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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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1998 Cadillac DeVille steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012001


  • miles


"grinding" noise when stopping, right turn. Dealer "swapped" rack an dpinion from in-stock used car. Same problem but now on two cars! lastly: After I complained, strongly, dealer installed new rack and pinion, problem solved.

- Olive Branch, MS, USA

problem #1

Apr 301999

(reported on)


  • miles
Brakes squeal upon application - service did not detect; brakes squeal upon application - installed updated pads on frt per bulletin 83-50-25; brakes squeal a 3rd time - longer time to stop; leaking oil - service - take out engine manifold; leaking oil again - service - hole forconvertor snout drilled too close to rear main journal; leaking oil - service replace rack and pinion; leaking oil - service - car was kept for several days did not detect leak. Leaking oil; rear window switch on left front door inopt - service - replace door windoe left front. Replace master control switch; express window down does work properly - service - did not detect; windshield washer inopt. - service -reconnect loose hose; windshield washer inopt reinstall nozzles; windshield washer inopt. - service -glued fittings together. Customer spoke with service manager several times. Customer spoke with dealership owner. Customer met with GM D.S.M.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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