Cadillac DTS owners have reported 8 electronic stability control related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 1 most common electronic stability control problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electronic stability control (8 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electronic Stability Control problems|
Vehicle would not start when atvtrain station. Had to leave overnight and had it troubleshot in am. A faulty fuel pump relay was the supposed cause. Changed the relay on a Wednesday morning and car was good till Saturday afternoon when it stalled out in the middle of route 9 in heavy traffic. At the time my wife and grandson were in the car. I had to push the vehicle off the road luckily into a strip mall with an auto parts store. Removed grandson and car seat from vehicle to access the relay in rear circuit board. Very hot. I went in and got new relay and had to change it in the parking lot. Went straight home to drop off wife and grandson. Went back out to test drive and see if problem was fixed. Worked for a little while and stalled out again. Again relay burning hot. Had son get a new relay and changed it again and brought vehicle home. The check engine light has now come on so I tested vehicle with ibd minister and gave me a p0230 code which is for a bad fuel pump relay which I already know. I am going to call Cadillac dealership and have it looked at. I am very surprised that there isn�t a recall on this as it is a life and safety hazard.
The check engine code showed the internal power module failure caused the engine to shut down while traveling at a high rate of speed. This was without warning and made the car's power brakes and steering to become almost impossible to steer and brake the car by my wife. I took the car to the dealer who told me with the check engine off they said I had to drive the car until the check engine light came back on. While driving the car the check engine light came on while I was in heavy traffic and again an accident was narrowly avoided. The dealer did a diagnostic check and replaced the module plus the computer at a cost of $750. This is the ninth Cadillac I have owned since 1980 when I purchased a seville with a diesel engine and this is the first that had a defective power module and computer. This was a safety hazard and both Cadillac and I were lucky that there was no accident with injuries. Now with the problem corrected my wife is hesitant about driving after the close call she has experienced. She always insisted on driving a Cadillac because of their safety rating and because they won the malculam baldridge quality award back in the 1980's. I think a recall to replace those modules after high mileage of at least 65k miles. My 2008 Cadillac Dts mileage indicator shows 84,000 miles.
I have 70. 000 miles and not only just have to get new air conditioning now I am back in shop and my car is now misfiring on 3 pistons. I should not have to buy a new car and 70,000 miles I have babies I his car with most except endive has and oil changes per r commended mileage. I have another car at dealership too and would hate to think it is dealership but between the 2 I have spent over 15,999 in repairs and the denellli now also has issue with air. That too is 2006 and 70,000 miles.
The abs will randomly apply in good driving conditions for no reason when the brakes are applied causing you to potentially loose control of the vehicle. Had the abs module replaced and issue happened again 3 months after very costly repair. Note: vehicle had a code "yaw rate sensor".
I have noticed that when it rains and the streets are wet my steering wheel locks up.
I started the car, applied the brake, put it in drive and began to pull out of parking space. I applied the brakes and the pedal hit the carpet. I bumped the car in front of me. No damage. I towed the car to a garage and they found that the brake lines, 2 of them had rusted thru and there was damage to a third. The front calipers are also so rusted out that they cannot be adjusted to bleed the lines and the master cylinder is leaking. The entire system is rust effected. The car is a massachusetts car I just transported to calif. Gm should be responsible for these faulty vehicles and brake problems. To completely replace the brake lines will cost thousands. This is a major safety issue. If it had happened at highway speeds, it would have been very serious.
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving 75 mph a fuse which controls the ecm burned out and disabled the engine three times. The dealer reprogrammed the ecm; however, the failure continued to occur. The contact stated that this was a safety issue since there were no prior warnings when the vehicle shut off while driving. The current mileage was 70,000 and the failure mileage was 59,000.
Stabilitrac/brakes warning lights on the dashboard come on intermitately, when it's hot out. Or just sitting at idle for 30 seconds. Front brakes pump on and off, when moving.