1st Generation (1988—1992) Brougham Problems

This generations ranks 10th out of 42 Cadillac generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (50%), transmission (50%), and the We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Wont Go Into Gear 1 complaints at an average of 54,000 miles in the 1990 Cadillac Brougham.
  2. Idles Roughly When First Started 1 complaints at an average of 83,000 miles in the 1988 Cadillac Brougham.

What Brougham Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Cadillac model years.

Watch out for the 1990 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1992 0 0 0 0.0
1991 0 5 0 0.0
1990 1 9 0 0.5
1989 0 7 0 0.0
1988 1 9 0 0.16

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