1997 Cadillac Seville Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Cadillac Seville
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
1997 Cadillac Seville ProblemsVacuum Brake Release Switch Can Fail
The parking brake may not release automatically due to a failed vacuum switch or actuator. Our technicians tell us that if vacuum is supplied to the actuator when the transmission is in gear, the vacuum switch is functioning and replacing the actuator should correct this concern.
Problems with the 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 the key and ignition lock cylinder must be replaced to correct this condition.
Vehicles equipped with the 4.6L engine may develop excessive oil consumption. Please be advised that under optimum driving conditions, using one quart of oil every 2000 miles is acceptable. This Cadillac standard applies to vehicles with less that 50,000 miles. Our technicians tell us that if you experience excessive oil consumption it may be caused by built up on the piston rings which restricts movement, preventing them from wiping all the oil from the cylinder walls. Oil left behind is then burned during the combustion process. There is a special ring cleaning procedure which can help this situation. The GM service bulletin number is #02-06-01-009C.
1997 Cadillac Seville Questionswhy does this northstar heat up very quickly even though we chaned the thermost (1 answer)
we also see a message on dash to shut down car immediately. Or if the fans are not running wear they get there power supply and is there an inline fuse or something?
The brake light stays on when car is started. The trunk light goes off and comes on when the brake is pressed. The bulbs are working. I don't know if they are supposed to stay on or go off like the trunk light goes off. I tried to get my car inspected and the inspector told me the lights were...
air won't stay blowing out of dash vents. It will blow on floor, defroster and dash but won't stay on dash
1997 Cadillac Seville RecallsGM Recalls 1995-1997 Models Due to Fuel Rail and Return Line Leaks
GM has recalled 1995-1997 Cadillac Deville, Eldorado, Seville, and Oldsmobile Aurora vehicles because the fuel rail and fuel system return line may crack and leak fuel. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel rail and return line.