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2014 Cadillac CTS repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (37%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (11%)

Chart based on 62 repairs.
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2014 Cadillac CTS repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (8%)

< $100 (92%)

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Chart based on 37 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 420hp 3.6L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Cadillac CTS in Kansas, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

22000 mi
Not a "recall": notice received from GM that the SDM needed re-programmed. Issue: a "non-deployment" crash did not automatically activate On Star call, door unlock, fuel pump shutdown, etc. Repair invoice shows "SSC 15404" accompli 
Jun 2017

37100 mi
Driver side shoulder belt height adjustment mechanism quit working (would only lock in one of multiple designed positions)... mechanism replaced. 
Nov 2017

43000 mi
Complete exhaust system replacement for left side exhaust pipe leak under passenger compartment.  Also replaced left bank turbo wastegate solenoid for buzzing after engine shutdown. 
May 2018

48000 mi
Decided to live with turbo rattle at startup. 
Cadillac CTS in Washington, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

10000 mi
Slight sent of mold in the vents while AC operating. 
Cadillac CTS in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

22000 mi
Exhaust system replaced due to leak 
Feb 2017

29000 mi
CUE System was freezing up. Replace under warranty 
Jan 2018

37000 mi
CUE Radio freezing up, reprogrammed 
Cadillac CTS in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2017 - Jul 2017
Jun 2017

46000 mi
One of two turbos replaced. 
Jul 2017

47000 mi
Sunroof leak 
Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

7000 mi
Gauge Cluster MPH needle sticking randomly. Dealer replaced cluster CUE Infotainment Screen Cracked in Corner. Dealer stated this can occur with heat etc... Dealer replaced glass screen. 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

13000 mi
Musty smell at engine start. Dealer cleaned hvac ducting and added gm supplier ionizer to correct problem 
May 2016

17000 mi
Replaced intermittent power window switch 
Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

3000 mi
Exhaust rattle. Dealer worked on it and rattle went away for an hour, then came back. Took car to a different dealer. Showed them the exhaust rattle. They ordered a new muffler. It hasn't come in yet. 
Jan 2015 New muffler was installed, and it fixed the exhaust rattle. 
Sep 2016

52000 mi
CUE stopped working. That's the radio/GPS/infotainment center. Happened at 49,000 miles, 1000 before the warranty was over. It was replaced. Developed a slight rattle under the car at idle. Muffler was replaced. Door trim on driver side doors started peeling paint. They replaced both pieces. 
Jun 2018

92000 mi

US $160
Engine started having a misfire in cylinder number 6. Replaced spark plug, no difference. Installed 6 new coils, no difference. Did compression check, number 6 cylinder is low on compression. 
Cadillac CTS in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

6000 mi
Excessive wind noise and broken chrome trim on console 
Aug 2015

9300 mi
Power steering went out while in parking lot. The system came back on after the car was turned off and turned on again. Dealer checked and only notice generic codes. Checked all connections. Could not reproduce the problem. 
Nov 2015

10900 mi
As noted, steering kept alarming. They finally replaced entire steering rack and module. 

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2014 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 272hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Cadillac CTS in Texas, United States
Feb 2016 - Nov 2016
Aug 2016

14900 mi
Ticking noise reset with new transmission firmware 
Cadillac CTS in Nevada, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2017
Nov 2014

9400 mi
car was making squeaking noise when going over bumps. first trip diagnosed and ordered parts. two weeks later replaced all lower and upper tie rods and shocks. 
Dec 2015

25000 mi
This is second time for suspension noise repair in less than a year 
Cadillac CTS in Missouri, United States
Oct 2015 - Jul 2016
Mar 2016

10000 mi
Leather peeling from steering wheel 
Jun 2016

12000 mi
Radio display touchscreen delaminating 
Cadillac CTS in Alabama, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

6300 mi
Engine noise, suspected connecting rod bearing. The dealer contacted the manufacturer, who directed that the engine be replaced. 
Nov 2015

12000 mi
Front upper shock mount grommets and right control arm. 
Nov 2016

15700 mi
Fuel tank pressure sensor replaced. 
Jun 2017

20000 mi
Replaced left front wheel hub bearing. Excessive road noise. Speed related rumble. 
Jul 2017

23000 mi
CUE touchscreen unresponsive. Dealer replaced touchscreen. 
Cadillac CTS in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2018
May 2015

8000 mi
AC stopped working. A hose had come loose and had to be replaced. 
Aug 2016

16900 mi

US $180
Bushings needed replacing Collision avoidance system doesn't appear to read the proximity of cars correctly. 
Aug 2017

29000 mi

US $180
Right rear tire damaged by road debris 
Jan 2018

31000 mi
Automatic Dampers indicator light said service needed. Driver's side rear suspension component replaced 
Cadillac CTS in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

42000 mi
Cue touch screen and emergency flasher touch sensor became unresponsive - both replaced under warranty 

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2014 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 272hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Cadillac CTS in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2017
Mar 2015

2000 mi
Drivers memory seat does not operate correctly. Dealer said they reprogrammed it but it still does not work. At the next schedules maintenance, I will bring it up again. 
Dec 2015

10000 mi
Seat belt sticks 
Nov 2016

25300 mi
drivers seat belt not returning 
Apr 2017

31000 mi
Replaced Drivers seat belt and retractor 
Sep 2017

37000 mi
Replaced rear axle seals -both sides 
Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

2000 mi
Heated front seats were not warming very quickly 
Sep 2015

12000 mi
A musty odor came from the vents whenever the car was started. Technical service bulletin advised dealer on repair however it was not completely resolved. Car was taken back to dealer for additional work. The power door on the center stack did not close when touched. There was a rubbing and clicking sound from the front right side when turning the vehicle. A must odor is present for a few seconds at startup. This second attempt may not have been successful but the hot humid weather is over and the repair success won't be known until hot weather returns in the spring 
Jul 2017

41000 mi
Musty smell at vehicle start up. Similar to issue 2 years ago 

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2014 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

321-horsepower 3.6L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Cadillac CTS in Oregon, United States
Feb 2017 - Mar 2018
Sep 2017

31000 mi
Rear passenger-side shock was leaking; replaced. 
Cadillac CTS in Idaho, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2016
Aug 2015

14000 mi
CUE update number three. Working better each time though. 

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2014 Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

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

Cadillac CTS in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2016 - May 2018
Oct 2017

38000 mi
Struts replaced 
Feb 2018

45000 mi
car threw codes, E78 and/or E74, for the front suspension.  
Cadillac CTS in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2013 - Nov 2016
Jan 2015 rear seat heat control works only intermittantly. Doesn't appear to be fixed after being in for this service. 
Jun 2015

21000 mi
odor coming from AC when first turned on. 
Jul 2015

21500 mi
terrible odor coming from air when first turned on. they have corrected the issue after a receiving a June technical service bulletin. 

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2014 Cadillac CTS 2dr Coupe

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

Cadillac CTS in Michigan, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2017
May 2015

4000 mi
improperly cut front carpet on drivers side 
Mar 2017

6000 mi
Trunk open warning on dashboard when trunk was closed. First trip to dealer to verify and diagnose problem. Solution was to replace a body module component. This required ordering this part. Second trip was to install the body module and correct the problem. 

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