5th Generation (1998—2004) SeVille Problems

SeVille owners with a 1998—2004 model year have the most problems with the engine (33%), transmission (18%), and the body (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Head Gasket Failure 3 complaints at an average of 101,667 miles in the 1999 Cadillac SeVille.
  2. Broken Frame 1 complaints at an average of 112,000 miles in the 2003 Cadillac SeVille.
  3. Engine Not Working Properly 1 complaints at an average of 22,000 miles in the 2003 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 1999 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2004 1 0 294 0.32
2003 4 1 306 2.9
2002 8 2 308 1.97
2001 2 1 284 0.67
2000 3 2 230 1.35
1999 6 1 83 4.89
1998 3 2 85 0.69

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