What's Wrong with the Cadillac CTS?

CTS owners have made 247 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (24%), followed by the transmission (10%) and the exterior (9%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the CTS.

Comparing CTS Generations

Watch out for the 1st generation's (2003–2007) 11.21 PainRank™, which is the worst of 3 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen CTS 2014–2018
23 1.91
2nd Gen CTS 2008–2013
93 9.75
1st Gen CTS 2003–2007
131 11.21

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    The Worst CTS Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2013 (13), 2012 (13), 2005 (11), 2011 (7), 2010 (5), 2015 (2), 2016 (2), 2017 (0), and 2018 (0).