1st Generation (2013—2018) ATS Problems

ATS owners with a 2013—2018 model year have the most problems with the engine (23%), interior (18%), and the hvac (13%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Shaking 3 complaints at an average of 8,931 miles in the 2016 Cadillac ATS.
  2. Discoloration of Rims 1 complaints at an average of 4,000 miles in the 2016 Cadillac ATS.
  3. Exhaust Fumes From Other Vehicles Entering Cabin 2 complaints at an average of 5,325 miles in the 2014 Cadillac ATS.

What ATS Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Cadillac model years.

Watch out for the 2016 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 0 1 186 0.0
2017 0 0 453 0.0
2016 11 2 695 8.36
2015 9 3 986 6.59
2014 10 4 1203 5.85
2013 8 6 1566 4.08

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