1st Gen (2006 – 2011) Cadillac DTS Problems

The 1st generation of the DTS has a cumulative PainRank™ of 3.35. That can be compared against other Cadillac generations. Shopping for a Cadillac? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2006–2011 DTS model years have sent in 38 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the lights (28%) followed by the engine (23%) and the interior (10%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Cadillac model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2011 3
3.4
2010 1
0.37
2009 2
2.0
2008 9
8.48
2007 10
4.08
2006 13
1.78

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