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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,714 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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1996 Cadillac DeVille brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 202001

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

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

While driving caller tries to slow down and without warning the brakes lose power. While at the stop light it accelerates, and she has to fight the car to keep it stopped. While in park it races at 2125 rpms. Had car to dealer 4 times for same problem. Dealer said it was a chip in computer. Car will be towed again tonight. Manufacturer has not been contacted yet. Manufacturer was called the last time this happened.

- Paramus, NJ, USA

problem #6

Aug 182002

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
I bought a car from a X-police officer for a very good price. It ran well I had it checked out. Brakes and all. They were fine. Well I noticed the stopping distance was very long before all of this happened, . well to make it short I slighty hit a curb and that was it. The car is totaled.

- Minnetonka, MN, USA

problem #5

Dec 012001

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is going 45-55mph it starts to decelerate. Steering gets stiff. Oil pressure light comes on, and when brakes are applied vehicle begins to accelerate without pressing on accelerator pedal. Problem has duplicated itself many times, but dealer can't duplicate this problem to find a solution. Once vehicle is restarted there is no problem.

- Manhesset, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 091999

DeVille

  • miles

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

Steering and brakes lock, usually on a curve, always on wet road. Problem has happened with other drivers in this vehicle. Questions to dealer service department offer no enlightenment or satisfaction; they've never heard of anything like this.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 161997

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
Anti-lock brakes engage for no apparent reason while driving, warning lights started coming on.

- Oakhurst, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 021996

DeVille

  • miles
Poor ABS brake performance during vehicle operation, the vehicle was hit on the passenger's side at 10 mph and complete brake failure was experienced.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 141996

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle put on ABS brakes and vehicle did not stop.

- Huston, TX, USA

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