1990 Oldsmobile 98 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Oldsmobile 98

1990 Oldsmobile 98 Problems

Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

Car Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key

Problems with anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The key and ignition lock cylinder should be replaced to correct this condition.

Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating

A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.

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1990 Oldsmobile 98 Recalls

Recall 90E043004
THREADED INFLATOR COMPONENTS MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY WHICH MAY ALLOW COMPONENTS TO SEPARATE WHEN INFLATOR RECEIVES A SIGNAL TO DEPLOY THE AIR BAG.

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