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This sedan is wonderfully luxurious, with a spacious, well-appointed cabin and a roomy trunk. But the car lacks the silky ride you'd expect from a big Caddy, and though it handles well for its size, it doesn't have the finesse or brawn of the better German and Asian competitors. A 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission comprises the powertrain.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

This sedan is wonderfully luxurious, with a spacious, well-appointed cabin and a roomy trunk. But the car lacks the silky ride you'd expect from a big Caddy, and though it handles well for its size, it doesn't have the finesse or brawn of the better German and Asian competitors.

A 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission comprises the powertrain. And while this combination isn't the most refined or advanced you'll find, it ultimately performs well and achieves a respectable 22 mpg overall on premium fuel. All-wheel drive is optional on all but the base trim level. A potent and super-responsive 410-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 was added as an option for 2014, but it was only offered with all-wheel-drive.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.6-liter V6 (304 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Cadillac XTS owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

“There were dark "clouds" on parts of the screen. The dealer changed out a part at no cost and it has worked fine since”

Betty I., TX (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Dash section failed, covered under warranty, material cost was $6,000”

Harry R., OH (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“I should have heeded the advice of CR and not got this car. The navigation/CUE system hard tounderstand. There have been recalls on the collision avoidance system and back up system”

Mary S., VA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Display screen freezes and won't make changes”

Gary C., MO (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Same problem as rhw blank display - same solution”

Frederick K., IL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“The display screen quit working. I could not tune the radio or view anything”

J M., OH (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“replaced it”

Rodney S., NE (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Touch pad froze, no input capability”

R H., GA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Screen freezes and have to reboot by turning car of Cue will to be replaced, unit at dealer, have to arrange taking the car”

Anonymous, NC (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Dashboard screen went blank. Drove to dealership. Car was turned off and then turned on . Screen came back on but was still not working correctly. Let car run for about 30 minutes. Screen then worked correctly. The analysis by the tech that most likely the computer had to reboot. Has been working fine ever since”

Judith Z., NY (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“The display went gray and fuzzy - deaer fixed for free (under warranty). Dealer solution - needed an update”

Frederick K., IL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“system would not always recognize usb stick. Sometimes worked fine, sometimes got message "no device available". after months of frustration and useless suggestions from Cadillac, they replaced the unit, and no problems since. Unit will still no acce”

Anonymous, NC (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“menu on navigation system not working and unable to enter address information. Basically could not use navigation system for inputing any data”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Navigation system sends you on poor routes. Hard to negotiate through getting what you wqnt it to do”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“fails to identify some destinations that my Garmin does”

Anonymous, NC (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“MAPS ARE INACCURATE. I REFUSE TO PURCHASE A NEW SET OF MAPS SINCE THE ORIGINAL IS DEFECTIVE”

Judy H., MO (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“The nav system has limited choices and if you select use interstates, it will ignore side roads, continue to try to put you on the interstate to the extent it will try to have you make a U-turn until you get closer to the next entrance. There is no”

Anonymous, VA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Numerous incidents where locations could not be found. Also has never been reliable when trying to use voice commands. Have been offered opportunity to update maps at about $150. No way will I spend any more money on this unreliable system. Will”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“the touch screen for go was out of position”

Charles S., FL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Doesn't give accurate directions and takes one through apartment parking lots, instead of around them on a main road to get somewhere. Also doesn't change route if I purposely go by to go a different way - it keeps wanting me to U-turn and doesn't re”

Anonymous, CO (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Navigation screen gets confused and wants you to go back to last exit when you set a route and you change it from no toll ways to toll ways. You can drive 20 to 40 miles and it keeps trying to go back to the last exit. Had to stop and reset Nav”

Anonymous, IL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“The directions are frequently wrong, both in town and on cross country trips!! I bought the update last year and it did not include The Grand Parkway in Houston, which is what I bought it for. It is no more accurate than the original. I cannot trust this GPS so I print Mapquest directions and find them very reliable”

Betty I., TX (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“Seems difficult to pair a third device. First two seem to take over”

Mary S., VA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“The phone always says it paired but the voice control says devide is initiallizing, please wait. The only way to use the Bluetooth is on the CUE by manually entering the number you want to dial”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Would not pair with s4 Samsung”

Allen D., LA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Some stations are set more than once on display and can't be changed”

Gary C., MO (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

“Cannot find controls for mileage, gas, etc. without pulling off the road to study what comes up. Totally insane. Just hope for the best and go with what ever shows on the screen. What ever happened to knobs and easy to use controls”

Tom C., MO (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Voice control commands

“GPS and other voice comands are often wrong. Especially steering column voice commands”

Anonymous, LA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“responds with incorrect information before I've finished speaking. Responds with entire different information than my request. Virtually useless for navigation, must enter nav info on screen, then very picky. often I am better than the nav system”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“No matter how many different ways you say something it comes up with the wrong action 90% of the time!”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
CD player

“The CD would not eject so the dealership replaced the unit”

Pamela M., CA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Electronic or air suspension

“It totally gave out”

