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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,599 miles

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1996 Cadillac SeVille seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Cadillac SeVille Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 052016

SeVille

  • 183,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #7

Jun 032016

SeVille

  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Cadillac Seville. While approaching a stop, the front driver and passenger air bags deployed independently and without impact. The contact sustained abrasions to the right arm, which required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a body shop. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 156,000.

- Defiance, OH, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Apr 042009

SeVille

  • 125,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1996 Cadillac Seville. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle drove over a slight bump in the road and the air bags suddenly deployed. The contact noticed smoke coming out of the air bags. The vehicle became engulfed with smoke and was very hot. In addition, the contact smelled something burning. The vehicle was driven back to his residence and the auto club came out to cut the air bags. The dealer denied that there was a recall for the vehicle. There is a recall for this vehicle, but only for the 1995 Seville (NHTSA campaign id number 98V115000 (air bags)). Another dealer was notified and they also denied that there was a recall for this type of vehicle. The contact sustained a sprained thumb and bruises on both hands. The passenger side air bag did not deploy. There was only smoke inhalation from the air bags. The vehicle is currently at the contact's residence. The vehicle has not been repaired, although it was inspected and appears to have a defect. The failure and current mileages were 125,000.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #4

Dec 022005

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles
The contact stated while driving down the street the dashboard exploded, and the air bags deployed without warning. The contact pulled over to the side of the road. Then, had the vehicle towed to a dealership where it is currently. Repairs will be done at the contact's expense.

- Idaho Falls , ID, USA

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problem #3

Nov 152005

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,290 miles
Smoke came out of the steering column when I took off from a stop light. It was not a great deal of smoke but enough for me to question the problem. I took it to the mechanic and he checked all the wiring in the column and did not find any burned wires. When he removed the air bag package he found what appeared to be burn marks on air bag assembly. He recommended that I take it to dealer at this time.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 171996

SeVille

  • miles
Air bags and ABS failed to function during crash.

- Neptune Ci, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 191997

(reported on)

SeVille

  • miles
No deployment of air bag in accident.

- Unk, 00, USA

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