Jump to content
CaddyInfo Cadillac Forum

Cadillac DTS and Seville reliability


Recommended Posts

I wanted more up-to-date car reliability information that included actual repair rates. So in late 2005 I started getting people together to make this possible. TrueDelta now updates actual repair frequencies, not just dots, four times a year, to track cars closely as they age.

So far over 500 Cadillac owners have signed up to help. A decent start, but many more are needed to cover all models and model years from 1995 on. So I'm grateful to this forum for providing permission to post here.

Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter.

To encourage participation, participants receive full access to all results, not just those for the Neon, for free. I'll share results in this thread after each update.

For the details, and to sign up to help out:

Car reliability research

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

  • 1 month later...
  • 1 month later...
  • 1 month later...
  • 1 month later...
  • 1 month later...
  • 1 month later...

Starting this month we have a new question to measure, as objectively as possible, the severity of a problem. Many people have been asking for reliability stats that weight problems by how severe they are, and once we have enough responses with the revised survey we'll start providing this.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...
  • 2 months later...
  • 3 months later...
  • 3 months later...
  • 4 months later...

We have an initial reliability stat for the 2006 Cadillac DTS, based on owner experiences through the end of 2011.

With a reported repair frequency of 35 repair trips per 100 cars per year, the 2006 DTS is better than average. The sample size was very small, though, so this stat is not precise.

We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Cadillac DTS reliability ratings and comparisons

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 5 months later...

We have an updated reliability stat for the 2006 Cadillac DTS, based on owner experiences through June 30, 2012.

With a reported repair frequency of 89 repair trips per 100 cars per year, the 2006 DTS is worse than average. The sample size was again very small, though, which could explain the change from earlier.

We'll have further updates in November and February. With more owners involved, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Cadillac DTS reliability ratings and comparisons

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...

We have an updated reliability stat for the 2006 Cadillac DTS, based on owner experiences through September 30, 2012.

With a reported repair frequency of 117 repair trips per 100 cars per year, the 2006 DTS is worse than average. The sample size was again very small.

We'll have further updates in February and May. We'd love to provide more precise stats and cover more model years--just a matter of getting more owners involved!

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

Cadillac DTS reliability ratings and comparisons

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...

We've updated our reliability stats for the DTS to include owner experiences through March 31, 2013.


Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2006 DTS: 178, high, very small sample size


We'll have further updates in August and in November. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.


To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...
We've updated our reliability stats for the DTS to include owner experiences through June 30, 2013. (Another source is about 14 months behind.)


Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:


2006 DTS: 228, high, very small sample size


We'll have further updates in November and February.


To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help us provide more precise stats and cover more model years:


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...
We've updated our reliability stats for the DTS to include owner experiences through September 30, 2013.


Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:


2006 DTS: 198, very high, very small sample size


We'll have further updates in February and in May. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.


To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:




Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...
We've updated our reliability stats for the DTS to include owner experiences through December 31, 2013.


Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:


2006 DTS: 140, high, very small sample size


We'll have further updates in May and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.


To see the repairs behind these stats, and to sign up to help improve this information:




Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...
Our reliability stats for the DTS now include owner experiences through March 31, 2014, making them nearly a year ahead of other sources.


Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:


2006 DTS: 97, high, very small sample size


Thank you, once again, everyone who has been helping. Next update in August.


For a deeper dive, including the stats for other cars and repair descriptions, and to sign up to help improve this information:




Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...
We've updated our reliability stats for the DTS to include owner experiences through June 30, 2014 (making them about 14 months ahead of some others).


Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:


2006 DTS: 57, moderate, small sample size


Next updates in November and in February. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.


For repair descriptions, the stats of other cars, and to sign up to help improve this information:




Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...

We've updated our reliability stats for the DTS to include owner experiences through September 30, 2014.


Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:


2006 DTS: 63, moderate, small sample size


With more participants, we could get rid of that disclaimer and cover more model years.


To view the repairs behind these numbers, check the stats for other cars, and sign up to help improve this information (next update in February):




Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...
We've updated our reliability stats for the DTS to include owner experiences through the end of 2014.


Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:


2006 DTS: 106, high, small sample size


We'll have further updates in May and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.


To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:




Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...