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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Cadillac DeVille electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #4

May 192001


  • miles


The air conditioning was too cold on passsenger side - closed vents - when comfortable they were opened only to find that there was now hot air coming out. The next series of events took place in a very short amount of time. The control for the headlights was dimming to off then going on, the air conditioning stopped working, the instrument panel digital display went out leaving no indication as to speed. The passenger noticed a glow in the door panel, this glow was a fire. I pulled on to the shoulder and we got out. I called Indiana toll road for assistance and the fire was extingusted in a matter of minutes. The car is now at the dealer in oak lawn il. And General Motors is investgating the incident.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 172000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While drving vehicle wanders from side to side which could lead to loss of control. Also, the dash computer had to be replaced and rotors need replacing.

- Lyles, TN, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel light inoperable, computer part replaced to rectify.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Computer malfunctioning activates brake and fuel level alerts.

- Palm City, CA, USA

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