2009 Cadillac DTS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,558 - $54,230
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
15 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
275-292
Seats
5-6

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Cadillac DTS If...

Drivers of any age who place comfort and luxury over sportiness and performance might be well-satisfied behind the wheel of a DTS, even if they couldn't quite bring themselves to buy one. Mature shoppers are most likely to appreciate the DTS's many available comforts and amenities.

Cadillac DTS Models & Trims

chevronDown icon w/1SA $5,558 - $8,367
Horsepower: 275 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 275 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 275 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon w/1SD $51,460
Horsepower: 275 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 292 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon w/1SH $46,780
Horsepower: 275 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.86
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Problems. I would say the major one was the oil leak and water pump.

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My vehicle has had a oil leak. It also had a water pump replaced. It was all under warranty and they replaced it. Other than that my vehicle runs wonderful. It also had a problem with the tire and brake problems. We had to replace the batteries and windshield wipers.

Shirley G
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It is very reliable and will last long as long as it is taken care of!.

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The cadillac is very reliable for an older model. The car rides very smoothly. The 2009 body is built to last, after almost 10 years it looks good!.

Angelica M
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No complaints, drives well.

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It has not give me any problems. It drives well. I like driving very much. No complaints. It gets good gas mileage and has always been good to me.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,558 - $8,367
$5,558 - $8,367

Horsepower

Horsepower
275 (hp)
275 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
Northstar 4.6L DOHC V8 (275 HP [205 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 295 lb, NORTHSTAR 4.6L DOHC V8
Northstar 4.6L DOHC V8 (275 HP [205 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 295 lb, NORTHSTAR 4.6L DOHC V8
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.5 (in.)
42.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 - 39.2 (in.)
38.3 - 39.2 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
41.6 (in.)
41.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 (in.)
38.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18.8 (cu. ft.)
18.8 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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Standard

AC

AC
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 6
6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Not Available
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
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Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55SR17
P235/55SR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.6 (in.)
115.6 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
42 - 44 (ft.)
42 - 44 (ft.)

Length

Length
207.6 (in.)
207.6 (in.)

Width

Width
74.8 (in.)
74.8 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4009 (.lbs)
4009 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
275 (hp)
275 (hp)

Torque

Torque
295 (ft. lbs.)
295 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 (gal.)
18 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

City

City
15 (mpg)
15 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
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Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Standard
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Not Available
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
M
Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • Brake Assist, included with (JL4) StabiliTrak *
  • Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled *
  • StabiliTrak, includes Brake Assist *
  • Brake/transmission shift interlock, for automatic transmissions
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions with Passenger Sensing System. (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and outboard rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice- guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Crash Notification, Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, a link to all Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands- Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Turn-by-Turn Navigation requires ABS and is not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details. For a list of vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification visit onstar.com) *
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger lap belt only on center front seat
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions with outboard comfort guides
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Tire Pressure Monitor *
  • Parking Assist, front and rear, Ultrasonic with rearview LED light bar and audible warning
  • Side blind zone alert
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger (Lap only on center position front seat.)

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (2)

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Electrical System Jun 4, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 4, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V240000
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 BUICK, LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 BUICK ENCLAVE; CADILLAC CTS; MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL; SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MODEL YEAR 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WASHER FLUID SYSTEM (HWFS). A RECALL WAS IMPLEMENTED IN 2008 TO ADD A FUSE TO THE CONTROL CIRCUIT HARNESS TO ADDRESS THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) ELECTRICAL SHORT. HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN NEW REPORTS OF THERMAL INCIDENTS ON HWFS MODULES AFTER THIS IMPROVEMENT WAS INSTALLED. THESE INCIDENTS RESULTED FROM A NEW FAILURE MODE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DEVICE'S THERMAL PROTECTION FEATURE. THE SIGNIFICANCE VARIES FROM MINOR DISTORTION TO CONSIDERABLE MELTING OF THE PLASTIC AROUND THE HWFS FLUID CHAMBER.
Consequence:
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE HEATED WASHER MODULE TO IGNITE AND A FIRE MAY OCCUR.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL PERMANENTLY DISABLE AND REMOVE THE HEATED WASHER FLUID MODULE. AN UPDATED PAGE FOR THE OWNER MANUAL WILL BE PROVIDED AND INSERTED IN THE OWNER MANUAL TO DOCUMENT THAT THE FEATURE HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY DISABLED AND REMOVED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JUNE 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
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Electrical System Jun 23, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 23, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V355000
Summary:
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVille, 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the weight on the key ring and road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
Consequence:
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position could cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two 13mm key rings and key insert into the vehicle's ignition keys, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), and 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14299.

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