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Cadillac DTS, Automotive News, Sedan
Mar 10, 2009 (6:27 am)
Saturday, in the editorial pages of the Atlanta Journal, was an article about someone who bought a DTS (2008?) that was plagued with vibration issues, and all Caddy could do was tell him that they is nothing to be done about it...he rented another DTS in a city he flew to, and he was grateful that the rental DTS vibrated worse than his... ...
He stated he would never buy another GM car again...
I know lemko has a cream puff, but if you want to know why the Big 3 are going down, multiple this guy in the article by hundreds of thousands, and you might see why Lexus may become the luxury car of choice...
We just don't seem to cut it anymore...and, for all the satisfied lemkos out there, there are not enough to compensate for the disgruntled buyers who are abandoning Cadillac FOREVER...
Why can't they see that???
#829 of 896 Re: This past [marsha7]
Mar 11, 2009 (4:40 pm)
I agree. I have an 03 base Deville that was a Program Car (Alamo Rental). I bought it when it had 30,000 miles in January of 04 and it has been trouble free. It now has 70,000 miles. I planned to turn it in next Spring and get an 08 or 09 Program DTS. I'll probably look for a base model again but may just give up on GM and get a new Avalon. or a used Lexus. I never liked the ride of a Toyota but the Avalon is pretty smooth. Road noise and wind noise is loud though -much worse then Cadillac. The big seller at Cadillac is the CTS and nobody at GM seems to promote the DTS. If I want a mid size car I'll buy a Malibu. I can't figure out why GM has let Cadillac slip so badly judging from the comments on this list.
#830 of 896 Re: foot off gas and rpms don't drop. car keeps going [wpsr]
Apr 08, 2009 (8:49 am)
Our car is a 2006 Cadillac DTS Lux III purchased new, now 3 yrs old. We took the car in April 2009 for a windshield washer recall. We have always had the car serviced at the dealer (we no longer have a dealer in Grass Valley, CA). When the car was ready after the windshield recall fix, they told us they did and update on the Engine Control Module (recall 07132 off the repair order). It may be a Service Bulletin rather than a recall. I found document ID # 1993220 (# 07132), it also covers some 2006 Buick Lucerne, Chev Cobalt, Saturn ION, Buick Rainier, Chev TrailBlazer and GMC Envoy. We did not receive any notification about the ECM update, but are sure glad to have it fixed.
The acceleration problem is gone, thank god. It was very frustrating and took a lot of extra braking (also dangerous). This acceleration always happened with foot on the brake just as we turn into our driveway. A couple of years ago, I went to the dealer and drove another new 2006 and 2007, they both had the acceleration problem. We also have the GPS updated DVD and have a clock we can read on the GPS display. We haven't been on a trip to see how the maps are working.
#831 of 896 Re: foot off gas and rpms don't drop. car keeps going [wpsr]
Apr 09, 2009 (5:25 am)
Congratulations on correcting your acceleration problem.
You mentioned that you have a clock on your GPS system. My car is a 2006 (DTS) and I also have the latest DVD (I think) and I still do not have a clock on the display.
How did you get the clock to appear? What version of the DVD do you have? Did the dealer have to do anything to get the clock to display?
Thank you in advance. You answers will be most appreciated.
#832 of 896 Re: foot off gas and rpms don't drop. car keeps going [fmoeller]
Apr 09, 2009 (8:10 am)
You are welcome, yes the acceleration problem was dangerous. It is really nice to have an open communication for everyone here.
Previous Disc: North America Disc: United States & Canada
Part No. 15804409
My new disc: North America Disc replacement.
United States, Canada, Alaska & Hawaii
Part No. 20857425U
2009 NA CH/GMC900/SRX/DTS
The clock should be in the top right corner of the display while the radio or GPS is on. When it is off with the ignition key on or in accessory position, the clock should be near the middle of the display. To make changes to the clock press the menu key until the clock on the top right of the screen is selected. I ordered the replacement disc Dec. 2008 and finally got it April 2009. I think the replacements are still on back order.
