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I am considering a 2003 Cadillac DHS. I'm worried about typical failures/reliability with this make/model. any warnings of what to look for? I want to replace the air suspension shocks with regular shocks. can I do this? This is one of the common failures for this model that I have heard of.

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Sandy, While my on-line search found nothing particularly bad to say about this model, I did find a lot of TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) written on it. The only way you could view these would be through the dealership, and I doubt they'd let you see them. As for the shocks, you can replace the air suspension shocks if you want. It should not effect the vehicle, but check with the Cadillac dealer before you do this for their professional opinion. Lori

Patty Streeter,  at AskPatty.com Get a CarFax report on this vehicle before you buy: www.carfax.com While we'll never know everything about a particular car, a CARFAX Vehicle History Report combined with a test drive and an inspection by a qualified mechanic is a consumer's best protection when buying a used car. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports™ provide information that can impact a consumer's decision about a used car or truck. A CARFAX Report may include : Title information, including salvaged or junked titles Flood damage history Total loss accident history Odometer readings Lemon history State emissions inspection results Number of owners Service records Lien activity, and/or Vehicle use (taxi, rental, lease, etc.)

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