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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,000 miles

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1998 Cadillac SeVille electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Cadillac SeVille Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 282008

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Cadillac Seville. The contact heard a loud popping sound coming from the speakers. The battery warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the battery was causing the failure and was replaced. Shortly afterwards, the dealer stated that the alternator was causing the failure. The dealer stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 99V070000 (electrical system:alternator/generator/regulator) and would not provide a free remedy. The manufacturer provided no assistance because the recall expired. The failure and current mileages were 110,000.

- Theodosia, MO, USA

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