Headlights Problems of Cadillac Deville - part 1



Cadillac Deville owners have reported 46 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

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Failure Date: 11/24/2011

I as driving on a farmed market road (f. M. ) approx. 55 mph. And the right headlight lens flew off the car. Luckily there wasn't any other cars behind me, and there wasn't any damage to my car and/or anyone elses vehicle. After I returned home, I checked the driver's side lens to discover it was loose as well.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Cadillac Deville 2
Failure Date: 03/04/2009

1. Both front headlight lens/covers fell off. One recovered. Adhesive attaching cover to headlight was still on cover, hardened; no adhesive is on headlight assembly. No signs of stress to headlight or surrounding bodywork. 2. Driving in rain causes all four bulbs in headlight assembly to fail with resulting instantaneous loss on headlight (high and low beams) and turn and position lights. 3. Bulbs replaced, recovered cover epoxied to headlight assembly, headlight assembly with missing cover needs to be replaced. Parts, except failed bulbs,currently installed in out of service car.

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Failure Date: 01/09/2007

- the contact has a 1998 Cadillac Deville with an odometer reading of 133000 miles and both headlight units are cloudy. The contact said that the visibility is very poor an there is no way to clean them to improve visibility. When making a left turn it becomes difficult to see. The contact took the car to the dealer (caramgo Cadillac) and he was told that both head light units need to be replaced.

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Failure Date: 11/17/2006

Headlight lens falls off.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Cadillac Deville 5
Failure Date: 09/19/2006

: the contact stated while driving 60 mph on the highway, the headlight cover fell off without warning. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who determined the entire headlight needed to be replaced.

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Failure Date: 03/13/2006

: the contact stated the headlight lens became faded and cloudy due to sun and weather conditions. As a result, there was less visibility while driving at night time. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection; however no repairs were made. Updated 3/28/2006 -.


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Failure Date: 08/20/2005

I was driving on the highway when the plastic headlamp cover and seal flew off of my car onto moving traffic. I called the Cadillac dearship in which they say I have to replace the whole entire headlamp which will cost $300. The headlamp had dry cracked glue around it where it seemed like the glue got old and started to crack.

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Failure Date: 01/20/2005

No noted event. The headlight lens for 98 Cadillacs, (not sure if this applies to other years as well) comes lose and leaves the inner elements exposed. This seems to be a problem with many Cadillacs during this period. I had to purchase 2 headlights. What guarantee do I have that this will not happen again. Why are they using substandard material.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Cadillac Deville 9
Failure Date: 11/30/2004

Both front headlight lenses came off on two separate occasions while driving 70-75 mph in the rain. Dealer was notified.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Cadillac Deville 10
Failure Date: 09/10/2004

While driving driver's side headlight lens fell off. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.


 
car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Cadillac Deville 11
Failure Date: 08/27/2004

Headlight cover sheared off while driving. Consumer was able to contact the dealer for an appointment to inspect and repair the vehicle.

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Failure Date: 07/14/2004

Consumer reported headlights failed to operate while driving. Consumer noticed the headlight lens was missing 0r fell off. Dealer was not notified.

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Failure Date: 05/03/2004

The right headlight lens fell off unnoticed while driving, and the left headlight lens was lost. Insurance inspector indicated that the lenses had a factory defect.

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Failure Date: 03/02/2004

Headlight lens came off while driving. Consumer took the vehicle to dealer for inspection, and mechanic informed the consumer that passenger's side lens was replace due to a recall a year ago. But, driver's side was not on recall. There are two occurrences of the headlight lens coming off the vehicle. First happened on the driver side then the second on the passenger side. Insurance company paid for the repair of the first failure of the headlight lens, but not on the second incident because it was said that it was a factory failure.

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Failure Date: 07/19/2003

Consumer states that while driving and no warning the headlights lens will fall off, causing a distracting to consumer view. Dealer notified.

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Failure Date: 02/16/2003

I am very concerned about the headlights going out on my 1998 cadellac develle. The passenger side lens blew off the car and went flying. The headlight went out. I stoped to see what had happen - saw no lens on the one side. Checked the other side and the lens was ready to fall off. I had not lights on one side and if I had not wired the other lens in place it would have blew off and I would have had no headlights. Contaced the dealer and was told they are aware of this problem but suggested I contact the 800#. They refused to do anything about the problem stating it was out of warrenty. Researching the problem I am finding their has been several complants having the same problem. I beleive an investigation is in order. This is very unsafe for the drive and a projectile could do a great deal of harm to a person being struck but the flying lens. The sad part is you can not even buy a lens. Th e dealer will only sell you a complete assembly at $240. How would one know if the new asm will not do the same?.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Cadillac Deville 17
Failure Date: 09/06/2002

Consumer states that while driving and no warning the headlights lens will fall off causing a distracting to consumer view. Dealer notified mr.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1997 Cadillac Deville 18
Failure Date: 08/23/2002

The lens on the headlight lamps are losing the glue, causing the headlight lens to fall out of place. The consumer contacted the dealer, and they were not willing to do anything. The consumer states that on the right headlight holding the 11 by 7 inch lens failed causing the lens to come off while driving at 60 mph.

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Failure Date: 08/23/2002

The headlight lens has clouded, reducing the light beam affecting night time driving. This is not a surface problem, because it cannot be cleared. The defect is a material problem caused by the sunlight. This problem has existed for about 8 months now making the lens appear opaque even in the day light. Cadillac refuses responsibility and says the vehicle is out of warranty.

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Failure Date: 04/17/2002

While driving about 65 mph on the open road a headlight lens came loose, and bounced off the passenger side windshield. We didn't know what it was until we stopped and examined the auto. There was a slight dent in the post between the windshield and the passenger side window. The left headlight lens ws examined and found to be loose. On the return trip the left headlight lens came off. Fi may have gone under the car as I recall a slight noise while driving. The parts man at the dealer made the comment that this usually doesn't happen to Cadillacs and when it does they ususlly just drop off. The lenses are secured to the headlight with glue. Apparently this is common on other autos. The repair entailed repalcing both headlight at a total cost of about $610 problem. In my opinion this is poor engineerring.

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Failure Date: 04/06/2002

Driver's side headlight cover fell off while driving the vehicle.

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Failure Date: 03/27/2002

While driving glass lens on headlights on both sides fell off without any warning.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Cadillac Deville 23
Failure Date: 03/10/2002

Headlights flashed off and on. The car has been at the dealer 5 times for this probleam. I am afraid that the lights will go off and not ome back on. They claim that they cannot dup the problem.

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Failure Date: 01/11/2002

Consumer states that cover for left and right headlight assemblies has disconnected and fell off of vehicle. Dealership has not examined vehicle to determine the cause of the problem. The service manager told consumer that he had seen this problem on several cars of this make and model.

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Failure Date: 12/31/2001

While traveling at highway speeds, the driver's side headlight lenses blewout, upon further inspection consumer found that the passenger's side lens was loose. Dealer has been contacted.

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