2009 Cadillac DTS - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

🔎 Common problems of the 2009 Cadillac DTS

42 problems have been reported for the 2009 Cadillac DTS. The following chart shows the 11 most common problems for 2009 Cadillac DTS. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 10 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (6 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2009 Cadillac DTS

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
10
  Service Brakes
6
  Other Fuel System
5
  Equipment
5
  Seats
4
  Engine And Engine Cooling
4
  Steering
3
  Visibility
2
  Electronic Stability Control
1
  Seat Belt
1
  Air Bag
1

📈 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 2009 Cadillac DTS in the United States are 17,652 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Cadillac DTS owners in the last 10 years is 42, and the age of the vehicle is 10, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 42 / 17,652 / 10 * 1000 = 0.24.

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 2009 Cadillac DTS in 2009.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
7
  2018
4
  2017
1
  2016
6
  2015
3
  2014
8
  2013
4
  2012
1
  2011
0
  2010
4
  2009
4

📊 Compare the 2009 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 2009 Cadillac DTS with the Cadillac DTS from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2009 DTS is 42 while the average number of problems reported for the 8 model years of the Cadillac DTS is 71.

Table 3. Compare the 2009 Cadillac DTS with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2011 DTS
15
  2010 DTS
24
  2009 DTS
42
  2008 DTS
91
  2007 DTS
95
  2006 DTS
290
  2005 DTS
9
  2004 DTS
7


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