Does the Cadillac DTS have any recalls?

My dad is wanting to gift my son his Cadillac DTS for his 16th birthday. Even if it’s not the coolest car for a teen to drive, I’m wondering how safe these cars are. Did the Cadillac DTS have any recalls?

Macy Fouse · Answered on Feb 07, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
They may not be every teen’s dream car, but they’re generally reliable and sturdy cars! The short-lived DTS model was the brand’s attempt to carry on the DeVille legacy, but it too came to an end in 2011. Even during its five-year lifespan, the Cadillac DTS did have a handful of recalls on its resume:
  • Electrical system issues affecting airbag safety and ignition
  • Printed circuit board can short-circuit leading to possible overheating of the control circuit ground wire
  • Defective power steering hose that may separate and leak fluid
  • Previous recall repairs reported to cause thermal incidents resulting in a new failure mode of the heated washer fluid system
  • The starter/alternator cable may come in contact with the power steering return line, causing a power steering fluid leak
  • Incorrect labeling for tire and loading information could cause confusion
Overall, the various DTS recalls weren’t all extreme, but if you suspect your Cadillac was affected, you can check for a recall and see if your vehicle has been repaired since. In the case of the labeling recall, Cadillac will just mail you the correct labels to affix to your vehicle.
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