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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,995 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 152010

DTS

  • 40,000 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 driver side headlight intermittently activated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver side ballast needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Iselin, NJ, USA

problem #11

Nov 102014

DTS

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle hit a bump and the front headlights became inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 01/07/14

- Haynes, AR, USA

problem #10

Apr 162007

DTS

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the head lamps powered off intermittently. The problem occurred numerous times. The dealer was contacted and the technician advised that the head lamps should be replaced. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Warsaw, VA, USA

problem #9

Jan 012013

DTS

  • 24,093 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 headlights flickered sporadically and had become dimmer than normal. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the head lamps bulbs and the driver side headlight deflector needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 24,093.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #8

Jun 202013

DTS

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated the headlights were activated and would unexpectedly fail to illuminate as a result the contact was unable to view the road. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Durham, NC, USA

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problem #7

May 182014

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the headlights would become abnormally dim without warning. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 59,000. Updated 8/11/14

- Mount Horeb , WI, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Oct 152011

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds, the headlights would flicker on and off before completely failing. The contact would have to turn the headlight switch on and off in order to get them to remain illuminated. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000. The current mileage was approximately 54,000. Updated 11/14/12 the consumer stated since filing the complaint, he contacted the manufacturer and the vehicle was inspected by the dealer. They stated there was water intrusion in the headlights which shorted out the ballast. It has not been fixed, because he did not want to pay $2,000. Updated 11/15/12

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 052012

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,700 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the driver's side headlight would fail sporadically. The dealer was notified and an appointment was scheduled for repairs. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance to the contact. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 69,700. Updated 08/28/12 the dealer replaced the ballast, which was faulty. Updated 08/29/12

- La Crosse, WI, USA

problem #3

Jul 082010

DTS

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the left headlight on the vehicle was not working. The dealer informed the contact that the replacement for the headlight would cost approximately $700. The front passenger side headlight was previously replaced at his insurance companies expense. Cadillac was not notified. The headlight will be replaced at the owners expense. The failure mileage and current mileages were 50,000. The VIN was unknown.

- Graham , TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 272006

DTS

  • 800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated there is an intermintent issue with the headlight and dashboard instrument panel.they go into the nighttime mode in the daytime and it is very hard to see the dashboard when driving. The contact stated that the dashboard instrument panel goes into night mode when starting the engine as well. The contact stated that the vehicle had been taken to the dealer for diagnostic and testing twenty times, in regards to the exterior lighting and electrical system. The dealer was able to duplicate headlight failure, however no repairs had been made to the vehicle at the time of the complaint.the approximate failure mileage was 800. The approximate current mileage was 15000.

- Surfside, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 032007

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,352 miles
Headlights stop working on our sedan fleet. The high intensity headlights will just stop working. We have had this happen on eight of our cars so far. It is now starting to reoccur on the cars. Thee is a problem with the high intensity ballast assembly. We have two additional cars that have to go back to the dealer this morning, with a car at the dealer now for the same problem. The vehicles started failing at about 25,000 miles and it is a constant occurrence.

- Washington, DC, USA

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