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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 Oldsmobile Cutlass engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Owner Comments

problem #7

May 072002

(reported on)

Cutlass

  • miles

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

While diving 75 mph vehicle stalls. Had repaired, but problem still exists. Dealer can't duplicate the problem.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 042001

Cutlass

  • miles
While driving, ABS light will illuminate on dashboard. Dealer has been notified about light; however, has replaced brake sensor and the problem is still occurring. Consumer states that gas fumes and smoke fumes were being emitted from engine.

- Thibodaux, LA, USA

problem #5

Jan 302001

Cutlass

  • miles
When slowing down or coming to a stop vehicle is not able to accelerate at a correct speed. When slowing down vehicle will shut off. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #4

Jan 062001

Cutlass

  • miles

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

Power failure- driving approx. 20mph- car hesitates- travels 3-5mph-need to stop the car to pick up speed. Had it to the dealer 10 times- replaced PCM, fuel regulater/pump and catalytic converter -power loss problem still remains.

- Whitehall, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 212001

Cutlass

  • miles
Consumer was driving 20 mph when engine stalled in middle of highway. Vehicle setfor awhile and it restarted. Also, air conditioning worked intermittently, and low pitch noise was coming from front end. Contacted dealer.

- Fayettesville, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 022000

Cutlass

  • miles
Shake, vibration is felt most when driving at speeds around 50-60mph. I was told that new tires would stop the vibration and that a balance and alignment would help in the meantime. The balancing and rotating as well as having the car aligned have not helped at all. I dont think it has anything to do with tires. The oil smell cannot be explained, there are no leaks.

- Mabelvale, AR, USA

problem #1

Feb 022000

Cutlass

  • miles
Shake, vibration is felt most when driving at speeds around 50-60mph. I was told that new tires would stop the vibration and that a balance and alignment would help in the meantime. The balancing and rotating as well as having the car aligned have not helped at all. I dont think it has anything to do with tires. The oil smell cannot be explained, there are no leaks.

- Mabelvale, AR, USA

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