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2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS Problems

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Most Common 2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS Problems

One or more of the power window regulators (one in each door) may fail causing the window to fall into the door and not roll up.
The steering wheel position sensor may fail, resulting in the service stability message being displayed.
The engine may develop an oil leak from the lower crankcase portion of the engine block. Our technicians tell us that the engine must be removed from the vehicle to properly repair this oil leak.
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2 Known 2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS Brakes Problems

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module may fail causing the ABS light to illuminate. Failed modules should be replaced to restore ABS operation.
The parking brake may not release automatically due to a failed vacuum switch or actuator. Our technicians tell us that if vacuum is supplied to the actuator when the transmission is in gear, the v...

3 Known 2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS Drive Train Problems

The torque converter clutch (TTC) may stop working due to an internal transmission failure. The Check Engine Light will illuminate if this occurs. Our technicians tell us the transmission will requ...
An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler li...
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...

2 Known 2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS Electrical & Lights Problems

It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pum...
The battery may leak acid at the battery cable connections. As a result corrosion may form on the battery cable ends. Leaking batteries should be replaced and the cables need to be thoroughly clean...

8 Known 2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS Engine Problems

The engine may develop an oil leak from the lower crankcase portion of the engine block. Our technicians tell us that the engine must be removed from the vehicle to properly repair this oil leak.
An ignition coil may fail causing one of the cylinders to misfire. Each of the two banks of cylinders has its own coil assembly. If one ignition coil fails the coil assembly for the corresponding c...
The water pump and/or the plastic side tanks on the radiator may leak causing a loss of coolant. The engine may overheat due to coolant loss. Continued coolant loss after external leaks have been r...

4 Known 2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS Exhaust & Emissions Problems

Failure of the catalytic converter can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light.
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an engine vacuum leak from the intake manifold area.

2 Known 2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

One or more heater & AC (HVAC) temperature and/or air delivery mode door actuator may fail, resulting in improper temperature or air delivery. If this occurs, fault code(s) should be stored i...
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

1 Known 2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS Maintenance Problem

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

2 Known 2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS Miscellaneous Problems

One or more of the power window regulators (one in each door) may fail causing the window to fall into the door and not roll up.
The trunk pull down switch may fail causing the trunk lid not to close completely. Our technicians tell us that the failed switch can be replaced without changing the complete pull down motor ass...

1 Known 2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS Suspension & Steering Problem

The steering wheel position sensor may fail, resulting in the service stability message being displayed.

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Known 2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS Problems & Complaints

An ignition coil may fail causing one of the cylinders to misfire. Each of the two banks of cylinders has its own coil assembly. If one ignition coil fails the coil assembly for the corresponding c...
An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler li...
The engine may develop an oil leak from the lower crankcase portion of the engine block. Our technicians tell us that the engine must be removed from the vehicle to properly repair this oil leak.
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module may fail causing the ABS light to illuminate. Failed modules should be replaced to restore ABS operation.
Vehicles equipped with the 4.6L engine may develop excessive oil consumption. Please be advised that under optimum driving conditions, using one quart of oil every 2000 miles is acceptable. This ...
The battery may leak acid at the battery cable connections. As a result corrosion may form on the battery cable ends. Leaking batteries should be replaced and the cables need to be thoroughly clean...
It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pum...
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
The torque converter clutch (TTC) may stop working due to an internal transmission failure. The Check Engine Light will illuminate if this occurs. Our technicians tell us the transmission will requ...
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The EGR valve may stick open, causing a rough idle and/or the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate.
Failure of the catalytic converter can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an engine vacuum leak from the intake manifold area.
Water may be drawn into the secondary air injection (AIR) pump causing the pump to fail and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a kit available from General Moto...
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