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#906 of 2635 Brake Problems
Jul 23, 2002 (7:07 am)
I have had a recurring problem with my
2001 Deville. It usually occurs in the morning.
Applying brake pressure while backing-up
creates a a loud noise almost like a fog horn.
In May I was told Cadillac had issued a service bulletin. This fix lasted about 6 weeks and the
problem returned. The service manager said he noticed that some of the Armoral that I used on the tires had gotten on the brakes and that was what was causing the problem. Has anyone ever heard of Armoral or tire shine products causing
break problems. I have very serious doubts about
this because I such an infrequent user of tire shine products.
Jul 24, 2002 (12:31 pm)
Has anyone out there bought a used luxury car such as Audi, Cadillac or Lexus recently?
If so, and if you're willing to talk about it with a major daily newspaper, please send your vehicle and contact info to jfallonedmunds.com no later than Friday, July 31. Thanks!
#908 of 2635 Brakes...Hydra
Jul 24, 2002 (1:42 pm)
With 32,000 plus miles on my on my 2001 DHS I have had no problems with brakes. And as I mentioned before I drive fast and in hilly areas.
Altho,I had to put on a new set of Michelins at 31,000 miles. They said there was 5000 miles left on tread, but why chance a problem at 85 mph plus.
Jul 25, 2002 (8:51 am)
the oil consumption issue could indeed be due to the carbon build-up. this problem has been acknowledged by gm and can significantly reduce consumption of oil. that explanation is legit. jackg
#910 of 2635 USED 2002s Base Devilles
Jul 25, 2002 (6:21 pm)
At my local Cad dealer 18-24 k miles
$28995. They had 5 but all in cashmere,
or no sale green ! Ex rentals tho !
Syracuse NY...NO CTS to be found !
They have a nice ruby 02 Deville with
chromies,roof,bose,bun warmers too...
35k with rebate and GM employee disc.
#911 of 2635 Still loving my '02 dts
Jul 29, 2002 (9:53 pm)
The grin on my face gets wider each time I take my one month old dts for a drive. Impatient for my next trip. Mpg in mostly city and construction area driving only 16-17 mpg. No real problems, squeaks or rattles, so far. I see lots of DeVilles and CTS' on the road. Both are sharp. Have the DeVille posters moved over to the CTS board?
Car does not seem to have burned any oil in first 1700 miles. Anyone know where the 1/2 quart low reading on the oil dip stick is approximately located?
#912 of 2635 Carnaught
Jul 29, 2002 (10:14 pm)
No wish to open old wounds...
After I re-read the oldest posts in this forum, I realized why you are so upset with your Cadillac experience.
Even though 2000 was the first year of the new DeVille design, the problems you had are among the worst I have read or heard about and should not happen even in a first year design. I thought I had some tales to tell about my former Chrysler LHS, but they are as nothing compared to your constant aggravations. The service worker joyriding your car on the weekend had to be like salt in your wounds. I'm a bit surprised that you didn't pursue the lemon law remedies.
I trust you are much happier in your current situation.
#913 of 2635 hydra2...thanks for your
Jul 30, 2002 (3:56 pm)
...understanding words. My problems with my DTS were not applicable to lemon laws as they were all different problems that happened with the car. Lemon laws refer to the same recurrent problem(s), which cannot be fixed and/or which remain a problem(s). Anyway, I did enjoy the crimson pearl beauty when everything was in working order.
#914 of 2635 Year end 2002's
Aug 01, 2002 (6:16 am)
I'm looking at what dealers have left in the base and DTS models. Can anyone that has purchased recently tell me if invoice less the rebate is the going rate? Thanks. Jack
Aug 01, 2002 (7:46 pm)
I can get a new 02 base, crimson paint,roof,bose,
chromies, bunwarmers f&r 45k sticker
for 35k with rebate and GMS employee discount
minus 2k Cad bonus cert and gm mc card points.
But I can get a 02 base used 17k miles for
25k american in Canada !
Used 02 base Devilles in syracuse ny for 29k
All prices plus tax and tag.......