NHTSA — Seats Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
190,400 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.

2007 Cadillac DTS accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2007 Cadillac DTS:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2007 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 162013


  • 80,000 miles


After researching my heater/cooler problem in my seats I find the Cadillac needs to be held responsible for the problem that has exists for a long time and even after consulting authorized Cadillac dealeships I have been given the run around because they could not find the problem! I just want Cadillac to fix my current heat/cooler problem in my seats!

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 032014

DTS 8-cyl

  • 685,000 miles
Heated seat connector melted.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Dec 202013


  • 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 #1

Oct 292011

DTS 8-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
The heated/cooled seats stopped working. Later they started working again. This cycle of working/not working continued for a few months then they quit completely. After searching online for solutions, I found that the Dts, Buick lucerne, and a few other GM vehicles have this same problem. The wiring connector under the passenger seat overheats and melts causing a poor connection resulting in the heat/cool settings to malfunction and not work. This is a fire hazard! GM is charging people around $1000 to diagnose and repair the problem when it's their own faulty engineering. There should be a safety recall on all the vehicles with this particular type of climate controlled heated/cooled seats and should be no charge for the repair. If I could send pictures I would let you see the melted and burned wiring connector in my car.

- Columbia, TN, USA

Not what you are looking for?