2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,633 miles

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problem #6

May 232017

DTS

  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. While the vehicle was parked, the gear was shifted into drive and the traction control and service brake warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 122,000.

- Fridley, MN, USA

problem #5

Feb 222017

DTS

  • 38,000 miles
Not a complaint but a clarification regarding complaint number 10946916. I had over heating on my brakes down a long downhill run. In drive (D) the Cadillac freewheels and does not engine brake, requiring constant use of brakes. The local Cadillac dealer said I could not engine brake in my Dts. That resulted in the overheating the front brake disks. But after contacting Cadillac corporate they informed me I could use D3 and D2 to engine brake. That would have prevented the overheating of my front brake disks. The front disks should still have absorbed the heat without overheating but at least now I can go down that stretch without concern.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Dec 182016

DTS

  • 38,000 miles
We have an approximately 14 miles downhill run from the ski slope to I-95. The Dts does not compression brake. Cruise control will not hold a downhill speed. So I am on the brakes most of the way down. Halfway down the hill the front end starts to shake violently I am guessing the front brakes are warped from the constant use. I make it down the hill and drive onto I-95S. After 30 or so miles the brakes cool and no more vibration. This is not the first time. I asked the Cadillac dealer how to put it into compression braking and they said I cannot do that. There has to be a fix or a recall on that. It is a Cadillac which retails for 65K plus when new. The front disk brakes should not overheat and start to warp. Normal speed was the speed limit but without compression braking the Cadillac Dts accelerates rapidly and constant brake use is needed to keep it to the posted speed limit. I only have 38K on the 2007 Cadillac Dts. It is the high performance full up luxury model.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Dec 272013

DTS 8-cyl

  • 73,650 miles
On 3/11/2014 your office responded to my inquiry on 3/11/2014 concerning the above vehicle. In your response you stated I would have access to a report within 72 hours @ https://www-ODI.NHTSA.dot.gov/vehiclecomplaint/. upon accessing this site there is no where to input the ODI number that you stated would give me access to the status of the complaint. Please advise as I intend to pursue this issue further until the vehicle has been repaired or replaced. Thank you.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 272013

DTS

  • 73,650 miles
Engine stopped. All power equipment ceased to function. I was able to get to the side of the freeway. Put the car in neutral, turned the key and the car started and continued for the duration of the 200 mile trip. The second time approximately three weeks ago my wife was driving in heavy city traffic when the same problem occurred and she lost the use of all power equipment. She was able to put the car in park and get it started again without incident. I called GM complaint department. They instructed me to take the car to a dealership and have a diagnostic test done on it. This was done and nothing was found to be wrong with the vehicle. I again called Cadillac complaint department and opened a case. This time I was told to take the car back to the dealership and ask the service department to recheck it. I informed them I have the diagnostic report showing nothing wrong was found. They suggested I take it back and have the service people drive the car. This didn't make any sense because I don't know when and where the problem will occur again. What was I to do for a car while the dealership had mine? I inquired of the Cadillac representative if this car may have the same ignition as the cars currently being recalled by GM. They were unable to answer that question. They finally stated the only remedy was to take it back to the dealership. If this problem occurs again someone could easily get injured or killed. I would appreciate any assistance you can give me on how to resolve this matter.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 042012

DTS

  • 54,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that while driving 4 mph she applied the brakes when the brake pedal abnormally traveled to the floorboard. The vehicle did not respond and eventually coasted to a stop independently. The contact inspected the brake reservoir and determined that there was no brake fluid. The contact added brake fluid and restarted the vehicle. The failure recurred several minutes after the contact resumed driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the two front brake lines and the one brake line in the rear of the vehicle exhibited severe corrosion. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 54,500.

- Plant City, FL, USA