C T., FL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“AIR COMPRESSOR FAILURE”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“The positioning sensor arm broke, resulting in a loss of dampening on the rear suspension”

Anonymous, MI (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“BAD SENSOR”

Anonymous, RI (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“The electronic suspension did not function property”

Margaret B., TX (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Power steering leaks

“Power steering unit created a small leak at 25,000”

Anonymous, MN (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“The rear leveling system would quit working and leave the rear with no suspension. Dealer's shop had never seen this, had car 4 weeks for new compressor to arrive. they had to contact Cadillac support”

Anonymous, MS (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Shocks leaking had to replace and was very expensive for shocks”

Anonymous, CO (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Right front strut was replaced $1300.00”

Anonymous, NE (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Dealer replaced right front strut,warrenty”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Rear air ride shocks failed after 2 1/2 years, $1,500.00 charged to GM under warranty”

Harry R., OH (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Car had a broken front shock and I not aware of any reason why it might have broken other than being faulty. No pothole or rough driving conditions were responsible”

Anonymous, IA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“On the same day I was told $450 dollars to fix my broken fog light my dealership told me my rear shocks were leaking and to repair they would cost $1500 to replace with labor. I was 1900 mikes past my warranty. I told them they were fixing it and absorbing the cost as I had brought it in to the dealership 6 months earlier complaining the compressor was constantly kicking off to relevel the rear of the vehicle. GM as a courtesy covered this is under the warranty (they should) but would not do t”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Defective strut caused rattles when car went over rippled road surface. Strut was right front and a warranty replacement”

Jerry O., FL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

“Surprise to learn to rear wheels were out of alignment. I don't recall hitting anything to cause the rear wheels to go out of alighment”

Anonymous, MN (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“I bought the car with 38,000 miles. The tires were worn uneven and very loud. Dealer put on new tires, new rear shocks, and aligned it. After 3,000 miles wear issue started again, (cupping and cross hatching). Dealer said this has been an issue with this model all along. I contacted Cadillac and reported the issue, they investigated and said there is no issue. Told me I should rotate my tires every 3,000 miles (What???). The car sounds like a large truck going down the road”

Jeff R., OH (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Had to have car realigned,wore tires”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

“Sometimes does not start with car. Will not change stations, Everything frozen. Usually stopping and restarting car clears this up. Voice control is unreliable”

Anonymous, LA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Very difficult to navigate through the screens, not intuitive”

Harry R., OH (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“False alerts as "no remote detected" when the car is started. "Areal" for "Area" warning. Dash displays change w/o being touched”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“fails to work at times requiring stopping and turning ignition off”

Anonymous, NC (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Pain in the neck to use. GPS unreliable difficult to use”

Margaret W., CA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Do not like the touch screen. Next car will have knobs to control volume, channel selection, etc”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Screen is unresponsive at times”

Anonymous, IL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Radio Volume, Lane Change Warning”

Anonymous, MA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Has had 22 updates since new in 2013. Erratic problems, come and go. Radio, heater, a/c and nav.system. Dealer can not find problem. I stop , turn ign. off, restart and most times it works”

Roberta U., LA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“not responsive at all times to finger touch”

Michael H., GA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“The CUE system is way too slow to respond on the audio components when plugged into an ipod or music system. Very very slow and doesn't seem to work properly. I don't care for the CUE at all”

Anonymous, CO (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Volume control is not necessary on the bottom of the navigation screen. You can control the volume from the steering wheel and volume controls below the navigation screen. There is no need to have 3 locations for the volume control”

Anonymous, IL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“frustrating, difficult to navigate, does not maintain settings, intermittent reliability”

Anonymous, SK (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“There were 11 recalls to correct or update software problems. This required the car to be at the dealer for 7days. I experienced NO operating problems due to whatever these problems were, only a week without the car”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Freeze or go blank, in shop twice to reboot system”

Allen D., LA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Impossible to understand or use. Will buy a different brand before I buy another vehicle with this totally idiotic system. You have to pull off the road to even change radio stations, I cannot drive and manage this system, same for heater. A joke”

Tom C., MO (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

“The system has had two failures causing cascading problems with the other systems. One was a module failure and the other was a connector that built up resistance and caused communications failures with other modules”

Anonymous, VA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Headlights

“Headlight burned out..unusual for a car so new. Cadillac dealership fixed it immediately. No cost”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“headlights have an automatic high-beam on-off feature - was not installed on car - was told the owners manual contained a misprint indicating the feature was on the car - corrected in 2014 year”

Anonymous, MD (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Headlight went out”

J H., VA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Headlight burnt out. It is approx. $1000 to replace. Good thing it was under warranty”

R M., NJ (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“right rear turn indicator malfunctioned”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Front turn signal bulb socket shorted and burned out bulb”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Brake and tailight assembely failed”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Taillight kept burring out. Cadillac after the third visit replaced the tail light assembly”

Joseph M., OH (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Right passenger mirror turn indicator fell off - twice. Expensive fix”

