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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,536 miles

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2005 Cadillac DeVille electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Sep 052014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles

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

I have seen a lot of vehicle this make and model the back windows stop working mine are not working I also see a lot of cars this model with the back windows taped up could you help please with this matter. Thank you

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #9

Aug 012012

DeVille

  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start intermittently. The contact mentioned that the vehicle had to sit for a while before it would restart. The contact replaced the ignition keys on several occasions but the failure persisted. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #8

Aug 302014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 166,100 miles
Driving my daughter from school on I 95 in Connecticut near stamford at approximately 12 midnight, and noted chimes related to safety alerts following a particular strong bump in the road. First alert was that the ABS and suspension system was inactive, next airbag was not functioning and then electrical charge was low. Attempted to find a safe place to stop the car; eventually all warning lights came on and all systems in the car began to fail - could not open windows, could not contact onstar, lights inside the car, speedometer, hazard lights, turn signals and the headlamps. Eventually used street lights to guide us to exit on I 287 in white plains, NY. Once we found a safe spot off the road, we turned off the car, because we did not know what the issue was ("engine, ?fire risk, "would power steering / brakes fail next). Car towed at ~10 am to local Cadillac dealer.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #7

Aug 012013

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted, but the failure recurred several times. 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 approximate failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 10/24/14

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #6

Aug 022014

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 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 dealer was unable to provide an expected date for when the part would be available. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Allegan, MI, USA

problem #5

Apr 012011

DeVille

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph driving over speed bump, the engine stalled. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for the diagnosis. The technician stated that the power train, the battery and starter assembly needed be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the problem recurred multiple times. The starter assembly was replaced again but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number 14V355000 (electrical system) and the VIN was included. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #4

Jun 042014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 97,000 miles

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

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

problem #3

Jan 012010

DeVille

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact removed the key from the ignition several times, re-inserted the key and was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for diagnosis, however the dealer was unable to generate a failure code. The failure was not corrected. The failure mileage was 25,000 and the current mileage was 86,000.

- Great Falls, SC, USA

problem #2

Nov 292011

DeVille

  • 80,000 miles
The window regulator on the rr window of my 2005 Cadillac Deville is defective. My window is down and won't come back up although the motor power is running to the window the regulator is broken. I have checked the complaints and noted that there are several complaints regarding defective window regulators on this model of Deville which in 2002 through 2005. I called the dealer and they knew exactly what the problem was and said it would cost over $500 to replace. This is only one window. There is the possibility that this could occur three more times. I know several people with this model Deville ( not this year) that have the same problem but can not afford to get the part replaced consequently they are driving around with no window in the back. I feel this is unsafe for children and pets. As well as dangerous for leaving your car out. I would appreciate if you would check into this. I think it has not been addressed because the complaints appear to be unrelated. However taken as a whole for all the years it is significant. I you look at the window regulators you will see the problem. I do not know how to get Cadillac to address this problem.

- Belton, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 272010

DeVille

  • 54,985 miles
My 2005 Cadillac Deville loose steering power when turning for about 20 second to 1 minute about 20 times in 3 years. This happens during the first couple miles of driving. Cad dealer can not confirm problem as it is erratic and only happens once in a while. I noticed that this usually happened when the weather is high humidity and I parked the car outside at night or during rainy day.

- Longwood, FL, USA

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