hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,357 miles

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1996 Cadillac SeVille fuel system problems

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1996 Cadillac SeVille Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 182007

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


I own a 1996 Cadillac Seville. NHTSA recall campaign number: 04V110000 NHTSA action number: EA04003 my GM service request number: 71-584885453 issue: My Cadillac's fuel rail has a leak (in fact 3). I found the recall on-line, and called Cadillac. They stated they inspected the vehicle on 9/13/2004 and at that time, there was no leak. They did not replace the fuel rail with the stainless steel rail. They told me yesterday (lin foster at GM corporate 800-333-4223) that their duty was to inspect the vehicle. And as they had inspected it in 2004 and there were no issues then, they had no duty now. I took the Cadillac to my Cadillac dealership this morning (bob allen Cadillac in danville, ky). They confirmed that there was no stainless steel fuel rail on the car. I called GM Cadillac again (800) 458-8006. Spoke with jill this time. She stated she could not pull up the NHTSA information to read it herself... so I read it to her. She had my VIN, and to me, the recall information is quite clear. The 8th digit of my VIN is "Y", and as I read the recall information, GM is supposed to install the stainless steel fuel rail. GM/Cadillac state they have no duty what-so-ever. That their obligation was performed in full with their 9/13/2004 inspection (in which they also confirm they did not replace the fuel line). They will not assist in any way. They dealer is readily willing to do the repair, if I pay for it. Help please!! stephen mark hillis

- Lancaster, KY, USA

problem #6

Dec 162007

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles
NHTSA recall campaign number: 04V110000 fuel rail leak Cadillac refuses to replace the leaking fuel rail. They inspected the car on 9/13/2004, and at that time there was no evidence of a leak. Now, there is a leak, and they refuse to replace the fuel rail with the new stainless steel fuel rail. They have stated they have no obligation to reinspect the vehicle. I read lin foster (from Cadillac at 800-333-4223) the NHTSA bulletin "the recalled Cadillac will receive the new stainless steel fuel rails, " and he continued to state that Cadillac had no responsibility to inspect the vehicle twice. The dealership will no repair the vehicle unless there is an open "service campaign" and Cadillac refuses to open a service campaign stating the vehicle has been looked at once, and that is all that they have a duty to do. The recall has not been performed and the fuel rail is leaking.

- Lancaster, KY, USA

problem #5

Apr 062005

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles
While driving the smell of gasoline in the cabin of the vehicle became overwhelming. Driver pulled over and noticed gas streaming from the fuel rail. Fuel rail was replaced with updated version by mechanic.

- Mchenry, IL, USA

problem #4

Mar 292005

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer received recall notice 04V110000 concerning fuel rail tubing. After recall repairs were done when driver start up the vehicle it hesitated while driving at anytime. Mechanic determined that the fuel pressure regulator needed to be replaced, but this part was not included with this recall notice. GM had to redesign the fuel pressure regulator, which is an interact part of the fuel rail but expects the consumer to pay for it. Consumer feel this is unfair.

- Southbury, CT, USA

problem #3

May 312004

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
1996 Cadillac Seville. Strong smell of fuel coming from under the hood. Removed the engine cover to see fuel spraying out of a pin hole in the fuel rail. It was wetting wires contained in a harness. I am unable to drive the car and will be bringing it to the dealer.

- Carol Stream, IL, USA

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problem #2

Mar 212004

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,500 miles
Fuel leak caused passenger compartment to fill with gasoline smell. Opening the hood and removing the plastic cover over the engine found a fuel rail tube squirting gas continuously on the intake manifold when the engine was operating. The engine was immediately shut off to prevent a fire.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 252003

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving the vehicle the consumer began to smell gas. The consumer pulled over popped the hood and noticed gas cascading from the engine. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who indicated that the fuel rail split.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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