NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2000 Cadillac DeVille

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2000 Cadillac DeVille, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: FAILING SEAT BELT BUCKLES

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE04060

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 17, 2004
    • Date Closed: February 03, 2005
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seat Belts
    Seat Belts:Front
    Seat Belts:Front:Buckle Assembly

    Summary: On August 17, 2004, ODI opened an investigation based on two complaints and one insurance company report alleging driver and/or front passenger seatbelt unbuckling during crashes on model year (MY) 2000 and 2001 Cadillac Deville sedans.on October 8, 2004, GM submitted data to ODI related to the alleged defect for the subject vehicles.this data contained information about system design, system operation, seat belt buckle testing and consumer complaints.based on its analysis of the data, ODI has determined that a safety-related defect trend has not been identified regarding specific allegations of unwanted seatbelt unbuckling during a crash.at this time, further use of Agency resources does not appear to be warranted.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by NHTSA that no safety-related defect exists.the Agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstancessee attached summary report

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