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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,286 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1996 Cadillac SeVille electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Cadillac SeVille Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 052016


  • 183,000 miles


The contact owns a 1996 Cadillac Seville. While driving 30 mph, the front driver and passenger side air bags suddenly deployed without impact or warning. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the technician noticed water leaking from the air conditioning unit into the air bag computer system, which caused the air bags to fail. As a result, the contact was informed that the air bags and other unknown parts related to the computer system and air conditioning unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 183,000.

- Defiance, OH, USA

problem #6

Feb 022015


  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Cadillac Seville. The contact stated that there was a fuel leak. Also, when the vehicle was started, the pass key lock warning indicator flashed. The key would not turn over to start the vehicle on several occasions. The vehicle was unable to be driven each time the failure occurred. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 95V224000 (equipment) and 04V110000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and recommended that the vehicle be taken to a dealer for further diagnostic testing. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 117,000.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #5

Nov 282012

SeVille 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Cadillac Seville. The contact stated the vehicle would intermittently stall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The dealer stated the crank shaft sensors, sparks plugs and idle air control valve needed to be replaced the vehicle was not repaired.. the contact took the vehicle to an independent mechanic. The mechanic replaced the crank shaft position sensors, wiring, sparks plugs and idle air control valve. However the failure persisted. The contact stated NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) is the same failure he experienced. However, the recall did not include the contact's year make or model. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 07-23-14 updated 7/31/14

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #4

Dec 022012


  • miles


The contact owns a 1996 Cadillac Seville. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the entire instrument panel went black with the exception of the radio component. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 95V224000 (equipment:electrical). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was unknown.

- Holmen , WI, USA

problem #3

Jul 122011


  • miles
The contact owns a 1996 Cadillac Seville sls. The contact was traveling 30 mph when an error message appeared indicating that the vehicle would not start. The vehicle then stalled. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic. The mechanic stated that a grounded fuse caused a failure to the wiring harness in the instrument panel. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were unknown.

- Jensen Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 122003

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Instrument panel short circuits causing the instrument panel to go blank causing loss of gauge function and all tell tale indications except for service engine soon. The loss of tell tales for seat belts, turn signals, high beam hazard, oil pressure coolant temperature. Checked with Cadillac they stated my VIN number did not fit the critera of the current recall for 96 Cadillac Seville which has the exact same problem I am describing.

- Bellmawr, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 011996


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Electrical system not well grounded, causing problems with dash read out of computer.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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