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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,200 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.

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2005 Cadillac DeVille seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #17

May 052015

DeVille

  • 92,000 miles

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

I was hit head-on. The ignition turned off after being hit and the seat- belts did not deploy. I stopped and my hand was on the horn but the person did not slow down or stop.I was on a city street.I was hurt and had neck surgery. GM is telling me they will look back into it after denial that was it due to the recall. They sold the car as salvage when the insurance totaled it. The car was then sold with a salvage title. They replaced the ignition after telling me my accident injuries was not due to the recall.

- Bryant, AR, USA

problem #16

Aug 302016

DeVille

  • 100,000 miles
Car was hit in back while stopped in construction zone on us 75 South of durant Oklahoma and knocked into car stopped in front. Air bags did not inflate.

- Colleyville, TX, USA

problem #15

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 #14

Sep 092014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles

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

Large oil leak gear shift stuck electrical system damage, regulator.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #13

Jul 032014

DeVille

  • 62,000 miles
Airbag light kept coming on when the car was turned on. Sometimes this would stay on for 1 or 2 minutes. Called the dealer and they said it was not on the recall. When told them what it was doing, they said not to drive it & get a loaner. I have to pay $1300 to have this fixed. This should have been fixed by the company not by me.

- Mulberry, FL, USA

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problem #12

Oct 272014

DeVille

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated the air bag warning indicator was illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Birmingham, MI, USA

problem #11

Oct 202013

DeVille 8-cyl

  • miles

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

My fiancÉ and I were driving on the meadowbrook pkwy when another driver decided to exit and then re enter the pkwy causing the car in front of me to stop on the parkway, while stopped there for no more than 30 seconds a car hits us in the rear of the car causing us to hit both cars in front of me, what I do not understand is why my air bags did not deploy? this could have stopped some of the injuries my fiancÉ and incurred because of the accident.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #10

Aug 032014

DeVille

  • 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 #9

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 #8

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 #7

Apr 092004

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 7,000 miles

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

Airbags failed to open after engine died. Car went dead and steering brakes failed to operate properly. Seat became unlocked. I was jammed under steering wheel. Engine and car dead. Front end and rear end total, never received replacement. Insurer was geico, repaired at their recommended facility. Engine began to leak oil after 20000 miles car never operated correctly afterwards, traded it in after 6 months, for 2005 new cts. Same thing happened, engine shut off, . I traded for 2005 Cadillac Deville, in 2005.

- Washington, UT, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Mar 292014

DeVille

  • 111,808 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the key failed to insert into the ignition. The contact had to call a locksmith who rebuilt the ignition. In addition, the air bag indicator illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver and made a squeaking noise when turned. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 111,808.

- Folcorft, PA, USA

problem #4

May 132014

DeVille

  • 52,000 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 air bag indicator illuminated in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing, but the results were unknown. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Nov 042013

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the check air bag warning light illuminated, as soon as the vehicle was started. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but declined to assist. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 48,500. Updated 01/07/14

- Kouts , IN, USA

problem #2

Jun 032013

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the vehicle had the illumination of the air bag service light. The vehicle was not repaired and the problem persisted. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 012011

DeVille

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. The contact noticed that the check air bag warning light was illuminated. The dealer advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for inspection. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the passenger seat air bag module and harness were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The current and failure mileages were 46,000.

- Ophelia, VA, USA

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