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#458 of 896 HAVE OTHER 2006 DTS OWNERS HAD PROBLEMS WITH IGNITION SYSTEM?
May 17, 2007 (8:28 pm)
Recently bought 2006 DTS, now has a little over 400 miles on it. Have had stall outs at ignition a few times. Am taking the car to dealer service next week but wondered if other owners of the 2006 DTS have had ignition problems. I found some owner reviews at another web site saying that this year and model has problems with ignition system if not started every few days. I have owned two previous Cadillacs, a 1998 and a 2004, both Devilles. The 98 would some times stall out after the first ignition but then start and run. Any information on this issue from other 2006 DTS owners will be appreciated and will be helpful when taking the car in to the service dept. If you have had this problem it would be helpful to know how it was resolved.
#459 of 896 Re: HAVE OTHER 2006 DTS OWNERS HAD PROBLEMS WITH IGNITION SYSTEM? [bremertong]
May 18, 2007 (2:22 am)
I just returned from a business trip which required that my '06 DTS sit in airport parking for 4 days. No problem starting the car at all upon my return.
#460 of 896 Re: HAVE OTHER 2006 DTS OWNERS HAD PROBLEMS WITH IGNITION SYSTEM? [robw64]
May 18, 2007 (8:26 pm)
Thanks very much for your response. Today the car started just fine. When trying to re start in the local post office parking lot the car stalled out and the message "service security system" came on the message board. I waited about ten seconds and started again and although the ignition was weak the car started and was able to drive home. I found another Cadillac forum here at Edmunds where another owner reports similar problems to my own and a very difficult time getting them resolved. To find posts go to
Cadillac forums, it is highlighted under 2006 DTS. The real
concern I have is that the problem is intermittent and may be difficult to pinpoint. The car goes to service department next week and will post a follow up.
#461 of 896 My mother is
May 22, 2007 (5:52 pm)
considering a used DTS, between 2004 and 2006...do any of those years have specific packages which include HID xenon headlights??????????????
#462 of 896 MY (LOL) VISIT TO THE SERVICE DEPT SEE POSTS 458 AND 459
May 22, 2007 (8:05 pm)
Took the DTS to the Cadillac Service Department today explaining the the stall outs mentioned in the previous posts. They took the car in to service dept and worked on it and told me they had made some adjustments to the computer systems and all should be fine now. On the way home I stopped to do an errand and when re starting the car it stalled out just as it had previously. Than went on to do another errand and the car stalled out again. Each time it started on the second try. Each time the message was "service security system". Since I had already explained this to the service dept at the visit I will sleep on what to do next. I already have a file number going at Cadillac corporate so will let them know the outcome of my visit. I guess the worst case scenario is that
the car will have to be towed to the dealership and I will end up driving what has been my totally reliable Lincoln Town Car for a few days or weeks.
#463 of 896 Re: My mother is [marsha7]
May 23, 2007 (9:07 pm)
Just bought a new 2006 DTS and it has HID xenon headlights although I don't think the daytime lights are Xenon. Should mention that I traded a 2004 Deville which
got about 10% better fuel economy. At first I wondered why
and think that the 17" tires on the 2006 vs the 16" on the 2004 is part of the reason. Of course the tires on the 2006 have less than 800 miles on them as of today so there is much more tread and that also reduces fuel economy. The 2004 Deville did not have Zenon lights on my particular car. The door pockets on the 2004 where larger. One other feature I miss on the 2006 DTS is the that it does not have a lock on the fuel door. Both nice cars, the 2004 Deville is probably better value if you can find a low mileage car.
#464 of 896 Re: MY (LOL) VISIT TO THE SERVICE DEPT SEE POSTS 458 AND 459 [bremertong]
May 24, 2007 (5:55 am)
If you do not tell the service department that their "fix" or adjustment did not work, they will assume that everything is fine and dandy. You should call them and tell them that the car still does not start up without stalling.
I wonder if the fuel you are using is the problem. This could be the case since you previous deVille also seemed to have the same problem.
#465 of 896 Re: My mother is [bremertong]
May 24, 2007 (5:58 am)
Just how does bigger tires reduce fuel economy? This makes no sense to me.
May 24, 2007 (5:51 pm)
I appreciate knowing that the 2006 has HID lights available, but did the 05 or 04 gave them as an option???...obviously your did not, but that does not mean they were not offered..............
#467 of 896 Re: bremertong [marsha7]
May 24, 2007 (8:15 pm)
Not sure about the HID lights on the 04 and 05 models but you can get that information here at Edmunds by going to the research cars section there is both a section for new and used, you should start with used and look for standard features and if that doesn't answer the question you might try reading the reviews for the car also at Edmunds. A call to Cadillac might also help or if you know of a salesperson who has worked at a dealership for a while they may know or know where to find out easily. Hope that helps and please let us know how it all turns out for you. Will be happy to help with other information if you have more questions. Best wishes.