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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,323 miles

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2004 Cadillac DeVille electrical problems

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2004 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #23

Aug 012014

DeVille

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Rock Cave, WV, USA

problem #22

Jul 282014

DeVille

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. While driving 57 mph, the engine stalled and the air bag and ABS warning indicators were illuminated. The contact was able to merge to the side of the road and restarted the vehicle. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to remedy the recall was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Spring Grove, IL, USA

problem #21

Sep 112014

DeVille

  • 92,030 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact had to wait a while before the vehicle could be restarted. The vehicle was included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the part do the recall repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,030.

- East Lansing , MI, USA

problem #20

Nov 132013

DeVille 6-cyl

  • 87,124 miles

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

I drove up to valle parking, stopped to insert valle parking key. Ignition frozen-could not insert key. Steering wheel locked. Could not contact onstar. Everything froze" called onstar with my cell phone" they sent a wrecker to tow car to Cadillac dealer(approximately 25 miles away). Cadillac advised "ignition lock cylinder jammed and will not rotate". Cadillac dealer "coded and installed new ignition lock cylinder", for which I paid $632.86. Should this be included in "ignition recall"" shouldn't I be refunded the $632.86 I paid for these repairs"

- Covington, WA, USA

problem #19

May 022014

DeVille

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the steering wheel seized and the vehicle veered off the road into brushes and the vehicle came to a stop. There were unknown warning lights that illuminated. The failure occurred on two occasions. The contact stated the failure was related to NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) but the part needed was not available. The vehicle was towed and was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.

- Roswell, NM, USA

problem #18

Aug 182014

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #17

Aug 012014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles

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

When the key was inserted into the ignition it did not go in. It appears due to a GM recall #14299 this contributed to, what seams, the tumblers falling & the key will not insert. The vehicle is now disabled. I believe this is GM's faul & should be under their warranty.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #16

Jun 082010

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,276 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the instrument panel lighting failed. The vehicle was not repaired or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,276 and the current mileage was 295,527. Updated 8/29/14 the consumer stated the back up warning light indicators would light up and the chime sounded, but there was nothing behind, the vehicle. Updated 09/18/19

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #15

May 282014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 68,500 miles
3 times same day at red light engine died, restarted each time, scary situation in heavy traffic.at myrtle beach S.C.

- Westfield, PA, USA

problem #14

Apr 142014

DeVille

  • 46,764 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the key failed to turn in the ignition switch in order to start the vehicle. The failure has continued to reccured over a period of two months. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure maileage was 46,764.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #13

Jun 162014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 87,500 miles

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

We drove the vehicle in question to walmart. We were in the store for approx. 15-30 minutes before returning to vehicle, using the keyless entry remote to unlock the car. Upon entering the car, we could not insert the key into the ignition- the anti-theft system was still engaged. We tried everything we could think of- lock and unlock with key fob, lock and unlock with key in door, unplug battery and plug it back in, and even trying to lube up the ignition pieces to see if they were just stuck- and nothing has worked. It's now an over-sized paperweight sitting in the parking lot of our apartment complex.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #12

Jul 122011

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles
I have had my Deville for 31/2 yrs. 33,600miles when I brought it. I have replaced regulators in three windows and at this time they need to be replaced once again. Something has to be wrong with these wiindows. I am on disabity. Need not say no more on that. But I feel there is a serious problem with this and it should be addressed. At this I have 71,00 miles and I love my car, original paint job great, no damages on my car. I take great care cause it has to last me. Also I have onstar and I must say it wasn't worth all the money I put on. I you refund my funds seriously. Oh yes I have replace two windows twice this will the 3rd time. You recieved the money for these cars. "do you think there is a problem with your product..tell me"? this replacemement should be on you guys, what you say!....thank you very much!

