4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,997 miles

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problem #3

Mar 092019

DTS

  • 10 miles
Vehicle would not start when atvtrain station. Had to leave overnight and had it troubleshot in am. A faulty fuel pump relay was the supposed cause. Changed the relay on a Wednesday morning and car was good till Saturday afternoon when it stalled out in the middle of route 9 in heavy traffic. At the time my wife and grandson were in the car. I had to push the vehicle off the road luckily into a strip mall with an auto parts store. Removed grandson and car seat from vehicle to access the relay in rear circuit board. Very hot. I went in and got new relay and had to change it in the parking lot. Went straight home to drop off wife and grandson. Went back out to test drive and see if problem was fixed. Worked for a little while and stalled out again. Again relay burning hot. Had son get a new relay and changed it again and brought vehicle home. The check engine light has now come on so I tested vehicle with ibd minister and gave me a P0230 code which is for a bad fuel pump relay which I already know. I am going to call Cadillac dealership and have it looked at. I am very surprised that there isn┐T a recall on this as it is a life and safety hazard.

- Wappingers Falls, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 142018

DTS

  • 61,700 miles
My 2009 Cadillac Dts recently had a problem with the steering, it was steering hard when making right or left turns and eventually began making noises. I took it to my GM dealer and they checked the hoses and fluid receptacle. All they found was the receptacle was low on power steering fluid and I picked up a bottle at an auto parts store and then my steering was ok. Several weeks later my steering got very hard and I had trouble steering it so I stopped and added more fluid. I returned to the dealer and was told my power steering line was leaking at one end where it was attached to some metal. My cost was $402 to replace the one hose. This leaky hose made my car very hard to steer and I can't imagine why a strong hose like this one would ever leak especially on a vehicle with below average annual mileages. The incident occurred around 61,700 miles and could have caused a bad accident

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 082010

DTS

  • 7,280 miles
Lost of power steering during left turn from stop sign.

- Cherry Valley, IL, USA