ANNOUNCEMENT: The Car Book 2018 is now online!

Ratings on over 1,000 new & used models going back 5 years, from the Center from Auto Safety. Learn more about The Car Book 2018 here.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

1996 Cadillac DeVille engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1996 Cadillac DeVille:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1996 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 012000

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

In heavy rain electrical system would momentarily shutdown, including power steering. Consumer has taken vehicle to the dealership on six different occasions. Dealer has not made any repairs until the 6th time when vehicle was taken. Dealer had recognized a service bullentin issued, and charged consumer $80 for repairs for non clip on serpentine belt. The vehicle went out of control while making a left turn.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #4

Mar 192000

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in the rain and attempting to make right hand turn, steering wheel locked up. After several tries, steering wheel finally turned. This happened twice that day. Contacted dealer, and was told that when the serpentine belt gets wet, it will slip. GMC is aware of the problem because they have issued a bulletin.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #3

Mar 192000

DeVille

  • miles
While driving on local road in rain, attempted to make a right hand turn, and steering wheel didn't respond. Kept pulling and it finally turned. Contacted dealer. Dealer said that the cause of the problem was the serpentine belt that became wet from the rain.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Dec 131997

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and attempting to make a right hand turn in rainy weather, the serpentine belt became wet, causing loss control. Was unable to steer. Vehicle ended up well in the left hand lane, narrowly missed running into the center divider.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #1

May 081998

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
While driving over a puddle of water, the accessory belt gets wet, causing vehicle to lose power steering.

- Sea Cliff, NY, USA

Not what you are looking for?