6th Generation (1985—1993) DeVille Problems

This generations ranks 18th out of 42 Cadillac generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (40%), electrical (18%), and the transmission (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Lights on Fender Don\'t Work 2 complaints at an average of 60,884 miles in the 1989 Cadillac DeVille.
  2. Backfires and Hesitates, Runs Roughly 2 complaints at an average of 74,928 miles in the 1993 Cadillac DeVille.
  3. Runs Roughly 1 complaints at an average of 75,000 miles in the 1992 Cadillac DeVille.

What DeVille 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 1989 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1993 6 1 7 0.92
1992 5 1 3 1.04
1991 3 1 3 0.48
1990 1 2 0 0.17
1989 5 1 0 1.09
1988 0 1 0 0.0
1987 2 2 0 0.43
1986 5 3 0 1.01
1985 0 2 0 0.0

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