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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,346 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Cadillac DTS seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments

problem #5

May 192016


  • 140,000 miles


Air bag didn't deploy after head on collision traveling 23 miles per hour, on a city street, going straight. Car was considered totaled by usaa.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 212012


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Cadillac Dts. While driving 30 mph, a deer crashed into the front passenger side of the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the computer module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 042014

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
GM recall 14299/NHTSA recall 14V355000 the GM fix for this faulty ignition switch is to install a smaller (13mm) key ring and small inserts on the ignition keys to prevent installing any other things on the key ring. This is not a fix for a faulty ignition switch, but a means to circumvent the problem! I find it extremely difficult to believe that your organization would rubber stamp this shoddy circumvention of the real problem! how many vehicle accidents are you and GM willing to allow before fixing the problem properly? rest assured, my attorney has a copy of this complaint and will take the appropriate action should my vehicle malfunction!

- Shalimar , FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 242013

DTS 8-cyl

  • 111,730 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the steering wheel seized. The contact crashed into cement wall as a result. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact was not injured and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 111,730.

- Washington, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 252013

DTS 8-cyl

  • miles
The Cadillac was stopped in traffic on the highway and airbags failed to deploy when rear ended by semi-truck going possibly 40mph causing the Cadillac to crash into the car in front as well. The car was total loss, the speed of semi truck is unknown but seeing the Cadillac was total loss and with serious damage to the front and back of the vehicle the airbag should have gone off and did not.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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