What's Wrong with the Cadillac DTS?

Owners of this sedan have sent in 44 complaints, mostly about lights problems, followed by the engine and electrical issues. It's overall PainRank™ of 4.17 ranks 17th in reliability out of 25 Cadillac models.

The Most Common DTS Complaints

These are the worst complaints — weighing repair cost, failure mileage & other factors. The red bar shows what percentage this problems represents for the vehicle's overall complaints. Why 7? Because showing more just get depressing.

  Count Avg. Mileage Cost
7 87,568 N/A
3 85,005 N/A
2 70,949 $4,000
2 109,030 $1,573
2 45,000 N/A
2 87,500 N/A
2 100,728 N/A

Complaints by Topic

Complaints
lights 11
engine 11
electrical 6
accessories - interior 4
transmission 3
fuel system 3
body / paint 2
steering 2

Complaints by Year

Complaints
2006 15
2008 10
2007 10
2011 4
2009 3
2010 2

DTS Generations

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, using similar engineering and shared features. Generation data isn't always cut-and-dry and is often different for different countries. When in doubt, we use North American generation data.

  1. 1st Generation DTS (2006—2011)

    This generation ranks 28th in reliability out of 37 generations.

    • PainRank™ 4.00
    • Complaints 44

    Active Years

Recalls, Investigations, and Technical Service Bulletins

DTS Recalls

There are 6 DTS recalls and the following years are involved in the most campaigns.

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Complaints
2006 4
2007 3
2008 3
2010 3
2009 2
2011 2

DTS Investigations

There are 1 DTS investigations and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
2006 1
2007 1
2008 1

DTS TSBs

There are 775 DTS TSBs and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
2011 669
2010 663
2009 624
2008 603
2007 561
2006 484