1st Generation (2004—2007) CTS-V Problems

This generations ranks 14th out of 42 Cadillac generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the drivetrain (50%), suspension (50%), and the We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Broken Motor Mounts 1 complaints at an average of 83,000 miles in the 2005 Cadillac CTS-V.
  2. Clutch Master/slave Cylinder 1 complaints at an average of 89,000 miles in the 2005 Cadillac CTS-V.

What CTS-V 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 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2007 0 1 35 0.0
2006 0 1 28 0.0
2005 2 1 22 1.34
2004 0 1 14 0.0

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