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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,867 miles

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2007 Cadillac DTS electrical problems

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2007 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Dec 032014

DTS 8-cyl

  • 685,000 miles

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

Heated seat connector melted.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #20

Sep 082014

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Cadillac Dts service department refused to fix vehicle the consumer stated there was an issue with the transmission gears, which caused a noise. The dealer was unable to find a problem.

- Golf, IL, USA

problem #19

Nov 122014

DTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. In addition, when shifting into reverse, the vehicle moved forward. The contact stated that the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and, after parking, all the exterior lights illuminated independently. The contact was unable to insert the key in the ignition switch to turn the lights off. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Englewood, NJ, USA

problem #18

Feb 032014

DTS 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles

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

The heated and cooled front seats have stopped working. May possibly be a fire hazard. Should rightfully be recalled.

- South Rockwood, MI, USA

problem #17

Oct 172014

DTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the part needed 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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bloomsburg, PA, USA

problem #16

Sep 222014

DTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #15

Sep 082014

DTS

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The contact was waiting for the recall repair for three weeks due to the recall part not being available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #14

Aug 272014

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical) and stated that the part needed for the recall repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 10/07/14

- Venice , FL, USA

problem #13

Jul 312013

DTS 8-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
The plug that connects to the heat/cool module has now melted on the yellow/red wire which is about a 10ga wire. I have read many forums and online articles about GM having this problem on many other GM vehicles. This is a huge problem which can result in a fire since the wire gets hot it can possibly ignite the padding underneath the seat. I should not have to fix this myself it should be repaired by the dealer. I currently have about 47K miles on my Cadillac and the heat and cool seats no longer work unless I make the repairs.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #12

Aug 182014

DTS

  • miles
You already show recall information on 2007 Cadillac Dts for ignition key safety problem but I would like to complain that GM tells me in their recall letters that the parts to fix this are not available. On calling them and posing the question whether GM is back-logged having to make so many parts to fix the issue or if it is that they do not have a 'fix' yet, GM said their engineers are working on it and have not determined a fix yet, therefore not known what parts they will need. It puts owners in a position where they must play russian roulette. Since both my 2007 Dts and my 2001 Deville are on latest recall list I don't have a safe car to drive until GM repairs these or else I must purchase another vehicle (not GM) to have something safe to drive. I have detached each car's ignition key from key rings so that not even the fob is attached. However, appears that this merely serves to diminish the potential that in an accident the key might not be as likely to slip from 'run' position to turning the car off completely, leaving me with no power steering, power brakes and possibility airbags won't deploy. GM has instructed its dealerships that they may not sell any vehicle in this recall until it is repaired, so the cars are, in essence, worthless until that happens and can not even be used for trade-in purposes. I suspect their competitor auto manufacturers are fully aware of the situation and would not relish any GM trade-ins that, due to liability potential, they could not sell on to anyone.

- Liberty, KY, USA

problem #11

Aug 112014

DTS

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) however, 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.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #10

Aug 182014

DTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Ocean Springs, MS, USA

problem #9

Jun 022014

DTS

  • miles
This car is a 2007 and we bought this car in 2007 and got a recall on windshield washer module, we take it and they replace a wire. Next we get a recall wanting to disable and remove heated windshield washer module. The recall reads like this, recall information recall important, our priority is your complete satisfaction. It is not our complete satisfaction to take this car in and dismantle it, and so for we haven't done so and have no intention of doing so. The problem with this car should have been fixed by General Motors and it hasn't been. Not very happy about this.

- Powhatan, AR, USA

problem #8

Mar 112014

DTS 8-cyl

  • 44,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without any warnings. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 44,800 and the current mileage was 45,000. Updated 6/17/14 the consumer stated after waiting a couple of minutes, the he was able to re-start the vehicle. Updated 07/03/14

- Pembine, WI, USA

problem #7

Dec 202013

DTS

  • 85,000 miles
Connector under front passenger seat melted due to some sort of high current problem. From what I read on the Cadillac forum, this is an obvious design flaw. See www.cadillacforums.com/forums/Cadillac-Dts-forum-2006-through-2012/285451-heated-seats-parking-sensors-stopped-working.html#post3288711 I am concerned that this may cause a fire as the module is located directly under the front passenger seat cushion. Connector part 15326110 was replaced. This melted connector problem causes (1) heated seats to stop operating, (2) front & rear parking assist to stop operating, and (3) ac thermostat to operate unpredictably, e.g., heater will warm car up to set temperature, e.g., 72 degrees, then the ac will kick on to cool the car...not desirable on a cold winter day.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #6

Mar 132013

DTS

  • 36,300 miles
Daytime running lamp (drl) / turn signal bulb appears to have melted the headlight housing. Bulb failure caused owner to discover problem. Melted housing will no longer accept bulb fixture. This seems flawed and results in a safety issue where turn signal on front of car is inoperable without expensive replacement of entire headlight housing. New housing may not solve heating problem that causes melting. This problem, and similar consequences of excess lamp heat, is reported by other owners on the Cadillac forum.

- Goleta, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 072012

DTS 8-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
My battery constantly goes dead, everytime it rains, snows or even gets cold. I brought a brand new battery and a brand new alternator and it still does the same thing. The air-bag message keeps coming up along with every electrical component there is on this car. I have taken it to dealerships to get diagnostics and they never find anything wrong. This is not safe for my kids to ride in please advise.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 122007

DTS

  • 112 miles
Like many other caddy owners are having problems with the twilight sensors operation. Problem being the headlamps come on too early and go off too late resulting in a dimming of the interior dash illumination. This causes the driver not to be able to determine vehicle speed...especially if its still bright enough out for sun glasses to be used. My 2007 Dts and others. See this link also www.cadillacforums.com/forums/Cadillac-forum/T-92975.html I had my car to the garage just today and they did nothing to fix this safety issue. Not going to argue with them any more.... something must be done to help us. The rental Dts I had while my car was in "repair" did not have the same problem yet they said my car twilight was "ok". thanks

- Maggia Valley, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 022010

DTS 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
9-02-2010 driving 70 miles per hour on I-75 N, 1. cruise suddenly cuts off. 2. car slows to 4-5 miles per hour. 3. speed odometer cuts off 4. all safety lights come on 5. no brakes 6. anti lock brake light is on. Very dangerous situation. Since then car has been to dealer for the same type of thing six times. After first incident dealer kept car approximately three weeks. They could not duplicate the incident. Local dealer very helpful but cannot fix. Filed complaint with Cadillac, case number [xxx], no help. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 232009

DTS

  • 38,000 miles
Ref.ODI number 10289768 unexplained acceleration. Upon further study I believe the problem originated in the electrical system in the engine control module ( ECM). Has a solution to this problem been presented?

- Mobile, AL, USA

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