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#2624 of 2634 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [gmcustsvcsarah]
Sep 25, 2012 (10:56 am)
Today I'm going to my local Cadillac dealer to have my 3rd window regulator replaced since March 2012 at a cost of nearly $500.00 each! I purchased this car in August of 2011 so I don't know how many times they have already been replaced. According to all the info i've read and been told, this is a very common problem with Devilles from pre 2000 thru at least 2005. Cadillac is well aware of this issue so I'm perplexed as to why there hasn't been a recall and a fix.
My issue with this problem is not just about the cost or frequency but rather the Safety issue. This always seems to happen in late evening when i'm nearly 100 miles from home and, it happens without any warning. I'm afraid to go on a trip or even be out late at night for fear I could be attacked, robbed or whatever. This is indeed a very dangerous safety issue. GM has the ability to correct the design flaw of having plastic connected to metal so this does not happen again ever. Please GM, do something before someone gets hurt. (judylee13, nashville, tn, 2005 cadillac deville)
#2625 of 2634 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [judylee13]
Sep 25, 2012 (11:51 am)
Good afternoon judylee13,
We're sorry that you've had to have these repairs done three times over the course of the year. How did everything go with your dealership this afternoon? If we can look into anything for you, please send us an email at socialmediagm.com with more details (including your name and your Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#2626 of 2634 Have 1998 Deville What is 1/4 black roof materail made of ?
Nov 26, 2012 (3:43 pm)
As mentioned above I like to know what this Color Black Materail is made of and how to treat it care for it to keep it looking like new"? Also goes down on both back doors edges. I been told by the mechnic and fellow I purchased from the 1/4 black roof shell is made of fiberglass, but he also not sure what the material which to me is like materail simular to that of convertable which I don't know what is called or how to keep that like new,
My black 1/4 top roof is in new like condition, goes with the black leather interior and even leather steering wheel. car loaded with all kinds of features. I just had the car detailed. even them guys not sure what is mated of , just said washed liked rest of car, I want to know if there is anything I should use to care for this section on care to keep like new? purhaps there are some products out there to protect it from sun and weather, I don't want ton see it fade or weather cause lack of using some product. classic car owners with this materal must use some thing to keep like new condition I would think.
#2627 of 2634 Re: Have 1998 Deville What is 1/4 black roof materail made of ? [rocket11213]
Dec 14, 2012 (1:37 am)
Well, I don't think a 1/4 roof is anything 'stock'. This was added by some after-market outfit. All the 'vinyl roofs' on later model Cadillacs are after-market, these do not come as a Cadillac 'stock' item. I would guess the material is somewhat like all 'vinyl' roof material, and cleaners and 'dressings' found in auto part houses could be used.
#2628 of 2634 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [judylee13]
Jan 21, 2013 (6:30 pm)
If you are spending that much for a regulator, then you are getting jerked. I bought my drivers side regulator with motor for 36 bucks brand new on eBay over 2 years ago, took it over to pep-boys and for about $40 they installed it. So, I got everything fixed for under $100 and for the past two years I have had no problems and I use the regulator several times a day. Stay away from the dealers, unless you have a power train warranty that covers all repairs for $0. Only a fool goes to a dealer for out of pocket repairs.
#2629 of 2634 The end of "real" Caddies! :(
Jan 21, 2013 (11:27 pm)
This is a very sad state of affairs. Cadillac stopped making the Full Size American Luxury Car that has a V8.
The last Full Size Caddy was the 2011 DTS (Deville Touring Sadan). Now they only make these cheezy small euro looking sports trash, i.e CTS, XTS, ATS, they may say Cadillac. But, they are not Caddies, too small and they look like hell!
GM must be out of their minds to take the Deville/DTS off their lineup. The DTS was their flagship car. Now the American Dream is gone. Even Lincoln took the Towncar off their lineup.
I belong to several large Cadillac forums and 1000's upon 1000's of Caddy lovers are sick and heartbroken over the end of Cadillac as we once knew it. When you saw a Caddy driving down the street, you could see it was a Caddy a mile away. All these new cars that Cadillac is making look like every other car. How can a limo be made and feel roomy if it's an XTS, etc;?
I have an 01' Deville that I try to keep in the best condition possible, I even put a brand new tranny into it. There is nothing left that is large, plush, powerful and comfortable like a Deville...NOTHING!
So, when I'm forced to get a "new" Caddy, it will be a 2011 DTS. But after that, then what? GM made a huge mistake taking the DTS off their lineup. So, that's it folks, Cadillac threw in the towel and are just making cars, not CADDIES.
So, take good care of your DTS/Deville. Everything else they make is garbage, I'm sure millions will agree. If GM did some real research, they would find they made a horrible mistake by removing the Deville.
#2630 of 2634 Info Language in DTS 2003
Apr 14, 2013 (4:59 am)
Hi All, I bought 2003 cadilac DTS from Japan, but the info screen in the dashboard is in Japanese, how do i change to English!, the navigation screen is changed to crap one, does not work with the steering commands, like volume ,etc. I thought i can change from the navigation screen but it is not OEM, help how can i do it without it !
#2631 of 2634 Transmission problems '05 deville
Apr 24, 2013 (6:00 pm)
have a '05 deville with 95K. has always been maintained dealer. had service (LOF) and front brake pads installed 2 wks. ago...today driving 35mph the "ser. eng. soon" light came on engine hesitated for a second, i sped up and 42mph. the transmission made a noticale shift. that i have never had before (tranny was always smmoth as silk). Light still on and not. shift 42mph. Taking back to dealer nxt. wk. could this big a big tranny issue??? $$?
#2632 of 2634 transmission problems '05 deville
Apr 26, 2013 (5:49 pm)
got my answer today.two codes came up at dealership 1)TCC solenoid not working. 2)clutch pressure control solenoid not working. bottom line parts and Labor $985., orig. was $1285, spoke with ser. mgr. , review ed my history of service business with dealership and dropped price (waived 2 hrs. of labor time. I have now spend $1292. ytd on vehicle, am wondering if it is time to bail out, but I really like the vehicle?
#2633 of 2634 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [gmcustsvcsarah]
Apr 26, 2013 (5:59 pm)
Sarah please see my tranny issues posted 2632.