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Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, 2008 dts lux iii rust issue in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; 120,000 miles, I believe has most every option minus lane departure and adaptive cruise. Vehicle spent winters in Virgina and ...
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    NATOAWACr is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    2008 dts lux iii rust issue

    120,000 miles, I believe has most every option minus lane departure and adaptive cruise. Vehicle spent winters in Virgina and garaged in MN rest of its life. Was up on lift getting alignment and I noted "bubbling" paint at the forward edge of drivers side bump guard on drivers door. I also noted the bottom edge of front doors are showing signs of rust as well as a couple of spots on the chrome around windows? Are DTS' prone to rust issues? By comparison, my 1998 Ford Ranger w/180,000 miles has never been garaged and not a spot of rust. Just wondering and thanks for any input.

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    Re: 2008 dts lux iii rust issue

    That's the first I have heard of rust on a DTS...

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    Re: 2008 dts lux iii rust issue

    The sub frame rusts a bit but both my 06's I never had rust on the body panels.

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    Re: 2008 dts lux iii rust issue

    Door rust is typically caused by blocked drain holes in the bottom (horizontal part) of the door. Try poking them with a stiff metal wire to ensure they are open and functioning as they should.

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    Isant the rust warranty lifetime?

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