2000 Cadillac DeVille Sedan from North America - Comments

7th Nov 2009, 21:55

The 02 Deville DHS... 60-70 mph vibration. Other than that a beautiful car. No other problems.

Replacing old symmetry's, if the vibes remain bad, will investigate options presented here, such as bad hub assembly, tie rod play, axle seal, and worn race, trans/axle, drive-shaft balancing, dirt on hub, and inside of wheel, air pressure increase, air in power steering, engine stabilizer rod bushings.

Hope to come back with a positive report. Thanks for all the input.

12th Nov 2009, 20:18

2000 Deville owner. Should have seen this site before purchase. I work so hard for my money and was fooled by this company. My dad was FORD. I am now FORD.

28th Nov 2009, 17:09

Had bad vibrations on 02 Deville DHS with Michelin Symmetry. Changed all 4 tires to Michelin Primacy... an upgrade tire. No change in the vibes. Had the Primacy replaced with new Symmetry's, can't get the S-speed now without a narrow whitewall. Bought the T-speed blackwall. Vibes gone, except for some slight vibration at highway speeds through some tighter turns. But a massive improvement!

7th Jan 2010, 09:41

I bought a 2000 Deville in December 2006 with 30K on the odometer. Fortunately, I bought an extended warranty. Like many of you, I love the comfort, ride quality and looks of the Deville, but the nickels and dimes you spend on it can be frustrating.

Besides the usual repairs, transmission, power windows, etc., which were mostly covered under warranty, I now have an issue with the electrical going to the back seats. Power windows on both sides do not operate, nor do the heated seat controls. I am willing to let them languish, but thought if any of you have had similar issues and repaired the problem, I would appreciate knowing what the potential cost will be.

My extended warranty runs out in December 2010, and I will probably trade this Caddy for a 2006 or newer model then. But I also have a kiddo heading to college this fall, so I may hold onto it. It only has 60,000 miles on it, and gets 28 MPG on the highway.

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

24th Jan 2010, 11:28

My 2001 DHS had the stalling problem, fixed by replacing crankshaft position sensors (make sure to replace both).

3 sets of tires for vibration, more balances than I can count, including 4 road force, 2 alignments, replaced front axles, drivers side outer tie rod, replaced front brake rotors. Vibration still there. Slightly better with tire pressure at 38.

Now I have the P0741 code. Does anyone have any long term experience in ignoring this problem?

6th Feb 2010, 21:17

My wife purchased an 02 Cadillac SLS with the 4.6 Northstar engine in 05 with 42K miles. Good ride for a couple of years.

There was a noticeable vibration above 65 MPH. Replaced tires, had brake pads replaced and rotors turned, front alignment. 3 months later, had rotors replaced. Worked with air pressure, but learned to live with vibration.

Had a leak, thought to be the radiator over flow bottle by dealership $180; Didn't fix it; had to replace water pump cover gasket $270.

No more problems for a time. Then, broken motor mount, uses 2 quarts of oil between 3000k change. Then, engine would cut off at stop lights or in slow turn process. Replaced 2 crankcase position sensors (very good back yard mechanic) $180 no problem for a while.

Blows cold air when sitting still on heat.

Passenger side seat warmer will not work.

Head lights dim on low beam even after bulb replacement. Lights sometimes flicker when another vehicle approaches from front.

2 weeks ago, service engine light came on. Checked with computer at Auto Zone. Codes were P0741B Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid and code P01860B Torque Converter Pulse Width Modulation Solenoid. She was 100 miles away from home. She drove home. Seemingly no problems.

One week later she was away, filled up with gas, and drove toward home. Engine was cold. Applied cruise control. Had to hit brake for traffic. When she re-applied cruise, engine starting acting as if it was missing. First suspect was water in fuel. Engine flutter/missed most of the way home, but got better as engine got hotter. Also discovered Cruise control will not engage unless engine is running above 50 mph. Had mechanic check, found same codes. We are trying to determine cost of repairs. Probably will be to dispose of this SLS very soon, especially after reading some of the comments on the wonderful site.

18th Feb 2010, 14:37

Own a 2000 Cadillac DHS with some of the same issues discussed on this forum. Had the vibration over 65mph, has the check engine light on with codes for misfire in crankshaft, had engine oil leaks, has transmission oil leaks, and has service air bag light.

Engine oil leaks were fixed by replacing the main engine seal, oil pump and oil filter.

The air bag light comes on and off, I don't know why.

The vibration stopped after replacing the after market tires with the original OEM's, inflating them to 38psi.

The transmission problem I'm working on now.

The car used to shut off at stop lights or slow turns, but for some good reason has not come back.

I had to change other stuff as well, like a window motor, air conditioner motor, and numerous gaskets.

I love Cadillacs and this is my 3rd one, but man they are expensive to maintain!!! I don't know what car I will get into next, but knowing me, I'll be a gluten for more Cadillac punishment!!

19th Feb 2010, 01:57

I was on this website for a friend of mine at work that has a 2001 Caddie DeVille. His shakes between 50 and 70. And he knows what it is, it's dust/ice/snow/mud, or any other kinda build up that forms in his rims. He will spray out the rims with the pressure hose and it's fine until the same stuff forms in them again. I was searching the web for him, because he was wondering if changing rims would help? But by the look of things, they will not. I'm very sorry to everyone that bought Cadillac thinking it's "a Cadillac", but I have less problems with my 97 Taurus with 200,000 miles on it.

24th Feb 2010, 19:43

I bought a 2000 Cadillac DeVille January 13, 2010.

A week later, I take the car to have the oil changed because I did not know when the last time the oil was changed. And I found out the crankshaft seal was leaking oil, needed new brakes and rotors front and back.

Took it back to the Cadillac dealers the next week, had the crankshaft seal fixed $2,500, then the battery wouldn't hold a charge; new battery $179.00, front and back brakes and rotors $800.

Today is the sixth time I have drove the car since the repairs (because I have two surgeries), on the way back from the doctors today, the Check Engine Soon light comes on. Took the car to AutoZone, they hooked it up, said it is the O2 sensor.

This is my first and last Cadillac, the car is in great shape for a 2000. It goes to the shop tomorrow to have struts put on the front, and an alignment, which is going to about $775, the emissions is going to be $150. I paid $5,400 for it. It is just like Cadillac thinks that you only have money to be in the garage every few days, this is terrible.

I have only owned the car a month and 11 days, and I have put all this money into it, never again will I buy another Cadillac.