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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,400 miles

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2009 Cadillac DTS electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 022015

DTS

  • 60,000 miles

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

Vehicle locks itself. "checked" three times previously, nothing found. Then back passenger side lock faulty & replaced. On 6/2/15 I took my cat to the vet, removed the keys from the ignition, did not lock the door, placed the keys on the cat carrier, closed the driver's door, walked around to passenger side to get the cat. Before I could open passenger door, car locked itself. Witnesses 6-8 people, including myself, trying to either break a window or pick the lock. Citrus hts ca. Fire dept. Called. The back driver's 'side window was broken with a tool I have never seen before. Alarm did not go off. Neither the door buttons, the door unlock relay switch nor the door handles would work manually. After the glass was broken out and after the 3rd time trying the key, door unlocked/alarm went off. Fire dept said not to drive the car unless the window was open, so if I got locked in, I could at least get out. Car was towed to dealership. Rented an enterprise car (where auto was purchased/10,000 miles or so on it). I have overlapping warranties & auto insurance. Dealership cannot find any problem with car, I have to pay for the rental car. (because of this, enterprise extended the "courtesy" corporate rate of $980 per month. Window glass appeared different from any other auto glass. It would not break. I am under the deductible for the auto insurance company & enterprise warranty will not cover the rental car unless something is found to be wrong with said car. Cat locked in car for 45 min. O/S temp was about 93 degrees. Cat had to be put to sleep. I do not want to retrieve/ drive the car for fear that I will be locked in and unable to get out. What if this had been a person? at this time, the car is with the dealership, who suggested that I buy a new car. Help!!!!!!!!!

- Roseville , CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 152014

DTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Cadillac Dts. The contact received notification of 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.

- Lake Village, AR, USA

problem #3

Dec 212014

DTS

  • 72,000 miles
While driving loss of brakes due to excessive corrosion and failure of the metal hydraulic brake lines electrical system dash indicator service brake stabilatrak.

- Smithfield , RI, USA

problem #2

Oct 092014

DTS

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Cadillac Dts. The contact received a notification for 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 mad aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Queens Village , NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 042010

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2009 Cadillac Dts. Consumer writes regarding vehicle recall and defect the consumer stated she is worried about a future accident that may occur due to the heated washer fluid system being disabled and removed per the recall.

- Plattsburgh, NY, USA

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