fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,667 miles

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1996 Cadillac SeVille electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Cadillac SeVille Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012003

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles


1996 Cadillac Seville. The consumer stated the ignition cut out while driving. This caused the vehicle to lose power steering. The vehicle then slowed down, and he turned off the ignition, and then turned it on again. This happened approximately once every couple of months. The vehicle was not taken to the dealership, nor had any other mechanic inspected the vehicle.. the consumer stated this happened since purchasing the vehicle.

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 142003


  • miles
Consumer stated he had starting problems. When starting vehicle the indicator told him that the ignition system failed, and vehicle would not start. In addition, consumer had to wait 3 minutes before he could start vehicle. Consumer stated that the recall was for the internal short circuit condition cluster. He called the manufacturer, and was told that his vehicle was not on recall although it was having the same problem.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 201998


  • miles
While driving in traffic, the engine shuts down (stops running) and of course all power assisted equipment such as power steering, etc. Also does not operate when the engine stops running. The vehicle was taken to a Cadillac dealership to correct this safety problem on the following dates & with the following mileage: 03-20-98, capital Cadillac, atlanta, miles 15,105; 05-10-99, capital Cadillac, atlanta, miles 26,512; 03-31-2000, claude nolan, jacksonville, miles 36,269; 06-01-2000, claude nolan, jacksonville, miles 38,713; 10-17-200, claude nolan, jacksonville, miles 44,429; 11-08-2000, claude nolan, jacksonville, miles 46000. The vehicle has been at delerships for the same safety defect 6 times including the last 10 days. I have contacted Cadillac customer care on numerous occassions. They have a file, case # CO2178311 and there is a Cadillac technical assistance case # 4336165. The dealership and Cadillac both confirm there is a problem, but do not know how to correct it. It is extremely dangerous in terms of possible property damage, and more important possible bodily injury or death due to this problem.

- Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA

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