Cadillac - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Cadillac models

The following chart shows the Cadillac models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Cadillac has sold far more CTS model cars than the DHS model.

Table 1. Compare Cadillac models

Cadillac Model Number of Problems
  CTS
2,152
  Deville
1,982
  SRX
1,557
  Escalade
1,174
  DTS
540
  Seville
537
  STS
481
  Catera
474
  Eldorado
335
  ATS
230
  XLR
61
  Concours
44
  SLS
28
  Escalade Hybrid
23
  Fleetwood
22
  V-series
6
  Brougham
6
  Limousine
3
  Cadillac Truck
3
  DHS
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Cadillac built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Cadillac cars have reported a total of 9,660 problems across all Cadillac models built from year 1996 to 2018. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Cadillac models, is 418.5. Cars from Cadillac's 2006 model year have the most problems reported (855 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Cadillac
448
  1997 Cadillac
613
  1998 Cadillac
501
  1999 Cadillac
428
  2000 Cadillac
477
  2001 Cadillac
322
  2002 Cadillac
407
  2003 Cadillac
668
  2004 Cadillac
829
  2005 Cadillac
755
  2006 Cadillac
855
  2007 Cadillac
669
  2008 Cadillac
500
  2009 Cadillac
296
  2010 Cadillac
488
  2011 Cadillac
374
  2012 Cadillac
232
  2013 Cadillac
399
  2014 Cadillac
184
  2015 Cadillac
100
  2016 Cadillac
60
  2017 Cadillac
16
  2018 Cadillac
4

Common problems of Cadillac Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Cadillac cars. The number one most common problem of Cadillac cars is related to the vehicle's electrical system, with 1,460 problems reported. The second most common Cadillac car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,347 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Cadillac vehicles



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