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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,071 miles

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1998 Cadillac DeVille seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #15

Oct 172005

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,058 miles

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

The contact stated on 10-17-05 was driving when she heard a noise that sounded like a something scraped the bottom of the car. Immediately the driver's side and passenger's side air bags deployed. There were two people in the front seat of the car. No one was seriously injured. The dealer said there had been a problem in the past, but not the front. He also, said the sensors were probably bad. She did not recall an air bag light illuminating in the car prior to this incident.

- Mcleansboro, IL, USA

problem #14

Jan 252001

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
The consumer is unhappy with recall 00V-217 because the manufacturer refuses to furnish her with a car to drive until the recall component is repaired. Nlm

- Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #13

Jan 252001

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
The consumer is unhappy with recall 00V-217 because the manufacturer refuses to furnish her with a car to drive until the recall component is repaired. Nlm

- Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #12

Aug 062001

DeVille

  • miles

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

Front driver's side and passenger side airbags deployed while driving without prior warning. Dealer has been contacted.

- Wibux, MO, USA

problem #11

Jul 232001

(reported on)

DeVille

  • miles
In August 2000, a recall was issued for the driver-side air bag on 1998 Cadillac Deville. I have not been contacted by Cadillac, and the dealer says they do not have any parts. Has the recall been canceled?

- Huntsville, AL, USA

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problem #10

Oct 012000

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 00V217000; consumer received recall letter last October, and has been in contact with dealer since then. Dealer kept telling consumer that parts were not available yet. Consumer has also contacted manufacturer, only to be told when his turn comes they would contact him. Side air bag sensor defective. Replacements still not available since received recall notice.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #9

Nov 012000

(reported on)

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer received recall 00V217 and is requesting that the air bags be disconnected considering they are defective and can't be replaced until 2001.

- Lady Lake, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 052000

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Owner seated in passenger seat. Side air bag deployed owner suffered a deep arm bruise.GM has been calling offering to refurnish/trade a new Deville.

- Williamsburg,, VA, USA

problem #7

Nov 271999

DeVille

  • miles
Within 30 miles of service airbag light coming on the drivers side {door} air bag discharged pushing the driver side ways, although held in place by seat belt system.resulting injuries are still undergoing therapy/evaluation. Lack of response from Cadillac to diagnose cause now exceeds 5 months.

- Key Largo, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 032000

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Drivers side door airbag experienced false deployment while driving. Nlm

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 172000

DeVille

  • miles

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

While driving in the neighborhood came to a complete stop. Upon pulling out onto the road driver side airbag deployed. Was not hit by anything. Contacted dealer, and had the vehicle towed.

- Wartburg, TN, USA

problem #4

Nov 151999

DeVille

  • miles
PE99061, passenger, S "side door airbag" deployed unexpectedly while driving, causing injuries to the passenger. Dealerr could nott determine cause of the problem.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 031999

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon starting vehicle by placing the key in the ignition, passenger's side door mounted air bag deployed without any cause. Also, a week following the air bag deploying, air bag indicator light was flashing on the dashboard. Consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer has disconnected the passenger's side mounted air bag. Manufacturer contacted. Repairs made.

- Canandaigua, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 161999

DeVille

  • miles
I was the driver and only person in an automobile accident on February 16, 1999 between my 1998 Cadillac Deville concours and a 1977 Dodge camper top van. The side air bags did not deploy to prevent my head and left shoulder from impacting the left window and door frame. The Dodge van impacted my left tire quarter panel, driver door panel, and left passenger door panel to the extent that the side mirror was knocked off the door, the driver window damaged, and the driver door indented enough to prevent the window from going down. I am suffering from severe cervical strain/sprain, multiple cervical sublunations, left shoulder, rifgt side, neck, and back pain.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 161999

DeVille

  • miles
I was the driver and only person in an automobile accident on February 16, 1999 between my 1998 Cadillac Deville concours and a 1977 Dodge camper top van. The side air bags did not deploy to prevent my head and left shoulder from impacting the left window and door frame. The Dodge van impacted my left tire quarter panel, driver door panel, and left passenger door panel to the extent that the side mirror was knocked off the door, the driver window damaged, and the driver door indented enough to prevent the window from going down. I am suffering from severe cervical strain/sprain, multiple cervical sublunations, left shoulder, rifgt side, neck, and back pain.

- Decatur, GA, USA

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