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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,181 miles

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1998 Cadillac DeVille lights problems

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1998 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Mar 282002

(reported on)

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The driver side headlight, the license continuously falls off, and the bulb falls out. Took to dealer. Problem not remedy as of yet. Nlm

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #8

Jan 112002

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that cover for left and right headlight assemblies has disconnected and fell off of vehicle. Dealership has not examined vehicle to determine the cause of the problem. The service manager told consumer that he had seen this problem on several cars of this make and model.

- Shawnee, OK, USA

problem #7

Dec 262000

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The head light lenses have fallen out of both headlights on the vehicle, consumer has since replaced the head light lenses at his own expense, however manufacturer has agreed to reimburse consumer for the charges he incurred.

- Hanna City, IL, USA

problem #6

Apr 052001

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer was driving at approximately 70 mph, heard loud noise when left front headlamp cover assembly came loose and flew off, hitting the left side view mirror, bounced over, cracking windshield and striking windshield wiper. Consumer went to dealer, and was told it was common problem. Also, spoke to other consumers who had same defect.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #5

May 192001

DeVille

  • 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

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problem #4

Dec 262000

DeVille

  • miles
Headlight lenses have fallen out of both headlights of the subject vehicle. The left headlight assembly was replaced by my dealer, neal norton Cadillac, at my expense. Whe the righ lense failed, the failure was identified before the lens was lost, and I reattached the lense using liquid nails adhesive. This repair has worked thus far, but I am concerned that the lense will fall out again. Neither my dealer, nor Cadillac acknowledge this to be a manufacturing quality and reliability issue. They have both argued the headlight lenses are trim. To the contrary, I consider the lenses to be an important element in the safety of my vehicle. If I were to drive the vehicle without the lenses in place, I believe the headlights would soon fail. This would most likely happen when the vehicle was being drive, endangering both those within the vehicle and others near the vehicle. I see at least one other such failure reported in your problem list for this make, model and year vehicle. I believe that as the age of this fleet of vehicles increases, you will see more such failure and that it is only a matter of time before this failure results in an injury of death. I believe a full investigation is needed, and I believe that such an investigation will find that a recall is in order. I will be happy to discuss this serious safety problem in more detail with your organization.

- Hanna City, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 252001

DeVille

  • miles

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

Headlight lens adhesive defective. Moisture causes light failure.

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 012000

DeVille

  • miles
Passenger side headlight cover came off while driving causing headlight to fail when exposed.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 111999

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
When accelerating from a stopped position, engine stalls out, and the hedlights go out. Dealer has seen vehicle 5 or 6 times, and still has no solution.

- Mcminnville, TN, USA

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