really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,081 miles

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1997 Cadillac SeVille steering problems

steering problem

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1997 Cadillac SeVille Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 202005

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,400 miles


While driving and going around corners the steering veers to one side or another suddenly. There is also strange noises coming from the front end when going over bumps. If this happens at a high speed I may not be able to control it and something serious could happen. This seems related to other 1997 GM rack and pinion failures that I have researched. Will have the rack and pinion replaced.

- Johnson, NE, USA

problem #4

Feb 152004

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,650 miles
In my 1997 Cadillac sts the steering gear went bad. During a left turn it will intermittently become harder to complete a left turn. Turning right is fine. Over 800000 GM cars were recalled in 1997 for this same problem however Cadillac is not one of them. When I contacted GM they told me that there was nothing they could do. When in a vehicle I feel it is important to be able to predict the resistance of the steering wheel as it may pertain to my and others future safety.

- Snohomish, WA, USA

problem #3

Feb 182004

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
Car would not steer to the left steering locked up on my wife after steering wheel was turn to the right.had to have car towed home.can not drive it.

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 112003

SeVille 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,353 miles
When turning left the power steering is not working but works to the right. Then it seems to work alright a few times then quit again when turning left. It is so hard to turn that I have parked the car.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #1

May 131998


  • miles
While driving the rack and pinion broke. Vehicle was hit prior to this at the front finder on the driver's side. The dealer has repaired the vehicle.

- Emery, MS, USA

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