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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,687 miles

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Cadillac DeVille steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 172004


  • 42,000 miles


While driving 25 mph, smoke started to come from the steering wheel. The consumer managed to drive home. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Dec 152003

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,433 miles
The vehicle would make a noise when driving over bumps and the driver had difficulty steering. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the mechanic replaced the sway bar links and the steering rack. Vehicle only has less than 50,000 miles. There was binding when hot and dry binding when cold, the tire were wearing on the insides and thin.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 232002


  • miles
While driving the vehicle at the speed of 35mph, the engine shut off. Lost the control of the power steering. Dealer has been notified.

- Oriental, SC, USA

problem #2

Sep 022002


  • miles
After starting the vehicle and driving approximately three to four miles the service stability control system comes on. Had it checked by a Cadillac dealer. They indicated the vehicle needs to have the steering wheel position sensor (1287) and the wheel sensor (?) (1255) ebtcm replaced at a cost of $1230

- Bella Vista, AK, USA

problem #1

Jul 071998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When vehicle goes over a dip the front end hits the ground. The dealer has not been able to duplicate the cause of problem. Consumer states that the brakes and the steering get very hard, there is no set time when this happens, consumer is afraid to drive vehicle.

- Bronx, NY, USA

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