fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,687 miles

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2002 Cadillac DeVille windows / windshield problems

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2002 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152002

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,687 miles


1. (a) my Cadillac (dhs-2002) operates in a dangerous and defective manner that could cause accidents. I have had the vehicle serviced no less than 16 times to fix equipment failures, including those which could be major safety issues, to no avail. (B) the airbag warning light has come on two separate occasions, though the bag never deployed. (C) the vehicle suddenly stalled when making turns. 2. (a) my vehicle contains "automatic rain sensors" for its windshield wipers. The wipers come on violently (highest level), even when not turned on, and though it is not raining. The danger is sudden distraction, which could easily cause an accident when merging with traffic and in other dangerous driving situations. They also come on suddenly when passing radio towers. The date set forth below is the first incident; it continues to happen. (B) the airbag warning light creates fear in the driver, as we are unsure as to if and when the airbag will deploy. If it where to deploy erroneously while we were driving, the results could be catastrophic. (C) on two occasions, while making turns in traffic, the vehicle stalled, which could have led to a serious accident. 3. (a) I have returned the vehicle to my dealer for service on numerous occasions. No parts have been replaced, nor has any repair been effected. It appears that this is a systemic issue, and I suspect that it affects all Cadillac similarly equipped. (B) the airbags where replaced on two occasions which has, as least temporarily, solved the problem. (C) on two occasions, sensors were replaced which where allegedly the cause of the problem (last time this occurred was 5/25/05) the foregoing represent critical electronic system failures that could result in fatal accidents. The inability of GM to resolve the automatic wiper issue, together with multiple repairs of other sensors that caused major system failures requires investigation into the safety of this vehicle.

- Pikesville, MD, USA

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