10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,372 miles

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problem #26

Jan 292021

DTS

  • miles
The 2007 Cadillac DTS has heated/air-conditioned front seats. They went out. Looking on the Cadillac users' website it seems to be a common problem. The connectors burn out, even though they are connected to a 30 amp fuse. Having an electrical system short out under the passenger seat can be life threatening. Request a recall on the faulty connection box under the passenger seat. The heated rear seat is fine.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #25

Feb 022020

DTS

  • 11,200 miles
Engine failure do to poor design and oil leaks. I had this happen on the highway witch is very dangerous. The whole engine needs recalled. The electrical system is a night one my fuse box's needed replaced because a fuse burned out, witch melted a good portion of it. Major fire hazard!!!!

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #24

Mar 302020

DTS 8-cyl

  • 39,700 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated while driving 30 mph, the contact activated the right turn signal. The indicator bulb burned out and burned the housing of the headlight. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the headlight housing assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the local dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer had not been informed of failure. The failure mileage was approximately 39,700.

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #23

Jun 222017

DTS

  • 112,569 miles
There was a recall on this igition switch before. The igition switch is not locking and so is the steering wheel. My vehicle was stationary when I discover this. I'm afraid this may cause others issues.

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #22

May 052017

DTS

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the check battery/recharge system indicator illuminated. There was also a burning odor and sparks present. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #21

Dec 032014

DTS 8-cyl

  • 685,000 miles
Heated seat connector melted.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #20

Sep 082014

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Cadillac Dts service department refused to fix vehicle the consumer stated there was an issue with the transmission gears, which caused a noise. The dealer was unable to find a problem.

- Golf, IL, USA

problem #19

Nov 122014

DTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. In addition, when shifting into reverse, the vehicle moved forward. The contact stated that the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and, after parking, all the exterior lights illuminated independently. The contact was unable to insert the key in the ignition switch to turn the lights off. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Englewood, NJ, USA

problem #18

Feb 032014

DTS 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
The heated and cooled front seats have stopped working. May possibly be a fire hazard. Should rightfully be recalled.

- South Rockwood, MI, USA

problem #17

Oct 172014

DTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bloomsburg, PA, USA

problem #16

Sep 222014

DTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #15

Sep 082014

DTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The contact was waiting for the recall repair for three weeks due to the recall part not being available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #14

Aug 272014

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical) and stated that the part needed for the recall repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 10/07/14

- Venice , FL, USA

problem #13

Jul 312013

DTS 8-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
The plug that connects to the heat/cool module has now melted on the yellow/red wire which is about a 10ga wire. I have read many forums and online articles about GM having this problem on many other GM vehicles. This is a huge problem which can result in a fire since the wire gets hot it can possibly ignite the padding underneath the seat. I should not have to fix this myself it should be repaired by the dealer. I currently have about 47K miles on my Cadillac and the heat and cool seats no longer work unless I make the repairs.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #12

Aug 182014

DTS

  • miles
You already show recall information on 2007 Cadillac Dts for ignition key safety problem but I would like to complain that GM tells me in their recall letters that the parts to fix this are not available. On calling them and posing the question whether GM is back-logged having to make so many parts to fix the issue or if it is that they do not have a 'fix' yet, GM said their engineers are working on it and have not determined a fix yet, therefore not known what parts they will need. It puts owners in a position where they must play russian roulette. Since both my 2007 Dts and my 2001 Deville are on latest recall list I don't have a safe car to drive until GM repairs these or else I must purchase another vehicle (not GM) to have something safe to drive. I have detached each car's ignition key from key rings so that not even the fob is attached. However, appears that this merely serves to diminish the potential that in an accident the key might not be as likely to slip from 'run' position to turning the car off completely, leaving me with no power steering, power brakes and possibility airbags won't deploy. GM has instructed its dealerships that they may not sell any vehicle in this recall until it is repaired, so the cars are, in essence, worthless until that happens and can not even be used for trade-in purposes. I suspect their competitor auto manufacturers are fully aware of the situation and would not relish any GM trade-ins that, due to liability potential, they could not sell on to anyone.

- Liberty, KY, USA

problem #11

Aug 112014

DTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #10

Aug 182014

DTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Ocean Springs, MS, USA

problem #9

Jun 022014

DTS

  • miles
This car is a 2007 and we bought this car in 2007 and got a recall on windshield washer module, we take it and they replace a wire. Next we get a recall wanting to disable and remove heated windshield washer module. The recall reads like this, recall information recall important, our priority is your complete satisfaction. It is not our complete satisfaction to take this car in and dismantle it, and so for we haven't done so and have no intention of doing so. The problem with this car should have been fixed by General Motors and it hasn't been. Not very happy about this.

- Powhatan, AR, USA

problem #8

Mar 112014

DTS 8-cyl

  • 44,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without any warnings. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 44,800 and the current mileage was 45,000. Updated 6/17/14 the consumer stated after waiting a couple of minutes, the he was able to re-start the vehicle. Updated 07/03/14

- Pembine, WI, USA

problem #7

Dec 202013

DTS

  • 85,000 miles
Connector under front passenger seat melted due to some sort of high current problem. From what I read on the Cadillac forum, this is an obvious design flaw. See www.cadillacforums.com/forums/Cadillac-Dts-forum-2006-through-2012/285451-heated-seats-parking-sensors-stopped-working.html#post3288711 I am concerned that this may cause a fire as the module is located directly under the front passenger seat cushion. Connector part 15326110 was replaced. This melted connector problem causes (1) heated seats to stop operating, (2) front & rear parking assist to stop operating, and (3) ac thermostat to operate unpredictably, e.g., heater will warm car up to set temperature, e.g., 72 degrees, then the ac will kick on to cool the car...not desirable on a cold winter day.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

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