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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 1 of 2)

problem #30

Sep 142015

DeVille

  • 150,000 miles

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

Driving on a local freeway, my ignition switch to off. I was only going 55 mph in heavy traffice. I was able to place the car in neutral & restart the engine, but for a short period I was with limited braking and steering. Had my wife been driving I am certain the outcome would not have been as good. After this I took the car into the local Cadillac dealer to have the ignition switch corrective recall complied with. They adjusted the size of the hole on my keys - this was the fix. However, changing the size of the key hole does nothing to prevent my ignition switch from "popping' to off. At the time of the failure mentioned, I had only a single key in place. I contacted Cadillac about this and their reply has been that the recall only covers the key hole change & does nothing to address the faulty ignition switch. Further, they indicatedthat I could have the ignition switch changed for $1090.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #29

Apr 152009

DeVille

  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. While driving approximately 55 mph, the engine seized. The vehicle crashed into a median and the air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained major injuries, including two broken feet and a concussion. The driver required medical assistance. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch failed and needed to be replaced. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 155,000.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #28

Jun 062015

DeVille

  • 167,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle experienced a loss of power. The contact stated that the vehicle was able to be restarted after several attempts. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was repaired under an unknown recall; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 167,000. The VIN and NHTSA campaign number were not available.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #27

Mar 192015

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 103,000 miles

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

During winter driving, turned on the heated steering wheel, felt the fingers of my left hand begin to burn and noticed smoke coming from the heated steering wheel cover. I immediately switched off the heated steering wheel, the smoking stopped. I have not used that feature since, have not had it repaired. Checked for recalls on this problem, did not find any.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #26

Feb 022015

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Cadillac Deville. Consumer was unaware of vehicle being recalled until 9 years later. The consumer has since traded the vehicle.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #25

Oct 202014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles
2005 Cadillac Deville. Consumer states car developed an ignition problem and had to pay to fix the problem. The consumer would like reimbursement.

- Toledo, OR, USA

problem #24

Aug 302014

DeVille

  • 173,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the key could be removed from the ignition switch while driving. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after several attempts. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical system) but the part was not available for several months to service the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 173,000.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #23

Aug 072014

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Grear, SC, USA

problem #22

May 012014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles
2005 Cadillac Deville vehicle was declared totaled due to flooding and consumer wishes to be removed from list

- Bath, NY, USA

problem #21

Sep 092014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Large oil leak gear shift stuck electrical system damage, regulator.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #20

Jun 072013

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles

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

2005 Cadillac Deville seeking reimbursement of charges that were paid out of pocket for recall the ignition lock cylinder was replaced twice. Once on June 7, 2013 and again, on septemeber 23,2014.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #19

Oct 032014

DeVille

  • 144,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the ignition key failed to operate after the vehicle was repaired under recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 144,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #18

Oct 012014

DeVille

  • miles
2005 Cadillac Deville. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #17

Aug 022014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 204,000 miles
Vehicle cuts off at random times while in motion. The car ignition cuts off all power to the engine and power steering when the car hits a bump, railroad track, or pothole. Bumping the column cover will also cut off the engine, and the power steering. The vehicle has had the key modification which would appear to have no affect on the problem of the ignition randomly rotating out of the on position.

- Booneville, MS, USA

problem #16

Jun 112012

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. While traveling approximately 50 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a guardrail. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained injuries to the breast plate and ribs. The driver and two passengers received medical attention. A third passenger sustained minor injuries, but refused medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired and was towed to the contact's residence. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Henagar, AL, USA

problem #15

Jul 032012

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Engine began to leak oil after 40000 miles. The company and dealership assured me this was normal. Longer I operated this car, more it began to leak. At first few drops, then later, 1-2 qts between oil changes. Today, it is worst. I have spent several thousand dollars related to this engine. The leaks continue to this date. Engine stopped once on me, shut off, nothing worked. No airbag, any electrical service. Hit hole in road and everything shut off. Called company many times, wrote to president, other executives all to no avail. There are many Cadillac Deville with same leaking problem, the northstar engine has this problem since 1998, on all their models. It is like the key, they will do nothing until made to correct it. I hope you follow through, this is not right and cause many problems with deep expenses for owners.

- Washington, UT, USA

problem #14

Aug 012014

DeVille

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 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 recall was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #13

Nov 062013

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles
2005 Cadillac Deville. Consumer writes in regards to ignition recall repairs. The consumer stated the ignition was replaced. However, she no longer owns the vehicle. Updated 11/13/14

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #12

Jun 092014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Key want fit in ignition, no power when accelerate.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #11

Sep 112014

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 to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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