in less then 2 years of buying it. Cadillac is a POS. 
Jun 2013

59850 mi

US $800
Again the sunroof drains clogged and it all leaked into the car. Sunroof leaking into the interior again. 
Aug 2013

66000 mi

US $400
Once again the front and rear drains clogged and leaked into the car. 
Oct 2014

78700 mi

US $160
Had to have rear front TPMS sensors replaced.  Still hasn't fixed the problem due to the fact the fronts have failed as well now and need to be replaced as well. 
Cadillac CTS in Washington, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2017
Feb 2008

4000 mi
A rattle in the center console, bad door seal, reseal paint. 
May 2009

13000 mi
Had to order a new module which regulates the placement of the seats mirrors etc when entering and leaving the car 
Jun 2009

13000 mi
Car was taken back to have ordered parts installed. 
Jan 2010

17000 mi
Found small amount of water leaking into trunk. Dealer found leak and repaired. Problem taken care of. 
Sep 2010

23000 mi
One of the keyless FOB's was not working properly. Dealer replaced FOB. Problem solved. 
Jun 2011

27000 mi
I started noticing a slight wind noise and squeaking coming from the sunroof. I had the sunroof inspected while in the shop for normal maintenance. The checked it out and found that the seal for the sunroof did indeed have to be replaced 
Aug 2011

27900 mi
After the couple of weeks the squeaks returned and the wind noise was even worse than original. The replaced a couple of clips and the noise is gone for now. 
Sep 2012

33000 mi

US $105
While the caddy was in for an oil change and wheel rotation and balancing, the mechanic found that the right front wheel seal was just beginning to show signs of a leak. They replaced both seals under warranty. 
Jan 2013

35000 mi

US $450
While driving, the "check Engine" light came on and stayed on. I called OnStar and they confirmed there was a problem. I took the car to the dealer and they determined that one coil had failed. They replaced the Coil and Spark Plug. 
May 2014

40000 mi
Replacement of the guide rails for the driver's seat. They also found a short in the On*Star module which was shorting out. 
Jan 2015

44000 mi
After starting my engine I noticed that the "Check Engine" light had come on. I called Onstar. they diagnosed Cam sensor. I called dealer and they told me not to drive. They sent tow truck to bring car to dealership. 
Mar 2015

44000 mi
While returning home I noticed a miss in the engine and the check light came on.I contacted Onstar.It was a bad sparkplug. It was towed to dealer.The plug and coil was replaced. Because of the promised savings I had them all relaced. 
Apr 2017

50000 mi

US $1100
There was a small water leak coming in from the sunroof and trunk. Had a water leak in the Sunroof. Removed the sunroof, cleaned all the crud, cleared the drains and replaced the Sunroof. 
Sep 2017

51346 mi

US $670
had to replace Ignition Switch and Cylinder 
Cadillac CTS in Florida, United States
Apr 2014 - Nov 2017
May 2014

63200 mi
My right front tie rod broke. Snapped in the middle. Fortunately, occurred in parking lot and not on Expressway. Had trouble starting the car a few times. Each time it started up after waiting ten minutes. A friend of mine says he has heard of a GM system whereby the vehicle when it thinks it is being stolen goes into a self-imposed lock down. 
Jul 2014

63200 mi
A dealer found that the battery wasn't properly charged. Replaced it. Since then no-start problem hasn't reoccurred. 
Sep 2015

82000 mi

US $1168
Latch and door lock assembly--driver's door did not recognize key in proximity or open command from key fob.  Replace center infotainment assembly--controls for AC, radio, navigation stuck. 
Mar 2017

106000 mi

US $300
AC blowing wam air, evaporator core replaced neither rear door would respond to open button on key fob; lock activators both sides replaced Front left tire pressure monitor stopped working, it was replaced and the dealer also replace the right front tire pressure monitor Needed to replace rotors in addition to pads 
Jul 2017

