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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,370 miles

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2006 Cadillac DTS seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 212014

DTS

  • 77,406 miles

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

Today I had the GM recall 14299 performed on my Cadillac Dts at my local Cadillac dealership. The repair took about 1 hour and the car was returned to me with the instructions from the dealership that one key had a "clamp" on it and if I removed the "clamp" and the new key insert did not stay in place that they would need to "figure something out". I waited an hour for the glue to dry and attempted to remove the "clamp" and the insert was adhered to the clamp as it appeared residual glue had stuck to the face of the insert and the underneath slide of the clamp. I then went to put a key chain on my GM valet key and the insert popped out of place on that key as well. I have not yet contacted the GM dealership, but this recall repair is very troubling as it does not appear that this repair will have the longevity needed to stay in place and protect the consumer. I have photos of the keys if needed.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #7

Sep 172014

DTS

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the vehicle. On another occasion, the contact lost control of the vehicle and rolled over. As a result, the contact crashed into a ditch and the was able to exit the vehicle only through the front driver's side window. The air bags failed to deploy and the vehicle failed to restart. A police report was filed. The driver sustained injuries to the arm that required medical attention. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical) after the crash. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Carrollton, AL, USA

problem #6

Aug 172014

DTS

  • 24,995 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle veered to the right without warning and crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a shoulder injury that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 24,995.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #5

Aug 242014

DTS

  • 89,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving 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 #4

Aug 182014

DTS

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving approximately 50 mph, the front passenger side tire blew out and the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the steering wheel seized, causing the vehicle to spin and crash into a fence. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- St Clairesville, OH, USA

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problem #3

Dec 032012

DTS 8-cyl

  • 51,558 miles
Air bag failure - 2006 lux III car totaled 12-03-12 51558 miles totaled car. We were hit on the driver side door by a 2003 1/2 ton extended cab Chevrolet pickup truck at 35 to 40 miles per hr., the driver was drunk and being pursued. He went into the center of the intersection with stop signs on all sides and hit me as I was turning left. There were several cars at the intersection taking their turns. The accident was a hit and run dui. They did catch him later. The side air did not go off, also onstar did not go off. I had my cell phone in my pocket and called 911. We were transported to the hospital. I had a laceration to the head and my wife had 2 broken ribs. We were really shaken up, dazed and my wife was screaming for help.. reported to General Motors, no explanation of the airbag failure yet (12-16-12). I have talked to at least 5 people at GM. Onstar said the onstar help is not notified if the air bags do not go off. We had no dashboard warnings about the air bags. All of our monthly onstar reports have had no problems reported.

- Nevada Cit, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 302010

DTS

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact was driving approximately 40 mph when he crashed into the front of another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The contact and the driver of the other vehicle were injured and transported to the hospital via ambulance. A police report was available. The vehicle was unable to be diagnosed due to it being deemed as destroyed. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.

- Villarica, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 312005

DTS

  • miles
The steering in the consumer 2006 Cadillac Dts was sensitive. The vehicle was involved in a single car accident when the driver overcorrected to avoid colliding with another vehicle. The vehicle hit two guardrails and overturned onto it's top. The air bags failed to deploy and the seat belts did not secure the occupants during the impact. The consumer stated the pre-tensioners did not activate. The consumer was unable to unlock the trunk door manually. Updated updated

- Dayton, OH, USA

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