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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,166 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 052006

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


My car failed to start. On checking battery, located under rear passenger seat, I discovered the battery was badly corroded. The battery sits directly on the floor pan beneath passenger seat. On removing the battery I discovered the corrosion had eaten through the floor resulting in a hole one inch in diameter. I had the floor pan repaired and had rinocoat sprayed on to prevent future problems. I feel GM should put a plastic tray under the battery to prevent this problem.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 302005

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,855 miles
: the contact stated while navigating slowly through a parking lot the vehicle lost power. After multiple attempts the vehicle was restarted. When the vehicle was restarted the battery warning light came on and went back. The vehicle was driven directly to the dealership. They were unable to identify the cause of the problem through the vehicle's built in diagnostic system.

- Madison, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 162004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,977 miles
Positive terminal on the battery fell off the battery, causing the battery to leak, and burn a hole in the base of the battery compartment inside the vehicle under the back seat. Currently, vehicle has no electrical power.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 052004

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery leak/explosion. Floor of car has hole from acid. Battery under seat. Fumes in car... battery is under rear seat and presents possible danger to occupants in car...consider for possible recall/nationwide inspection.

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 012001


  • miles
Consumer recently purchased a two-thousand one Cadillac Deville. Upon inspection of vehicle cosnumer found that battery was underneath rear seats of vehicle. Consumer felt unsafe, and returned vehicle to dealership.

- Newnan, GA, USA

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