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2008 Cadillac DTS

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2008 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.

2008 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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2008 Cadillac DTS Questions and Answers

Bobbiospizza, 2008 Cadillac DTS, White City, OR

I had a new mirror installed on the passenger side front door and now an indicator shows vehicle too close to the RR?
How would one get this working properly.

oreilj, 2008 Cadillac DTS, New York, NY

It is not the arm bracket that is loose but the movable case in which the mirror is actually located in.

Philed up, 2008 Cadillac DTS, Forest Hills, NY

What service is required for a 30,000 mile checkup. What is the cost?

Visitor, 2008 Cadillac DTS, Waynesboro, MS

Cadillac dealer has addressed the service engine light three different times in past month--light keeps coming on.

Visitor, 2008 Cadillac DTS, Saratoga Springs, UT

If I have had no problems but have just reached 100,000 miles. What maintenance do I really need. I know they are recommending alot but my budget is very little these days.

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2008 Cadillac DTS Reviews

having electricalcontrol module problems

Love this car. Usually I just "like" a car, this one I love. Gave up a Lexus for it.

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