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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System: Radiator Assembly Problems


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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 162004

(reported on)


  • miles


Vehicle overheated, and engine leaked coolant. Heat increased in front on the floor and through the dashboard. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer, who was unable to determine or diagnose the problem.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 042000


  • miles
A/C turned off on its own. Consumer has come close to having an accident, trying to push buttons to turn it back on. Consumer felt this was unsafe. Consumer noticed steam, pulled over, and it was gushing coolant out. Took to dealer, and they said water pump went out, and thermostat failed. Consumer felt lucky this didn't cause a fire. Also, ABS flashed on and off sometimes.

- Clarksville, MD, USA

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