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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,331 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.

2005 Cadillac DeVille brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 302014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 114,979 miles


On September 30, 2014, I was driving down the highway in my 2005 Cadillac Deville at the speed of 65 mph. I exit on to an exit ramp and stopped at a stop light. While at the light my brake pedal went to the floor. I tried pumping the brakes but the peddle kept going to the floor. I then realized I lost my breaks. The repair shop that repaired my brakes stated that the brake line going to the rear brakes rusted out in the middle of the car, which caused my brake failure. This repair cost me $572.66 to run 2 new brake lines from the front of the car to the rear brakes. I was very lucky that the brakes failed while I was stopped and not trying to stop at 65 mph. I have an 84 Chevy, a 98 Buick and a 2002 Chevy and the only thing I ever did to the brakes was to replace them when they wore out. I am very interested in your explanation of why the brake line rusted out.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 032014


  • 117,000 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Cadillac Deville. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle failed to respond when the brake pedal was depressed. As a result, the contact's vehicle crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained neck and shoulder injuries, which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 117,000.

- South Holland, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 042014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 184,345 miles
Loss control of steering and brakes on 4 Sept and 7 Sept 2014, at intersection of mahan drive and warden road; the vehicle stopped by curb of the street, all traffic stopped. Re-start engine. Luck was on my side.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 042014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
TL * the contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure occurred several times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 97,000. The current mileage was 100,071. Updated 09/15/14 the ignition case and cylinder were replaced. Updated 1/13/2015

- Aurora, CO, USA

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