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NHTSA — Electrical System: Alternator/Generator/Regulator Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Cadillac DeVille electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 222002

DeVille

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The volts went to 11.1 and then the car failed to run. Dealership said that the alternator was fried. Replaced alternator. All other electrical checked out ok.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 232002

DeVille

  • miles
After repairs the previous day, alternator again fried. The dealership now blames after market battery. Supposed dead cell. This instance almost caused a wreck on the interstate. Stranded for 3 hours. New battery and alternator. Car was dead when towed to the dealership. After finally arriving at end destination, I had the battery the was supposed to be bad checked and it checked out ok.

- Springfield, OH, USA

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