The_Judge: Read my post. It answers this ...Had the same problem on my 2008 CTS. It was missing a clip that holds the two parts of the bumper together. Dealer had to order a clip, but ordered the wrong one (apparently there's a difference between the left side and right side clips). I recall reading a few posts from other 2008 owners who had the same problem. Easy fix – if the dealer orders the right part.
Thanks a lot!For all those service advisors that say "... nothing can be done", tell 'em there IS a fix! I had the same issue with my '09 and thanks to THIS THREAD DISCUSSION entitled "Front bumber doesn't clip". As you'll see, I posted a photo almost identical to the one on this thread. Thanks to this thread, myself and the others were able to get the bumper to stay where it should and align with the fender.
To sum up, there is a reinforced replacement bracket that solves the problem ... the parts numbers being 25923848 and 25923849. Should be a free fix cuz it was a factory related problem on the early ('08 and '09 especially) CTS.
Hope this helps ...