2006 Cadillac DTS - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge 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).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2006 Cadillac DTS

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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

      PPMY Index = 287 / 67,395 / 13 * 1000 = 0.33.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Cadillac DTS model year vehicles.

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

small car iamge 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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2011 DTS
15
  2010 DTS
24
  2009 DTS
38
  2008 DTS
90
  2007 DTS
94
  2006 DTS
287
  2005 DTS
9
  2004 DTS
7


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