really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
84,062 miles

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2000 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 292014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 101,000 miles


I was preparing to make a 270 degree left turn and I was attempting to turn the wheel and the steering wheel kept spinning while the car stayed in a forward motion. I attempted to press on the brakes and they had barely any brake pressure which resulted me to collide with a parked car that was in the first parking spot in the lot I was attempting to pull into. The operator in the parked vehicle I hit was taken to the hospital after sustaining injures due to the impact of the crash.

- Bayshore, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 302014

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
My complaint is about the remedy for recall #14V355.the July 2, 2014 letter to [xxx] re:NHTSA notification campaign no. 14V-355 from [xxx], GM, states on page 3 that "the torque performance of the ignition system may be insufficient to resist energy generated when the vehicle goes off road or experiences some other jarring event". this is the same ignition switch that GM hid from the public for years which resulted in 196 claims for death, 116 catastrophic injuries and 1,460 other injuries. Instead of replacing the faulty ignition switch for the recall, your organization is allowing GM to block the key from being placed on a key ring with house keys, the remote fob that comes with the vehicle to operate door locks, seat positioning, trunk release and panic alarm. And the GM provided Cadillac medallion that is used to return the key to me if it becomes lost. Most people need to keep house keys on the car key ring, and the fob is integral to using the vehicle. The recall fix being allowed by your Agency is dangerous and wrong. Subsequent owners of the vehicles will not know about the recall and pop the little piece of plastic out of the key hole and attach all of their keys on one key ring. For current owners, this takes away one of the functions of the vehicle, the fob usage and makes life more difficult having to keep track of a single car key and their key ring with essential keys on it. According to the Washington post, GM knew about the defect and changed the ignition switch part in newer vehicles using the same part number to avoid a recall as people were injured and died. GM's fix leaves my car with its defective ignition switch which is still subject to catastrophic failure. Who are you protecting" GM" not me and I am terrified. I want my ignition switch replaced with one that is properly designed and manufactured for the safe use of my vehicle. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #5

Apr 292009


  • miles
The contact indicated that the driver owned a 2000 Cadillac Deville. The driver was involved in a fatal crash. The vehicle was difficult to stop and the brakes failed on several occasions. The vehicle would also jerk violently while traveling at any speed. The contact stated that the driver had the vehicle routinely repaired by an authorized dealer. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle jerked violently and the driver lost control. The brakes failed to stop the vehicle upon applying the brake pedal. The driver crashed the vehicle into a tree. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact sustained major head and bodily injuries that required medical attention. The driver succumbed to the injuries several days later. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 302012


  • miles


The contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle veered off the road and the brakes failed to engage. The contact was able to maneuver the vehicle back onto the road. The problem occurred numerous time. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified about the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Oroville, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 182013

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 139,000 miles
While pulling off road into car wash, brake pedal traveled to floor without braking action. After inspecting, found that brake pedal mechanism had disconnected from push rod to master cylinder. As a result, no brakes were available to control speed other than the emergency brakes.

- Vernalis, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 152013

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 200,433 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds and depressing the brakes, the vehicle would not decelerate and displayed resistance. The contact moved off the roadway and inspected the vehicle where he discovered that there was no brake fluid in the reservoir. After adding brake fluid to the vehicle and depressing the brakes, he noticed that brake fluid was leaking as the brakes were depressed. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were approximately 200,433.

- Thibodaux, LA, USA

problem #1

May 152012


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Deville. The contact was driving 25 mph when she applied the brakes and the brake pedal was depressed into the floor board abnormally. In addition, there was an abnormal increase in stopping distance and time. Upon inspection of the vehicle, the contact discovered a brake fluid leak under the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis where it was determined that the brake line was rusted thoroughly. The contact also stated that the rear doors were not able to be opened from the interior of the vehicle. The failure and the current mileages were 85,000.

- Warren, MI, USA

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