NHTSA — Visibility: Power Window Devices And Controls Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,250 miles

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1998 Cadillac DeVille windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 312006

DeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 157,000 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle's oil and antifreeze leaked causing the intake and outtake of the engine to rust, in turn causing the pipe to bust and the vehicle to overheat. The vehicle needed a new engine to fix this issue. Updated 12.8/2006 - 4.6 liter northstar engine. The L/F window was inoperative. The brakes pulsated. The ses light illuminated. The headlight was inoperative. The automatic transmission failed.

- University Park, IL, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

Jul 301998


  • miles
Interior lights do not come on when the door is opened. Incident occurs intermittently. Also, switch on driver's door for rear window doesn't work. Lock was off. Dealer contacted, and is aware of all problems. Currently has the vehicle, investigating the problem.

- Walkerton, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 061998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Switch on driver's door for rear power window failed.

- Walkerton, IN, USA

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