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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Cadillac DeVille brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 152001

DeVille

  • miles

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

Rotors warped due to excessive heat, dealer stated that this happened because of the driver making quick stops from high speeds or riding the brake pedal while vehicle is in motion, consumer states neither of these things have occurred and feels that there is a malfunction within the braking system or ABS, after repairs the right front wheel had an extreme heat build up which consumer could feel, the heat from the left front wheel is hot, but nothing to compare with the right wheel, the rear wheels are only warm.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 152001

DeVille

  • miles
Rotors warped due to excessive heat, dealer stated that this happened because of the driver making quick stops from high speeds or riding the brake pedal while vehicle is in motion, consumer states neither of these things have occurred and feels that there is a malfunction within the braking system or ABS, after repairs the right front wheel had an extreme heat build up which consumer could feel, the heat from the left front wheel is hot, but nothing to compare with the right wheel, the rear wheels are only warm.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 301999

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
Brakes squeal on application - (service - no noise heard) brakes squeal on application - (service - installed updated pads on frt per bulletin 83-50-25 ) brakes squeal upon application a 3rd time.longer stopping time after brake application ; vehicle leaking oil - (service - take engine out manifold ) vehicle leaking oil again (service - hole for convertor snout drilled too close to rear main journal ) vehicle leaking oil (serviced) vehicle leaking oil (service - kept vehicle several days did not find oil leak) vehicle still leaking oil.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 121999

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving into a parking space the vehicle suddenly accelerated forward, running into a building and caused injury and a fatality. Also, total brake failure occurred. Cause unknown.

- Waxahachie, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 071998

(reported on)

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When vehicle goes over a dip the front end hits the ground. The dealer has not been able to duplicate the cause of problem. Consumer states that the brakes and the steering get very hard, there is no set time when this happens, consumer is afraid to drive vehicle.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 061998

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front brakes squeal on application, four repair attempts without remedy.

- Walkerton, IN, USA

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