8th Generation (2000—2005) DeVille Problems

DeVille owners with a 2000—2005 model year have the most problems with the engine (39%), windows (21%), and the interior (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Burns Oil 15 complaints at an average of 72,809 miles in the 2001 Cadillac DeVille.
  2. Engine Failure 5 complaints at an average of 70,576 miles in the 2002 Cadillac DeVille.
  3. Excessive Use of Oil 4 complaints at an average of 58,136 miles in the 2002 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 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2005 5 1 338 1.61
2004 4 1 324 2.58
2003 12 4 341 2.71
2002 17 5 342 13.13
2001 51 4 313 21.07
2000 22 5 272 7.2

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