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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,200 miles

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1998 Cadillac DeVille steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 312004

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles


Power steering stops working with low speed turns.both left and right turns. For a bout 3-5 seconds you must steer manually.last occurence happened in a rain storm.Cadillac dealer(smith-gray in meadville, pa) could not find the problem.this is my second report.('98 Deville).

- Jensen Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 172003

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
When making a left turn at slow speed power steering malfunctions for a few seconds making it very difficult to maintain control of the car. This occurred about 3-4 times in the last two years. Other times it operates normally.

- Conneaut Lake, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 102003


  • 88,000 miles
While driving at low speeds and when making a left hand turn, vehicle would lose power/steering, and would not return when steering wheel was turned back to forward driving position.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 112003


  • miles
When making left hand turns, would lose power steering. The vehicle would be inoperative. This problem can occur while driving at various speeds. Have been in contact with the dealership.

- Marblehead, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 182000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a turn power steering was gone. Consumer had to fight steering wheel to gain control.

- New Castail, DE, USA

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