I just called Ms. Gay Kent, Director Product Investigations (586-986-8029), at GM to get clarification on whether or not the '96 & '97's are included. She was unavailable but I was transfered to Joy and she told me that they are included. They did not want to include all at once because of availability of the SS fuel rails. With good reason they started with the older models first. The dealers will be notified Sept 1 on the '96's and about Oct 1 on the '97's. She said if there is a leak, dealers are instructed to take care of the problem. If not, be patient and the recall letter will be coming. Hope this helps to clarify this recall.
08-17-04, 02:06 PM
Thanks for the update. I didn't want to get into it with my local dealer until I knew I was on solid ground. I'm sure this will save others the same headache.
08-18-04, 12:50 AM
I have a 99 Deville 85,000 miles....My fuel rails started to collapse internally. After 4 hours of diagnostic time at the dealer, I was charged $525.00 dollars for replacing the fuel rails and diagnostic time...After calling Cadillac Customer Care, all Cadillac would do for me was to send me a $1000.00 certificate to be used on a purchase of a new cadillac within a year...Im not too happy...I will call the woman in the above post at Cadillac and see if she can help me...Thanks..
08-18-04, 12:53 AM
somehow I duplicated my post...sorry
Did you find out if the 99's are included yet? :) And what kind of fuel rail does the 2000+ cars use? I've seen the engines and it's not stainless for the whole thing.. it's like mine, some sort of nylon hose in between the injectors
08-18-04, 08:15 AM
Hmmm my 98 motor going into my GP will need these SS rails.. do they do motors too? They should cause they built it nomatter what its in. but for some reason I see them dodging that.
As of now only '95 to '97 is included to the best of my knowledge. Maybe if Cadillac and the NHTSA get more reports of '98's on up having problems it will be expanded.