2008 Cadillac DTS body / paint NHTSA complaints: Structure:Body

NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,630 miles

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2008 Cadillac DTS body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 132014


  • 90,000 miles


We were hit in right side by a driver who pulled out from a stop sign and crossed two lanes hitting our car in the passenger side on the fender and front door. Air bags did not deploy causing injury to head and neck.

- Cragford, AL, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

May 012013

DTS 8-cyl

  • 37,890 miles
Both rear doors will not open in warm weather. Dealer will not repair because vehicle is out of factory warranty. We are unable to open the door when disembarking children and elderly handicapped adults. There is a concern that we cannot get people out of the car when they cannot open it themselves from the inside. This is also a hazard if the vehicle is involved in an accident. Also this prolongs the time individuals remain in the car in hot weather with the windows up and the driver has shut off the motor, and assisting individuals from the vehicle.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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