2008 Cadillac DTS miscellaneous NHTSA complaints: Unknown Or Other

NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,918 miles

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2008 Cadillac DTS miscellaneous problems

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2008 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 062016


  • 85,753 miles


Fuel pump relay melted replaced rear fuse box and relay tried to start vehicle on 6 June 2016 vehicle would not start at all. Had vehicle towed in to diagnose $81.99 just purchased about 6 months ago. Purchased a warranty but this problem was not covered. I have never had this experience with a vehicle. After extensive reading I find this is a problem with a variety of Cadillac vehicles. I had to pay $796.43, parts were $397.51.this should have never happen and could have caused major damage. Since Cadillac know this is a problem I feel I should be reimbursed for my suffering and pain. This problem could have resulted in a fire starting in the seat area. I probably would not have known until it was to late.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 282016


  • 115,000 miles
The ABS will randomly apply in good driving conditions for no reason when the brakes are applied causing you to potentially loose control of the vehicle. Had the ABS module replaced and issue happened again 3 months after very costly repair. Note: Vehicle had a code "yaw rate sensor"

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Sep 042015


  • 120,000 miles
On 9/4/15 @ approx 5:45 P.M, vehicle would not start - it acted like there was no fuel getting to the injectors. Three hours later I tried to start the car and it started just fine; took it for a drive around the block w/O any issues. On 9/7/15 the problem resurfaced; I had the car towed to a local mechanic who diagnosed the problem on 9, /8/15, to be a bad fuel pump relay. Car worked fine for one day; on 9/9/15 the problem resurfaced once again - if the car sat off for a couple of hours the problem would go away. I took the car to the Buick GMC dealer and they diagnosed the root cause to be a bad fuse box assembly ($318 part). The fuel pump relay got hot enough to melt the hard plastic of the fuse box assembly, and there are burn marks on the body of the fuel pump relay - I have the old parts and pictures of same. The service rep at the Buick GMC dealer said they have seen this problem on Buick lacrosse. Being that the fuse box is under the rear seat of the car, there is the potential for the car to catch on fire.

- Folsom, CA, USA

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