NHTSA — Steering Problems

2006 Cadillac DTS (Page 2 of 2)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,832 miles

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2006 Cadillac DTS steering problems

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2006 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Jul 082011

DTS 8-cyl

  • miles


Power steering is not in effect while turning steering wheel. Have to use extra effort while turning, especially in tight spacing or low speeds.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #5

Jun 012006

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,386 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While the contact was driving approximately 15 mph a squeaking noise was coming from the steering wheel. The failure would not occur whenever the vehicle was traveling at a highway speed. The vehicle had been taken to the dealer on nine separate occasions for the identical failure. The steering valve and steering gear were replaced for the malfunction. Additionally, the front passenger tire exhibited severe defects and was replaced at 20,000 miles. The failure continued to occur. The dealer was unable to provide other resolutions to address the problem. The failure mileage was 17,386. The current mileage was 48,881. Updated 06/02/10. The vehicle would pull to the right. The power steering pump was replaced. Updated 10/12/10

- Alexandria, LA, USA

problem #4

Jul 072009


  • 71,000 miles
Power steering hose connection failed, GM refused to fix recall (NHTSA campaign id number 06V105000), they said that my "VIN" was not apart of the recall, only on units built from Dec 06 through Feb 06, my car was build in Mar 06.... dealer said that this is the faulty part... paid $519.49 for the fix and 110.00for a tow... were afraid to drive might start engine fire.... GM should recall all of these cars with faulty hoses.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 162008


  • miles


2006 Cadillac Dts with 23,000 miles on it and at a stand still and when coming up to a stop and making a turn there is a definite click or knock in the front wheels or steering column that you can actually feel. Even when sitting still you just turn the wheel a little bit back and forth and there is knock that can be felt. Have report to local Cadillac dealer and told nothing can be done and to live with it. Tried another dealer ship 45 miles away and they heard the noise also and cannot figure where it comes from then tried 3 other cars in lot of same vintage and the ones with more miles on them had the same noise. I would expect that from a less expensive car but not a Cadillac. Also have a tire noise that Cadillac and Continental tire said is normal. But this is embarrassing when you pull up to stop or driving at low speeds you can hear noise like a squeak or rubbing noise like the brake pads are rubbing. Told this is could be the design of the tires, but have no proof and Cadillac field rep would not give me the pleasure of talking to him, I had to discuss through a 3rd party that did not understand the issues and I was by him that the rep do not talk to customers they only give their opinion to the 3rd party and they in turn pass info on to customer. Not sure what a customer field rep does if he does not talk to a customer, they should change their title then. Am now fearful that with the tire issues and the steering clucking that this could lead to parts failure or accident leading to a death etc.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 092007

DTS 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Cadillac Dts switching lanes when steering wheel is released. Consumer states that the vehicle has switched lanes on the highway at 60 or more mph. He also states that the vehicle pulls hard to the left. The consumer has taken the vehicle to the dealer for several alignments, but the problem remained the same.

- Aurora, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 312005


  • 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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