The 2nd generation of the CTS has a cumulative PainRank™ of 9.75. That can be compared against other Cadillac generations. Shopping for a Cadillac? You should probably steer clear of this generation.
Owners of the 2008–2013 CTS model years have sent in 93 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (18%) followed by the transmission (18%) and the drivetrain (8%).