I have a 2001 Cadillac DHS; I am the original owner. A few years ago,
I had a problem with the ignition lock which would not activate the
starter when turned to the "start" position. The dash lights came on
with the first position, but nothing happened when I turned the key to
This was an intermittent problem at first, and repeated attempts to
start the engine usually resulted in starting on the second or third
try. Finally, it became impossible to start the car and I had it
towed to the dealership, where it was fixed under warranty.
Now, the same problem has re-surfaced. The vehicle has 117K miles on
it and the transmission was replaced about 7K miles ago. The car has
been running well with no other problems and the battery appears to be
healthy (replaced about a year ago).
Does anyone have any ideas as to the cause of the ignition probem? I
have found a number of similar issues on some of the websites, but no
one is clear about the *cause*
. Does anyone know of a recall or other
Technical Bulletin issued by Cadillac which might help me get some
financial assistance in getting this situation repaired, as it seems
to be a systems problem with Cadillacs of this vintage.