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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Headlights Problems


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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass lights problems

lights problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 132000

(reported on)


  • miles


The daytime running lights work fine in warm weather, in cold weather they do not go on.

- Unknown, UN, USA

problem #3

Mar 031999


  • miles
Moisture collects in headlight. Dealer replaced.

- Harbor City, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012000


  • miles
Daytime running lights are supposed to turn on headlights at dark, my car does that unless the temperature goes below 40 degrees, then the lights won't turn on until the interior warms up. The daytime running lights are on, but no headlights, taillights, or side lights. This problem is not unique to my car. I have seen it happen on Pontiac Grand Am and Buick also.

- Michigan City, IN, USA

problem #1

Nov 021998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Moisture would accumulate in the headlights whenever there is heavy dew while going through car wash or when raining. Would stay inside headlights for several days. Would have headlights on to dry them out. Taken to dealer & informed tsb on problem, but it is not a safety issue.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

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