James B., LA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Brake light not working. Apparent leakage caused short. Replaced on warrantee. Also the compressor had to be replaced. Done under warrantee”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“My driver side fog lamp failed at 47.5 months just past mileage warranty (1900 miles past). Bulb burned out so you must replace the entire fixture at a parts cost of $380 plus $70 for labor. GM needs to get real about design. A bulb at best is a $20 part but because the seal the fixture you need to replace the entire component which requires removing the front bumper. What were they thinking. I didn't have it fixed. Can't wait to get my next car and it won't be a GM vehicle”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Keyless entry

“Button on door handle did not operate with keyless ingnition”

John G., OR (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Hazard flashers would not come on”

James B., LA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

“there is an intermitting noise coming from the dash”

John C., GA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Buzzing noise from right front dash disappears after about half hour of running”

Anonymous, NE (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“lots of rattles when hitting bumps should not be on a $60,000 car”

John S., PA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“when backing out of the garage, the first time, the breaks squeak”

Richard T., FL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“had a rattle in dash”

Carl L., MI (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Buzzing in the overhead panel at highway speed. turned out to be in the sunroof, dealer repaired successfully”

Richard Z., IA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“loud squeal from front breaks when car starts in A.M. and is placed in reverse”

Anonymous, MD (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Terrible squeaking noise in right rear of vehicle for last year. Vehicle has had several problems since purchase date. Lease is almost up, so just waiting to turn in the car!”

Dona S., CA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Misc rattles”

Anonymous, IL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Bluetooth microphone for phone picks up lots of road/wind noise”

Trell B., LA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Slight noise”

Anonymous, IL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“Was recently replaced after several other issues were ruled out. Car was in the shop for 6 consecutive days that time”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“A/C sid not cool. Took to dealer and it was properly fixed under warranty......all OK now”

Robert H., OK (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“It was difficult to control the airflow to where it was most comfortable and it took too long to cool down-more than I would expect from a Cadillac”

Vance P., AL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Air Conditioning stayed on full blast with an outdoor temperature of 30 degrees and could not be turned off”

Edward P., IL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Several times the defrost function turns on by itself, raising cabin temp to unbearable levels. It doesn't seem to have a temp sensor”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Dealership has checked this numerous times but can't find the problem. At times, air conditioner blows warm air even with temp set at coldest point. Turning A/C off and on and turning blower off and on tends to fix it. I believe the problem resides in the temperature control area and not the AC system”

Michael D., VA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“System would blow but no air would come out. Very aggravating and uncomfortable. The car has been in for service at least 10 days concerning the problem. Entire control panel replaced, leak fixed and compressor replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Heater system

“heater did not heat up fast enough or I was not properly trained on use of heater, and manual little or no help”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“I returned the car four times to Cadillac service where I was told the car wasn't cooling because of low Freon. each time they said the problem was corrected. Finally, during the last visit, they concluded the problem was due to an "evaporator coil" (?) behind the dashboard. Car now cools fine”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“Some times when I push the brake pedal I can feel that the car accelerates a bit and there was this feeling that no brake is there but in a second or two the car would regain the brake momentarily. I reported this to Cadillac and they ignored me”

Anonymous, MI (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Parking brake

“Didn't have a problem but Cadillac had a recall for a potential problem with the parking brake”

Anonymous, IA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Parking brake engaged while driving. Recall was subsequently issued”

Anonymous, MD (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Squeaking

“Brakes would squeal when I backed out of garage in the morning. Months of frustration with Cadillac technical people. One idiot told me to use my garden hose and wash the wheels when I parked for the night. Cadillac finally replaced the brakes and OK”

Anonymous, NC (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“squeaked while braking in reverse(severe),had the pads replaced in front, lasted for about 15000 miles and is starting to squeak again(less severely)”

Larry E., MN (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Car had recall on brakes due to calipers sqeaking”

Anonymous, KS (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“When backing up the front brake pads squeak, they were replaced under warranty however, they once again starting squeaking”

Gregory K., WI (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Calipers

“Car had a recall on brake calipers squeaking”

Anonymous, KS (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

“Vibe ration during take off”

Anonymous, UT (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“Car was at Dealership 7 times due to this vibration, eventually GM tech support started to change parts until the issue was resolved,”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
4WD/AWD components

“both L and R front wheel bearing failures”

Anonymous, IL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Traction control

“Failed sensor”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

“CRACK IN SIMULATED WOOD DOOR TRIM”

Anonymous, WI (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Locks and latches

“Driver's door handle button did not work. New one installed under warranty”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)
Sunroof

“The sealing gasket became loose and unattached causing an air/water leak and inability to completely close the sunroof”

Vance P., AL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

“Bubbles in the top of the Dash”

Marsha F., IL (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

“paint has orange peal also road stones are chipping the paint off the rocker panels poor design this car should have come with mud flaps to prevent this”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission computer

“Computer Malfunction”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel injection system

“Faulty diaphragm in high pressure fuel pump”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“engin run rought dealer said at times it was running on only 5 of the 6 cylinders replaced a coil”

John S., PA (2013 Cadillac XTS None 3.6-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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