2016 Cadillac ATS transmission problems: transmission shaking

Transmission Shaking

2016 Cadillac ATS

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Cadillac dealer.

9.5

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
12,450 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2016 Cadillac ATS transmission problems

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2016 Cadillac ATS Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 072019

ATS Luxury 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Bad vibration from transmission or torque converter.

Update from Apr 24, 2019: Called cadillac dealer. Their going to change the transmission fluid on Monday the 29th. They said that should fix the problem. I keep you posted.

- etcruiser, Melbourne, US

problem #3

May 012018

ATS Premium 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,200 miles

Sometimes violent (hard) upshifts and downshifts, violent shudder when accelerating, not hard acceleration just normal around town under 40 MPH acceleration. Like slipping, shudder, vibration, very very unsettling on such an expensive car.

- Stephen B., Ormond Beach, FL, US

problem #2

Jun 012017

ATS 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles

When driving my car in low gears you can feel the car auto shift into next gears causing the car to shake hard. It is hard to describe that part. Also, gears started to have delay in shifting after the first year. I have asked to have it checked several times when Im at the dealership. However, they say nothing is wrong with it when clearly there is something wrong. Also, when you press the gas pedal its almost like it vibrates with hesitation.

- xxcuttie74, Joplin, US

problem #1

Mar 092017

ATS ATS4 2.0t

  • CVT transmission
  • 5,592 miles

First off, we were looking for a new car, we saw the new 2016 Cadillac ATS4 sedan, we try it we love it and the deal was good. After a while about 8000-9000Km, the check engine light came on, went to the dealer and they said they just reset it. About the same time the transmission started to shake and rocking, went again to the dealer and they reset it again. It didn't change a thing, went back to the dealer and they change the oil and filter. After a few thousand of Km later, the transmission started to do it's thing again and not only that, all the electrical shut down, no more radio, defrost, AC etc... back to the dealer again. Enough of that CANCER of a car, we're gonna trade that piece of junk.

Update from Jun 15, 2017: they all fix it, we'll keep it for a while and see

- Tgl L., Clair, NB, Canada

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