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Cadillac DeVille Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

Cadillac DeVille Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Engines Affected: 4.6L V8, 4.9L V8

Average Mileage: 101,825 mi (16,000 mi - 201,662 mi)


The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate.

  •  Rookie

    After start up my 2003 Cadillac DHS vehicle will run for about two miles depending on speed then just shut down. Car will restart immediately and run perfectly. However it may intermittently shut down any time even in high speed traffic. Mine shut down on the parkway and I was almost rear ended by an 18 wheeler. This is very dangerous and I believe that the National Highway Safety Agency should be notified. This vehicle should have been recalled by Cadillac/GM regardless of age or mileage. This vehicle and this problem is very dangerous. I am going to complain to dealer and contact GM. Someone is going to get killed and I don't want it to be my wife and kids or yours.

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  • , , 83,411 mi

    Pull up to stop and the engine shuts down. Then I have to restart engine.

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  •  Rookie

    My car dies at lights and sometimes while driving but restarts right away

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    It shuts off sometime and u just restart it and it drives really good is this a serious problem because it drives smooth whats the cost for this to get fix crankshaft sensor

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  • , , 137,000 mi

    car intermittantly turns off restart is fine then wont occur for a few days doesnt seem to b any rhyme or reason to it

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  • , , 145,000 mi

    misfire, rough idle, replaced crank sensor and fixed intake air leaks.

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  • , , 126,000 mi

    on freeway in fast lane car just shut off, had to use emergency side, then restarted and had to rocket on freeway. very dangerous.

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  • , , 140,000 mi

    My car continues to jerk and almost goes dead when stopped at a red light.

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  • , , 100,000 mi

    engine stalls.........driving, idleing.........must stop vehicle & restart

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  • , , 4.9L V8, 150,000 mi

    while on freeway after a few miles my car died and would not restart

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