25th Mar 2009, 17:53
I bought my 2000 DHS in 2007 with 66,000 miles with the check engine light on. The dealer claimed it was something in the engine, and it would be fixed, but 30,000 miles and 3,000 out of pocket later, I've finally got it fixed.
Now I'm finally experiencing the shaking, and a shop told me it would be about 450 dollars, don't think I'll be buying another Caddi or domestic vehicle, and I'm a union worker who strongly believes in buying American.
29th Mar 2009, 03:00
OMG, I just got a 2001 Deville pearl white with 95k miles, luxury, loaded to the max and very clean in and out. I love the way this car looks, but all the problems you guys are talking about, I have right now.
Check engine, dash is peeling or shrinking, vibration at 50 to 70 mph, I think my passenger seat is going to come off, LOL, engine stalls and sometimes dies without a reason, engine shakes at every stop sign or light, low coolant, gas cap.
Took the car to shop for the check engine light and guess what! 14 trouble codes, map sensor transmissions sensor, crank sensor, throttle position sensor, catalytic and some more.
Everything is wrong with this car. Problems cost about 3000 dollars to fix, yeah!! Considering I just paid 3500 LOL. Holy molly, I need my money back. Does any one want this car? If you've got a Cadillac Devil, get rid of it, trust me!! ..
19th Apr 2009, 14:01
I bought a 2000 DeVille used from a dealer for a really good price. White Diamond color a great looker. Short test drive revealed nothing wrong and it had about 88,000 miles. First problem to pop up was the check engine light with the error code for the Torque Converter sensor. I've read about many of us changing out their tranny's for big bucks, but I also read that if the torque converter was really having a problem, you would notice stalling at stop lights and other transmission symptoms. I left it and 60,000 miles later, no problem except for staring at that engine light... better than $3,000.
Next problem was the shaking setting in around 100,000 miles. Most of my driving is rural and local so I usually drive under 65 mph. Then had to drive my dad 150 miles every day for cancer treatments, and it shook pretty bad on the interstate. The passengers hardly noticed, but I felt it in the steering wheel and foot pedals. I finally had enough, and reading all these threads considered the problem useless but I had to try. So off to Discount Tire and got rid of the Goodyear Regattas that were on the car. Still had good tread, but they were noisy and harsh. So I went with the Michelin Symmetry which were the orig. equipment, and which I had experience with on some Lincolns I had. New Michelins, New speed balance, and over inflated to 38 psi.
Result: New Car!! Rides great, no vibration a real pleasure, so much that I find it hard to regulate my speed now. As a result I got my first speeding ticket in 20 years on the interstate just gliding along at 80! Oh well, it was worth it. 160,000 miles now, but failed inspection with a camshaft sensor error code. Mechanic replaced the camshaft sensor for about $200 and passed re-inspection. I just wish I replaced those tires 40K ago! Still have that error code for the torque converter, but it drives and looks great.
12th May 2009, 10:54
I am having the same problems with my car as all of you. I purchased this car 1 and 1/2 yrs ago from a dealer with 70,000 miles and now I have 124,500.
First thing was all 3 lights came on for traction control, steering and ect. Dealer says I need EBTCM for $1250. Car drives perfectly fine except for the xmas tree on the dash.
Then I have "CHECK COOLANT LEVEL" light come on. I had a radiator flush done and no change.
I put 4 brand new tires on the car last summer and the car drove beautiful, and after about 4 months I started with a vibration. The vibration is so bad that everything rattles. I guess I do not need new tires or balancing, just a common JUNK GM vehicle.
I had a ungodly pulsation, so my husband put all new brakes and rotors. The stabilizer links were completely rotted out of the car.
I had a rock hit my windshield and it split all along the whole bottom in four spots, and now it rattles.
We have replaced both wheel bearings.
The back drivers side window decided it no longer wants to go down. But I can put it down from the front drivers side.
Now my service engine light came on and I was told my car needs a tune up. This was my husbands favorite car, and now we hate it. I am going to park this car and buy a FORD. I am still paying for this car and it is worth nothing. I took it to a new dealership to trade it in on a new car and they told me they would give me $1400 trade in. I almost threw up because I still owe $6600 for this piece of garbage. We have owned about 10 caddies and I have to tell you this car and the 97 STS is junk. Overpriced JUNK!!!
I know exactly how you all feel..
Fix the car, I would rather drive it off a cliff...
29th Jun 2009, 16:06
I have an 03 DTS with the same unsolvable vibration problems. I had an 01 STS with same unsolvable vibration. I had to replace crank sensors in both cars. The STS was going through a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Same BS excuses from GM. The DTS has already had extensive warranty engine work. The STS surprisingly rode 10 times better than the DTS. Like others have said, it rides like my 4wd 3/4 ton truck.
I will probably buy another used one, but I will NEVER buy a new car from GM. Hopefully the bankruptcy will clear out some of the management and reliability problems. It would be nice to buy an American car you could be proud of. I hope this thread continues. It might make the difference in a court case someday...
13th Jul 2009, 08:18
2000 Deville will not start. Battery is brand new. Code's 0335 0340 and 0385. Thinking that's the problem. Crankshaft sensors.
3rd Sep 2009, 09:22
Good luck to anyone if the rear woofer fails. Dealer told me 450.00 (just for the part) & without it the sound system s*^%s.
22nd Sep 2009, 20:29
I am a new 2000 DeVille owner. Kind of. I bought it several days ago, and on the first day, took it to a GM Dealer for certification and inspection. It is still there. Might get it back one week later. The problems are everything mentioned on this board. Serves me right for not researching the car before buying it. I bought it "as is" for $2500 north of Toronto. I thought I'd take the risk of getting a cheap Caddy. What a thrill it would be to own one I thought. Has 193,000 kms on it and the body and interior are in good shape. The repairs will cost me about $7000, putting it above the market value. Although $1800 is for an air bag cradle. It seems the air bag was ejected before and a new bag was replaced into the old broken cradle. The dealer told me that is even dangerous and they have to replace it.
I will post the details of the repairs when I get the car back and the final bill. But my question for everyone now is, do these unacceptable repair issues affect each and every 2000 -2005 DeVille on the road today or just a small percentage?
People who post or read here are most likely someone experiencing problems and want to do some research. What is the DeVille Lemon percentage? 5%? 15%? 80%? Does anyone know?