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Cadillac DTS



  • i am having a problem with noise coming from my navigation system. have brought it to dealer and was told they have had several complaints. If the disc is in the navigation system there is all kinds of squeaks and clicks eminating from system. if the disc is not in system there is no problem. am very frustrated please help
  • barryob5barryob5 Posts: 6
    This sounds like the old joke where the guy goes into the doctor and says "Doc, it hurts when I do this". And the doctor says "Don't do that".

    Take out the disk. Of course, you won't have NAV, but you won't have any noise!
  • dispencer2dispencer2 Posts: 299
    No car magazine has said anything about the future of the DTS. I assume that in a couple of years GM will downsize the DTS and drop the STS. Something will probably emerge that is bigger than the STS and smaller than the present DTS. Does anyone know anything about this? I guess there will be a 2010 DTS identical to the 09. I'll be in the market for a used 09 next year. I like my 03 and don't want anything smaller so I guess I'll get the 09 and keep it for 10 years or so. The town car will be dropped next year. Doesn't anyone want a car that will hold 6 people, gets 30 on the roads and has great passing power? I've driven the CTS - rides stiffly and is cramped inside.. If I want a mid size I'll buy a new Malibu! It rides lots better than the CTS.. Actually my 09 Cobalt rides better than the CTS.
  • anybody having a problem with the noise emitting from the navigation system from the 09 DTS. Car rides great. Very smooth and quiet except for the problem from navigation system.
  • gbosleygbosley Posts: 20
    i have a 08 dts and at times it like hard drive clicking , the gps in my 03 model was much better , this one don't dim when at dusk so your force to turn dash lights down to lowest point so it not so bright , i also ask service dept about that sound i did not have it in 03 , think they used the word it was a up grade in system
    but ride is great
  • kenb757kenb757 Posts: 149
    I agree with you on the CTS. 2010 DTS: two color changes,

    Heard that the next DTS is being modified so it can handle batteries (hybrid model). On the Lincoln side, the MKS is no replacement for the Town Car. It rides like the CTS, has low levels of refinement, but does have more room inside.
  • bob247bob247 Posts: 8
    I have an 07 and never heard any noise from the navigation system. My 07 has a lot of other problems. I have been waiting for Cadallic customer service to tell me what they are going to do but so far nothing. Hope you never have to deal with them. They tell me they will call back on a certain day and don't. When I finally talk to them again I get the same story over and over. Really seems like they are just stalling with hopes I will go away.
    When I had to take my car in for service while vacationing in North Carolina the rep in the service department told me that when he printed out what has been done to my care so far there were two pages. By now there should be at least 3 pages. Things keep breaking.
  • thanks for your reply. am getting the same run around. glad to see i am not alone (lol)
  • 04cad04cad Posts: 131
    Marsha7, sounds like you are doing it right. A lot of times when the people rotating the tires or putting new ones on, drive the lug nuts up tight with the impact and then work either the pattern or around the wheel. By doing this it can warp the rotors or misalign the wheels to the hubs. They should back the impact pressure off until all the lugs on that wheel are snug and then tighten them to torque.

    Our 07 DTS is now getting an average of 28 mpg highway and has done as well as 30 mpg between fill ups on a long trip.

    Someone mentioned the GM GPS has their house a few blocks from where it obviously is. Our aftermarket GPS does the same thing. I think GPS is only as good as the people who initally entered the actual locations. GPS I believe reads your location through whatever system you have, but initially, that location had to be linked to the system/satellite manually. Our Garmin always tells us we are home when we are really a block and a half away. We have found other discrepancies in the GPS directions, near Orlando, it will tell us to get off the toll road on an exit ramp that is Sunpass only, no way to pay cash, which if we didn't know better from family, could have caused a ticket worth more than the GPS system, since we don't have a Sunpass.
  • john178john178 Posts: 48
    After reading about dead battery, electrical issues, and other such problems with the DTS, I feel fortunate that my 2006 Luxury ll, purchased new, and now with 55,000 miles, has only been to the service dealer for routine maintenance. I would buy another DTS in a heartbeat.
  • otto8otto8 Posts: 116
    My 07 DTS with almost 40k miles except for a battery replacement has been troublefree! Also my Nav. system has never made any noises either.
  • why is my belt on my water pump keep melting
  • Was going to go somewhere and when I opened the door to get in , I didn't notice that the interior lights didn't come, I stuck the Valet key in the ignition(I know, wrong key) . I realized what I had done. Now it will not come out.

