NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,137 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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2003 Cadillac DeVille engine problems

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2003 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 282010

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2003 Cadillac Deville dhs the front brake pads, rotors and left front caliper had to be replace. The consumer stated the left front caliper would stick and it didn't release properly which caused the left front brake and rotor to wear. After the consumer picked the vehicle up and started driving, she heard the new brakes grinding. The consumer contacted the dealer again and was told after market parts had been installed on her vehicle. Consumer stated she specifically requested original GM parts be put on the vehicle. The dealer also informed the consumer the engine block halves and rear shocks were leaking oil.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 092009


  • 81,836 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Deville. While driving 30mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light came on. The contact had difficulty driving out of the middle lane; however, he was able to restart the vehicle. The diagnosis was to replace the crank shaft sensor at his own expense of $328. The contact doesn┐T want to assume the repair cost. The contact stated that he will notify the manufacturer for reimbursement. The failure mileage was 81,836.

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 112004

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 1,483 miles
2003 Cadillac Deville act as though it is going to stall or run out of gas. *** no answer required*** this issue had been repetativethe dealer was unable to correct the problem.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 052003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,230 miles
While driving vehicle intermittently stalled. Consumer took vehicle to dealer, and mechanic could not duplicate or determine the problem.

- Fabens, TX, USA

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