#833 of 896 Re: foot off gas and rpms don't drop. car keeps going [wpsr]
Apr 15, 2009 (6:34 am)
Thanks for the response. I contacted GM (NAV disc center). My disc update was ordered in Oct 2008 and that version does not include the clock. They told me that the current release (the one you have) does have the clock and I would have to purchase it because I already have all the updates that I am entitled to. I should have waited and ordered in Dec 2008 as you did. I will stop by the dealer and see if they can do anything. The disc is not worth the $100 plus just to get a clock.
#834 of 896 Update to 2007 DTS Problems [bob247]
Apr 15, 2009 (11:39 am)
While at the dealers one of the drivers seat motors quit working so the replaced the entire seat frame.
They replace the drives side seat heaters but turns out the bottom does not heat.
Dealer also replaced the sun roof to eliminate rattle. This also got rid of some wind noise.
I got the car back on a Friday and left on vacation Sunday. On Monday I decided to wash the car and water poured in from the center console and the head liner on the drives side. I had to drive a hour and half one way to have a dealer fix it. Turns out whoever replaced the sun roof at the dealership in my town didn't attach the drain hose. Wasted a lot of vacation time just getting it fixed.
I asked the dealer that fixed the sun roof if they had any problems with a vibration and found out they had. They told me it was most likely a bent axle and to have both replaced.
My windshield was replaced a few months back. My sister noticed the view in the bottom 1/4 of the window is distorted.
While on vacation here are the other things that broke
- automatic head light dimming quit working
-compass quit working
-drives side bottom seat heater doesn't work
The dealer in North Carolina had to turn all my brake rotors because the brakes were making a loud noise and caused a lot of vibration.
Have I mentioned this car has 40,000 miles on it.
Apr 15, 2009 (11:57 am)
When I bought my 07 DTS the GPS Dvd was missing so the dealer ordered a new one. I have the clock in the upper right corner which is nice.
I am not overly impressed with the Cadillac GPS system. When I added my home address while parked in my driveway it shows my house 3 or 4 blocks farther down the road.
Before going on vacation I programed my sisters address into the system. The system said I reached my destination but her house was about a 1/4 farther. I ended up calling her to find out exactly where she lived.
During the trip out I found on a couple of occasions it told me to late which way to go.
I have found other GPS system's (Tom Tom and Gamin) were much more accurate and a lot cheaper. GM needs to work on the program to make it more accurate. My dealer checked the system and said there was nothing they could do to increase the accuracy.
I like the touch radio but would not spend the money again unless the GM system improves.
I also found it likes major highways and will keep trying to route you back to them even if it is more miles. I need to test the detour function more to see where it wants to route me.
#836 of 896 Re: GPS [bob247]
Apr 16, 2009 (5:33 am)
Regarding your NAV system, I have a 2006 DTS and find it very accurate, much better than On-Star. Of course, it depends on the disc version. Unfortunately mine does not have the clock, but I only need that on trips and at night. For my other car I have a portable Garmin ($150) which works just as good.
Did you calibrate your compass? See the owner’s manual on how to do this. This could affect the accuracy of the NAV system.
To set the NAV system with your home address, the most accurate way is to park in your driveway and press the Home button rather than enter it manually. This way it will direct you right into your driveway. There is option where you can add a destination by selecting your current location (coordinates) and saving it to the address book. This is how I entered my son’s address when his house was under construction and still not on any maps.
There are options (see user guide) that you can select to avoid Interstates, tolls, ferries, etc. That may be why it directs you to major highways as this would be faster than rural roads.
LOL and sorry about all your other problems.
#837 of 896 DOES GM BANKRUPTCY MEAN WARRANTIES ON DTS WILL NOT BE HONORED?
May 10, 2009 (9:23 pm)
I own a 2006 DTS which was purchased new in 2007 and still has Two years and 38,000 miles left on the new car warranty. If Gm goes chapter 11 will the Company be honoring its warranties on cars bought before the bankruptcy? I read an article tonight saying that bankruptcy was almost certain and that the the government would probably honor warranties on new car purchases but didn't mention cars purchased new before potential bankruptcy? Any feedback on this important aspect of ownership will be greatly appreciated.