    what is going on? how do you get the key out. Could it be because the battery is dead?
    anybody have this problem?
  • I'll hold onto my '03 Deville until the XTS comes out in 2012. It looks like a really modern car and hopefully will ride better than the CTS.
  • dispencer2dispencer2 Posts: 299
    edited July 2010
    Does anyone know whether there will be a DTS for 2011? Obviously if they aren't in production now there won't be.
  • gbosleygbosley Posts: 20
    yes i have seen 5 2011 dts on dealer back lot ,
  • gbosleygbosley Posts: 20
    i wonder if this will be a off year for dts with body change due next year , might bring on more leases then buying
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Hello Dispencer2,
    The 2011 DTS started production in mid June. It usually takes 6-8 weeks from this date to start to see them at the dealerships. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • dispencer2dispencer2 Posts: 299
    Thanks very much. So the DTS will stay in production until the XLS comes out. This is great because I'll have the option of a recent program DTS if I don't like the new model.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    You're welcome! :) If you ever have any questions just let me know.
    - Mariah GM Customer Service
  • sjr81sjr81 Posts: 2
    Does any know how to change the light bulb in the ash tray of 06 DTS
  • dispencer2dispencer2 Posts: 299
    There is a whole lot of totally outdated material on the Web concerning the XLS Cadillac. The DTS will still be built for 2011. Does anybody have the facts on the XLS? Will it be built in 2011 as a 2012? Will it be offered sometime in 2011? What is the status of this car????
  • dispencer2dispencer2 Posts: 299
    edited August 2010
    Cadillac Owner's Club reports that there are no plans to discontinue the DTS and that Cadillac has not yet decided to put the XTS into production. It is still a concept car regardless of what the automotive media says so that answers my question. I'm passing it on.
  • The load leveler in my 03 Deville has ceased to work. Anybody else had this problem? The fuse for the "Air Pump" is fine. What do you think the problem is? A bad unit?
  • The service people say that the problem is usually the pump. This pump alone costs around $500 so this is one fix that isn't going to happen.
  • I am experiencing a leak on the driver side of my car, but the only time it leaks is when it's raining. I'm not sure exactly how its coming in but it's making a stinky mess in my car.

    My car is a 2002 Cadillac DTS.
    Any advice?
  • I am looking at some 2007 DTS models. I am considering a 2007 Luxury II model with 25000 miles . I want to offer the dealer a price of 26,000 (on the road including taxes / tags). Is this a fair asking price? or should I go lower? The dealers sticker price is 27,000.
  • The car is now (model year) 4 years old. The certification only runs 6 years or 100k miles. Depending when the car was originally delivered you may only have three years left and your certification will cost you about $1500. I think that $27k is high. Look locally and see what 07's are selling for. I wouldn't pay more than $22 -23k for a 4 year old DTS. See what you can get an 09 for with 30k miles. I wouldn't buy any used Cadillac unless it was certified from a Cadillac dealer. You are practically out of the 4 year 50k factory warranty but you can always buy an extended warranty. The 07's came with a powertrain warranty for 5 years/100k miles but most problems on Cadillacs do not involve the powertrain.
    Can you get in touch with the former owner? Do you have service records on this car? All of these are factored into the price that you should offer.. Personally I think that $27 is a bit high. The dealer probably paid 20 for it or less.
  • davemddavemd Posts: 3
    Hi, I ended up buying a 2007 DTS w/ 31,000 miles on it, paying $23,000 on the road. Its a luxury I version. It is still under full warranty until May. I may consider buying the extended bumper to bumper policy. Thanks for the post.
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