2005 Cadillac DeVille Consumer Discussions

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Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [gmcustsvcsarah]

Written by: judylee13 on Sep 25, 2012 10:56:40 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.

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Re: If you can solve this, you are a Cadillac god. [sqiii]

Written by: amkdevile on Sep 11, 2012 4:18:28 AM

I have a 2005 DeVille. I had my traction control light come on several months ago. I could not turn it off manually with the button. At first I thought there was something wrong with the traction control.

Took it in to dealer. There was a short in a wire that goes to the truck for the third brake light. I guess opening and shutting the truck will eventually pinch the. Read More

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Re: 2005 deville [chrisptown1]

Written by: bolivar on Jun 18, 2012 3:07:40 AM

In general, if you want to stay with a Deville type, I would try to move up a couple more years. Get something still in the 4 years/50000 warranty. About $28,000, hopefully less, maybe even down to $22,000.

Then buy a GMPP warranty for 4 or 5 more years a few months before the factory one expires. What you will find are usually rentals or 3 year lease returns. A ‘base’. Read More

Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [bolivar]

Written by: bolivar on Apr 19, 2012 1:26:41 AM

Adding to my previous message. A $200 deductible for each repair is a little steep for me, especially considering how many things have been repaired on this car. And, even with all the repairs, with only a $50 deductible, the current extended warranty probably hasn’t been a good deal, I probably haven’t covered its cost.

So, when my current extended warranty ends, I’m probably going to get rid of this Deville. Read More

2005 Deville Latest Repair

Written by: bolivar on Apr 18, 2012 2:02:03 AM

Just to keep everyone on this forum informed. Back in time I’ve related the various repairs on my wife’s 2005 Cadillac Deville, which now has a little less than 61,000 miles. Just replaced the window regulator in the passenger window. This now makes the 4th of 4 window regulators replaced in the last 20 months. Hopefully, with this one, there are now no more remaining to break.

Obviously a terrible design. Read More

Re: 2001 Cadillac Deville Head Gasket – $10.000.00 [chrisptown1]

Written by: bolivar on Aug 14, 2011 4:06:08 AM

Well, they don’t all have gasket problem. But it’s a known problem, and reported often in Cadillac forums. Our 2005 has had several problems. Heat did not work until turned up to 80 or higher. Replaced two or three ‘servos’ (electric motors that open/close flaps) and the dash display/control head (three times in shop).

It worked ok for about a year, it’s now doing it again. Front impact sensor failed. A. Read More

Re: 2001 Cadillac Deville Head Gasket – $10.000.00 [chrisptown1]

Written by: bolivar on Aug 13, 2011 12:48:56 AM

The head gasket problem is there for all Northstars. In about 2000 or so, Cadillac did some minor redesign, they changed the thread count, and I think increased the length of the head bolts. This supposedly helped the problem. But, this last guy has a 2001, so it is still there. The problem is this is an alumium engine and head.

Alumium is soft, compaired to iron, and probably also goes. Read More

Re: 2004 Cadillac DeVille [nelson1]

Written by: bolivar on Apr 7, 2011 9:57:51 PM

Ok, I don’t have a direct answer. But I need to pull the entire glove box on my wife’s 2005 Deville to put a 6-disc CD changer in there – had to get to the wire that connects the changer, which is in back of the glove box. Anyway, I took out all the screws inside the glove box. It still would not pull out.

To get it out, you have. Read More


Written by: bolivar on Mar 19, 2011 12:57:15 AM

Ok, on older Cadillacs you could not see the Tranny life oil % unless you went into the diagnostic mode. Sometime, they took the coolant temp display off, and put the tranny % on in its place. In general the tranny life does not drop like the oil life.

Staying at 100% is normal. In the 97 service manual I think it says somethink like it will stay at 100% unless. Read More


Written by: bremertong on Mar 18, 2011 11:06:02 PM

Transmission life indicator has stayed at 100% since this car was purchased over two years ago. I asked at dealership if replacing the whole message board would correct this problem and the response was they were unsure why the transmission life was not dropping and didn’t know if replacing the message board would solvie the problem. This is the Cadillac dealership where I bought the car.

