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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,308 miles

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2006 Cadillac DTS engine problems

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2006 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments

problem #14

Jan 152016

DTS

  • 110,000 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 there was an oil leak coming from the engine of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to be repaired and was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #13

Jan 252013

DTS

  • 72,005 miles
Both block halves and the cam covers began leaking and they tell me the repair will cost $3,500. The vehicle has always had regular oil changes and maintenance and has low mileage for a 2006. I have heard this is a regular problem with this year cadilac.

- Valley City, OH, USA

problem #12

Jul 152015

DTS

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that there was oil leaking from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed the vehicle was leaking coolant and oil and that the intake manifold, associated gaskets, seals, and water pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. Update 01/13/16

- Hubertus, WI, USA

problem #11

Mar 012015

DTS

  • 87,000 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 while attempting to decelerate, there was a sudden increase in engine rpms and the vehicle continued to accelerate. The failure was experienced numerous times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000....updated 06/09/15

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #10

Feb 232015

DTS

  • 117,700 miles
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 #9

Sep 012014

DTS

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that there was oil leaking from the oil pan of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the oil pan needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanics who also diagnosed that the oil pan needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- Hurricane, UT, USA

problem #8

Aug 052014

DTS

  • 31,000 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 while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted and resume normally operation. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 31,000.

- Columbia , SC, USA

problem #7

Oct 202014

DTS

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that while driving approximate 20 mph, the instrument panel illuminated as the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 152014

DTS

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 83,000.

- Edgewater, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 012009

DTS 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Started with a few drops of oil from under engine, keeps getting worse. Dripping oil getting on exhaust or other hot fixture and burning smell comes into passenger compartment unless air reicirc is turned on.I took it to the dealer and the diagnosis was a leaking gasket behind the oil filter housing.I replaced that gasket and oil still leaking from the oil pan engine housing.have been told the gasket at the pan is bad and to fix the motor will need to be removed @ apx. $3,000. Cadillac dealer and GM knew about this problem in 06. But no recall. I've spoke to a couple of other Dts owners and they have the same problem and from the reports here and on other sites I cannot believe this hasn't been made a recall. Just type in Cadillac Dts oil leaks on the internet and you will see the problems with these cars.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 012013

DTS

  • 80,000 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 while driving various speeds, the headlights intermittently failed. The contact also indicated that the vehicle stalled occasionally. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Rosenburg, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 012014

DTS

  • 85,605 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that engine oil leaked into the exhaust system and caused the exhaust to smoke. The dealer advised the contact that the oil pan cover and gasket needed to be replaced the manufacturer denied assistance with the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 85,605 and the current mileage was 87,100.

- Germantown , TN, USA

problem #2

Jan 032011

DTS 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Power steering hoses leaks, and oil pan gasket leaks I have oil in the street and in my drive way/garage because the power steering hoses are leaking they will only repair some VIN # cars for the power steering. Oil pan gasket on the oil pan is leaking I have found out there is no recall but GM have being having problem with these 4.6L norstar engine oil pans gaskets for a long time this is a major problem because they have issue-- bulletin no.: 03-06-01-027A that state you must remove the engine to do the repair this is very costly this is also a environmental issue this should be a recall issue.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 142012

DTS 8-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
We have owned this Cadillac since Feb 2010 (approx 28 months) and have had this vehicle back to the dealer 16 times. Each repair requires a rental vehicle, anywhere from 2-5 days per service visit. We have had 7 wheel bearings replaced and 12 sensors replaced. There doesn't seem to be a day when the service engine light is not on. The quality of this $52,000 automobile is very poor. The vehicle is back at the Cadillac dealer now, with coolant & engine issues once again.

- Hudson, OH, USA

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