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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,333 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 #3

Dec 112008

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle hydroplaned and crashed into several trees at full speed. None of the air bags deployed. The contact injured her head and back during the crash. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 29,000. Updated 09/01/09. The consumer also stated the ABS did not opearte as it was designed. Updated 09/03/09.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 102007

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
Total brake failure due to mechanical breakdown on my 2001 Cadillac dhs. The failure happened between the connection for the brake pedal and the brake actuator. Result: Zero braking. Please help me get this fixed. I have the bill for this repair. The failure was caused by an apparent failure of a "C" clip. I notified ntsb months ago and have yet to have a follow up, thank you for your kind attention to this matter.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Mar 132005

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
While driving consumer puts foot on the brakes, and then puts foot back on the gas, and the vehicle dies. There is no indication that there any problems before hand. Then the service engine light comes on, and stays on for 2 or 3 days. The consumer has not taken the vehicle in to the dealership for service yet, waiting on GM to recommend.

- Hamden, CT, USA

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