5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,037 miles

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problem #10

Aug 152010

DeVille

  • 90,201 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Cadillac Deville. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated until heavy pressure was applied to the brake pedal. The failure would occur intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer yet they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 90,201.

- Fayette, AL, USA

problem #9

Jan 222007

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,165 miles
Very dangerous situation occurred while driving on city roads where posted speeds are 35-45 mph. The car just started to speed up on its own and I could not get the engine to slow down. The only way I could avoid a traffic accident was to ride the brakes continuously. By the time I got home the brakes were smoking and extremely overheated. I almost could not stop with the engine racing and the brakes worn out. I had to shut the engine down while still in drive, almost running into the wall of my house. I am 70 years old and was very scared. On edmunds.com there are three other reported instances of the same thing happening with the same make and model. My car is undriveable and I will have to get it towed from my house to the dealer for it to be checked out, please follow up on this as it is a very dangerous condition. I was very close to having an accident.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #8

Apr 012006

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
: the contact stated on April 1st, 2006 after stopping for gasoline, the odometer was reset for trip mileage. Afterwards the vehicle began to accelerate causing the RPM to increase even while applying brake pressure. The vehicle was turned off. After restarting the vehicle it continued to be in the high acceleration mode. The vehicle was driven to the dealership and is awaiting inspection. Additionally the cruise control was inoperable on the vehicle since purchase.

- Riverdale, NJ, USA

problem #7

May 232005

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 1996 Cadillac sedan Deville. He states that on May 23,2005 while slowing down for a red light the car accelerated while pressing the brake pedal. The vehicle was going about 45 mph. Upon approaching a red light he had the vehicle down to about 10 mph to make the vehicle stop because he was moving toward oncoming traffic. He shifted the vehicle into park and shut the engine off, and smoke started coming from the engine and into the inside of the car. Had the vehicle towed home because it was unsafe to drive.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #6

Feb 082000

(reported on)

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Throttle sticks while driving on occasion.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 081999

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
After approx. 1/2 hour of highway driving the engine would idle at 2200 RPM when I came to a stop. The normal idle speed is 700 RPM. This problem could cause a serious accident.

- Indialantic, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 011998

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While vehicle was parked and the key out of the ignition with occupant out of vehicle, vehicle rolled back a foot. This could have caused an accident and or injuries. Dealer cannot determine the problem.

- Phildelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 011996

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cruise control failed.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 011996

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Throttle assembly failure.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 071996

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Evaporator solenoid failed.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA