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2006 Cadillac DTS

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2006 Cadillac DTS Problems

Engine -- Verified

The engine may develop an oil leak from the lower crankcase portion of the engine block. Our technicians tell us that the engine must be removed from the vehicle to properly repair this oil leak.

Drive Train -- Verified

An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this type of leak.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The steering wheel position sensor may fail, resulting in the service stability message being displayed.

Engine -- Verified

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.

Engine -- Verified

The water pump and/or the plastic side tanks on the radiator may leak causing a loss of coolant. The engine may overheat due to coolant loss. Continued coolant loss after external leaks have been repaired could indicate a blown head gasket.

2006 Cadillac DTS Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, June 11, 2010

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The heated washer module under the hood could overheat due to excessive current draw. Under certain conditions, this could result in an under hood fire. This previous recall attempt in 2008 to repair this concern did not have the expected success. Dealers will now permanently disable and remove the heated washer module to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 20, 2010.

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Electrical & Lights, September 12, 2008

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The wiring to the washer system heater may overheat due to a failure in the heater module. This could cause other electrical features to malfunction, smoke to develop, and an electrical fire could result. Dealers will install a wire harness with an inline fuse to protect the washer heater module. This recall is expected to begin on September 12, 2008. The General Motors recall number is 08048.

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2006 Cadillac DTS Questions and Answers

dugg, 2006 Cadillac DTS, Hayward, CA

radio out after battery jump. no sound althrough everything else works hope not my amp

dugg, 2006 Cadillac DTS, Hayward, CA

is the amp fuse related to the radio fuse under hood fuse box
also the fuse under the back seat is a larger square shspe different from the others correct? and besides from the amp being the only ...

beckyl, 2006 Cadillac DTS, Fresno, CA

my headlights flicker and go off and on randomly the console lights also dim what could be the problem?

Visitor, 2006 Cadillac DTS, Naples, FL


Bob 0328, 2006 Cadillac DTS, Newark, DE

Parking brake releases when I put it in reverse. Additionally have done it manually to make sure they are released but when I go into reverse the rear wheel brake on the passenger side is still on...

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2006 Cadillac DTS Reviews

I liked my dts just too many problems that all cost to much. I got mine given to me. I decided I was not putting any more money into it. So I took it to the dunes.. one awesome day. We jumped it twice then it caught on fire. Sorry no video.. don't ever get a Cadillac dts or any Cadillac for that matter..

Had to have the Rack & Pinion sreering replaced at 34000 mi whichidid not expect shold have to leaked at that mileage on a 2006 car. Apparently was leaking . anyone have same problem?

This car is a mini nightmare. Since NEW:
Upper trans coupling have failed twice;
Fuel pump and starter have failed;
Head lights ballast defective causing further electrical problems;
Coils, "dog bone", timer chains and tensioners all failed.
A/C failed twice, blower motor very noisy;
Brakes redone and redone.
Car is a money pit.
NOTE: I do not abuse the vehicle. This is evident by the 22 mpg I average.

Just love this car.However,there have been a couple things of concern since March 2010.First had to have the steering rack replaced and oil pan gasket as well.Then it seems I didn't escape the dreaded electrical problem with the headlight ballast which had to be replaced.Thank God I bought a 2 yr GMPP extended warranty (bumper to bumper) I just had to pay a couple $200 deductables instead of the roughly $3000-4000 I would have otherwise had to spend

love my 08 dts

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