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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.

Cadillac DTS Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 22, 2009

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Three vehicle information labels are missing from some vehicles. These labels share tire size and pressure information, vehicle certification standards, and components used in manufacturing the vehicle. Not having these labels installed could lead to a lack of proper education and information about the vehicle, and cause abnormal tire wear and vehicle handling. General Motors has sent the three stickers to all affected vehicle owners. The owners may install the labels on their own, or they may visit a dealership for free installation. This recall began on December 22, 2009. The General Motors campaign number is 09322.

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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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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, November 4, 2010

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General Motors is recalling 2010–2011 DTS and Buick Lucerne models with V8 engines due to contact between the starter/alternator cable and the power steering return line. This can result in a worn power steering return line, which can cause a power steering leak, possibly resulting in a loss of power steering. This can lead to an increase in the risk of a crash and/or an engine compartment fire. Dealers will secure or reroute the necessary lines, free of charge.

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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

HOW TO REPLACE BULBS IN BRAKE LIGHT BAR ON THE TRUNK

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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Cadillac DTS Reviews

BOUGHT A 2010 CADILLAC DTS WITH 900 MILES ON IT, TRADED A 2008 CADILLAC DTS IN ON IT GOT A CERTIFIED 100 THOUSAND MILE WARANTY BUMPER TO BUMPER 100,THOUSAND MILE WARANTY BUMPER TO BUMPER, AT 66,THOUSAND MILES THE FUSE BOX UNDER THE BACK SEAT WENT BAD, GM SAID IT WAS NOT COVERED, COST ME $600.00 PLUS, HOW DID IT GO BAD AND WHY A BUMPER TO BUMPER WARANTY WAS NO GOOD????I AM READY FOR A NEW CADILLAC BUT STILL THINKING,

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?

I bought a 2007 DTS in 2010 with 25000 miles loved the car. After 600 mile the engine started to knock and I broght it back to the dealer Heritage Cadillac. They tried to rebuild the engine twice but the knock persisted. They informed me they would replace the engine. I was just out of warranty but they covered everything including the rental DTS they gave me. Extremely sastisfied with the new engine. Nothing like buying from a great dealer. Very sad no more new models coming out.

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.

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