2011 Cadillac DTS - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

🔎 Common problems of the 2011 Cadillac DTS

15 problems have been reported for the 2011 Cadillac DTS. The following chart shows the 7 most common problems for 2011 Cadillac DTS. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 5 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (3 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2011 Cadillac DTS

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
5
  Engine And Engine Cooling
3
  Air Bag
2
  Steering
2
  Structure
1
  Other Fuel System
1
  Latches/locks/linkage
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 2011 Cadillac DTS in the United States are 18,460 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Cadillac DTS owners in the last 8 years is 15, and the age of the vehicle is 8, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 15 / 18,460 / 8 * 1000 = 0.10.

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 2011 Cadillac DTS in 2011.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
2
  2017
0
  2016
1
  2015
2
  2014
8
  2013
0
  2012
2
  2011
0

📊 Compare the 2011 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 2011 Cadillac DTS with the Cadillac DTS from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2011 DTS is 15 while the average number of problems reported for the 8 model years of the Cadillac DTS is 71.

Table 3. Compare the 2011 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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