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6.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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1996 Cadillac DeVille steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 012002

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

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

1996 Cadillac concours Deville. 1. events leading to failure: Power steering fails during rain events. 2. failure & consequences: Unable to safely steer vehicle. 3. belt tensioner replaced; did not correct the problem.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 192003

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Whenever the vehicle goes through even to a moderate water puddle the power steering is subject to temporary failing and the drag on the wheel is considerable. Very hard to steer for several seconds. Many people would be unable to control the car. Number of failures is many but this is the first time I have been able to get together and report the matter.

- Lakewood, WA, USA

problem #5

Mar 012000

DeVille

  • miles
While driving in the rain steering wheel will not turn. Consumer has come very close to having a collision on several occasions. Took vehicle to dealer, and they replaced steering belt. Next time, dealer put on a splash pan. However, consumer is still experiencing the same problem.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 121997

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving the vehicle turned the corner and the steering failed. Driver lost control of the vehicle. Once he had turned the corner, and all power steering went out. Dealer was aware of the steering problem, and they did not notify him of it.

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 141998

DeVille

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering froze at 20mph after leaving stop sign. No control of vehicle. Steering wheel was not movable. Vehicle kept moving. Applied brakes to stop vehicle. At dealer's informed fault with steering belt & housing when it's wet.

- Tappan, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 311997

DeVille

  • miles
While driving vehicle a loss of steering develops. Turning the wheel id very difficult when loss occurres.

- Dunedin, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 291997

DeVille

  • miles
While trying to turn vehicle the steering wheel broke, causing the vehicle to lose control. This happened without any warning.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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