NHTSA — Power Train Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,825 miles

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2007 Cadillac DTS drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2007 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 022015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the vehicle had a sudden loss of power and a drastic reduction in speed while traveling on a major highway. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that the hose was loosely connected pertaining to the transmission failure. The dealer was further diagnosing the vehicle to determine what parts needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The failure mileage was not available.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #3

Nov 122014


  • 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 #2

Dec 272013

DTS 8-cyl

  • 73,650 miles
On 3/11/2014 your office responded to my inquiry on 3/11/2014 concerning the above vehicle. In your response you stated I would have access to a report within 72 hours @ https://www-ODI.NHTSA.dot.gov/vehiclecomplaint/. upon accessing this site there is no where to input the ODI number that you stated would give me access to the status of the complaint. Please advise as I intend to pursue this issue further until the vehicle has been repaired or replaced. Thank you.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 272013


  • 73,650 miles
Engine stopped. All power equipment ceased to function. I was able to get to the side of the freeway. Put the car in neutral, turned the key and the car started and continued for the duration of the 200 mile trip. The second time approximately three weeks ago my wife was driving in heavy city traffic when the same problem occurred and she lost the use of all power equipment. She was able to put the car in park and get it started again without incident. I called GM complaint department. They instructed me to take the car to a dealership and have a diagnostic test done on it. This was done and nothing was found to be wrong with the vehicle. I again called Cadillac complaint department and opened a case. This time I was told to take the car back to the dealership and ask the service department to recheck it. I informed them I have the diagnostic report showing nothing wrong was found. They suggested I take it back and have the service people drive the car. This didn't make any sense because I don't know when and where the problem will occur again. What was I to do for a car while the dealership had mine? I inquired of the Cadillac representative if this car may have the same ignition as the cars currently being recalled by GM. They were unable to answer that question. They finally stated the only remedy was to take it back to the dealership. If this problem occurs again someone could easily get injured or killed. I would appreciate any assistance you can give me on how to resolve this matter.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

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