2006 Cadillac DTS - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2006 Cadillac DTS

287 problems have been reported for the 2006 Cadillac DTS.
The following chart shows the 18 most common problems for 2006 Cadillac DTS.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting
with 74 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
(73 problems).

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2006 Cadillac DTS in the United States are 67,395 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Cadillac DTS owners in the last 13 years is 287, and the age of the vehicle is 13, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2006 Cadillac DTS in 2006.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

2

2018

12

2017

9

2016

12

2015

28

2014

63

2013

32

2012

18

2011

17

2010

28

2009

14

2008

9

2007

13

2006

1

Compare the 2006 Cadillac DTS with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Cadillac DTS,
the following table can be used to compare the 2006 Cadillac DTS
with the Cadillac DTS from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2006 DTS is 287
while the average number of problems reported for the 8 model years of the Cadillac DTS is 70.

Table 3. Compare the 2006 Cadillac DTS with other model years