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Re: 1997 Cadillac DeVille [maz28]

Written by: bolivar on Feb 15, 2011 11:09:53 PM

From 95 thru 99 they are essentially about the same. There was some re-design done for 2000 on the Northstar motor. To make it run on regular gas, and different thread and longer headbolts to try to keep the head gaskets from failing so much. 2000 thru 2005 all about the same.

In 2006 they changed the name from Deville to DTS and changed body style some, but underneath they are. Read More

Re: Failed NY inspection [recorder]

Written by: bolivar on Nov 7, 2010 10:22:49 PM

Well, I can’t remember a check engine light on any of my wife’s Cadillac, but a while back her 2005 Deville turned on the Air Bag light and displayed an error. I went into Diagnoistic mode and cleared all the codes and the error light went out, then quickly came back on. When I took it in, the problem was the front impact sensor was bad.

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re:2005 Deville Reliable? [chrisptown1]

Written by: bolivar on Jun 24, 2010 5:32:43 PM

We had a 95 until about 35,000 miles and a 1997 until about 45,000 miles (?), and the current 2005 (base model with a LOT of options) has about 53,000 miles and the seats are in much, much better shape than the two other cars. The 97 especially had terrible wrinkles on the left bottom side of drivers seat where you slid in/out. None of the Cadillacs had/have very comfortable seats. Read More

re:2005 Deville Reliable? [chrisptown1]

Written by: bolivar on May 25, 2010 11:56:26 PM

We’ve got a 2005 Deville. Bought it off a 3 year lease in 9/2007. It’s had a coolant leak in the ‘crossover’ pipe (now sure of this name, it’s a solid connector on left side of the motor (actual rear of the motor) that moves coolant between the heads. Took 3 or 4 days to fix that. The heat had never been right, but last year it was totally cold.

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Re: Deville DHS Poor milage [mike467]

Written by: bolivar on Feb 28, 2010 1:11:51 PM

My wild guess – ethenol in our gasoline. I have three cars. 2005 Cadillac, 2006 Ridgeline truck, 2007 Corvette. Each car has dropped about 2mpg, highway and city milage, since our state went to ethenol in the gas.

Ethenol is a total failure, but it is totally political. And none of the media will give coverage to the problems with its usage. So, we are stuck with it. Any ‘savings’ of. Read More

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Re: 2000 Cadillac Deville wont start [sasso1]

Written by: bolivar on Oct 14, 2008 10:21:12 PM

From my 2005 manual: Your vehicle is equipped with the PASS-Key® III (Personalized Automotive Security System) theft-deterrent system. PASS-Key® III is a passive theft-deterrent system. This means you do not have to do anything different to arm or disarm the system.

It works when you insert or remove your key from the ignition. When the PASS-Key® III system senses that someone is using the wrong key, it shuts down the vehicle’s. Read More

Re: 2000 Cadillac Deville wont start [sasso1]

Written by: bolivar on Sep 12, 2008 10:15:41 PM

Is your battery under the rear seat or under the hood? If under the rear seat, I would re-check the battery cable connections. I would also check the negative cable where it is screwed into a nut that is basically in the body just to the right of tthe battery.

My 2005 needed this ground tightened down. It is covered with paint, which also makes for a poor connection. If under. Read More

Re: Cadillac DeVille dead battery [bossalways1024]

Written by: bolivar on Jan 2, 2008 5:05:07 PM

1) This could be as simple as a bad battery. Especially if this is the original battery. Which would be 5 or 6 years old, and has every right to die.

This battery is probably under the rear seat, which you can just pull straight up at the front, and there’s the battery. (If you get back to the battery, tighten down the cable connectors where they go into the battery. Read More

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Re: First time Caddy owner, 2003 Deville [paulthebaker]

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Written by: redta on Sep 18, 2007 12:54:23 PM

I have a 2005 Cadillac Deville,the illumination lights behind the steering wheel buttons for my temperature, my phone and onstar, as well as the cruse control are burned out. Can someone tell me how to replace them.

