1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Problems

Oil Pump Drive O-ring May Leak Oil From Rear of Engine

An engine oil leak may develop from the rear of the engine. This is commonly caused by a failed oil pump drive o-ring seal. The leaking o-ring should be replaced to correct this concern.

Inside Door Handles May Break

The inside door handle may break causing the door not to open from the inside.

Leaking Water Pump May Cause Coolant Loss and Overheating

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.

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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Recalls

Recall 95V173000
THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH REAR OUTBOARD SAFETY BELT ANCHORAGES THAT MAY NOT WITHSTAND THE REQUIRED LOAD. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO.210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES."

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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Reviews

Sometimes while trying to accellerate, the RPM's will not go past about 30-40 mph. This does not happen all the time.
The olds cutlass is a well built car with a lot of built in value,that I think is just as good as Buick ! i THINK IT GETS GREAT FUEL ECONOMY ESPECIALLY THE 4 CYLINDER 2.2LTR AT JUST A TAD OVER 34 MPG. And with plenty of power.The cutlass has excellent HANDLEING ON THE OPEN ROAD AS WELL AS ON ROUGHER ROADS. Olds cutlass has long-jevity dependabilty built in!

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