110371 mi

US $484
Left head light, bulb failed. Dealer performed full diagnostic to verify just the bulb. 
Cadillac CTS in Utah, United States
Oct 2007 - Feb 2014
Jul 2008

4000 mi
Drivers door inside door panel was not aligned perfectly when installed and the weatherstrip had a small tear in it. Dealer re-installed the door panel and replaced the weatherstrip. Rumble in car(noise not vibration) between 45-60 mph. Dealer said they couldn't hear it. I'm not sure if it is in the suspension or something else. Suspect TSB for AWD dealing with transmission mount modification. 
Apr 2009

8000 mi
Low booming noise begins at approx 45 mph and continues until 60 mph. After checking, dealer determined that problem is tire noise and the new ones exhibit the same noise. 
Cadillac CTS in Switzerland
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
Jun 2013

68820 mi

$200
Battery replaced after 5 yrs and 108,000 km of service 
Sep 2013

70060 mi
one rear wheel sensor assembly replaced (under warranty). 
Feb 2014

74480 mi
Differential has had trouble with sharp turns at very low speed (<10-15km/h). Known CTS issue, according to garage. Cured by replacement of diff fluid every 40,000 km, again according to garage.  rear brake calipers 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

56000 mi

US $1200
out of balance drive shaft. Bearing failed in rear drive. Needed new bearing and shaft. Second time around on this repair. Cadillac refused to help 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Nov 2007 - Nov 2009
Jan 2008 Fixed wind noise problem with sunroof. 
Nov 2009

21000 mi
Only unrepaired item when sold was an occasional creeping down of the passenger window - it would creep down by itself a fraction of an inch at a time, until you started hearing wind noise. Restarting the car usually cured the problem.  
Cadillac CTS in Kansas, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

6000 mi
Wind noise from sunroof. 
Mar 2008

8000 mi
Wind noise from sunroof. Successful repair. 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007 fuses to cig lighters were blown when delivered - diagnosis for power loss required  
Cadillac CTS in Illinois, United States
Oct 2007 - Oct 2010
Jun 2008

9000 mi
Navigation Operating System has bugs and new disc to fix has been issued but dealer didn't have it so it is on order. 
Oct 2008

15000 mi
Update didn't fix it, dealer will order & install new unit. 
Dec 2008

17000 mi
Navi was not recalculating route on certain trips. 
Jun 2009

25000 mi
Driver door sapelle wood insert cracked. 
Sep 2009

29000 mi
Sapele wood trim piece on drivers door was cracked and was replaced under warrenty 
Jul 2010

34000 mi
Disconnected heated washer fluid due to safety issues forcing recall. Washers didn't work afterwards. Return visit did not fix problem and will now have to return third time. 
Aug 2010

35000 mi
Dealer failed on first 2 visits to fix problem. Put in new washer nozzles third visit and fixed problem. 
Cadillac CTS in Virginia, United States
Mar 2013 - Jul 2015
Mar 2014

65000 mi

US $100
replace tire pressure sensor. 
Aug 2014

71627 mi

US $3298
replace water pump replace water pump; replace air filter; rep cabin air filter; front brakes and rotors replaced; cleaned injection sys; brake sys flush; power steering service 
Sep 2014

72000 mi

US $760
check engine light on: dealer diagnosed one spark plug and coil replacement. Also diagnosed and replaced water pump belt and AC belt, both worn. 
Mar 2015

77000 mi

US $200
Engine not firing on all cylinders; changed plugs 
Jun 2015

81000 mi

US $100
electrical and system failures; module(s) reset 
Cadillac CTS in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jul 2014
Oct 2013

80060 mi
Rear hub/abs sensor replaced. Dealer where I purchased paid for the repair. 
Jan 2014

84300 mi

C $100
Door handle switch needed replacing 
Cadillac CTS in New Jersey, United States
May 2008 - Oct 2015
Dec 2011

34000 mi

US $25
Local oil change didnt use OEM Oil filter & it set off a code which needed to be looked at. Car ran great. Just found out the local tire store used cheap oil filters and it set off VVT variance code. Change to OEM Filter and all is well. 
Oct 2015

