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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


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2002 Cadillac SeVille transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Cadillac SeVille Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012011

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2002 Cadillac Seville. Consumer writes in regards to GM vehicles and a soft bushing problem in the transmission at the third clutch housing that wears out prematurely and transmission oil pours out the left axle seal the consumer stated the estimated cost to replace the oil seal and bushing is in access of $2000. The consumer believed the wrong bushing material was used during the manufacturing of the vehicle. GM stated the bushing, bolted inside the transmission was a standard wear and tear item. Updated 06/28/11.

- Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 022002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle will start to shake when driving over 40 mph. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything. The consumer states that the dealer tried to remedy the problem, but was unable to do so. The vehicle has had a new driveshaft, a new winshield was applied due to a chip in the inside of windshield, the wheel had been bent/replaced, balanced/aligned and added a new rim, and supposedly a new set of tires from Cadillac-but had the same markings of the old tires/supposed to have been taken off. With all repair and maintenence made on the vehicle, the vibration still exsists and seems to get worse(the longer the trip and when going around curves/straightening out). The engine whines when you accelerate and decreases when slowed, also the transmission makes a big clunk noise and lunges when it first shifts.

- Macomb, IL, USA

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