What's Wrong with the Cadillac XT5?

Owners of this CUV have sent in 18 complaints, mostly about accessories - interior problems, followed by the brakes and transmission issues. It's overall PainRank™ of 6.93 ranks 22nd in reliability out of 25 Cadillac models.

Watch Out For These Problems

  • Service StabiliTrak Light Comes On

    There's an issue in many GM vehicles where the Service StabiliTrak warning light will turn on and off. Not only does this mean the stability control system isn't working, but some owners say it comes along with reduced engine power and a je... 

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The Most Common XT5 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
2 4,250 N/A
1 1,400 N/A
1 100 N/A
1 150 N/A
1 1,000 N/A
1 311 N/A
1 3,100 N/A

Complaints by Topic

accessories - interior 6
brakes 3
transmission 3
engine 2
windows / windshield 2

Complaints by Year

2017 13
2019 3
2018 2

XT5 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 XT5 (2017—2019)

    This generation ranks 29th in reliability out of 37 generations.

    • PainRank™ 6.71
    • Complaints 18

    Active Years

XT5 in the News


  • XT5 Hydraulic Brake Fluid Leaks


    While you're probably still digesting that extra serving of holiday cookies, here's something else to chew on – GM says some 2017 Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia SUVs will have diminished braking ability because of hydraulic fluid leaks. GM says a red "BRAKE" warning light will come on when this happens. So if you see that, stop driving as soon as possible – which in these SUVs could take quite a while. The bad caliper assemblies are on Acadias built between 04/19/2016 and 04/22/2016

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Recalls, Investigations, and Technical Service Bulletins

XT5 Recalls

There are 1 XT5 recalls and the following years are involved in the most campaigns.

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2017 1

XT5 Investigations

There are 0 XT5 investigations.

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There are 537 XT5 TSBs and the following years are involved in the most.

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2017 523
2018 195
2019 10