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Cadillac DeVille recall 98V115000

Cadillac Recalls 1995 Models Due to Inadvertent Deployment of Air Bags
Body, Interior & Misc., September 28, 1998

RepairPal Expert Overview

Cadillac has recalled 1995 DeVille, Eldorado, and Seville vehicles because the air bags may deploy inadvertently. The air bag sensing and diagnostic module may experience water intrusion, which may cause the system to malfunction. Dealers will clean the exterior case of the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) and apply a potting compound to the SDM case and electrical connector body.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1995

Mfr's Report Date:
September 28, 1998

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 98V115000

NHTSA Action Number: EA98004

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 102627

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIR BAGS CAN OCCUR DUE TO WATER INTRUSION.

Consequence: DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIR BAG WITHOUT WARNING COULD CAUSE A DRIVER TO LOSE VEHICLE CONTROL INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH AND PERSONAL INJURY.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL CLEAN THE EXTERIOR CASE OF THE SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE (SDM) AND APPPLY A POTTING COMPOUND TO THE SDM CASE AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR BODY.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DURING SEPTEMBER 1998. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-800-458-8006. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-326-4237).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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