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#767 of 896 Re: Suspension/Wheel/Front end problems [bremertong]
Apr 16, 2008 (7:19 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 896 Re: DTS Problems [brickhouse1964]
Apr 16, 2008 (7:26 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 896 Re: Took a Long Time to Post... [lemko]
Apr 16, 2008 (10:09 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 896 Re: Suspension/Wheel/Front end problems [bremertong]
Apr 17, 2008 (2:17 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.
#771 of 896 GOOD TO SEE ALL THIS FEEDBACK ON THE DTS OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Apr 20, 2008 (10:02 pm)
It helps me have a balanced view of my own experience with this vehicle to see the many posts from other owners and prospective owners about their experiences and opinions about this model. It helps for example to know that the problem with the turn signal audio is not isolated to my car but is being reported in other DTS cars even later model years than my own. Hope owners and prospective owners will continue to post as they have been doing recently. I think having this feedback helps a great deal when one has to discuss any situation with Cadillac corporate or a local dealer service dept.
#772 of 896 Re: LOOKING FOR INPUT FOR ONSTAR [bremertong]
Apr 21, 2008 (6:09 pm)
Bremertong- I have found On Star quite useful in my 2006 DTS. Turn by turn navigation system saved me around 20 minutes being directed by On Star to travel backroads to avoid a long line of cars exiting a basketball game. I have also found it to be useful when traveling to a business meeting in a large city, and other times where directions are needed. There have been numerous times my personal cell phone gets poor or no reception in parts of the county I reside in.In 2 years, I have locked my keys in the car, and within 10 minutes both times On Star unlocked my car. I also like the diagnostics report I receive on line each month. When I first subscribed to On Star, I didn't think I would have a need or desire to enroll again, but I'm glad I renewed for another year.
#773 of 896 SHOULD I LEASE MY NEXT DTS?
Apr 22, 2008 (9:11 pm)
Given the high depreciation rate of DTS and most luxury cars for that matter, I wondered if I should lease my next DTS or successor Cadillac model. Owning two cars I drive them about 7500 miles each year so the mileage factor would be in my favor. I have always bought my cars for cash and would not consider an auto loan. I would enjoy always having the most updated cars. Have any of the participants of this forum leased? What are the advantages and the pitfalls?
#774 of 896 Re: SHOULD I LEASE MY NEXT DTS? [bremertong]
Apr 23, 2008 (7:15 am)
My recommendation is to do a Smart Buy with a minimal down payment. At the end of 24 mos. (or 36 mos.) you can either buy the car for the pre-determined price or you can turn it in and walk-away, very much like a lease. Also, I just got a notice in the mail that Cadillac is offering $2k purchase cash plus $3k customer cash on a new DTS.
#775 of 896 Re: SHOULD I LEASE MY NEXT DTS? [kenb757]
Apr 24, 2008 (6:18 pm)
Does a smart buy mean I would be taking out a loan for the two year period and paying interest on the balance? As I understand a lease it would not involve interest just a monthly payment and a deposit.
Many thanks for your reply.
#776 of 896 Re: lemon law [vic10]
May 03, 2008 (2:19 am)
DTS with 1100 miles purchased NEW Feb 27, 08. Car had a vibration on the test ride and the dealership said he'd remove the Continental tires and replace them with Michelins (Energy plus). Vibration noticed on ride home at all speeds from 35-70 mph. Returned to dealer and he re-balanced tires. Shop manager (he) test drove the car and still felt the vibratation. He swapped a set of tires and wheels off a NEW DTS with Energy plus tires and the test ride also had vibrations. He force balanced the set of tires and wheels I drove to the shop and they were reinstalled. He test drove the vehicle and it still has the same vibrations. While the Energy plus is a recommended tire by GM the Michelin Pilot MXM4 Model # (MSPN) 21201 is a more expensive tire and also recommended by GM. The Pilot, as quoted by Michelin, "Uses computer-optimized design and precision manufacturing to offer greatly reduced vibrations and road noise." I have an appointment in two days to leave the car with the shop manager to find a resolution. I'm not confident that the tires are the problem but maybe the stiffer sidewall of the Energy plus exacerbates the the level of vibration.