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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,642 miles

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2006 Cadillac DTS lights problems

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2006 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #58

May 022010

DTS

  • 28,000 miles

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

Headlights flickers and then turns off. Random left and right side, took car to dealer while still under warranty 4 times, they said they couldn't find anything wrong... bs 😡 !! I first noticed the problem at 28,000 mi & still the same at 50,000 mi... waiting for a recall ?? come GM this car was not cheap !!!

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #57

Dec 152007

DTS

  • 3,000 miles
Headlights flicker and go out. If you turn auto off and back on, the headlights come back on, but do not stay on.. right side more often then left, but both flicker and turn off. This condition was there when the car was only a year old but wasn't very bad so didn't get it fixed under warrantee. Now the problem is a safety hazard, but cannot get any dealer to even look at the problem. There was a broad recall by GM covering many other models and years, but this one wasn't listed. If there is ever a loss in headlights at night resulting in an accident, GM may finally show some interest. This usually occurs when motion however not 100%. this started back in 2007 and has been intermittent since then. This has been discussed with dealers in Wisconsin and Florida to no satisfaction because the car is not on any recall list for this problem.

- Harshaw, WI, USA

problem #56

Feb 162016

DTS

  • 125,118 miles
Left headlight flickers & will go off on it's own. Have replaced exterior light assembly twice. One used and one with new but nothing has changed. Stationary and in motion.

- Morristown, TN, USA

problem #55

Feb 132016

DTS

  • 130,000 miles

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

Both headlights will randomly come on and then go off. Turning the switch off and back on wii re illuminate the lights. This will happen several times, andi feel this to be a serious saftey issue. General Motors has yet to offer any recall on this issue that I know of. This happens usually when driving or in motion.

- La Grange, KY, USA

problem #54

Mar 062015

DTS

  • 75,000 miles
Left headlamp flickers and goes out intermittently while driving. First noticed when pulling into parking garage going to work in 2014, but when I checked before leaving office-lights were working. While driving long distance on freeway in Mar 2015, problem became very apparent. Lights flickered bright, then dimmed, then flickered out (just left side) repeatedly during 3 hour drive in middle of the night. Lights turned back on by turning switch on/off. Of course, cars in front of me thought I was signaling them to get out of the way. (also potentially dangerous) dealer could find no cause and recommended new switch. Replaced switch but problem continues. Took back to dealer - now stating car needs a new headlamp assembly for $1300. Other forums indicate replacing headlamp has not "fixed' the problem. This is a serious safety issue.

- Chester, VA, USA

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problem #53

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 #52

Apr 152015

DTS

  • 53,683 miles

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

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 #51

Jun 152014

DTS

  • 52,000 miles
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 #50

Apr 162014

DTS

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving various speeds with the automatic headlights activated, the driver side low beam headlights unexpectedly failed to illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Brookfield, WI, USA

problem #49

Sep 132010

DTS

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the headlights would sporadically go out. The contact stated that in order for the lights to work, the headlight had to be switch on & off continuously. The dealer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000.

- Little Valley , NY, USA

problem #48

Jun 022008

DTS 8-cyl

  • 25,000 miles

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

Low beam headlights flicker and/or go out while driving.

- Harshaw, WI, USA

problem #47

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 #46

Sep 012014

DTS 8-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
The led rear tail light on the passenger side was defective. The light kept blowing fuses. I was not aware of the problem. I arrived home from work late after dark and noticed the tail light was not working. I think it had not been working for months and I didn't notice because it was summer. The problem was originally diagnosed as a blown fuse but after the fuse blew three times, the problem was diagnosed as a bad led light which caused the fuses to blow. The total cost to diagnose and replace the light was about $900. This was the second led light that I had to replace. I replaced a led brake light last year at at cost of about $500. This brake light was the large horizontal light that goes across the rear of the trunk.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #45

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 #44

Aug 242014

DTS

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving approximately 45 mph, all of the exterior lighting failed and the steering wheel seized. The contact also stated that the vehicle failed to respond when the brake pedal was depressed. As a result, the contact crashed the passenger side of the vehicle into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact and the passenger sustained neck and shoulder injuries, but medical attention was not received. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 89,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #43

Jun 262014

DTS

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the headlights flickered sporadically and became dim. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the head lamps bulbs needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #42

Jan 012013

DTS

  • 24,093 miles
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 #41

Nov 232011

DTS 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
While driving my car the right headlight will go off. You can turn the switch to the off position and then on again and the lights will come back on. After that sometimes both headlights will go and that's a very scary. Thing when you have the family that you love and care for in there with you...I have taken the car to the dealership and been told the balance controls are over heating, but in winter I can start the car in the drive way and the lights will flicker and go out both of them.....can GM stand behind there product so we can keep our hard earned dollars in America......

- Americus, GA, USA

problem #40

Jul 142013

DTS 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
We were traveling after dark when the headlights flickered a couple of times before going completely out. This has happened several times. Sometimes they flicker, one headlight goes out, or both go out momentarily. One time it happened when we were the only car on a dark highway and we were not able to see the highway or the shoulder. We had to open the front passenger door and look for the shoulder. We don't drive this car after dark. I don't understand why this issue has not been recalled. The dealer said that the failure has to happen while they are examining the car.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #39

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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