NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 231999

Cutlass 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


Transmission slips after vehicle has warmed up. After driving the vehicle for approximately 45 min. Or so, if one stops the vehicle shift to park then shift to drive again the vehicle would not move right away. One can hear the engine accelerate, then the vehicle would move slowly until the transmission finally engages, sometimes in a abruptly manner. This problem has been occurring in my vehicle since the day I got it. I complained to the dealership about it and they said there was nothing wrong with it. I contacted the vehicle manufacturing company (GMC) they suggested to bring the vehicle to a different dealership, which I did and they told me they could not find anything wrong either. On the other hand, the vehicle continues to show the same problem. II have contacted other owners of the same model and type of vehicles and they have said that they have experienced the same exact problem(s), in other case the transmission has simply gone bad.

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 141999


  • miles
Transmission failed and leaked fluid.

- Bentonia, MS, USA

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