64000 mi

US $666
Water pump 
Cadillac CTS in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2008 - Aug 2009
Jan 2009

11000 mi
Both rear windows did not work, replaced both regulators. 
Cadillac CTS in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2007 - Jan 2011
Mar 2008

8000 mi
The camshaft needed to be replaced as their was some movement in that area. 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2014
Sep 2013

93000 mi

US $150
HEadlight replaced 
Apr 2014

98000 mi

US $400
Brake sensor replaced for ABS and traction control 
Cadillac CTS in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
Oct 2010

35000 mi
Rear drivers side window failed to open 
Cadillac CTS in Oregon, United States
Aug 2007 - Nov 2010
Jun 2009

15000 mi
Accelerator sensor failed. 
Sep 2010

19000 mi
Timing chains defective from supplier. Replaced stretched defective timing chains. 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2013
Jun 2011

40000 mi
Computerized oil change interval changed so that oil changes are done more frequently. 
Dec 2011

45000 mi
Front drivers side door handle would no longer open up door. Front drivers side electric door lock and mechanism replaced. 
Apr 2013

61200 mi

US $500
Grinding/humming sound from front right wheel area. Dealer replaced faulty wheel bearing 
Jul 2013

62000 mi

US $650
Another wheel bearing replaced Traction control and brake warning lights illuminated Sensor defective and replaced 
Cadillac CTS in Massachusetts, United States
May 2008 - Jan 2010
Jul 2008

6000 mi
Both back windows would not go up or down. 
Jan 2009

9000 mi
Radio would turn off on its own and some icons on touch screen would not work at times. Heard a rattling noise coming from the rear speaker deck. OnStar module was loose and was tightened. 
Mar 2009

10000 mi
Service stability and traction control light came on. Fixed with flash of new software. 
Jul 2009

12000 mi
Window regulator for the front passenger side window broke. Part ordered, but on national back order and I am still waiting for it to come in. 
Aug 2009

12000 mi
Front Passenger window regulator motor had an internal short and the window would not go up or down. Part replaced and problem is fixed. 
Nov 2009

12995 mi
Check engine activated a dealer found a faulty O2 sensor. Part replaced, problem solved. Ipod will not connect via USB cable to the stereo. Dealer advised TSB reveals that the problem most likely sits with the Ipod itself. No repair could be had. Oxygen sensor replaced. 
Cadillac CTS in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Jan 2012
Aug 2010

45000 mi
Water leaked into interior after rain. Dealer did not fix first trip. Second trip 2 days later dealer fixed, found sunroof drain blocked and then cleared drain. XM check antenna displayed and XM reception intermittent. Comes & goes, dealer could not fix. Problem still occurs regularly. 
Jan 2011

54000 mi
Check engine light, repair code DTC P0011 intake camshaft position (CMP)came up. Dealer said problem occurs with dirty or low oil. Neither were the case, but I had dealer change oil anyways. Problem not fixed, check engine light still on XM intermittent check antenna on display. New unit installed. Replaced cam chain 
Jun 2011

65000 mi
Noise coming from rear differential. Dealer could not hear.  
Aug 2011

69000 mi
Transfer case shaft stripped, car would not move. Dealer installed new shafts, etc. under power train warranty Rear differential seal leaking, distorted ring, pinion, & bearing. Dealer replaced rear differential under power train warranty 
Sep 2011

71000 mi

US $550
Passenger side headlight out. Need to remove the grille and front bumper to repair. Shop for the wiring harness melted inside fixture, so new fixture was required @ $400 for the part + labor. 
Jan 2012

US $1000
Left front caliper was frozen, causing brake to drag and poor fuel economy. 
Cadillac CTS in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2008 - Oct 2013
May 2008

3100 mi

C $3
Front left headlight washer nozzle cover ,very loose applied automotive adhesive - appears to be working. 
Sep 2012

