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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

electrical problem

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2004 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #43

Aug 182014

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 stated that the vehicle stalled due to a loose connection with the core pertaining to the key and the ignition switch. The contact was later notified of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and took the vehicle to the dealer to receive the recall repair. The contact expressed concerns to the manufacturer that the cylinder core and the ignition switch may be faulty, but they refused to provide the remedy to replace the parts, indicating that the remedy for the recall was sufficient. The contact disagreed with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #42

Apr 152015

DeVille

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the front driver side power seat moved forward independently. The dealer replaced the two power seat fuses. The same day, after the repair was performed, a burning odor and smoke emitted inside of the vehicle due to an electrical short circuit within the power seat. The dealer then removed the breaker. There were no flames present. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #41

Mar 312015

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Woodhaven, MI, USA

problem #40

Sep 282010

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles

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

2004 Cadillac Deville. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall repairs and requests reimbursement assistance. The consumer stated the ignition switch was replaced prior to the recall announcement.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #39

Nov 012014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Cadillac Deville. While driving vehicle, the ignition shut off completely. The consumer was on an incline, so the vehicle rolled to a stop.

- Lynn, MA, USA

problem #38

Dec 012014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles
Consumer received a recall notice regarding the key ring. According to the recall notice, the parts were not available.

- Union City, NJ, USA

problem #37

Dec 012014

DeVille 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2004 Cadillac Deville. Consumer states vehicle was involved in car accident and he no longer owns the vehicle. The vehicle was in the possession of the police, last.

- Imperial, CA, USA

problem #36

Dec 012014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles
2004 Cadillac Deville key got stuck in the ignition. The consumer stated even before he received the recall notice, he experienced a problem with the key getting stuck in the ignition. When the he twisted the key, to remove it from the ignition, the key broke. The consumer made an appointment, to have the recall issue taken care of. However, when he arrived at the dealer, he was informed the parts were not available.

- Baskerville, VA, USA

problem #35

Apr 262014

DeVille

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. While driving 45 mph over a bump, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing, but the results were unknown. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #34

Sep 012014

DeVille

  • 105,000 miles
Main computer failed while driving causing total loss of power. One pin was bad in the computer that controls the cars fuel, engine, etc. Replaced the defective computer costing over $1,000. Prior to the failure the check engine light came on many times. The computer did not store a code for this problem. This total loss of power is a costly safety issue.

- Bechtelsville, PA, USA

problem #33

Sep 302014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 55,895 miles

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

Driving from exit ramp onto highway car was very difficult to keep in center of lane, is seems to be better after stability system replaced in steering column. Was not called in for recall of keys until, 12/05/14. Heater stopped working by 50%, electric door lock stopped working approx same time. Brakes not working as well, same time frame. Everything was checked out in Feb; this year, although started noticing steering problems August, September., 2014. I thought it was a slow leak in the tire causing the steering problem, although now believe it had something to do with the stability control system, steering column area. We were charged for the repair, even though it falls under the recall complaints. What we thought was going to be a $100 or $150 job, as I ok'd them to use the multi-point inspection machine and check anti freeze level, costs us $688.15. The first estimate was over $4,000, unbelievable, in which the agent said " they had to pay the mechanic for his labor". $533.76 for labor, $131.50 for a part which is a recall. Service stability control system. I will be going back to talk with GMC manager.

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #32

Nov 302014

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The contact received an updated notice stating that the parts to remedy the vehicle were unavailable. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they verified that the parts were not available. The contact stated that when he went to start the vehicle, the engine would not turn over. All electricity to the vehicle failed and no lights were illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #31

Sep 132013

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles
2004 Cadillac Deville consumer seeking reimbursement for out of pocket expenses the consumer stated on September 13, 2013, he could not get the vehicle to start, until he jiggled the ignition key. The ignition switch was replaced. The dealer informed the consumer, the ignition was not part of the recall, only the ignition key was.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #30

Nov 172014

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the part needed 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #29

Nov 092014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the key failed to release from the ignition switch. The contact had to disconnect the battery cables in order for the vehicle shut off. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 12/19/14 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. The owner paid out of pocket for the repair. Updated 05/27/2015

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #28

Sep 302010

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
9/30/10 - could not start or remove key from ignition, had to have vehicle towed from parking lot to dealership, had cylinder lock and key replaced. 12/10/13 - key is stuck in on position, drove straight to dealership (since we could not turn the car off), had to replace cylinder lock and key again.

- Dubois, PA, USA

problem #27

Mar 262012

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled and every light on the instrument panel illuminated as he lost control of the steering wheel. Months later, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The vehicle was towed to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Kansas, MO, USA

problem #26

Aug 012014

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Comstock Park, MI, USA

problem #25

Apr 092004

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
Driving East on flamingo St, las vegas, hit dip in road, suddenly, went dead. No power, engine died, hit from behind, airbags did not deploy. Went hospital by ambulance, with neck brace, iv drip, spent one night, went doctor next day. Car taken repair shop, per geico insurance adjuster. Went to this doctor for two years, then another doctor at V.a. hospital, to this date. Had shots to low back, neck, many chiropractor treatments, with various pills, such as oxycodone, hydocodone and other narcotics for pain. Having to shots in low back this month, 29 Oct 2014. The accident was investigated by las vegas state police department. Damage to my car was over $20,000. Dollars, geico would not replace, had to sell, suffered lost after 5 months. It was never correct after accident. Purchase 2005 new cts, it shut off while driving, traded it for 2005 Cadillac Deville, with 13,000 miles, engine leaked oil before warranty off, dealer refused to do anything. Now at 200,000 miles, it leaks 2-3 quarts between oil changes. Does not burn, engine was developed with defect, it leaks oil from bottom. I have spent thousands of dollars to repair. Found over 200 owners have same problems with Deville, leaking oil. Reported to GM, they said nothing could be done, refused to assist in repairs or fix the problem.

- Washington, UT, USA

problem #24

Aug 062014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles
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 needed for the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 11/20/14

- Charolette, NC, USA

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