Wiring Problems of Cadillac DTS

Cadillac DTS owners have reported 5 problems related to wiring (under the electrical system 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   Wiring problem of the 2006 Cadillac DTS 1
Failure Date: 05/12/2017

The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving various speeds, the headlights failed to illuminate. The contact had to reset the light switch by flipping the switch back and forth for the lights to illuminate. The failure recurred each time the vehicle was driven at night. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that a bulb or wire caused the headlights to fail. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2008 Cadillac DTS 2
Failure Date: 01/15/2015

After parking my car in the garage,approximately 3 weeks later,I went to start my car,but it would not start,it would crank over good ,but would not start. I proceeded with with my own assumptions and found a pin(#30)on the fuel pump relay was burnt,I had an electrical diagnosis performed on the wiring and the fuel pump,both passed okay,I was told the fuse block was bad,(which I suspected),which I had previously ordered from the Cadillac dealer. On installing the new fuse block,the problem was solved.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2006 Cadillac DTS 3
Failure Date: 12/29/2013

While driving the vehicle down the road with the heated seat (drivers side) on, I began to notice a burning smell and smoke coming from the passenger seat area. Stopped the vehicle to inspect to find a smoldering wiring harness and module, there was a small flame. The flame was extinguished. The vehicle was then turned off and brought to a gm dealership that diagnosed it as having a bad connector. Dealership also stated that this is a common issue on these cars. In order to fix this and make it safe it required the module under the passenger seat and the connector to be replaced. Was informed that the new module is an improved design that shouldn't have the same issue. All service was performed and the vehicle and accessories is now functioning as they should.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2006 Cadillac DTS 4
Failure Date: 05/01/2012

Shortly after purchasing my Dts I began to notice a melting plastic/smoke smell whenever I would turn on the driver's side heated/ventilated seat heater. I took the car to the dealership and was advised this is a common wiring problem on the Buick and Cadillac models and that I should stop using the heated seat function because the wiring is undersized and can melt and burn. The dealership told me the new part has been revised to include larger wiring but the part has not been recalled at this time so there was nothing they could do for me.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2006 Cadillac DTS 5
Failure Date: 01/18/2012

The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. The contact stated that the power steering assist and the washer pump sensors failed. The contact also mentioned the vehicle experienced a electrical wiring failure. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who diagnosed that the heated washer fluid module, the power steering gear inlet hose, and a wire harness needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10v240000 (electrical system), NHTSA campaign number: 06v105000 (steering), or NHTSA campaign number: 08v441000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000 and the current mileage was 185,000.




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