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What's Wrong with the Cadillac CTS?

The Cadillac CTS has a total of 243 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the engine (23%) followed by the transmission (10%) and the exterior (9%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 1st generation (2003–2007) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 11.21

How CTS Generations Rank

Gen Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen CTS 2014–2018 22 1.73
2nd Gen CTS 2008–2013 91 9.72
1st Gen CTS 2003–2007 130 11.21

Worst Overall CTS Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common CTS complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About CTS Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on