Cadillac Deville owners have reported 45 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Cadillac Deville based on all problems reported for the Deville.
Tl- the contact owned a 1999 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while making a turn anti-freeze spilled onto the contact's foot. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the heating core burst due to an improper location and inadequate material. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact there was nothing they could do regarding the failure. The contact stated that the failure caused them to have to get skin grafts on their foot. The failure mileage was not provided. The VIN was not provided. Kh.
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The contact owns a 1995 Cadillac Deville. While driving approximately 55 mph, a large amound of smoke appeared from the front driver side. The contact pulled the vehicle over, opened the hood, and noticed flames. The contact extinguished the fire and the vehicle was towed to the residence. The vehicle was diagnosed that there was a fuel rail leakage. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 04v110000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was approximately 124,000.
At about 12:30 - 1:00 am in the morning the car was parked at my home in the driveway directly in front of the garage. Aaron the owner gets up to get something to eat when he looked outside the patio, he saw his car smoldering and than immediately burst into flames at the engine area. Called the fire department immediately and in the meantime tried to suppress the fire but not successful.
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The contact owns a 1999 Cadillac Deville. After starting the vehicle, the engine misfired intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 111,000.
After taking off from a stop sign, I drove up over about 1 1/2 inch vertical rise in the pavement (small bump). The engine and electrical systems shut down. I lost power stirring and power brakes. I got stopped and restarted the engine. This occurred about 3 days after I had taken my car to the gm dealer for repairs covered by gm recall 14299, "unintended ignition key rotation". My key did not rotate. Yesterday April 2, 2015 when driving 45 mph on a state highway, the engine stopped again without hitting any bumps. I was able to coast, put the car in neutral, and restart the engine, before the car behind me could hit me. There was no shoulder to pull off. Again there was no key rotation. I called my gm dealer after the first occurrence and was told I would have to pay for a new ignition switch or what ever was causing the problem. The recall only removed all other keys from the ignition key ring. This is a very dangerous defect that gm needs another recall to fix this sudden engine and electrical system shut down because if there is a crash the air bags will not deploy. Also lost of power stirring and power brakes makes control of the car very difficult.
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Loss control of steering and brakes on 4 sept and 7 sept 2014, at intersection of mahan drive and warden road; the vehicle stopped by curb of the street, all traffic stopped. Re-start engine. Luck was on my side.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the engine would not start when he tried to operate the vehicle. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage 100,000. Kw.
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Vehicle cuts off at random times while in motion. The car ignition cuts off all power to the engine and power steering when the car hits a bump, railroad track, or pothole. Bumping the column cover will also cut off the engine, and the power steering. The vehicle has had the key modification which would appear to have no affect on the problem of the ignition randomly rotating out of the on position.
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Deville. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle began idling uncontrollably. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000.
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The engine turns off while driving and it take a few tries to start it again.
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3 times same day at red light engine died, restarted each time, scary situation in heavy traffic. At myrtle beach s. C.
Tl * the contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure occurred several times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 97,000. The current mileage was 100,071.
Tl- the contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the aluminum engine head cracks when the vehicle becomes hot. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed the engine needed to be replaced. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 77,000 and the current mileage was 83,000. Sr.
The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated while driving 55 mph. The engine warning light was illuminated at the time the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where a diagnostic was performed, which located the failure at the engine intake air flow. The vehicle was also taken to the dealer for a second diagnostic, which located the failure at the intake air plenum. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 96,100 and the approximate current mileage was 200,000.
While driving on a village street, the engine just stops. It has done this three or four times. I had my mechanic check the car diagnostic computer. It showed no faults. Glad it happens at 20mph in town, and not at 70 while on the highway. At least at low speed, I can wrestle the car to the shoulder!.
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The contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the would hesitate to start. Also, the contact stated that the steering column panel was detaching and steering wheel was warped. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.
Notified last summer (2014) about recall. . . In September (2014) notified to schedule an appointment for the repair. . . Have called the local dealer several times. . . . Dealer does not have the necessary materials to correct the problem. Have experienced several times the ignition turning off. . . . (the reason for the recall). . . Fortunately have not had an accident. What is holding up the repairs? why send a letter instructing us to now get it repaired when the local dealer does not have the materials needed? very frustrating!!!!.
The contact owns a 1996 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that the vehicle began to run hot as soon as the engine was started. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where he was informed that the engine block was cracked. The manufacturer was notified and stated that they would repair the vehicle at their cost and advised the contact to take the vehicle to a local dealer. The dealer stated to the contact that the manufacturer advised them not to make any repairs to the vehicle. A letter was written to the chief executive officer who responded that they would not assist in the repair of the vehicle. The failure and current mileage was 74,000.
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Customer was driving vehicle down road, all of a sudden coming up to a stoplight car suddenly died, at the same time white smoke came billowing out the back of the car, it caused a traffic hazard in which nobody could see her car, she was rearended, as well as the guy that rearended her. The occupant of the vehicle that rearended her ended up getting his nose broken when he hit his steering wheel. Vehicle taken to dealership and was determined that the rear head bolts had pulled from the block causing the head to separate from the block of the vehicle, quoted $4500 to repair and was told they could not warranty repair because it is a northstar engine. Vehicle then brought to me to get it repaired.
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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.
My father purchased a 1996 sedan Deville brand new. He passed away in April 1998. My mother drove the car until this year. She gave me the car. The car has approx 17,000 miles. I just found out the car has a blown rear head gasket. I realize the car is 15 yrs old but I feel this should not have happened with such low mileage. The car was never abused and still smells new inside. Do I have any recourse with gm?.
2001 Deville car dies when ever it wants for no reason. Why has there been no recalls for this engine that is on many years. Sensors replacing does no good and the fuel filter change and fuel pump does no good. And replacing the battery does no good. It is the engine and no one has a cure. When someone gets killed maybe there will be a recall then.
9/30/10 - could not start or remove key from ignition, had to have vehicle towed from parking lot to dealership, had cylinder lock and key replaced. 12/10/13 - key is stuck in on position, drove straight to dealership (since we could not turn the car off), had to replace cyclinder lock and key again.
One night my family and I were driving my 1998 Cadillac Deville, and all of a sudden the heater coil burst without warning, the heater was not on and the car was not running hot. The car filled with steam making it impossible to see anything, and hot scalding water and anti-freeze poured out from under the dash board right over the gas peddle and scalded my right foot causing serious burns and leaving horrible scars. Luckily we were traveling on a country road with little to no traffic. I am relieved that me nor my family was seriously injured other than my foot being burned. Car dealer was notified, and nothing was done. I feel like this is a very dangerous matter that should be looked into and have something done about it.
The contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Deville. While driving approximately between 55-65 mph, the temperature gauge continuously increased to an extremely hot temperature level. The failure occurred sporadically. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 59,000.
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|Car Stall problems||
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||
|Gasoline Engine problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Engine Burning Oil problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||