definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 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 #3

Jul 152015


  • 20,000 miles
I was trying to adjust the seat belt clip (male part) on the drivers side rear seat belt. The clip was turned the wrong way on the seat belt. While trying to adjust the clip the lower part of the seat belt came apart from its anchor. I was stunned at how easily the seat belt detached. I came to the conclusion after inspecting the belt that there was no stitching in the belt where it should have been sewn together. It looks like the machine that attempted to sew the seat belt had no thread in it. The hole marks and sewing pattern are there but with no thread. Note: I am the second owner of the car. I purchased the car from a family friend who is a middle aged single person. I doubt the seat belt had ever been used by a rear-seat passenger.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 312015

CTS 6-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Cadillac Cts. When the vehicle was started, the passenger side air bag warning indicator consistently illuminated. The failure recurred each time the vehicle was started. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front passenger seat belt pre-tensioner needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 19,000. Updated 12/03/15 the dealer informed the consumer, the problem causing the red warning light to illuminate on the screen was due to a pre-tensioner which rendered the activation of the seat belt inoperable. The consumer received a second opinion, which was the same diagnosis. However, the price was cheaper. Updated 12/28/15.

- Sun City West, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 172015

CTS 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
The driver's seat belt is very difficult to disengage. Takes several tries and pushing front and back of the release lever. Update 9/15/15 the consumer stated the issue was resolved. Updated 10/15/15

- Cincinnati, OH, USA