What's Wrong with the Cadillac STS?

Owners of this sedan have sent in 29 complaints, mostly about electrical problems, followed by the engine and seat belts / air bags issues. It's overall PainRank™ of 2.34 ranks 13th in reliability out of 25 Cadillac models.

The Most Common STS 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
5 92,814 N/A
2 48,000 N/A
1 81,323 $2,457
1 105,633 $2,200
1 45,000 N/A
1 114,522 $652
1 54,000 N/A

Complaints by Year

Complaints
2006 11
2005 7
2007 5
2008 3
2011 3

STS 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. 1st Generation STS (2005—2011)

    This generation ranks 18th in reliability out of 37 generations.

    • PainRank™ 2.58
    • Complaints 29

    Active Years

Recalls, Investigations, and Technical Service Bulletins

STS Recalls

There are 6 STS recalls and the following years are involved in the most campaigns.

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Complaints
2006 4
2005 3
2007 2
2008 1

STS Investigations

There are 1 STS investigations and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
2005 1
2006 1
2007 1

STS TSBs

There are 966 STS TSBs and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
2010 744
2011 728
2009 723
2008 692
2007 615
2006 512
2005 424