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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,609 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.

2002 Cadillac DeVille brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #5

May 132014


  • 140,000 miles


Wild traveling far right lane 45 mile-an-hour 5 lane major road in Michigan hit pothole lost all control of the vehicle beard left into oncoming traffic struggled car back to the right took over 1 miles to finally come to an abrupt stop at a four foot concrete barrier in front of a car dealership airbags did not deploy loss of control brakes steering very hard

- Southgate, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 182014


  • 9,045 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while reversing at approximately 3 mph, the steering wheel seized as the brakes failed to respond without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred after the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 9,045.

- Harrington, DE, USA

problem #3

Aug 282014


  • 202,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. While driving approximately 65 mph, the engine stalled, the brakes seized, and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The air bag and engine lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the key cylinder was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 202,000.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #2

May 102005


  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle shut off and the brakes failed to stop the vehicle. The contact was forced to drive into a curb in order to stop the vehicle. Also, the contact stated that all of the warning lights illuminated and the steering wheel seized. The failure recurred numerous times intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 012008


  • 60,000 miles
Front wheel bearings have dangerously failed prematurely two times in 113,000 miles. Failed dangerously at 60,000 and 113000 miles. This resulted in front wheel shimmy (shaking steering wheel excessively) at high speeds and at all times when braking. Felt like I was loosing brakes when braking down a hill. When car is jacked up wheel rocked back and forth about 2 inches. Seems to me that this is a common problem on GM cars that use the cartridge type of wheel hub bearing assemblies as indicated by numerous post on the internet and my personal experience as an auto mechanic.

- West Covina , CA, USA

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