hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,251 miles

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problem #4

Apr 232016


  • 48,000 miles
I was backing my car out of my driveway, as I backed onto the road, the car suddenly quit running. I tried restarting it, but it was completely dead...I had to call a tow truck and the car was taken to a local Cadillac dealer..when I went to the dealer the following day, I was informed that the fuse box under the rear seat had shorted out...I was told there was not any recalls on the fuse box that they new of..I was told a new fuse box and associated costs would run $716, I had no choice but to have the repair work done.. the fuse box cost alone was over $400. My car had 48,000 miles on it when this occurred..I have had many cars in my time and never had a fuse box short out..if this occurred on a highway, I would have lost P/S, ,P/B ect. And the results could have been fatal...GM is aware of this, but to myknowledge has not issued a recall.incidently, the dealership had fuse boxes in stock......

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 222016


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Cadillac Dts. The contact noticed that the vehicle was leaking oil. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the pan gasket and the main crank seal gasket needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not provided. The manufacturer was not notified of th failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Aug 062014

DTS 8-cyl

  • 79,005 miles
Went for inspection, shell cardinal forest, springfield, va. Inspection rejected due to faulty/worn out/dangerous motor mounts. Mechanic said design flaw. Lindsay Cadillac service manager admitted "different" design than other Cadillac. My wife and I, ages 55 and 70, have owned numerous vehicles, including 3 Cadillac, and have driven cars well over 100K miles, including far less expensive cars. Have never heard of motor mounts falling apart or even wearing out, especially not at 79K miles. Cheaper cars we've owned have never developed such a serious problem at that mileage. Shell said this should not happen. We have asked parts be saved for your inspection. Cadillac wanted $1,750 to replace for their defective design. We would think the danger of having the engine fall out of the car would be a significant safety issue.

- Fairfax Station, VA, USA

problem #1

May 282014


  • 100,000 miles
While pulling into parking lot thermostat began climbing and light came on to shut down engine.took car right to dealer nearby.

- C Hestertown, NY, USA