definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,070 miles

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1996 Cadillac DeVille brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 272008

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,210 miles


The contact owns a 1996 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the rubber part of the brake line split into two separate pieces while driving 35 mph. The brakes could not be used and the emergency brake and gears were applied to stop the vehicle from moving. General Motors stated that someone would look into the failure at some point. The contact is a mechanic and stated that he has never seen this type of incident occur on a vehicle. He stated that the bracket that is attached to the strut is being stretched beyond its limit, which after time will eventually split. The failure mileage was 138,210 and current mileage was 138,449. Updated 09/10/08 the metal bracket that holds the rubber part of the brake line is cutting the rubber line right at the top of the bracket. Updated 09/18/08.

- Westcehster, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 012005


  • miles
The steel lines to the front of the wheels rusted through causing brake fluid to leak. As a result the vehicle had no brakes.

- Euclid, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 022002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed while going 10mph. When the brakes were applied trying to avoid an accident, brake line bursted from rusting. Dealer was notified.

- W. Palm Beach, FL, USA

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