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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,431 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.

2002 Cadillac SeVille electrical problems

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2002 Cadillac SeVille Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 092015


  • 115,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Seville. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ignition needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000. Updated 04/19/16

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #6

Aug 152015


  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Seville. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 116,000.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #5

Nov 202014

SeVille 8-cyl

  • 85,626 miles
While driving my 2002 Cadillac sls the ignition just shut off there was no power steering I came to a stop and put my car in park. At the point I had to remove my key and put it back in to start my car. This has happened to my wife while going 65 mph we had to come to a stop and remove the key to start the car. This also happens some times after I drive a short distance my car will not start right away. I have called GM and told them about the problem after the large recall on the ignition recall they told me my car was not in the recall. All I have to say is GM step and take responsibility before someone is hurt I just hope it is not me. GM you have a ignition problem in Cadillac sls!!!

- Buffalo Grove , IL, USA

problem #4

Jul 012014


  • miles


2002 Cadillac Seville. Consumer writes in regards to ignition problems. The consumer stated on five occasions, the vehicle shut down, while driving on the freeway. On one occasion, the key would not come out of the ignition. Also, there was a problem with the ABS, that needed to be address.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 172012

SeVille 8-cyl

  • 140,393 miles
While driving the vehicle it would just stop, it wouldn't start while moving. I had to pull over to the side of the road or stop where I was and put the vehicle in park and then it would restart. Only to stop again, every thing went dead, lights, engine, interior gages everything. Lost power steering, power brakes, air bags, everything stopped. This was reported to the Cadillac dealership where I purchased the vehicle new. The problem went on for over a year before they found that the ignition switch (key type) was the problem and once replaced the car has functioned well since. But I found myself only driving on side streets keeping the vehicle at slow speeds and often not driving it for weeks at a time while the dealership worked on the vehicle trying to fix it. This was an intermittent problem that didn't happen all the time but as the months passed it became more frequent until it was every time I drove the car. Updated 11/24/2014

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 032011

SeVille 8-cyl

  • miles
Diagnostic check results: Random mix-fire (tune up) secondary air injection evaporative emission sensor (pressure in tank) torque converter clutch solenoid (inside transmission) engine metal over temp. Strut & maintenance traction control light remains on.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 202003

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
When pulling up to a stop sign or light the engine shut down. Did not have brakes or power steering. It did this anytime when driving below 35 mph. Vehicle was taken to GMC dealer 6 times. They have changed egr valve, installed a recorder for 20 days, cleaned piston washers, they flushed fuel injection system, and changed crank shaft sensors. But problem recurred. The problem started on August 20, 2003.

- Paducah, KY, USA

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