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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Cadillac DeVille brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #10

Mar 252005

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Brake rotors have been turned 4 times since new keep getting out of round and now need replaced dealer states this is normal maintence now brake pedal goes to floor at times with no brakes at all cannot find problem. Transmission hesitates going into gear when cold water leak that cannot be found uses at least 1 gallon per week or more wheels keep losing air causing tires to go flat no leaks in tires returned to dealer many times for repair air bag service lights keep coming on -returned to dealer and not fixed

- North Bloomfield, OH, USA

problem #9

Aug 182000

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front and rear rotors were turned a year ago, they were warped. At this time vehicle is shaking and vibrating again when brakes are applied, rotors need to be replaced at this time.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #8

Jun 252001

DeVille

  • miles
Car has been owned by the dealer since new rotors have been turned 3 times now for being warped mfgr & dealer refuse to replace them stating this is normal wear and tear but I can buy them aftermarket that are garunteed not to do this mfgr also says needing turned 3 times is normal in 40,000 miles I am concerned that now the rotors are to thin and will warp more even and may possibly fall apart these rotors are over $200 each there needs to be a recall on them before someone is killed this is not normal wear and tear I have worked on cars for 40 yrs and have never seen a set that needed turned this often and know turning them this many times makes them unsafe.

- Ashtabula, OH, USA

problem #7

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 #6

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 #5

Aug 182000

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at highway speeds vehicle vibrates due to rotors which were warped. This may cause a loss of vehicle control. Dealer had to reround the rotors. The dealer says the rotors warped due to " riding the brakes".

- Recine, WI, USA

problem #4

May 182000

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles

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

A very sever vibration occures when the brakes are applied. Dealer has turne rotors 3 times but the problem returns after 4-5 months. It has now gotten to the point I am concerned the brakes will totally fail.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 011998

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors worn out.

- La Mirada, CA, USA

problem #2

May 211999

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
When brake rotors get hot they will develop a pulsation, which feels like rotors are warped and shimmy. But when the rotors are cool vehicle will run smooth. The manufacturer will only warranty the rotors for vehicle less than 10,000 miles.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 231999

DeVille

  • miles
1. gear shift had too much play when going from park to drive (dealer-no problem found) 2. rear rotors replaced because dealer found them warped at 2221 miles 3. running rough and rotten smell (dealer found no problem) 4. wipers went out on 2/26/99, dealer had to order part so drove til 3/2/99 without wipers. Upon returning to dealer entire dashboard had gone out. They kept the car until 3/5, again went to dealer on 3/26 for wipers not working, still had to order more parts, returned on 4/6 to get replaced again. So I was from 2/26/99 to 4/6/99 without windshield wipers. 5. complained of noise when turning right, they found no problem, I also complained of rough ride, they replace bushings and lubed bar - felt better for a day, but rough ride returned after that. I feel they have had my car more than I have. I currently have 5225 miles on a 13 month old Cadillac, thus is outragious. Thank you.

- Ocean City, MD, USA

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