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NHTSA 05-98
Tuesday, December 2, 1997 Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550


General Motors Corporation


Cadillac DeVille Year: 1998
Cadillac Eldorado Year: 1998

Number Involved: 8,611
Dates of Manufacture: March - August 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 97V183 GM Campaign No. 97056
Vehicle Description: Passenger, hearse, and limousine model vehicles.
Description of Defect: The canister purge evaporative emissions harness was misrouted.
Consequence of Defect: The harness could interfere with the cruise control and throttle linkage, preventing return to a closed throttle.
Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect the vehicle for proper routing of the harness, and install a plastic tie strap to the harness. Damaged harnesses will be replaced as necessary.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began in early November 1997.
Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.

NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law, safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.