About Cadillac DTS
Cadillac DTS (DeVille Touring Sedan) is a full-size luxury vehicle manufactured by General Motors' division Cadillac from 2005 to 2011. The first Cadillac DTS was introduced in 2005 to replace the Cadillac Deville and became Cadillac's largest luxury car for the 2006 model year. Though it was designed based on Deville, Cadillac DTS eliminated the standard 6-passenger seating configuration for non-limousine models.
Before Cadillac DTS was officially introduced at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show, it had made its debut in the second inauguration of U.S. President George W. Bush. It offered several trim levels including Standard, Luxury, Premium, Performance, and Platinum. Though there were five trim levels, engine options were only two: a 4.6 L 275 bhp Northstar LD8 V8 engine with 292 to 295 lb of torque and a 4.6 L 291 bhp to 292 bhp Northstar L37 V8 engine with 286 lb tp 288 lb of torque. And the only available transmission is the 4-speed 4T80 automatic transmission. Exclusively for the limousine market, Cadillac DTS-L was available. The last Cadillac DTS rolled off the assembly line on May 27, 2011 and was replaced by the Cadillac XTS.
Cadillac DTS Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As time passes by and increasing of used times of Cadillac DTS, some problems would come for it. In order to maintain it in a better way so that it could run for longer, you have the need to know about what common problems would happen to DTS and how to solve them:
First, suspension issues. Normally, the suspension would last for a lifetime; however, because of some worn out parts, its life could be shortened. According to Cadillac DTS owners, they could feel vibration while driving, which could cause sluggish response in vehicle handling, and swerving or nose diving when braking. Leaking fluid could be found from a strut or shock and squealing noises would come from underneath the car. For your Cadillac DTS's sake, you need to check the shock absorber, sway bar bushing, strut bearing and shock and strut mount.
Second, oil pan leaks and vehicle would not start. If your Cadillac DTS oil pan leaks, you should replace immediately. Otherwise, smoke would come from the engine and oil would also leak severely. If you encounter no start condition and feel an obvious loss of power when accelerating or hear a whining noise, you could try checking your Cadillac DTS fuel pump.
As braking system is both important and vulnerable in Cadillac DTS, please pay more attention to brake disc and brake pad. And the emblem is the signal of your vehicle, if you want to keep DTS at the prime condition, emblem should also keep shining. At the meanwhile, as headlight switch is used frequently, so you should keep it in order as well.
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