3rd Generation (1986—1991) SeVille Problems

This generations ranks 20th out of 42 Cadillac generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (66%), electrical (33%), and the We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Main Bearing Failure 1 complaints at an average of 124,000 miles in the 1988 Cadillac SeVille.
  2. Engine Knocking 1 complaints at an average of 20,000 miles in the 1987 Cadillac SeVille.
  3. Starter Requires Several Attempts to Start 1 complaints at an average of 65,000 miles in the 1991 Cadillac SeVille.

What SeVille 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 1988 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1991 1 0 3 0.45
1990 2 3 0 0.51
1989 0 2 0 0.0
1988 2 1 0 1.97
1987 1 2 0 0.73
1986 0 3 0 0.0

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