2nd Gen (2008 – 2013) Cadillac CTS Problems

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%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2013 13
7.13
2012 13
8.2
2011 7
3.15
2010 5
4.38
2009 28
21.19
2008 27
14.43

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