10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,975 miles

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problem #13

Jul 212020

DTS

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled intermittently with several warning lights illuminated but, resumed normal within seconds. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed the vehicle however, was unable to duplicate the issue. The mechanic informed the contact that ECM may be defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed there no recall on the VIN. No dealer was contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 119,000.

- Bradfordville, KY, USA

problem #12

Jul 102015

DTS

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that there was evidence of an oil leak underneath the vehicle. The contact stated that there was an abnormal oil burning odor coming from the engine compartment while driving. The oil level warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to classic Buick GMC arlington at (400 E interstate 20, arlington, tx 76018) where it was diagnosed that the oil pan and master kit gasket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #11

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 #10

Jun 062018

DTS

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that an independent repair facility had been informed more than once that the oil pressure warning indicator illuminated several times. The dealer had not been contacted. While driving at an unspecified rate of speed, the oil pressure warning indicator flashed, there was a sudden loss of power, and the brake pedal was stiff when depressed. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear of an 18 wheeler. The driver sustained minor bruising and pain to the shoulders and forearms. Medical attention was received. The contact stated that the driver's side air bag deployed, but was uncertain if the front passenger and side curtain air bags also deployed. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow lot. The insurance company was notified of the crash and had not yet investigated the cause of the crash. The manufacturer was notified of the crash and the contact was awaiting to determine if they could conduct an investigation. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 119,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #9

Jun 152017

DTS

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. On several occasions, the contact noticed oil on the ground. While driving, the contact noticed smoke coming from the hood of the vehicle and oil leaking from the manifold. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to johnson motor company of Georgia Cadillac at (1122 walton way, augusta, ga 30901, (706) 955-1086) where it was diagnosed that the oil pan gasket and the seal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Hephzibah, GA, USA

problem #8

Jan 192016

DTS

  • 155,560 miles
Excessive engine oil leaks and usage.parked and driving.I have been informed by several mechanics that this is a very typical problem with the northstar engine but I dont believe it should be so.the estimated cost to attempt a fix runs up into the $1000S of dollars.I think that General Motors should be at minimum partially responsible for this defect!

- North Port, FL, USA

problem #7

Nov 192014

DTS

  • 190,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. While driving at various speeds, a strong odor of smoke was present in the vehicle. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that oil was leaking from the engine gaskets and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 190,000.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #6

Oct 272015

DTS

  • 92,109 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle started to shake and the lights flickered. The contact started to smell a fuel odor and noticed smoke under the hood. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the injector 8 control circuit spilled oil into the injector and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,109.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #5

Oct 042012

DTS 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that was smoke around the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that oil was leaking onto the manifold producing the abnormal odor. In addition, the technician stated that the engine needed to be resealed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 02/12/16 the consumer stated the crank case leaked oil onto the manifold

- Lynwood, IL, USA

problem #4

Nov 012013

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, the contact smelled oil burning inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that there was oil leaking from the engine gaskets and the gaskets needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000....updated 01/20/16

- Weymouth, MA, USA

problem #3

Sep 142015

DTS

  • 60,000 miles
While sitting at a complete stop engine very rapidly became hot turning on engine overheat indicator. There as been oil appearing in my driveway the last 3 days. After research I found there is a very well known issue with this model for a crankshaft leak. Afraid this could lead to engine failure or fire.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Mar 212013

DTS

  • 92,000 miles
I was blown away to find oil under my 07 Dts Cadillac, then to learn it's common. Thinking it was a drain plug or oil filter changed the oil. No such luck, it's the engine lower end leaking. Thinking it wasn't so bad to not drive I watched the oil level closely. I noticed oil film covering the right rear quarter panel and rear trunk lid and a drippy coating of oil under the car. This makes it a danger to the highways and other cars by leaking a quart every hundred miles. For drivers not watching oil levels this will turn into a broken down car at best, an oil fire very possible on the road these are never safe. This has been a common problem with the Cadillac northstar engine for years, I say it's time to do a recall for this problem before people get injured or killed. A little pro-active recall is in order.

- Moorhead, MN, USA