Seat Belt Problems of Cadillac DTS

Cadillac DTS owners have reported 6 problems related to seat belt (under the seat belt category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Cadillac DTS based on all problems reported for the DTS.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2008 Cadillac DTS 1
Failure Date: 05/19/2016

Air bag didn't deploy after head on collision traveling 23 miles per hour, on a city street, going straight. Car was considered totaled by usaa.

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Failure Date: 10/12/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that both the rear driver and passenger side lap-shoulder belts failed to latch. The contact mentioned that the failure would occur intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for inspection. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2009 Cadillac DTS 3
Failure Date: 10/10/2009

We have a 2010 Cadillac Dts. I am 5 feet 5 inches tall and the headrest on the passenger side leans so far forward that I could not ride comfortably in the car. The headrest is tilted forward and I could not sit all the way back in the seat as the headrest would be pushing on my head. I tried adjusting the seat's position to no avail. I had to sit with my back not resting on the seatback. The dealer's answer to fixing the problem was to turn the headrest backwards but now it is not secured in its holder. The back seatbelts were so poorly designed that only a skinny person could fasten them. We discovedred that most of our friends found it very difficult to fasten those seatbelts. After struggling to fasten the seatbelts some friends just decided to leave the seatbelts unfastened. The dealer's answer to this was to give us black seatbelt extenders to fasten to the tan seatbelts. All our passengers want to know why we have the two colors of seatbelts. It is rather embarrassing to say it is a design flaw of the Cadillac! the car looks dowdy with the two colored seatbelts! a salesman in the dealership where we bought the car inferred that the back seatbelts could be fixed if he could weld a longer mounting bracket to which the seatbelts are attached. However, the Cadillac company would not allow the dealership to do so as the design of the seatbelts cannot be changed even though it has an obvious flaw. We tried the back seatbelts in a showroom car and the same problem was noticed. Even the serviceman had a difficult time fastening the back seatbelts.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2008 Cadillac DTS 4
Failure Date: 12/09/2008

The rear passenger lap-shoulder belts are unusable because the buckles are too far down into the seat crevice to get the latch plate into the buckle. The dealer has tried to pull the buckles out further but cannot. I have looked at other Cadillac and Buick autos and the buckles are located much further out so that the latch plate can be easily inserted into the buckle as described on page 1-24 of the Cadillac Dts owners manual. This is a serious safety problem because the rear seat passengers cannot use the lap-shoulder belts. What is needed is a longer belt for the buckle end so that the buckle protrudes much further out of the seat crevice.

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Failure Date: 09/10/2008

The contact owns a 2008 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the driver's side seat belt was defective and not identical to the passenger side seat belt. The seat belt on the driver's side is rigid and noticeably shorter than the one on the passenger side. The dealer sent a seat belt extender, but it has not remedied the issue. The current mileage was 400 and failure mileage was 275. Updated 10/16/08. Updated 10/17/08.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2008 Cadillac DTS 6
Failure Date: 09/09/2008

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the rear drivers side and passenger side seat belt failed to properly fit across the chest area and went across the neck area. The contact stated that the shoulder anchor was adjusted to the lower level but the seat belt continued to lie across the neck area. The contact was concerned that in the event of a crash, the seat belt would cause fatal injuries. Also, the contact stated that her neck was blistered due to the failure but medical attention was not required. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and recommended the contact to purchase seat belt pads. The failure mileage was 50,000. Pam.

Other Common Seat Belt related problems of Cadillac DTS

Problem Category Number of Problems
Seat Belt problems
Front Seat Belt problems
Rear Seat Belt problems

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