17980 mi

C $100
right rear door lock failed to function, required replacement 
Jul 2013

23140 mi
battery died ,this was the original battery 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

10000 mi
Rear window motor was very weak. It felt like it was going to break down soon. They changed the window regulator. 
Feb 2009

16000 mi
Both rear windows were very slow to go up. One would go up an inch every pull of the window button. Finally the window problems were resolved. However, I now have a problem with the stability system light and ABS light coming on, as I brake. 
Mar 2009

19000 mi
The rear windows were really slow to go up, so I took it in and as I demonstrated the problem they failed to go up. When I picked up the car, problem was fixed, but now a couple weeks later windows are slow to go up again. 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. 
Apr 2009

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. 
Jul 2009

26000 mi
The Service Engine Light came on. I took it into the dealer, they found it was a timing belt that had stretched. Dealer replaced belt. Successful Repair. 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Mar 2008 - Apr 2011
Jun 2009

8000 mi
rear half shaft seal 
Sep 2010

15000 mi
The center stack module went out and the radio,HVAC were dead. 
Cadillac CTS in South Carolina, United States
- Jun 2009
Jun 2009

8000 mi
squeaking brakes, fixed the fronts but said the rear brakes are not warranty repair for squeaking. GM says the noise may go away. 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Feb 2008 - Oct 2017
Mar 2008

7000 mi
Numerous wind noises coming from the front doors/windows and windshield. 
Sep 2009

25000 mi
Driver's seat frame had to be replaced. Driver's seat stopped moving forward or backward. Motor would engage, but seat would not move. Fixed by replacement of seat frame. 
Jun 2010

31000 mi
Timing belt needs replacement. 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

304-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in Alabama, United States
Jul 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

28000 mi
continued vibration on 2008 CTS-304 HP direct injection-Rset the TCM-Back in shop did a MOD ON THE Exhaust Sys-did not fix the problem-it is now in the shop again for same problem-VIBRATION-I hope this time it is fixed. Dealer replaced the exhaust system. Still minor vibration. Rear brake noise.GMC/TSB recommended replace Pads and Bracket-was replaced-OK NOW. 
Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Nov 2008

7000 mi

US $25
Rattle in sunroof. 
May 2009

10000 mi
Sunroof rattle returned. 
Jun 2009

10000 mi
Continued rattle in sunroof 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

14000 mi
Chaffed wires in engine harness at engine cover stud bracket. Harness was repaired using extra insulation around entire engine harness. 
Cadillac CTS in Virginia, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

2000 mi
Limited slip differential does not operate correctly when cold. Sudden slips to the side accompanied with noise. 
Feb 2008

3000 mi
Already described above. Old problem with differential. This time it was fixed. 
Apr 2008

3000 mi
Car turned off, and ignition would not turn to restart. 
Cadillac CTS in Ohio, United States
Mar 2009 - Jan 2013
Jun 2009

15000 mi
Clunk noise from rear of vehicle on bumps-replace rear strut bushings per TSB08-03-09-002 
Apr 2010

18000 mi
Squeak from Driver's Seat-R&R. Also damper failed on rear console ashtray assembly. Replaced same. All covered under new car warranty 
May 2011

23000 mi
4 & 5th gear synchronizers and shift fork replaced in 6 speed manual transmission 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Illinois, United States
- Apr 2008
Mar 2008

950 mi
Sunroof not closing properly. 
Apr 2008

970 mi
Sunroof not closing/opening properly; right rear window intermittently not working; heated wiper fluid intermitently does not work; climate control shut itself off once and had to press several times for start-up. 
Cadillac CTS in New York, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2010
Mar 2008

1000 mi
Vibration at highway speeds. Exhaust vibration. Repaired exhaust hanger/mounting as per factory bulletin. 
Apr 2008

1000 mi
Driveshaft that was ordered was installed. Did not correct problem. They performed bulletins for vibration-reset transmission mount. The vehicle still has the same problem but now happens at a highter speed then before. 
Oct 2008

