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9.6

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
769 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Cadillac DeVille brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #13

Aug 292002

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The ABS traction control was not working and the dealer was unable to resolve the problem. The vehicle has been in and out of this dealer repair shop for this problem since Aug. 2002 and the intermittent problem with brake failures and extended braking distance keep recurring. Anntena stuck up. Power antenna assembly replaced. Oil level low and oil light is on. There was no reading on the dipstick. Had to add two quarts of oil after driving 1500 miles. Oil life indicator was reset. Piston, rod and oil rings replaced. Drivers side headlight cover fell off with bulb burnt out. Headlamp housing assembly replaced. Consumer went to start vehicle and it wouldn't start. Battery replaced. Catalytic converter rattling. Drivers side heated seat/switch inoperative. While giving gas hesitates; struggles up a hill. Spark plug wire replaced. Notification by postcard. Ordered parts. Drivers side window won't go up. Replaced left door window switch. Ses light on. Exhaust recirculation valve (egr) replaced. Transmission makes a grinding noise on fast acceleration. Dealer found the exhaust pipe at the rear of the converter shifting a cross brace when accelerating. Rearview mirror broke off base.

- Mchenry, IL, USA

problem #12

Jun 141999

DeVille

  • miles
While traveling at any speed noticed a grinding and rumbling noise coming from ABS brake system. Dealer has serviced vehicle 11 times for ABS problems vehicle has been at dealershiip for repairs about two weeks.

- Fish Kill, NY, USA

problem #11

Jun 252001

DeVille

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Ashtabula, OH, USA

problem #10

Jun 142001

(reported on)

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Every 6-8 thousand miles vehicle brakes and rotors are being replaced.

- Horse Heads, NY, USA

problem #9

Apr 012001

DeVille

  • miles
Front rotors in ABS brake system are warping. He has taken vehicle dealership three times for this problem, and they were not of the opinion that rotors were warped bad enough for repairs. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #8

Mar 262001

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
Stabalizer light comes on and causes vehicle to slow down and vehicle experiences erratic performance of brakes, it also effects whole front end of vehicle.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #7

Jan 042001

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When applying brakes pedal was normal, but brakes did not respond/there was a humming sound when pedal was pressed. Dealr has been contacted.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #6

Oct 151998

DeVille

  • miles
Ongoing problem vehicle pulling to right, and brakes grabbing intermittently. Vehicle been in dealer shop on several occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- San Marcus, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 262000

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problem with excessive wear of both front rotors and pads. Dealer notified, and turned front rotors, and replaced the pads. The premature failure of brakes was due to manufacture design flaw. The manufacturer is now replacing asbestos pads with metal.

- Beachwood, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 171999

DeVille

  • miles
Driving at any speed and applying the brakes, the brake's are going halfway to the floorboard, and the pedal is hard. Consumer has to put the vehicle into park to stop the vehicle.

- Lumberton, NC, USA

problem #3

Feb 051998

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes failed on several occasions. Mjs

- Walkerton, IN, USA

problem #2

May 091999

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
The major problem has been a severe vibration of the front wheels when the brakes are applied. The problem gets much worst when going down hills. It has progressivly gotten bad. The dealer said the rotors need to B E turned and turned the front rotors. This only lasted for about 4000 miles and the problem returned. This time the dealer said it was the rear rotors and turned the rear rotors. The problem returned again after 4000 miles. The dealer now claimed they would replace the pads with a special replacement pad. The service manager said he would order new pads and call me when they came in. Well, the dealer went out of bussiness. I reported the problem to another dealer(cole in Warren, Ohio). This dealer refused to do warrenty work and said I had exhausted the 18,000 miles. I had called the Cadillac 800 number and requested to speak to a supervisor. I was told none was available and a supervisor would call me 2 days. I have not received a call to date. I just traveled to nc and got the scare of my life in the mountains. The sterring wheel shakes when I apply the brakes. I am very cocerned and called the Cadillac 800 number again. I ask to have a supervisor call me for the 2nd time. Please help for I am a larngectomee ( no vocal cords 1998) if I can't resolve the problem could you provide me the information needed to have Cadillac buy the lemon back. I do not feel safe driving this auto. Thanks for your help.

- Boardman, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 061997

DeVille

  • miles
When brakes are applied there is a squealing noise. Also, extended stopping distance occurs when brakes are applied, dealer has the vehicle for the fourth time.

- Walkerton, IN, USA

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