really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,606 miles

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problem #9

Oct 152010


  • 154,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 04V110000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) yet the contact continued to experience failures with the vehicle after repairs. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where a diagnostic was performed and the mechanic advised the contact that the plastic tubing connected to the stainless steel fuel rail failed, causing fuel to spray into the engine. The manufacturer advised the contact that the tubing was no longer manufactured therefore they could not authorize the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 154,000.

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #8

Oct 012007

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Cadillac Deville. The contact smelled fuel upon starting the vehicle. He received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 04V110000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). The vehicle was taken to the dealer on three occasions and each time the dealer stated they ran out of parts. The contact had scheduled repair appointments. The failure mileage was 90,000 and current mileage was 101,000.

- Columbus , GA, USA

problem #7

Nov 012004


  • miles
Cadillac Deville 1996, filler and vapor return fuel lines rusted through. The consumer was informed of a recall, however the problem with the fuel system was not related to the recall, which dealt with cracks in the injection fuel lines.

- Houghton, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Reimbursement request was not honest in any way. The consumers vehicle stalls at 75 mph. The dealer stated that a reimbursment is not possible because the replacement of the fuel rail was not in the recall. NHTSA campaign id number : 04V110000.

- Lexington, NE, USA

problem #5

Aug 092003

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,605 miles
Ltr request reimbursement of repair for recalled fuel pump on their 1996 Cadillac Deville. NHTSA campaign id number : 04V110000. The vehicle stalled due to a loss of fuel pressure to the engine. The service dept found the fuel pump fuse blown.

- Hillside, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jun 302004


  • 91,848 miles
The vehicle's plastic fuel line failed prior to recall notification. The consumer was denied payment of the repairs by Cadillac because he did not show the required credit card receipt. Campaign id number : 04V110000

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 132004

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving a gas odor smell was coming from the vents inside of the vehicle. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer. The mechanic informed the consumer that the fuel rail needed replacement. Please fill in additional information.

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #2

Sep 152004

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On September 1, 2004 while driving the vehicle at 50 mph. The consumer smelled gas and suddenly the vehicle caught on fire. The day before incident, the consumer received a NHTSA recall letter # 04V110000: Some passenger vehicles equipped with 4.0L V8 engines have a condition in which the nylon tubing used in the fuel rail construction may degrade and crack. Additionally, the 1995 model year uses a unique underhood fuel return line that may crack. Cracking of the fuel rail or return line tubing can result in a fuel leak into the engine compartment.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #1

May 292003

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
Injector ( plastic) gas lines were spraying vaporized gas over the engine. Why this didn't ignite is beyond belief! our certified Cadillac mechanic said that most cars have metal gas lines not plastic. The plastic hoses are molded into the fuel injection system so when they crack with age, they have to replace the whole system not just the plastic lines. How would anyone know that this is a problem - only because the fumes became more intense did I take it in. I had been driving the car with passengers for three weeks prior and the car could catch on fire and possibly exploded. It has approximately 79,000 miles on the odometer.

- Toluca Lake, , CA, USA