Cadillac Deville owners have reported 4 problems related to engine overheat (under the engine and engine cooling category).
The contact owns a 1998 Cadillac Deville. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the vehicle would stall due to the engine overheating. The failure would occur whenever the vehicle was in operation for a few minutes. During the failures, the engine overheat light would illuminate on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the freeze plug needed to be replaced. The vehicle was also taken to an independent repair shop where the contact was informed that the head gaskets were warped. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 111,000.
See all problems of the 1998 Cadillac Deville.
Engine overheated and was taken to dealership. They are saying that the cause of this is the bolts holding the engine block together got loose, and this is a common problem with this engines. The cost of repair will be more than $4000 . The extended warranty will not covered this because they said is a manufacturer defect. I check on line and a lot of people are having the same problem,. ( it will also use an extra qt of oil between oil changes. ) every says this is normal for this engines. So my question if every body knows about the problems with the north star engine, why is it that Cadillac is not forced to recall all this cars and pay for their defective engine repairs????????.
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Consumer's engine over heats and consumes oil excessively. *** nar received 9-29-**
the technician diagnosed the problem as possible head gasket or head bolt failure.
See all problems of the 1999 Cadillac Deville.
Engine overheated-loose head bolts (NHTSA item # sb6089931). Antifreeze vapors came in passenger compartment through a/c vents for over 20 minutes and then a large steam explosion inside car when engine overheated. A fine mist of vapors entered the car without our knowledge as we thought something was wrong with the air conditioner as the inside air temperature kept slowing rising until steam explosion occured. ( hot antifreeze vapors were forced through the air conditioner vents by the deforming of the rear hood gasket by incoming 65mph air flow and a defective front hood gasket). If this car had a full time coolant temperature gauge this incident and injuries might not have happened. Cadillac does not provide an active temperature gauge on this car as other manufacturers do. Only way to determine coolant temperatures is to push the information button on dash which separately informs you of engine functions. No warnings in operation manual, no warning labels in engine compartment as to potential dangers of dex-cool exposure nor information on the day of engine failure from Cadillac road assistance personnel at their 800 number). Only warnings of engine overheating are emitted -after the car has overheated! injuries to myself were: severe, very painful eye inflamation in both eyes( eye doctor examination in October 1999) instant cataracts with large black spots in both eyes 30 days after accident. Right and left sides of face presently have chemical burns on cheeks and throat. In April, 2000 I had very difficult breathing problems. I went to the hospital emergency on 2 different days with breathing problems. Breathing problems were diagnosed as chemical induced asthma from dex-cool antifreeze with 2-ethylhexanoic acid inhalation. At present I live in hell each day with asthma from this Cadillac vehicle. Engine was rebuilt in September, 99 and a new engine installed on Jan. 28, 2000. Front brake rotors rusted up in February, 2000 after 16 days of sitting idle. *.
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|Car Stall problems||
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Gasoline Engine problems||
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Engine Burning Oil problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||