really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,333 miles

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problem #3

Aug 292003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
When the driver put the key in and turned the ignition vehicle caught on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 242000


  • miles
Wiring system failed, resulting in a short circuit which ignited a fire. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 112000


  • miles
The problem was faulty wiring caused by acid leaking onto the auto cables etc. The dealer service department was aware of this problem caused by these defective batteries, but Cadillac refuse to acknowledge responsibility for this, stating only that my warranty ran out! the problem is a defective battery!

- San Diego, CA, USA