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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,198 miles

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2002 Cadillac DeVille engine problems

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2002 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #15

Dec 102014

DeVille

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart only when in neutral. The failure occurred on four occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the crankshaft positioning sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #14

Aug 282014

DeVille

  • 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 #13

Sep 152009

DeVille

  • 157,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the engine stalled and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. As a result, the contact crashed into trees. The driver sustained injuries to the left ankle, concussion and bruises. The contact did not seek medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified about the failure. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 157,000.

- Lawrencevill, VA, USA

problem #12

Sep 072009

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated there was an oil leak from the oil pan. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 11/05/14 updated 4/30/15

- Trenton, MI, USA

problem #11

Jul 022012

DeVille

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the engine overheated and there was a lost of transmission fluid. The warning indicators were illuminated. The problem recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the engine and transmission failed. As a result, the engine and transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified about the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Laurinburg, NC, USA

problem #10

Sep 042007

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Car continues to cut out when driving.cad. Claims that they don't have the part at this time. Refuse to help. Car has stopped at least three times. I don't want to drive the car until its fixed. Have grandchildren that I need to drive to activities. No help from cad although they say that the problem ex.

- Stuart , FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 222014

DeVille

  • 83,970 miles

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

The contact stated owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated while driving approximately 55, the engine stalled and the check engine light illuminated. The failure recurred seven times. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,970.

- Seabrook, NH, USA

problem #8

Aug 022014

DeVille

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from engine compartment and all of the warning lights illuminated. The vehicle coasted to the left independently and the vehicle stalled. The contact received notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

- Shalimar, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 182014

DeVille

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the engine and the vehicle resumed normal function. The contact recently received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number 114V355000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 67,000.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #6

Jul 022013

DeVille

  • 64,000 miles
While driving on a village street, the engine just stops. It has done this three or four times. I had my mechanic check the car diagnostic computer. It showed no faults. Glad it happens at 20mph in town, and not at 70 while on the highway. At least at low speed, I can wrestle the car to the shoulder!

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 092005

DeVille

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that there was a constant leak from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that an oil change was needed. The oil was changed several times but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who then diagnosed that there was a secondary air injection reaction and further diagnosis would have been required. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Wyoming, MI, USA

problem #4

Mar 012013

DeVille

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact restarted the engine and the vehicle operated normally. The contact indicated that the defect recurred multiple times while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified but no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 106,000.

- Athens, AL, USA

problem #3

Oct 152013

DeVille

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not taken for inspection or repairs. The manufacture was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 32,000.

- Saint Marys, ID, USA

problem #2

Dec 032013

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Engine leaks oil profusely from all over (especially oil pan gasket) and the oil falls onto the exhaust system and causes fire hazard and smoke and therefore polluting the environment.

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #1

May 232012

DeVille

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the vehicle began to overheat while stopped. The vehicle was taken to a personal mechanic where the thermostat was replaced. The failure recurred after the repairs and the vehicle was taken back to the mechanic who replaced the pump and the temperature cooling sensor. The failure recurred and a new radiator cap was installed but still, to no avail. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis where it was found to have a blown head gasket. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 92,000.

- Evansville, IN, USA

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