1st Generation (1985—1992) Fleetwood Problems

Fleetwood owners with a 1985—1992 model year have the most problems with the cooling system (25%), body (16%), and the electrical (16%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. A/c Is the Harrison Unit. More Junk 1 complaints at an average of 90,000 miles in the 1985 Cadillac Fleetwood.
  2. Shocks Are Bad 1 complaints at an average of 90,000 miles in the 1985 Cadillac Fleetwood.
  3. Loves to Blow Headgaskets 1 complaints at an average of 90,000 miles in the 1985 Cadillac Fleetwood.

What Fleetwood 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 1985 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1992 0 2 4 0.0
1991 1 3 4 0.16
1990 0 2 1 0.0
1989 0 2 0 0.0
1988 0 3 0 0.0
1987 1 4 0 0.27
1986 2 5 0 0.53
1985 8 3 0 4.74

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