- Mcdononugh, GA, USA

problem #11

Oct 012013

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
While driving the engine would stall intermittently. It frequently happened on the freeways while driving 55 mph, but was not necessarily confined to freeway driving. It happened on side streets and while crossing the railroad tracks and intersections. We took the vehicle to our dealer. They told us repeatedly that they couldn't duplicate the problem. Between October 2013 and Jan/Feb 2014 we spent over $2,000 for different parts the dealer thought was the problem. To be fair, part of the money was spent for brakes and other service. My husband passed away Jan. 28, 2014 and the vehicle was at the dealers. It still wasn't fixed. I asked them to please keep the car and see if they could find why the stalling was happening. They kept the car for about 2 weeks and called and said they found the problem and they would only charge me for parts and not labor. I believe this vehicle should be on the recall list. I, too had problems with windows falling down.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #10

Dec 012010

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles
All four windows are defective. They fell down one after another starting a year after purchase, and will not say up. This issue is widespread and popular with this model and year vehicle. They made a crackling sound and fell down for no reason of my own. I was quoted a price of $199 to repair each window. It is 2013 and I still haven't repaired any of the windows. This vehicle needs to be recalled to repair this factory defect. This issue is very disconcerting, embarrassing and a nuisance.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #9

Aug 072012

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 42,076 miles
My Cadillac Deville 2004 windows have all been replaced first it was the driver side window fell all the way down could not get to go up then front passenger side made a cracking sound so I put the window down and it sound like it was going to crack then took my car to my mechanic and he says wow I have never seen a good car like Cadillac have so many window problems so now that I got these 2 fixed my mechanic says maybe exercise your windows every time you get in car so I did then it was the driver side back that got stuck and then the other went in a couple of weeks all I did was making my window S go up and down I live in the desert on a dirt road so my windows never go down at 250 dollars per window that really needs to be looked into. So now I will never roll my windows down again I have tape over the buttons so that no one will use them.

- Tonopah, AZ, USA

problem #8

Apr 112011

DeVille

  • 84,896 miles
Left front window regulator failed. Regulator replaced. This is the third window regulator has failed on. The right rear window and the left rear window regulators failed as well and had to be replaced. The window falls down and won't go back up using power. Can push it up by hand but it won't stay up.

- Strafford, PA, USA

problem #7

Apr 112011

DeVille

  • 84,896 miles
Left front window regulator failed. Regulator replaced. This is the third window regulator has failed on. The right rear window and the left rear window regulators failed as well and had to be replaced. The window falls down and won't go back up using power. Can push it up by hand but it won't stay up.

- Strafford, PA, USA

problem #6

Apr 112011

DeVille

  • 84,896 miles
Left front window regulator failed. Regulator replaced. This is the third window regulator has failed on. The right rear window and the left rear window regulators failed as well and had to be replaced. The window falls down and won't go back up using power. Can push it up by hand but it won't stay up.

- Strafford, PA, USA

problem #5

Aug 202010

DeVille

  • 82,000 miles
2004 Cadillac Deville I have also had three window "regulator" (raise-lower) mechanism failures in the last year. Current mileage is about 82,000 miles and car is otherwise properly maintained. I also had the "knee bumper" below the steering wheel fall off and it too had to be replaced.

- Woburn, MA, USA

problem #4

Jul 072009

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1. there is no warning the car just slow down at any speed and turn the steering wheel. 2. it happen all day long and other days no problem. 3. I have taken the car to one dealership for repairs at least 3 times and once in va. Each time they either did nothing or they guest at it because they could not figure it out. Now they refuse to work on it until it totally breaks down. However, the employee of the dealerships have charged my warranty company at least 5,000 and the warranty company does not want to pay any more money for guessing. Therefore the dealership is asking me to pay $94 an hour so they can guess some more. Lastly, I was told when leaving the dealership that I declined further diagnosis which is not true. He also told me that it looks like a possible major electrical problem and if that's the case they are waiting for a major car fire before they try to correct the problem. In that case it could be to late for me, my girlfriend and her children. One or all of us could be killed in a electrical fire. I have had this problem every since I bought this car 04/27/2007, and the last incident was 07/07/2009. Updated 01/13/10.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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