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NHTSA — Visibility: Windshield Wiper/Washer Problems

5.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,200 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 282005

Cutlass

  • miles

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

I currently have the following problems with my 1998 olds Cutlass gl. My power steering is stiff and makes a "wailing" noise. My coolent system has a leak. My heat and air have completey stopped working. I have had problems (in the past that have been repaired_ with my power window locking up (drivers side). The sound system shorted out. The cd player quit working. I have replaced my wiper blades several times and they still do not clear the windshield completely. One time when my teens were using my car, they were on the interstate and the car went completely dead...not only were they terrified, it was a very dangerous situation for them to be in.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #4

Apr 202004

Cutlass

  • 71,000 miles
While driving at 30 mph on a down pour, the windshield wipers stopped working. The wipers began to work out of synch and ended crossed up on the windshield. Had to replace the wiper transmission. No recall notice was received.

- Spencer, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 192000

Cutlass

  • miles
Consumer brought vehicle in for inoperative right side windshield wiper, dealership replaced wiper blade assemblies and adjusted left and right wiper arms, consumer received recall notice, 01014S, after repairs were performed, but dealership stated that repair was not covered by recall, consumer is requesting reimbursement.

- Largo, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 192000

Cutlass

  • miles
Consumer brought vehicle in for inoperative right side windshield wiper, dealership replaced wiper blade assemblies and adjusted left and right wiper arms, consumer received recall notice, 01014S, after repairs were performed, but dealership stated that repair was not covered by recall, consumer is requesting reimbursement.

- Largo, MD, USA

problem #1

May 262001

Cutlass

  • miles
I was driving on route 9, a major highway here in the city of poughkeepsie and I had mywindshield wipers on because it was raining. Suddenly the passenger side wiper arm stopped moving, causing the driver side wiper to move across it forming an 'X' across the windshield. The wiper system stalled and I couldn't see through the windshield again. Luckily there wasn't too much traffic at the time and I was lucky enough to pull out of the road without crashing into anything. I had seen earlier in this website that there is or supposed to be a recall on the 98 cutlasses for their defective wiper systems and I've been waiting for a recall note but I haven't recieved one yet. My question is, is my dealer required to perform the repair/replacement for free or am I required to pay for the service?

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

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