really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,485 miles

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problem #10

Aug 162014


  • 108,000 miles
The contact owned a 2000 Cadillac Deville. While attempting to brake for a stop sign, the vehicle accelerated independently and crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #9

Jan 232012

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 107,834 miles
Driving into my drive way I noticed that my car pulled in very fast. Normally, I idle in my car into the drive way, this time it was much faster and the engine was very accelerated. I parked the vehicle and the engine was accelerated up to 1850rpm. I pressed the gas pedal to free up the throttle, it made is worst. The vehicle RPM increased up to 2835 RPM and stayed stuck at 2835 RPM. After 10 to 15 seconds the RPM slowly dropped down to 1500 RPM and stayed at these revolution. I had to turn off the vehicle. It's normal idle RPM are 675-700rpm. This is a safety hazard for some one that does not know what to do when driving at a busy highway or regular city streets.

- South Gate, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 052010


  • 83,000 miles
I was riding down the street and I felt my car going a little faster than it was suppose to because I was not on the gas pedal. My turn was coming up so I put my foot on the brakes it acted like it really didn't want to slow down so I had to punch on my brakes kind of hard to make the turn. And soon as I took my foot off the brake it started speeding up again. So I pulled over and cut the car off for about 10 seconds then started it back up. After I started the car back up it ran fine. Going to call the dealer where the car was brought at and see what they have to say about this ''' dangerous situation'''.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #7

Oct 042010

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,012 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Deville. The contact was braking from 45 mph to a complete stop. The contact resumed acceleration and the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact then applied extreme pressure to the brakes and was able to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer was informed of the failure and advised the contact that there was a failure within the throttle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 94,012. Updated 01/14/11 updated 01/31/11

- Ricksmond, KY, USA

problem #6

Apr 012010

DeVille 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Deville. While traveling at speeds of 30 mph, the contact attempted to brake and noticed that the brake pedal was resistant to pressure. The vehicle continued to accelerate and proceeded to crash into the rear of another vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was filed on the scene. The vehicle was not diagnosed and there were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 72,000. Updated 8/18/10 the consumer stated the cruise control line snapped. Updated 08/19/10

- Cincinnati , OH, USA

problem #5

May 152008


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Deville. When the contact removes his foot from the accelerator pedal, the vehicle continues to accelerate on its own. The failure also occurs when idling at a red light or stop sign. The ABS traction light illuminates. The vehicle has been inspected by a mechanic. In addition, three of the window regulators failed within a week of each other. Currently, all four windows fail to go up and down properly. The current mileage was 88,627 and failure mileage was 70,000. Remailed 11/14/08.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #4

Jun 182007

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
My 2000 Cadillac Deville will occasionally accelerate of its own Accord. It can happen when on cruise control or when not. The only way to get it to stop accelerating is to put it in neutral and tap the accelerator with your foot. It is quite disturbing and takes some seconds to realize what to do. Fortunately has not happened in close quarters yet, but the stories about the old man who mistakenly put his foot on teh accelerator rather than the brake are bogus. His car did it. This happened also in Oct. 2006. The dealer crest Cadillac claimed to never heard of such a thing. They cleaned teh throttle body and only happened a couple times after that and was not a problem until this week. It again happened on the expressway and I was up to 85 mph before I regained control.

- Jamesville, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 062003

DeVille 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
When the brake was applied, the vehicle accelerated and hit a curb.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 162002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states vehicle suddenly accelerated out of control causing vehicle to strike the back wall of the garage at home causing 13K damage to home. The problem was reported to the dealer who refused to look at the vehicle for 3 weeks. The consumer finally had to take the car back. The vehicle continues to have periodic problems of the same nature. General Motors continues to claim there is nothing wrong with the vehicle.

- Dewitt, MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 142001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling on the highway and suddenley vehicle accelerated and took off in traffic, consumer had both feet on the brakes, the vehicle did not respond appropriately for brakes, vehicle was out of control. Consumer states that the drivers seat heater is inoperative, driver and passenger front seat belt buckles were out of position, and the passenger side plastic retainer was broke, while pulling into a parking space consumer lost all power steering, dealer replaced rack and pinion, engine is making a knocking noise, while accelerating vehicle started in third gear, which the gears seem to lock up internally, vehicle starts vibrating at approximately 50 mph, the right center dash A/C vent closes by it self, the night vision lens is cracked and the console holder and latch broke.

- Griffith, IN, USA