really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 12
Average Mileage:
26,370 miles

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problem #24

Aug 152009


  • 134,213 miles
Head gasket blown for no apparent reason 2nd Cadillac to do this in 1 yr.

- Canfield, OH, USA

problem #23

Aug 302006

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
Started burning oil at 58,000. Dealer replaced pistons and charged me $6376. Called mfg. To complain about cost. They immediately refunded 50% of bill. Was there a recall" am I still paying more than I should" the 50% refund came too easy. I talked to a stranger at a car wash, with an identical car, who had the exact same problem! his was still under warranty.

- Kenosha, WY, USA

problem #22

Oct 202006

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
Oil leak from oil pan. This car had not leaked oil previous to this incident. While driving I noticed an oil burning smell and smoke coming from the engine compartment. After investigation I learned that 3 quarts of oil had leaked during my drive. I did get this fixed a auto repair facility. I then learned that the fix that GM had come up with was some sort of plate. The repair shop installed same.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #21

Jul 042006

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
The cooling fan on my Cadillac Deville failed to operate which caused the vehicle to overheat, leading to a cracked header. The engine had to be replaced at only 48K miles.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #20

Dec 012000

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,089 miles
Consumer states that the vehicle stalls at low RPM's. when this happens the power steering goes out. The dealership states that it is caused by failed crank sensors a and B. consumer states that this has happened many times and he has replaced the sensors three times. The part numbers that replaced the parts the first two times were a 00012559529-B 00012559530 and the third time the part number a 00012575481-B 00012575482.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #19

Jul 102004

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states felt that vehicle was bottoming out when hitting bumps in the road. Consumer took the vehicle to dealer to be serviced, the vehicle was under warranty. They claimed test dro ve the vehicle and couldn't find anything wrong with the vehicle. Consumer stated the odometer reading was the same when he dropped the vehicle off and when he picked it up. Consumer recently took the vehicle to another repair center, and they told him that engine mount had to be replaced.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #18

Nov 222004

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer noticed that when the vehicle was on a flat surface it would not leak fluid, but if the vehicle was on a incline the vehicle would leak fluid from underneath the vehicle. The consumer contacted a dealer for an appointment. The mechanic informed the consumer that the pressure and return line hose needed replacement. The leak was from the power steering pressure hose which had split. The vehicle check engine light illuminated on the dash.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #17

Dec 272000

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 24,757 miles
Serious fault with 2000 Cadillac Deville engine. The vehicle would stall as the vehicle entered traffic. The problem was diagnosed as a J4355 sensor/crankshaft position sensor, which was replaced on two occasions.

- Grapevine, TX, USA

problem #16

Jul 202003

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
Vehicle intermittently stalled. The dealer replaced the crank sensors which corrected the problem.

- Murphys, CA, USA

problem #15

Mar 032003

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
While driving at 70 mph, the vehicle came to a complete stop on the highway. When this happened consumer lost power steering, power brakes, and the transmission went haywire. Dealer informed the consumer that the crank shaft position sensor was the problem, and had been replaced three times. The sensors were replaced 6 times. Also, knee bolster below steering wheel feel onto consumer's legs. Consumer found plastic clips that hold knee bolster. Technician installed new knee bolster.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #14

Nov 252003

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
2000 Cadillac Deville North star with 50 thousand miles....uses oil and has since 30 thousand miles... cates motor company of madisonville, Kentucky says that using oil is normal for the North star engine. Using oil is not normal! I have never owned anything but Cadillac and they didn't use oil until 100+thousand miles. My 88 Cadillac sedan Deville-gold executive has 203,000 miles and uses a quart every 3,000 miles! a 2000 Cadillac Deville with a North star engine should not be using oil... using oil is not normal. Why is cates motor company of madisonville, ky. Telling me it is normal" why aren't they prepared to fix the problem of using oil in a $50,000 C-A-D-I-L-L-A-C owned by a life time patriot" my Cadillac's id # [xxx]. I have called Cadillac... left message with automated service... no response. I have E-mailed Cadillac with no response. I have repeatedly ask cates motor company to have a Cadillac representative contact me... no response. Want to speak with a real live Cadillac representative. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #13

Nov 212003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at various speed, the vehicle intermittently stalled. Consumer towed the vehicle to the dealer, technician could not duplicate or correct the problem.

- Bell, FL, USA

problem #12

Jan 192001

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 6,837 miles
The crank sensor failed while the vehicle was in motion. The power steering and the brakes would fail when the engine had gone out. The failures almost resulted in collisions.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 112003

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,863 miles
Consumer stated that while driving the vehicle cut off. Once the vehicle stalled the driver lost all the power and could not steer vehicle to safety. This occurred on four separate occasions. Each time the vehicle was taken to a dealer/mechanic. The dealer replaced several components but the stalling condition still exist..

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #10

May 012000

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Vehicle stalled on the highway five (5) times over three years regardless of speed. Dealer informed consumer the crankshaft sensor needed to be replaced. The dealer remained working on the vehicle and was uncertain about the sensor being the problem. The wiring harness was replaced. The vehicle seemed to run.

- Sequim, WA, USA

problem #9

Aug 132003

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 63,130 miles
Motor mount broke, which caused the engine to move and rupture the air conditioning system. Left steering tie rod was worn almost to a point of failure. Cadillac felt the consumer was entitled to reimbursement, so they sent him a check for $585.65 to offset to some degree the failure caused.

- Marshville, NC, USA

problem #8

Mar 312003

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The vehicle stalled without warning......

- Montevideo, MN, USA

problem #7

Feb 202003

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Whiled riving vehicle shut off due to engine crank shaft sensor faiure....

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #6

Jan 012002


  • miles
While approaching an intersection the vehicle will shut down without prior warning. Also the check engine light will appear on the dashboard. Due to the crank shaft sensor. Dealer is aware of the problem.

- Madison Hgts, MI, USA

problem #5

Jun 272001


  • miles
Vehicle has stalled on several occasions, consumer noticed that the engine wires was half an inch thick and the engine mounts were broken, which were possibliy causing vehicle to stall.

- Bayside, NY, USA

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