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#761 of 894 Re: LOOKING FOR INPUT FOR ONSTAR [vic10]
Apr 08, 2008 (10:52 pm)
Unless I have to go out and drive in bad weather I just stay home since I work at home and don't have to commute to an office. The idea of spending some serious time with the owners manual is a very good one, even an hour would probably bring very good results. I have considered a 300C as a replacement for my DTS but suspect will not be trading till at least 2010 and suspect lots will happen with Cadillac in the next few years so am open to the idea of another Cadillac. Best wishes with your new car and by all means keep us all posted on how you like it and your overall impressions versus the 300C.
#762 of 894 Re: OnStar Pluses [sls002]
Apr 09, 2008 (9:27 am)
If you deviate from the turn-by-turn verbal OnStar instructions, there will be a message indicating you "have left the planned route." This will occur, for example, when you turn into a rest area on the Interstate. This message will be followed by "will you need help getting back to the planned route. Yes or no?" I have never had a problem with any route deviation.
#763 of 894 Re: Suspension/Wheel/Front end problems [swhite407]
Apr 09, 2008 (9:43 am)
"I have all of my sound in my interior go "mute" including my turn signals. This issue is ongoing, but only happens on occasion and they cannot "duplicate" this problem."
This has happened several times in my '07 DTS with 12k miles. Happens so infrequently that I didn't expect the dealer to be able to duplicate the problem. Until a service bulletin appears, there's probably nothing that can be done. I assume this glitch isn't setting any codes in the BCM.
#764 of 894 Re: LOOKING FOR INPUT FOR ONSTAR [bremertong]
Apr 09, 2008 (12:46 pm)
From an earlier post I wrote:
"True, with On-Star turn by turn you do not have to type your destination. That is the only advantage. Just before my free subscription expired I called for directions to a very well known destination just to test the system. At the same time I set up my built-in system for the same destination
I purposely passed the destination. On Star asked if I wanted new directions by reconnecting to an advisor. This would mean waiting for a down load of new directions.
Meanwhile the built-in system had already re-calculated and was redirecting me to my destination. Also, you can see an actual map to clarify where you are with the built-in system.
I will not be renewing On Star unless they lower their prices."
Additionally, someone made mention that ONSTAR would direct you to restaurants and hotels. The built in NAV does this also if you have those options turned on. The map actually shows such things as gas, hotels, restaurants, and medical facilities right on the map, but you do initially have to tell the system what you want displayed.
The built in NAV is extremely easy to set up and use.
The built in NAV system is by far, better than On Star. I have a small portable NAV system that I purchased ($150.00) for my truck that outperforms On Star.
#765 of 894 Re: Suspension/Wheel/Front end problems [kenb757]
Apr 13, 2008 (10:03 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2006 DTS and dealer told me that unless it was going on at the dealership there was not much chance of figuring out what was wrong. As is the case with your car, mine only does this about once a month. If you get it diagnosed and repaired please post solution here and if I find an answer I will also post here. My car does it at ignition and if I giggle the radio on/off switch a few times the turn signal and radio audio have come on so far.
Apr 15, 2008 (11:11 am)
We purchased a 2007 DTS this past summer and have had several issues with the suspension. The brake and gas pedals feel like they are loose and going to come off whenever you hit any kind of rough terrain. There is also a ticking sound in the dashboard that sounds like a fan hitting something. It's been in several times to solve these problems but they have never been able to do anything about it. They even contacted Michigan and were told that they'd had other DTS's with the same problem but deemed it to be a design flaw. We are now working on a dealer buy-back with our local dealership.
Anyone know what I'm talking about or have the same issues?
#767 of 894 Re: Suspension/Wheel/Front end problems [bremertong]
Apr 16, 2008 (8:19 am)
The GM representatives (the same one that told me there was nothing wrong with my car in Feb. 2008, but then a bad tie rod end was found!) came out and drove my car again on 4/9/2008. I am now waiting to see if they will re-purchase my 2006 DTS. Again, my wheels feel like bobble heads when I am going over any bumps in the road along with having front end clunking noises. I think maybe Cadillac should have all of their tech support drive Cadillacs on a daily basis like we do, so maybe they would know what their supposed to drive like! Will keep everyone updated on my meeting with Atty Generals office for the lemon buy-back.
#768 of 894 Re: DTS Problems [brickhouse1964]
Apr 16, 2008 (8:26 am)
GM tech support will not tell me that this is a design flaw. They have replaced lower control arms, axle, front end strut assembly, tie rod end, and aligned front end torque along with other bolts that they felt may be causing the problems. The service manager at the dealer I bought the car told me they are guessing as to what parts to replace. Each time, they have given me the car back (after 7x in service for same problem!!) they said that it was fixed. On my final repair attempt for the lemon-law, GM told the BBB that there was nothing wrong with my car!! Another dealership then replaced a tie rod end, but also told me that they could not guarantee me that was the only thing wrong with my car. Still battling with GM to take this car back!
#769 of 894 Re: Took a Long Time to Post... [lemko]
Apr 16, 2008 (11:09 pm)
I'm 29 and strongly considering a certifed 2007 DTS Lux II.
It's not just old people that like this car.
I rented a DTS in Janauray. After driving a Camaro, Prius, and a Mustang (i actually liked the seats) I was horribly spoiled by the drive and comfort of the DTS.
I made a hasty decision in February and bought a Honda Accord Coupe 2008. The body style and such is amazing and the performance is good. The problem is the seats are extremely uncomfortable for rides longer than 30mins.
I'm also considering an STS.
#770 of 894 Re: Suspension/Wheel/Front end problems [bremertong]
Apr 17, 2008 (3:17 pm)
My '07 DTS electrics come back on by themselves in no more than 2-3 seconds. However, the silence is deafening for that short period. First I replayed a song on the MP3 disc I made, thinking my computer had caused a skip in the recording. No such luck. It's the car. Turn signal also disappears intermittently. You're right, it happens about once per month.