What's Wrong with the Cadillac CTS-V?

Owners of this sedan have sent in 8 complaints, mostly about transmission problems, followed by the drivetrain and windows / windshield issues. It's overall PainRank™ of 0.87 ranks 7th in reliability out of 25 Cadillac models.

The Most Common CTS-V Complaints

These are the worst complaints — weighing repair cost, failure mileage & other factors. The red bar shows what percentage this problems represents for the vehicle's overall complaints. Why 7? Because showing more just get depressing.

  Count Avg. Mileage Cost
1 15,000 $3,500
1 83,000 $1,006
1 14,200 N/A
1 14,200 N/A
1 14,989 N/A
1 78,000 N/A
1 57,000 N/A

Complaints by Topic

Complaints
transmission 2
drivetrain 2
windows / windshield 2
steering 1
suspension 1

Complaints by Year

Complaints
2005 2
2014 2
2013 2
2011 2

CTS-V Generations

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, using similar engineering and shared features. Generation data isn't always cut-and-dry and is often different for different countries. When in doubt, we use North American generation data.

  1. 3rd Generation CTS-V (2015—2019)

    This generation ranks 1st in reliability out of 37 generations.

    • PainRank™ 0.00
    • Complaints 0

    Active Years

  2. 2nd Generation CTS-V (2008—2014)

    This generation ranks 16th in reliability out of 37 generations.

    • PainRank™ 1.46
    • Complaints 6

    Active Years

  3. 1st Generation CTS-V (2004—2007)

    This generation ranks 9th in reliability out of 37 generations.

    • PainRank™ 0.54
    • Complaints 2

    Active Years

Recalls, Investigations, and Technical Service Bulletins

CTS-V Recalls

There are 1 CTS-V recalls and the following years are involved in the most campaigns.

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Complaints
2004 1
2005 1
2006 1
2007 1

CTS-V Investigations

There are 0 CTS-V investigations.

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Complaints

CTS-V TSBs

There are 131 CTS-V TSBs and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
2016 105
2015 55
2007 35
2006 28
2018 27
2005 22
2004 14
2012 7
2011 7
2010 7