definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1997 Cadillac DeVille brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 022014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 138,000 miles


I noticed that my ABS traction control light was on the dashboard console and when I push on the brakes the and the car was not stopping. The ABS was engaging on dry pavement. I checked the onboard diagnostic tool on the Cadillac and I am getting an error code of tcs C1255 which is a faulty electronic brake control module/ electronic brake and traction control module. I noticed that there is a recall on this exact part that I am experiencing problems with reference NHTSA campaign number: 97V064000. I called Cadillac dealer and was told that my VIN does not come up with any recalls and there are not any recalls at all for 1997 Cadillac Deville. I am requesting that my VIN be added to the recall for the brakes and the fuel system recall. Thank you updated 3/13/15

- Jersey City , NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 152002

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 1997 Cadillac Deville. Contact received NHTSA campaign id 97V064000 concerning electronic brake control module. The electronic brake and traction control module could cause the anti lock brake system (ABS) to cycle during a non ABS brake application. Dealership and the manufacturer stated that the recall work was already done, but even if the problem was fixed it could recur.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 132003

(reported on)


  • 40,000 miles
Consumer's vehicle experience the same defect with its service brakes as stated in recall 97 V 064 000. But this vehicle was not included in recall due to VIN.

- Sugar Grove, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 271998


  • miles
Brake failure caused crash. This vehicle was part of recall #97020 and the recall service was performed at 8,553 miles; this crash occured at approximately 16,000 miles.

- Fulton, MD, USA

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