3000 mi
I have been living with the vibration/drone issue since my car was new. Cadillac has bulletins that acknowledge the condition but offer no repair. The bulletin that was issued in July 08 says that they are working on a fix but has still not been resolved 
Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2009
May 2008

6000 mi
Center stack loses power - radio, onstar, climate controls. Power was out when it was dropped off and technician confirmed loss of power, but came back on before they could test. Rear door lock actuator wasn't working. Exhaust rattle when in drive with brakes applied. Rear door lock actuator wasn't working properly. Exhaust rattle while in drive with brakes applied. 
Jul 2009

36000 mi
Radio replaced, resolving issue with intermittent center console power loss. In shop about 2 weeks. 
Cadillac CTS in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

1000 mi
There was a defect in the paint on the hood of the car. 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2017
Mar 2008

5000 mi
Sun Roof adjustment to cure wind noise. 
Nov 2008

18000 mi
Rattle in the rear seat area 
Feb 2010

43300 mi
Defective reveal moulding on passenger front door. Trim piece was replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2010

46000 mi
Replaced broken gas cap 
Jul 2010

52000 mi
Front hub bearings replaced 
Apr 2012

85000 mi

US $100
New trunk struts 
Sep 2012

95000 mi
Replaced timing chain and component parts Daytime running lights 
Nov 2012

99800 mi
Replaced front wheel hubs and bearings 
Aug 2014

112600 mi

US $400
Left rear wheel hub 
Oct 2014

113200 mi

US $300
Right rear hub 
Cadillac CTS in Illinois, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

14000 mi
Battery died. Replaced under warranty. Rear compartment ashtray fixed. 
Apr 2010

25300 mi

US $250
Adjusted sunroof 
Jun 2010

26000 mi

US $200
Replaced seat rails.  Realigned moon roof. 
Jan 2011

24000 mi

US $330
Passenger seat rattle, broken brackets repaired under warranty; Battery dead 2nd time in a year, replaced under warranty; Bearing noise, solved with front end alignment; rest routine 30K maintenance. 
Cadillac CTS in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2017
May 2011

24000 mi
water leaking from center of map lght, by drivers sun visor and a-pillar. Lowered headliner found R/F sunroof drain disconnected & L/F drain clogged. Reattached right drain and cleared sunroof drains. Retested:OK. 
Oct 2011

28800 mi

US $32
Weatherstrip replaced where weatherstrip and pillar meet Trunk leaked from handle when opened.Resealed license plate grommets. 
Jun 2012

41000 mi
Water was leaking from map light after rain. Replaced both front sunroof drains. 
Nov 2012

44400 mi
Water leaking in trunk. Replaced the rubber around the license plate and the trunk. 
Cadillac CTS in Georgia, United States
Feb 2008 - Jul 2011
Jun 2008

13000 mi

US $250
There is a defective thrust bearing in the engine causing a rattle that I could hear. They are replacing the thrust bearing, heads, and timing chains. 
Cadillac CTS in Indiana, United States
Dec 2007 - Apr 2010
Jun 2009

28000 mi
Right rear LED taillight intermittent -- taillight assembly replaced. 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Wisconsin, United States
May 2011 - May 2013
Jan 2012

47300 mi
Backseat right rubber window trim was torn. Key FOB broke open. Repair was to replace. 
Cadillac CTS in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2013
Jun 2012

38000 mi
Knock/Ping, Items replaced: The Timing Chain, Cam Shaft Actuators, Lifters, O2 Sensors, Top Engine Cleaning done, Oil O ring Replacement, Retarded Timing, Field Engineer Visit, and problem still is not fixed, GM wash their hands of it. 
Oct 2012

41300 mi

US $7100
Camshaft bearings, cylinder scouring, Engine was replaced 
Apr 2013

48000 mi

US $55
New motor with 5K miles & Engine again is making a knocking noise when under load also excessive vibration at idle, tech duplicated noise suggested premium fuel, conclusion it still knocks. Returned techs do not recognize any knocking now?? 
Cadillac CTS in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2014 - Dec 2017
Apr 2014

