hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,571 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2009 Cadillac CTS:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #7

Apr 102019


  • 128,000 miles
Takara recall for timing chain on 2009 Cadillac Cts. Took to dealer and they wont cover it. Car was stationary when the light came on.

- Mayfield 2, OH, USA

problem #6

Jan 142018


  • 105,000 miles
While driving my service traction control light came on I pulled over turn it off but not my car will not shift into gear and it has a loud roaring sound when driving

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #5

Nov 152016


  • 90,000 miles
I own a 2009 Cadillac Cts, with approximately 90,000 miles. My check engine light came on and I took it to my Cadillac dealer. I was told my timing chain is stretched, loose or needs adjustment. I was told it would cost $1800. Upon research I discovered there was supposedly a special warranty on this specific problem. I called the Cadillac dealer, gave them my VIN number and was told, my vehicle was not included. I was very skeptical and did not believe that I was getting accurate information. I want to document this negative experience with my vehicle. It cost me $1280 to repair. The Cadillac technician told me I could drive it with no problems. Common sense says otherwise!

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 132016


  • miles
I purchased my vehicle in April of 2016 and it ran fine. But as of late I have been experiencing some major problems with the functioning of the vehicle. To date a "service all wheel drive" illuminates on the dash as well as a "service stabilitrak" which causes the check engine light to illuminate and the engine to reduce power. I was on a highway where the speed limit is 65 mph and this occurred which almost cost me my life. I contacted my warranty company which was no help so I scheduled an appointment at a Cadillac dealer. I have been researching this issue for 2 months and have found forums online with car owners of GM vehicles experiencing the same issue. I have spent days reading the outcome but no one could say what caused the issue or what was fixed or corrected. The only thing everyone agreed upon was that said issue should be a recall to properly diagnose the problem. I have an appointment with a Cadillac dealer in the next week but feel they will not be of any help but have no choice at this point.

- Amherst, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 012014

CTS 6-cyl

  • miles
I have found some recalls for this car by VIN.#, but when I enter it in GM recall site, they say there is no recalls. Mitchell and all data reported a passenger air bag module, no deployment problem. Heated windshield washer module can cause a possible fire. Rear tie rod nut can come loose and cause loss of vehicle control.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #2

Dec 012012

CTS 8-cyl

  • miles
2009 Cadillac Cts-V. consumer requests vehicle buy back per lemon law. The consumer stated the vehicle made a noise similar to driving over a bed of large rocks while backing up. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times, however, the problem continued.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #1

May 272010

CTS 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Cadillac Cts. The contact observed that the vehicle was not equipped with a safety assist gripping handles on the front passenger and driver side area. The manufacturer was notified and were unable to provide assistance. The contact had concern of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was approximately 10,000. Updated 11/08/10 * bf updated 11/10/10

- Great Neck , NY, USA