Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24

Thread: Certain 06-11 DTS Recall?

  1. #1
    jsorrell's Avatar
    jsorrell is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): Black 2009 Cadillac DTS Luxury
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New England
    Age
    33
    Posts
    275

    Certain 06-11 DTS Recall?

    Did anyone else see the recall today that included certain 06-11 DTS'? Looks like they hit the lurcerne and the older Deville's too. My Cadillac Homepage lists 0 recalls for my 07 when I just checked it.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...itch/10629373/


  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    cadillac_guy21's Avatar
    cadillac_guy21 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2008 Cadillac DTS, 1966 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Savannah , Ga
    Posts
    197
    Quote Originally Posted by jsorrell
    Did anyone else see the recall today that included certain 06-11 DTS'? Looks like they hit the lurcerne and the older Deville's too. My Cadillac Homepage lists 0 recalls for my 07 when I just checked it. Here's the link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...itch/10629373/
    how'd you check your vehicle

  4. #3
    Guido2014's Avatar
    Guido2014 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2008 DTS LUXURY II
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Age
    65
    Posts
    191

    Re: Certain 06-11 DTS Recall?

    Did ya read the recall? I gather the key blank has a rectangular opening to attach to a key chain and it needs to be a round centered hole to prevent stress on the ignition...unless I got it wrong. I googled it.

  5. #4
    tjwhite721's Avatar
    tjwhite721 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2006 Cadillac DTS, 1999 Cadillac Seville
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Bloomsburg,PA
    Posts
    315
    Everyone who owns a DTS is impacted. Crazy.

  6. #5
    TulsaVic is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): '08 DTS Performance (gone); '11 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit; 2017 MB C300 Cabriolet
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Harrison, ME
    Age
    70
    Posts
    825

    Re: Certain 06-11 DTS Recall?

    There's a video on YouTube that shows you the problem: http://youtu.be/BJ7T8KeNIJ4

    Makes sense that the same ignition switch is used across the board....

  7. #6
    hazcaddy's Avatar
    hazcaddy is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2016 XTS4, 2010 DTS (gone), '07 STS4 (gone), '03 DHS (gone)
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Oakville, ON
    Posts
    514

    Re: Certain 06-11 DTS Recall?

    This could have an impact on millions of other cars too: I just checked my wife's Mercedes key and it has the same rectangular opening as on our DTSs.

  8. #7
    DevilleDeeman's Avatar
    DevilleDeeman is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2011 CTS4 Premium, Saturn Vue XR
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Age
    48
    Posts
    483

    Re: Certain 06-11 DTS Recall?

    Hard to believe I have been driving my DTS for 3 years now and had no problems with the ignition switch...probably pass on the recall, more trouble than its worth.
    Doesn't look like an easy fix and car will be in the shop for a day or two.

  9. #8
    TulsaVic is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): '08 DTS Performance (gone); '11 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit; 2017 MB C300 Cabriolet
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Harrison, ME
    Age
    70
    Posts
    825

    Re: Certain 06-11 DTS Recall?

    I just did the YouTube check, giving the fob a good tug. The key moved a bit, but did not come out of the ON position.

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29

    Re: Certain 06-11 DTS Recall?

    Quote Originally Posted by DevilleDeeman View Post
    Hard to believe I have been driving my DTS for 3 years now and had no problems with the ignition switch...probably pass on the recall, more trouble than its worth.
    Doesn't look like an easy fix and car will be in the shop for a day or two.
    How so? It's the key. They'll either fix the one you have or give you a new one.

  11. #10
    DevilleDeeman's Avatar
    DevilleDeeman is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2011 CTS4 Premium, Saturn Vue XR
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Age
    48
    Posts
    483

    Re: Certain 06-11 DTS Recall?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2low2rl View Post
    How so? It's the key. They'll either fix the one you have or give you a new one.
    To get at the ignition switch requires the dealership to pull apart the steering column. I'm thinking my car is almost 9 years old now if it was going to happen it would have already.

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Posts
    13,969

    Re: Certain 06-11 DTS Recall?

    the official recall has not yet been released but the news reports are saying that the service procedure will go something like this:
    Owners of cars included in the Cobalt recall must get the ignition switch replaced, but those affected by Monday's recall don't have to. Instead, GM dealerships will add an insert to the key that closes the slot and leaves only a small hole where a key ring can be attached.

  13. #12
    DevilleDeeman's Avatar
    DevilleDeeman is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2011 CTS4 Premium, Saturn Vue XR
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Age
    48
    Posts
    483

    Re: Certain 06-11 DTS Recall?

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    the official recall has not yet been released but the news reports are saying that the service procedure will go something like this:
    Why wouldn't GM just replace the whole key rather than an insert...will the insert still allow keys and a Fob to be attached though???

  14. #13
    Superjim's Avatar
    Superjim is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2011 DTS Platinum
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Ft. Worth
    Age
    72
    Posts
    4,633

    Re: Certain 06-11 DTS Recall?

    Quote Originally Posted by DevilleDeeman View Post
    Hard to believe I have been driving my DTS for 3 years now and had no problems with the ignition switch...probably pass on the recall, more trouble than its worth.
    Doesn't look like an easy fix and car will be in the shop for a day or two.
    Been driving mine for 8 years and 140,000 miles and no problems...

  15. #14
    BlueAngel#07's Avatar
    BlueAngel#07 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2008 DTS PERFORMANCE
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    1,110
    I think the real problem is people having a bowling ball for a keychain! For the most part the fob and a key does not weigh enough to switch the car off. Unless the switch is BADLY worn.

  16. #15
    Guido2014's Avatar
    Guido2014 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2008 DTS LUXURY II
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Age
    65
    Posts
    191

    Re: Certain 06-11 DTS Recall?

    That was what I thought the recall said, was an insert....glad of that, a clever monkey could fix their own....I do remember when GM drivers [in the 60"s] would pull on their key to loosen it to come out of the ignition while the car was running.....

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum