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1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1996 Cadillac Fleetwood (12/10/1996)

Campaign Number: 96V245000
Component Name: WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Description: THE WHEEL LUG NUTS WERE NOT TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION DURING ASSEMBLY.
Defect: THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN A FRACTURE OF THE WHEEL STUDS CAUSING THE WHEEL TO SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE VEHICLE'S WHEEL LUG NUTS TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION.

1996 Cadillac Fleetwood (1/30/1996)

Campaign Number: 96V018000
Component Name: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Description: DEFECTIVE LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT ATTACHMENT NUTS WERE NOT PROPERLY TORQUED AND CAN LOOSEN.
Defect: THE LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT CAN LOOSEN, FATIGUE, AND SEPARATE FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION KNUCKLE RESULTING IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT BOTH FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT ATTACHMENT NUTS FOR PROPER TORQUE. IF THE BALL JOINT HAS LOOSENED, BOTH THE BALL JOINT AND THE KNUCKLE WILL BE REPLACED.