2008 Cadillac DTS - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Cadillac DTS

90 problems have been reported for the 2008 Cadillac DTS. The following chart shows the 14 most common problems for 2008 Cadillac DTS. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 29 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment (7 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 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 2008 Cadillac DTS in the United States are 42,480 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Cadillac DTS owners in the last 11 years is 90, and the age of the vehicle is 11, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 90 / 42,480 / 11 * 1000 = 0.19.

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 2008 Cadillac DTS in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
3
  2018
2
  2017
7
  2016
10
  2015
7
  2014
22
  2013
7
  2012
7
  2011
4
  2010
7
  2009
5
  2008
1

small car iamge Compare the 2008 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 2008 Cadillac DTS with the Cadillac DTS from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 DTS is 90 while the average number of problems reported for the 8 model years of the Cadillac DTS is 70.

Table 3. Compare the 2008 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
285
  2005 DTS
9
  2004 DTS
7


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