1st Gen (2004 – 2009) Cadillac XLR Problems

The 1st generation of the XLR has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.7. That can be compared against other Cadillac generations. Shopping for a Cadillac? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 2004–2009 XLR model years have sent in 12 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the lights (25%) followed by the cooling system (16%) and the engine (16%).

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 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2009 1
2008 0
2007 0
2006 7
2005 0
2004 4

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