NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1987 Cadillac DeVille

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1987 Cadillac DeVille, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: REAR BRAKE PIN

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA89028

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: July 28, 1989
    • Date Closed: July 27, 1990
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: Summary:these vehicles have rear drum brakes.the parking lever pivotpin is held by an E ring.when the ring fails, parts of the ring andpin fall loose into the drum and may jam the brake, locking the wheel.a stronger E ring is used in 1988 and newer cars.this investigationhas been expanded to include gms C body cars listed above (E ring commonto all cars shown).===

  2. INVESTIGATION: ANTI LOCK BRAKES

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE89098

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: March 10, 1989
    • Date Closed: May 17, 1989
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: ===

  3. INVESTIGATION: SUDDEN ACCELERATION

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA88031

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 22, 1988
    • Date Closed: October 23, 1989
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: Status:analysis of information from the manufacturer is in progress.however, neither NHTSA of GM has identified a failure or malfunction thatcould result in unintended acceleration.some vehicles in this group werefound potentially subject to throttle cable restrictions, and wererecalled along with "H" cars with similar problems.investigation iscontinuing.===

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