really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,867 miles

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2000 Cadillac Eldorado engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Cadillac Eldorado Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 202016


  • miles


Engine turns off for no reason while going under 40 miles. Have to put it in neutral and it will start right up again. Usually on city streets, in motion. We think most of the time after turning.

- Jackson, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 162015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Eldorado. While driving at approximately 65 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact felt a burning sensation on his right foot and noticed that an unknown hot liquid was leaking onto the accelerator and brake pedals. The temperature gauge indicated that the vehicle was overheating. The contact was able to pull the vehicle to the side of the road and, in the process, sustained serious injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 102014


  • 83,600 miles
The car has been overheating since 83600 miles. We changed the thermostat and it still did the same thing. Took to Cadillac dealer and they said there was nothing wrong. Went got the car and paid price 3 days later it was overheating and antifreeze was disappearing. Filled the radiator up with antifreeze and it disappeared again. We changed the lower radiator hose and flushed the radiator and tried it again. The coolant disappeared again and no sign of a leak. Where is the antifreeze going. I was told it was the head gasket or the intake manifold gasket. I am unemployed and do not have the money to have this done. I can not find work without a vehicle. I just bought this car at 75000 miles. This car ran like a charm until I took it in for an oil change at the Cadillac dealer and they put the wrong oil in the engine. By the way this engine is the northstar engine. The mileage now is at 84000 miles. All Cadillac dealers I have taken my car to previously have always used mobile oil. They were trying to tell me this other oil is the same. Obviously this was not the same. It wrecked my car and now I can not afford to fix it. This car has the years on it but not the miles for the years. Why should you have to tear an engine apart with this low of miles on it. Cars are to last to 250,000 miles well this one has not even made it to 100,000 miles. I would really like some help getting this vehicle fixed. If this is the way Cadillac's are I will never buy another Cadillac in my life.

- Albert Lea, MN, USA

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