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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,030 miles

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2006 Cadillac DTS electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #58

May 242016

DTS

  • 99,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the key fobik and ignition key failed to open the doors of the vehicle. As a result, the contact was unable to enter the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the key fobik battery was replaced but the failure continued. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,000.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #57

Jun 162015

DTS 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving various speeds, the headlights failed without warning. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000. Updated 03/10/16

- Eau Claire, WI, USA

problem #56

Apr 152015

DTS

  • 53,683 miles
Headlights go out when moving especially at night, also causes motor to run rough when this happens. Very dangerous when lights go completely out doing 70 mph...begins flickering, and then out. Have read 2006 Cadillac complaint forums and they are numerous..bought car used from dealer...previous one-owner

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #55

Jun 152014

DTS

  • 52,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving at night, the headlights became inoperable intermittently without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- Sapulpa, OK, USA

problem #54

Jul 292015

DTS

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving approximately 60 mph, the gauges failed to operate, all of the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated, and all of the doors locked and unlocked independently. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.

- Ft Worth, TX, USA

problem #53

Jun 202015

DTS

  • 45,400 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving 45 mph, the electrical system failed and the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle on the first attempt. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,400.

- Patterson, NJ, USA

problem #52

Oct 102014

DTS 8-cyl

  • 89,541 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

As part of state inspection, told dealer that front seats are not heating. Told by dealer that problem was "connector to climate control seat module burned/shorted out module" and to replace connector and module would cost $1016. Asked dealer personnel if a safety issue and they said it is a routine/recurring problem with these components melting from the heat but don't worry it's not a safety issue (despite reference to " burned/shorted out"). internet search showed similar problem with same components in other Cadillac but accompanied by/with smoke and/or fire-- if occurs while operating vehicle at a high speed on a busy street or highway, could result in a major accident involving serious injury or death. Needs to be investigated.

- Paoli, PA, USA

problem #51

May 292015

DTS

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While starting the vehicle, the keys could be removed out of the ignition switch while in the on position. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 123,000.

- Austin , TX, USA

problem #50

May 202015

DTS

  • 116,000 miles
I have noticed that when it rains and the streets are wet my steering wheel locks

- Fort Worth , TX, USA

problem #49

Jan 132015

DTS

  • 126,300 miles
Heated/cool seats stop working.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #48

Feb 232015

DTS

  • 117,700 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving at approximately 50 mph, the engine stalled and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle restarted, but the failure recurred two times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the catalytic converter and the upstream oxygen sensors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 117,700.

- Waynesboro, GA, USA

problem #47

Dec 232010

DTS 8-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
Headlights will go out randomly on either side.

- Williston, ND, USA

problem #46

Feb 022015

DTS

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle decelerated without warning and caught fire. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Southfield , MI, USA

problem #45

Jan 052013

DTS 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
Heated and cooled front seats stopped working. Noticed burnt wire insulation smell.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #44

Dec 012014

DTS 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Cadillac Dts. Ignition switch recall. Two ignition keys modified. The consumer would like two replacement keys for his automobile or send modification parts.

- Horseshoe Bay, TX, USA

problem #43

Dec 012014

DTS 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Cadillac Dts. Consumer states the ignition key slips out of ignition.. the consumer stated the recall letter was misleading, about the parts not being available. GM's intent was to put a small hole into the ignition key opening.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #42

Nov 132012

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving various speeds, both headlights and tail lights flashed and lost power. The failure recurred on numerous occasion. The vehicle was never diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 02/02/15

- Middleville, MI, USA

problem #41

Nov 252014

DTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact received a recall notification for the electrical system, but 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. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown.

- Middleville, MI, USA

problem #40

Nov 142014

DTS

  • 78,000 miles
GM recall 14299 should correct the problem of ignition shutting off while driving. The key moves out of the 'run' position disabling the brakes and steering, . the fix was putting a piece of plastic in my key. This does not fix the problem. I expect the ignition switch to be replaced. I did not pay $50,000 for a cheap 'fix'.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #39

Nov 112014

DTS

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the key became lodged in the ignition switch and the anti theft warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Salem, MA, USA

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