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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,641 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.

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2001 Cadillac DeVille brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012015

DeVille

  • 79,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. When the vehicle was started, the brake light would remain illuminate while the vehicle was being driven. While turning the steering wheel, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the steering wheel. On several occasions, the vehicle failed to start. The contact stated the vehicle would start after manipulating the wiring harness underneath the front driver seat. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 182011

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact stated that the brake pedal became extremely difficult to depress and the steering wheel locked. As a result, the contact crashed the vehicle into a tree and the air bag deployed shortly afterwards. The vehicle did not shut off after the crash and caused sparks and fuel fumes to enter the cabin of the vehicle. The police had to cut the wires and detach the battery in order to turn off the vehicle. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a broken tailbone, a cracked sternum, and bruises and contusions across the chest. Medical attention was received. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 10/02/14 updated 3/2/15

- Kankakee, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 282013

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 125,456 miles
While traveling on the highway at 55mph traffic suddenly came to a stop. I had to make a panic stop at which time the brake system failed. The pedal sank to the floor, thankfully I pulled the shift lever to low and put the emergency brake on to keep from hitting the car in front of me. When I got home I jacked up the car to take a look at what was the problem and found the brake lines completely rusted, and a rupture in the actual line. After researching this appears to be a problem with Cadillac brake lines(using cheap materials).

- Hawthorne, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 232012

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,109 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Seville. The contact stated that when braking to a complete stop, the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard abnormally. The contact had to cruise to a stop and the vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer discovered that the brakes lines were rusted completely. The dealer replaced the rear and front brakes pads, the rotors and replaced the rear and front brakes lines and calibers. The failure mileage was 90,019 and the current mileage was 91,000. Updated 10/31/12 updated 10/31/12

- Stonington, CT, USA

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