really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,400 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1996 Cadillac SeVille electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Cadillac SeVille Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 142005

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


The consumer's vehicle had problems with it's instrument cluster. The consumer searched the internet for a instrument cluster recall. He found a recall but was told by the dealer and manufacture that his vehicle was not included in the recall. The speedometer would will go from 10mph to 140 mph and the tachometer would go from normal to 0. sometimes the vehicle would not start. Refr# Cadillac 1-333-062133, campaign # from recall 95V224000. Occasionally all engine power is abruptly lost without warning at low speeds of 10-30 mph resulting in loss of control with power steering function lost. On 2 occasions the car steered itself into an opposing traffic lane. No collision occurred because the opposing traffic lane was free of traffic. Steering control without power steering was impossible after engine failure.

- Chilton, WI, USA

problem #4

Oct 262004


  • 91,000 miles
Consumer's vehicle experienced the same problems as mentioned in recall 95V224000 concerning instrument panel. Dealership will not repair free of charge because the VIN was not included.

- Osceola, IN, USA

problem #3

May 182004

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles
While backing out of the driveway, smoke came from the dashboard. The consumer exited the vehicle, and it started to burn. Prior to the fire, there was a smell of gas.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 112002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving will suddenly lose power, and it will start back, and occasionally when starting vehicle it will not start. When finally it starts dashboard setting is set on zero. Contacted dealer, they sad it was caused by the intrument panel cluster malfunctioning.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 312000

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle has been brought back to the dealer on at least 8 occasions for loss of digital display and all ligths. On at lease three occasions vehicle has just stopped operating. After the last time that the vehicle stopped in the middle of the road and I just bearly avoided a major accident I took the vehicle off the road. I cannot sell this vehicle or trade it in as I would fear someone else being injured or even worse killed in this vehicle.

- Nanuet, NY, USA

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