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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,702 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.

2001 Cadillac DeVille brakes problems

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2001 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #4

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

problem #3

Oct 142007

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,300 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. While driving 40 mph, the brake fluid indicator light illuminated. The brake pedal was soft when depressed and brake fluid was added. The contact had to pump the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The dealer stated that the brake line that connected the master cylinder and edcm module was rubbing against the transmission, causing the line to wear and brake fluid to leak. The manufacturer stated that they could not be of assistance and advised the contact to call NHTSA. The current mileage was 78,915 and failure mileage was 78,300. Updated 01/11/08. The brake line was replaced. Updated

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 242004

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,400 miles
Complete loss of brakes due to chafing of brake lines against transmission housing.

- Cumberland , RI, USA

problem #1

Aug 082002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There was a short under the dashboard and smoke was coming from dashboard. Contacted dealer who was not willing to do anthing. Consumer called roadside assistance who took down the info and never picked up the vehicle. The information was never passed on to the dispatcher. The fumes almost caused consumer to have a collision while going 65 miles per hour. Consumer has been experiencing problems with this vehicle since purchase. The engine light kept illuminating and the brake hose was loose. Consumer tried to have the dealer buy the vehicle back but they refused.

- Teaneck, NJ, USA

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