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CADILLAC DTS - 2008 CADILLAC DTS Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 68 complaints filed for the 2008 CADILLAC DTS

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2008 CADILLAC DTS. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2008 CADILLAC DTS, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (6) Engine And Engine Cooling (1) Power Train (1) Steering (6) Vehicle Speed Control (1)
Electrical System (31) Exterior Lighting (7) Seat Belts (6) Structure (5) Visibility (2)
Electronic Stability Control (2) Fuel Propulsion System (5) Service Brakes (3) Suspension (2) Visibility Wiper (1)
Engine (6) Fuel System Gasoline (3) Service Brakes Hydraulic (1) Unknown Or Other (4) Wheels (1)

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STEERING

10/28/2013 - WASHINGTON , DC
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CADILLAC DTS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED WITHOUT WARNING, CAUSING THE CONTACT TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO A CEMENT WALL BUT DID NOT SUFFER ANY INJURIES. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER FOR FURTHER INSPECTION. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 111,730. UPDATED 12/04/13 ..UPDATED 12-05-13

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP

8/28/2013 - HOUSTON , TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CADILLAC DTS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT A GASOLINE ODOR EMITTED IN THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED AS HAVING A CRACKED FUEL PUMP. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE INCIDENT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 144,205. ..UPDATED 09/30/13 UPDATED 10/24/13

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STRUCTURE: BODY

6/26/2013 - ATLANTA, GA
THE CADILLAC WAS STOPPED IN TRAFFIC ON THE HIGHWAY AND AIRBAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY WHEN REAR ENDED BY SEMI-TRUCK GOING POSSIBLY 40MPH CAUSING THE CADILLAC TO CRASH INTO THE CAR IN FRONT AS WELL. THE CAR WAS TOTAL LOSS, THE SPEED OF SEMI TRUCK IS UNKNOWN BUT SEEING THE CADILLAC WAS TOTAL LOSS AND WITH SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE VEHICLE THE AIRBAG SHOULD HAVE GONE OFF AND DID NOT.

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AIR BAGS

6/26/2013 - ATLANTA, GA
THE CADILLAC WAS STOPPED IN TRAFFIC ON THE HIGHWAY AND AIRBAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY WHEN REAR ENDED BY SEMI-TRUCK GOING POSSIBLY 40MPH CAUSING THE CADILLAC TO CRASH INTO THE CAR IN FRONT AS WELL. THE CAR WAS TOTAL LOSS, THE SPEED OF SEMI TRUCK IS UNKNOWN BUT SEEING THE CADILLAC WAS TOTAL LOSS AND WITH SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE VEHICLE THE AIRBAG SHOULD HAVE GONE OFF AND DID NOT.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

5/4/2013 - PITTSBURGH, PA
BOTH REAR DOORS WILL NOT OPEN IN WARM WEATHER. DEALER WILL NOT REPAIR BECAUSE VEHICLE IS OUT OF FACTORY WARRANTY. WE ARE UNABLE TO OPEN THE DOOR WHEN DISEMBARKING CHILDREN AND ELDERLY HANDICAPPED ADULTS. THERE IS A CONCERN THAT WE CANNOT GET PEOPLE OUT OF THE CAR WHEN THEY CANNOT OPEN IT THEMSELVES FROM THE INSIDE. THIS IS ALSO A HAZARD IF THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT. ALSO THIS PROLONGS THE TIME INDIVIDUALS REMAIN IN THE CAR IN HOT WEATHER WITH THE WINDOWS UP AND THE DRIVER HAS SHUT OFF THE MOTOR, AND ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS FROM THE VEHICLE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/14/2012 - BUCYRUS, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CADILLAC DTS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT IGNITION FAILED AND AS A RESULT, HE WAS UNABLE TO REMOVE THE KEY OUT OF THE IGNITION. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT HE LEFT THE KEY IN THE IGNITION OVER NIGHT WHICH CAUSED THE BATTERY TO BE COMPLETELY DRAINED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSE THAT THE SHIFTER SWITCH MECHANISM FRACTURED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE WHO DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE AND REFERRED HIM TO NHTSA. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/13/2011 - HOPE MILLS, NC
2008 CADILLAC DTS. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO WARNING LIGHTS, GAUGES AND INDICATORS BEING ILLUMINATED WHILE DRIVING THE CONSUMER ALSO STATED THE ALARM SYSTEM GOES OFF AT NIGHT. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO FIND A PROBLEM.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2/17/2011 - OLD HICKORY, TN
DASH LIGHTS AT TIMES WILL NOT COME UP TO BRIGHT LEVEL , VERY HARD TO SEE INSTRUMENTS IN DAYLIGHT ON SUNNY DAY. ONCE DROVE FROM NASHVILLE,TN. TO LOUISVILLE,KY.,BEFORE DASH LIGHTS CAME ON ,THIS WAS STARTING AT ABOUT 8:30 AM IN MAY. WHEN DAYLIGHT AND SUNNY PLUS DRIVING EAST INTO BRIGHT SUN.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

2/3/2011 - JAMESVILLE, VA
DASH LIGHTING IS DIMMED WHEN EVER HEADLIGHTS ARE ON DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS. AUTOMATIC SYSTEM DOES NOT RETURN PANEL LIGHT LEVELS TO DAYLIGHT BRIGHTNESS. THIS MAKES THE DASH INVISIBLE IN BRIGHT DAYLIGHT. CONDITION EXISTS UNTIL THE SUN IS HIGH IN THE SKY. DEALER SAYS THIS IS A DESIGN ISSUE! OWNERS MANUAL SAYS THAT "PARADE DIMMING" CAPABILITY IN CAR ELECTRONIC IS INTENDED TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING. THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY HAZZARD. I HAVE TAKEN THE CAR TO THE DEALER SEVERAL TIMES, THEY HAVE NO CURE. I HAVE CALLED THE CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE NUMBER. NO ONE EVER RETURNS MY CALL. E-MAIL ARE ALSO UNANSWERED.

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STRUCTURE

9/14/2010 - GAY, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CADILLAC DTS. THE VEHICLE WAS BEING SERVICED AT AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR A SIGNAL LIGHT THE MECHANIC HAD TO REMOVE THE LOWER WIND DEFLECTOR. AFTER LEAVING THE DEALER, THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH WHEN THE LOWER WIND DEFLECTOR FRACTURED. THE CONTACT WENT BACK TO THE DEALER AND THE DEALER ADVISED HIM THAT SOMETHING HAD TO HAVE STRUCK THE BOTTOM OF THE VEHICLE FOR THE LOWER WIND DEFLECTOR TO FRACTURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 51,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 61,000.

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