38000 mi

US $105
speed sensor 
Nov 2015

45300 mi
wheel bearing 
Cadillac CTS in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

54560 mi

C $100
Rattling noise in drivetrain and right rear tire area. Replaced drive train, differential. Replaced steering knuckle. 
Cadillac CTS in Florida, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2017
May 2017

128000 mi

US $1890
Needed new timing chain 
Cadillac CTS in Maryland, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2015
Feb 2008

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. Driver door does not always open with remote. Have to open all doors and reach around to open or climb over console to open. Again a sporadic problem. 
Mar 2008

5000 mi
Installed parts to fix RKE problem. (MK) 
Jan 2009

13000 mi
Vibration in drivetrain over 45 mph. 
Jun 2011

38000 mi
power seat locked up left door handle jams 
Oct 2011

46000 mi
leaking moonroof 
Apr 2013

76000 mi

US $1000
Intermittent air cond. 
Cadillac CTS in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - Feb 2012
Dec 2008

4000 mi
 
Aug 2010

11000 mi
engine stumbling at start up 
Nov 2011

14000 mi
center stack went dead no radio,hvac, etc first repair they reattached a ground wire everything worked for about a week then stack went dead they did some updates and things have been ok since 
Cadillac CTS in District of Columbia, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2017
Jun 2015

48000 mi
Warranty replacement of timing chain and chain guides 
Aug 2016

61000 mi

US $150
Hit a bump, broke the magnetic ring off back of LF wheel bearing which turned off the ABS, AWD, Traction Control and lit up the dash. R&R wheel bearing solved problem. 
Sep 2016

62000 mi

US $125
Automatic door lock/unlock mechanism for right rear door failed. Replaced with GM part from the internet 
Nov 2016

63000 mi

US $45
Right Rear Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor Failed. Replaced With One From Internet Sale. 
Feb 2017

65000 mi

US $100
Replaced a failing cool pack and spark plugs at the same time 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Cadillac CTS in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2013 - Apr 2014
Nov 2013

46120 mi
Trunk latch failed and had to be replaced 
Feb 2014

49460 mi

C $355
Passenger door latch not working all the time 
Cadillac CTS in Missouri, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2017
Aug 2014

68400 mi

US $200
Both Rear Door Lock Actuators Receiving Power But Failed To Unlock Doors 90% of Attempts. New Actuators Installed Corrected The Problem 
Oct 2016

95500 mi

US $25
Manual Shift Bushings needed to be replaced 
Cadillac CTS in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Feb 2013
Feb 2011

29760 mi
Rust on fender repaired in January came back. Waiting for GM District service manager to access as it looks like the metal may be defective. The car also has 1 recall notice outstanding for a module that affects the timing chain 
Oct 2012

34400 mi
Relay switch in door that sends message to radio to shut off whan key is removed was not working, radio ran out the battery...battery died. Switch was repaired no charge 
Cadillac CTS in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2011 - Nov 2011
Sep 2011

28520 mi
reprogram transmission 
Oct 2011

28520 mi
sunroof reprogram, sometimes required multple tries to open sunroof leak repair, about $500 in warranty work sunroof wind noise repair trunk emblem and hi mount brakelight replaced and resealed due to leak, about $750 in warranty work 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 2.8L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Cadillac CTS in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

4340 mi
Mounting of exhaust too close to underbody. Required the brackets to be lowered 1/4". 

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010

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2008 Cadillac CTS 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Cadillac CTS in Arizona, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

7000 mi
Harmonic vibration in drive train while driving between 50 and 65 miles per hour. 
Cadillac CTS in Arizona, United States
Nov 2007 - Jan 2011
Apr 2008

10000 mi
Weird hazy film in windshield. Factory defect. Replaced windshield. 
Dec 2010

59000 mi
Check engine light came on. Had to replace Timing Chains. Actually, this entire ordeal took two months. Long story. Bottom line, The repair was done with no cost to me. 

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