1st Generation (2013—2019) XTS Problems

XTS owners with a 2013—2019 model year have the most problems with the electrical (37%), interior (14%), and the lights (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Battery Drains 5 complaints at an average of 26,344 miles in the 2013 Cadillac XTS.
  2. Brake Light Stopped Working 2 complaints at an average of 35,328 miles in the 2013 Cadillac XTS.
  3. Loses Power Randomly 2 complaints at an average of 37,000 miles in the 2013 Cadillac XTS.

What XTS 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 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 1 4 0.0
2018 0 1 162 0.0
2017 0 0 382 0.0
2016 0 0 565 0.0
2015 0 2 893 0.0
2014 6 4 1073 2.87
2013 21 5 1331 7.3

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