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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
17 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,267 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #15

Oct 142003

(reported on)

DeVille

  • 79,000 miles

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

Air bags deployed inadvertently while waiting at a red light. There was a red light on which it said traction control-check airbag. Red light came on and off sporadically.

- State College, PA, USA

problem #14

May 141999

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While stopping at a red light rear ended a truck. Upon impact, none of the airbags deployed, also, driver's and passenger's seatbacks collapsed. Consumers vehicle was totaled and both the driver and passenger were injured.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #13

Jun 222001

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 65 mph in heavy traffic on highway a small black object appeared on pavement, consumer was unable to stop or turn right or left because of heavy traffic, vehicle passed over the object and it went between wheels and down middle of car. Both driver's side and passenger side air bags deployed. Consumer made it to shoulder. Consumer stated that passenger's side window broke, and that passenger and driver sustained cuts and burns. Consumer has contacted dealer. Consumer feels the airbags should not have deployed for just running over highway debris.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

problem #12

Aug 012000

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer was driving at approximately 35-37 mph when another vehicle turned left in front of consumer, hitting it head-on, and causing consumer to fly foward and hit head against the roof near the sunvisor. On his way down back into the seat, dual airbags deploye, but it did not inflate, causing a loss of protection and injuries.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #11

Dec 071999

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving down the street and making a turn, another vehicle, Toyota pickup truck behind, plowed into consumer's vehicle. Upon impact, airbags on both sides didn't deploy. Also, driver's seatback collasped. Contacted the dealer and manufacturer.

- Dequesta, FL, USA

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problem #10

Dec 071999

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving down the street and making a turn, another vehicle, Toyota pickup truck behind, plowed into consumer's vehicle. Upon impact, airbags on both sides didn't deploy. Also, driver's seatback collasped. Contacted the dealer and manufacturer.

- Dequesta, FL, USA

problem #9

Dec 071999

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving down the street and making a turn, another vehicle, Toyota pickup truck behind, plowed into consumer's vehicle. Upon impact, airbags on both sides didn't deploy. Also, driver's seatback collasped. Contacted the dealer and manufacturer.

- Dequesta, FL, USA

problem #8

Feb 082000

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
Vehicle's front end hit another vehicle at about 30mph, and both airbags deployed, injuring the driver.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 082000

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
Vehicle's front end hit another vehicle at about 30mph, and both airbags deployed, injuring the driver.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #6

Jan 231998

DeVille

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and then rolled over, and the airbags did not deploy. The dealer has been notified. Owners will notify the manufacturer.

- Elizabeth Town, PA, USA

problem #5

Jan 231998

DeVille

  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and then rolled over, and the airbags did not deploy. The dealer has been notified. Owners will notify the manufacturer.

- Elizabeth Town, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 171997

DeVille

  • miles
Consumer stated that she was in an accident. Vehicle was hit head-on. The airbags on the passenger's or /driver's side did not activate.

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #3

Apr 171997

DeVille

  • miles
Consumer stated that she was in an accident. Vehicle was hit head-on. The airbags on the passenger's or /driver's side did not activate.

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 091996

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No deployment of driver's/passsenger's air bags during a rearend accident, resultin gin an injury to consumer, also seatback collapsed..

- Lexington, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 091996

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No deployment of driver's/passsenger's air bags during a rearend accident, resultin gin an injury to consumer, also seatback collapsed..

- Lexington, VA, USA

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