2008 Cadillac DTS Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Cadillac DTS
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2008 Cadillac DTS ProblemsOil Leaks From Lower Engine Area
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.
Overheating of the engine may cause the cylinder head to expand, severely straining the head bolts and damaging the threads in the engine block. This commonly results in a blown head gasket. Our technicians tell us the engine block threads must be repaired before the cylinder head is reinstalled.
2008 Cadillac DTS QuestionsMotor won't crank. Shift in P but dash showing Drive. Jumped, still nada (1 answer)
Engine light came on three weeks ago. Code said either vacuum leak or O2 issue in Converter. No decrease in performance so I ignored.
Tranny coolant line is leaking slightly at fitting.
Several months ago I could not remove key when shutting off engine. I wld hv to turn key to On position an...
my car wont start after it sits overnight
can run for miles with no issues than it starts with bell ringing notifying me that parking assistance is off, ABS messages, stabilitrak not working, traction control on engine light on, transmission shifts poorly than it goes off return to normal for days than starts all over. OnStar reports a c...
2008 Cadillac DTS RecallsIgnition Lock Cylinder Concern
Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will install two 13mm key rings and key insert into the vehicle's ignition keys to correct this concern.
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.
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.