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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,500 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 312006

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 157,000 miles

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

: the contact stated the vehicle's oil and antifreeze leaked causing the intake and outtake of the engine to rust, in turn causing the pipe to bust and the vehicle to overheat. The vehicle needed a new engine to fix this issue. Updated 12.8/2006 - 4.6 liter northstar engine. The L/F window was inoperative. The brakes pulsated. The ses light illuminated. The headlight was inoperative. The automatic transmission failed.

- University Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 032005

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
When the consumer puled into her driveway, she noticed that the disc brake traction stabilizer light illuminated on the dash. She immediately put vehicle into park and exited the vehicle to open her garage door. When she returned to the car it was rolling away. She jumped into it to stop vehicle and she turned the wheel and it seemed to spin out. She threw it into park to get it to stop. Caller said it seemed to accelerate when she hit the brakes, and when she threw it into park. Caller was injured. Caller's vehicle hit another vehicle on the street, and a police report was filed.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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