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Ratings on over 1,000 new & used models going back 5 years, from the Center from Auto Safety. Learn more about The Car Book 2018 here. Notes: End of the road for the Cadillac DTS which has been discontinued following the 2011 model year.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2011 Cadillac DTS seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2011 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052015

DTS 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


I was driving sw on design and did not see a stop sign at the intersection of dragon, in dallas, Texas. As a result, my 2011 Cadillac Dts collided into (T-boned) a 1995 or 1996 Nissan maxima. I was traveling 25-30 miles per hour at impact and never saw the collision coming. Prior to the accident, my vehicle had not been in any collisions. The collision caused significant damage to both vehicles the front of my vehicle and the driver's side of the Nissan). Both airbags deployed in the Nissan, but my Dts airbags did not deploy. Both dallas police officers responding to the scene, indicated they "could not believe the airbags did not go off." Neither can I and I believe the NHTSA should investigate why this occurred. My vehicle is presently at sewell collision center, 6303 cedar springs road, dallas, tx (214) 956-3600 [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 072014

DTS 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Cadillac Dts. While driving 55 mph, the contact's vehicle collided with another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. There were two injuries and medical attention was received. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 2/27/15

- Sarasota, FL, USA

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