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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,295 miles

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2001 Cadillac DeVille electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Jul 172015

DeVille

  • 77,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. While driving 72 mph, the vehicle stalled and the service air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact stated that the vehicle was able to be maneuvered to the shoulder of the highway where the vehicle was successfully restarted after the initial attempt. The contact stated that the failure occurred on a previous occasion. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the engine continued to stall after the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 77,000.

- Saint Charles, IL, USA

problem #29

May 012015

DeVille

  • 79,000 miles
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 #28

Oct 052015

DeVille

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact was informed that the dealer would install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over a key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #27

Mar 162015

DeVille

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the service anti-theft system warning light illuminated several times and the vehicle stalled without warning. In addition, the service engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence. The contact notified two dealers and was not able to schedule an appointment for the recall repair within a reasonable time frame. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #26

Jun 062014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 119,224 miles
Break in wiring circuit on passenger side door, from water leaking into the electric system of the door. Also rear compartment fuse block over heated and burnt. Need recall information for this problem, as we paid $1116.54 to repair this problem for our grandsons car.

- Adrian, MI, USA

problem #25

Feb 082015

DeVille

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving approximately 27 mph, the vehicle stalled without any warnings. The contact had to maneuver to the side of the road. The vehicle restarted and was driven home. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle had previously been repaired under an ignition switch related recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

- Bian, OK, USA

problem #24

Oct 172014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles

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

2001 Cadillac Deville. Consumer states after the ignition repairs were done, the car begin shutting off more than three times. The consumer stated she had no control over the vehicle. There was no steering or brakes. The consumer returned to the dealer. However, there were unable to identify the problem and therefore did not perform any repairs.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #23

Dec 192014

DeVille

  • 203,000 miles
The contact owned a 2001 Cadillac Deville. While the vehicle was parked, the engine compartment caught fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police and a fire report were filed. The fire department stated that the cause of the fire was an electrical failure. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 203,000.

- Lafayette, AL, USA

problem #22

Oct 172012

DeVille

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle could be restarted. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Saugerties, NY, USA

problem #21

Dec 042014

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #20

Oct 172014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles

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

S10 appropriate handling- letter to the secretary from constituent re copy of complaint to mary barra, chief executive officer of General Motors (GM) company regarding vehicle recall (cert. No. 7014 0150 0002 3462). The consumer stated after the ignition recall was performed, the vehicle shut off while in the midst of driving. The consumer had no brakes or power steering. The first two occurrences, she was almost stopped or moving slowly. The third occurrence was seriously life threatening, as she was driving her husband to an appointment, when suddenly the vehicle shut off for no apparent reason, with another vehicle directly behind her. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. They were unable to identify the problem and therefore did not perform any repairs.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #19

Sep 012014

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The manufacturer had not sent out a second letter when the parts would become available. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #18

Oct 012014

DeVille

  • 75,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start on the first attempt and would have to try several times before the vehicle would start. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was included in the NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the contact received notification that the part was available but the part do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #17

Oct 102012

DeVille

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. While driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the idle sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Greeneville, TN, USA

problem #16

May 012013

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while reversing, the vehicle stalled without warning causing the vehicle to crash into a light post. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure occurred on another occasion where the contact crashed into a garage. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #15

Sep 022014

DeVille

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after repeated attempts. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The dealer stated that the recall repair may not remedy the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Danielson, CT, USA

problem #14

Jul 012014

DeVille

  • 148,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the key remained stuck in the ignition and the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 148,000.

- Ft.Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #13

Dec 312012

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes malfunctioned and failed to stop the vehicle when the brakes were engaged. The contact mentioned that the vehicle stalled causing the contact to crash into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed of the incident and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact recently received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number 14V355000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Treasure Island, FL, USA

problem #12

Aug 012014

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Cadillac Deville. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Gerign, NE, USA

problem #11

Aug 302014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 24,773 miles
Do not remember earlier occurrences but this happened about 6 or 7 times over past 2 years.... ignition cut off (for no reason) while driving in traffic and lost all power. Luckily avoided accidents each time. Owned car for approx. 2yrs.

- Wood Dale, IL, USA

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