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9.1

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,900 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 092003

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles

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

2001 Cadillac de ville was built with defective engine parts (crank sensor) that cause it to stall without warning...in my car, Cadillac has replaced this same part twice with the full knowledge that the original and the replacement parts were defective. Yet, Cadillac refuses to initiate a recall...this is unacceptable, because of the risk for accident and fatalities....when the engine stalls it is nearly impossible to quickly steer or safely stop the vehicle. I respectfully request for the NHTSA to require Cadillac to recall every vehicle with this problem. I also feel Cadillac should be required to design a backup system for future engines that would keep the engine ruinning if the "crank sensor" would fail. Looking forward to your response.

- Florence, KY, USA

problem #9

Dec 052002

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
No summary.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #8

Apr 072002

DeVille

  • miles
Consumers vehicle is experiencing excessive oil consumption.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #7

Oct 272002

DeVille

  • miles

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

While driving at highway speed the vehical just shut down.

- Godwin, NC, USA

problem #6

Jul 182002

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While in motion, the service lights illuminated. The engine seemed to bog down, lose power and jerk. Consumer took vehicle to dealer and was informed a new engine was needed.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #5

Aug 082002

DeVille

  • 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

problem #4

Jun 012002

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle burns oil every 1,000 to 1,500 miles. Vehicle had taken a quart of oil every 500 miles on a road trip. Independent mechanic is conducting an oil consumption test to locate problem. Dealer was notified. Consumer also states that the vehicle had burned 1qt of oil on a recent 500 mile trip.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 182001

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes have failed, and vehicle died on in middle of the highway. Vehicle has been in repair shop for 43 times. Also, headlights dim for no reason.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 112001

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
The vehicle lacks power when accelerating up hill. The vehicle also used about a quart of oil every 1000 miles.

- Las Vegas, NM, USA

problem #1

Nov 022000

DeVille

  • miles
Vehicle overheats and stalls on highway while driving. Vehicle loses all power. This has happened numerous of times. Contacted dealer, and dealer worked on vehicle, but has not remedied the problem.

- Sanibel, FL, USA

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