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Re: Tips on Buying 99 [joeblack1]

Written by: 04cad on Aug 11, 2007 6:54:03 PM

What are you looking to spend? 2005 Devilles are available if you look around, for around $20,000. for 34,000 mile cars still under warranty. Don’t forget Cadillac has the 50k mile 48 month (I think those are the numbers) warranty standard instead of the 36 month 36k and if it is certified, I think it qualifies for the new longer powertrain warranty.

They ride great, look great, get decent mileage especially. Read More

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Re: vibration at highway speeds in 2003 DeVille [acweck]

Written by: rkmetz on Aug 9, 2007 11:28:16 PM

hello mr ackweck, this is so strange, the tire company put two brand brand new tires (michelin energy mxv4) on my car today and as i was driving back home on a completely smooth highway i noticed the vibration coming and going! i am going to contact the local dealer and let him know i still have the problem.soon i will take the car to the next dealer and give them. Read More

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Re: DeVille ’03-’05 [sdavis447]

Written by: 04cad on Apr 27, 2006 7:25:24 PM

Hi if you want to get a buy. look at your local Cadillac dealers for 2005 program cars with less than 20,000 miles with a four year 50,000 mile factory warranty asking around $25,000 dollars. I have one and am looking to trade for another soon. With the balance of the warranty you can be sure you are taken care of in the unlikely event a major problem occurs.

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Written by: bremertong on Apr 7, 2006 9:14:48 PM

I had mentioned a while back that I was considering a second car as a backup and change of driving experience for my 2004 Cadillac Deville. The local Ford dealership had a 2005 Mercury Sable LS with only a little over 1600 miles on it and nicely equipped with CD changer, wood and leather steering wheel, Silver mettalic paint, chrome wheels, upgraded stereo system, leather seats and a few other options. Read More


Written by: bremertong on Mar 17, 2006 10:00:49 PM

Have any of the recent Deville (model years 2000 -2005)owners driven and or bought one the the new Cadillac DTS autos? Since this is the successor to the Deville am curious as to how the car compares with the 2000 – 2005 Deville.

Re: Impala vs. used Deville? [day9]

Written by: bremertong on Feb 12, 2006 7:53:47 PM

Yes you are correct the performance and build quality in a Cadillac will be better. With a budget of $ 22,000 you can probably find a 2003-04 with reasonably low miles and in good condition. I have considered a Grand Marque only in that I will only use for local driving, won’t put many miles on it and the incredibly low price for a 2005 large sedan with a v8 engine. Read More


Written by: bremertong on Jan 8, 2006 7:51:37 PM

I enjoy my 2004 Deville very much but would rather not take it out in windy rainy weather. I picked up a small but nasty rock chip recently in these circumstances. The local Ford dealer around here has two 2005 Mercury Grand Marques with under 20,000 miles on them.

They are asking around $18,000 for them. Having been accustomed to Deville for several years I wondered if I would be satisfied. Read More

Re: Cadillac Buying Tips [cdoes]

Written by: bolivar on Dec 22, 2005 11:24:29 PM

In my area, there are 2005 model Deville with 18,000 or so miles for $23,000. Base model with no additional options. These are obviously cars previous used for rental. But even a base Deville has a lot of things ‘standard’. My advice – buy one of these from a Cadillac dealer.

Get it Cadillac ‘Certified’. Don’t fall for any other extended warranty. The Certified warrany will give essentially a new-car warranty. Read More

Re: Not MY Problem Anymore [dispencer1]

I actually went to the dealership to buy a new 2005 Solara SE convertible, but bought the Avalon instead. Coming out of a DeVille and two Lincoln Continentals before that, the Solara was just too small and agree, the ride was horrible – very stiff! I loved by 2000 Lincoln Continental but thought I’d give a 2002 DeVille a try.

Caddy ride was too soft and steering too vague for me. Read More

2005 Deville

I went to the auto show here in Boston last week and the only Cadillac not there was the Deville. I did look at the CTS and STS, but the one I want to buy is the Deville. I bet this time next year, there will be great deals on left over 05’s, as the 06 will be the redesigned version.

I wonder if they will price it like the STS. Read More

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