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OLDSMOBILE 98 RECALLS - (24 Recalls Found)

Since 1969, OLDSMOBILE has issued a total of 380 car recalls worldwide. Of those recalls, 24 have been for the OLDSMOBILE 98 starting in 1973. This accounts for approximately 1.2% of the 32641 car recalls issued by the NHTSA since 1966. The 98 accounts for about 6.3% of all the OLDSMOBILE recalls issued since 1969. Compared to other car manufacturers, OLDSMOBILE ranks #26 in overall number of recalls issued by a car maker.

Please keep in mind these numbers are for statistical purposes only & do not necessarily reflect the quality of the OLDSMOBILE 98 or OLDSMOBILE itself. These figures are based only on the number of recalls issued and NOT the total number of vehicles affected by a particular recall.

Find your OLDSMOBILE 98 listed below. Results are sorted year from newest to oldest. Select the desired OLDSMOBILE 98 to view the complete recall details. Information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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1996 Recalls ↓

1996 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

Problem: THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH A MALFUNCTION ALARM, LIGHTING AND LOCKING (MALL) MODULE THAT CAN CONTAIN A DAMAGED CAPACITOR. IF THE CAPACITOR IS DAMAGED, THE "KEY IN THE IGNITION" WARNING CHIME AND THE DRIVER SEAT BELT UNBUCKLED WARNING CHIME AND INDICATOR LAMP MAY NOT WORK. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION" AND FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." IN ADDITION, OTHER CHIME REMINDER FUNCTIONS, INTERIOR LIGHTING CONTROLS, AND POWER DOOR LOCKING FEATURES ARE ALSO AFFECTED.Recall Details - 10/23/1995

1996 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

Problem: A BACKFIRE DURING ENGINE STARTING CAN CAUSE BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD.Recall Details - 7/1/1996
1995 Recalls ↓

1995 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH

Problem: A SPRING IN THE HEAD LAMP PORTION OF THE HEAD PARK LAMP SWITCH CAN FAIL PREVENTING LATCHING OF THE HEAD LAMP PORTION OF THE SWITCH IN THE "ON" POSITION.Recall Details - 8/2/1994

1995 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Problem: THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH LIGHTING CONTROL MODULES WHICH CAN EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE CURRENT LEAKAGE DUE TO DAMAGED SURFACE MOUNTING CAPACITORS. THIS CAN CAUSE LOSS OF HEAD LAMPS AND PARKING LAMPS.Recall Details - 10/4/1994
1994 Recalls ↓

1994 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH

Problem: A SPRING IN THE HEAD LAMP PORTION OF THE HEAD PARK LAMP SWITCH CAN FAIL PREVENTING LATCHING OF THE HEAD LAMP PORTION OF THE SWITCH IN THE "ON" POSITION.Recall Details - 8/2/1994
1993 Recalls ↓

1993 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 1991 THROUGH JULY 1995. THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINE CAN SEPARATE WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN LOW TEMPERATURES IN COMBINATION WITH HIGH TRANSMISSION LOADS.Recall Details - 1/23/1996
1992 Recalls ↓

1992 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 1991 THROUGH JULY 1995. THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINE CAN SEPARATE WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN LOW TEMPERATURES IN COMBINATION WITH HIGH TRANSMISSION LOADS.Recall Details - 1/23/1996
1991 Recalls ↓

1991 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL

Problem: WHEN APPLIED, THE PARKING BRAKE LEVER ASSEMBLY MAY RELEASE ONE OR MORE TEETH, REDUCING THE CABLE LOAD TO THE REAR BRAKES.Recall Details - 9/23/1991

1991 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Problem: THE CONSOLE MOUNTED SHIFT LEVER MAY DISENGAGE FROM THE SHIFT CONTROL CABLE BRACKET CAUSING LOSS OF GEAR INDICATOR REFERENCE AND SHIFT SELECTOR OPERATION.Recall Details - 11/14/1991
1987 Recalls ↓

1987 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

Problem: THE ANTI LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) PRESSURE/WARNING SWITCH MAY EXHIBIT BRAKE FLUID SEEPAGE WHICH EVENTUALLY CAN LEAD TO LOSS OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM HYDRAULIC PUMP MOTOR. ADDITIONALLY, THE HYDRAULIC PUMP MOTOR AND ABS ELECTRICAL RELAYS MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO WATER CONTAMINATION DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY. THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE LOSS OF THE HYDRAULIC PUMP MOTOR AND/OR LOSS OF THE ABS FUNCTION.Recall Details - 6/23/1987

1987 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Problem: AN IN LINE FUSIBLE LINK MAY MELT DOWN AND CAUSE A FIRE.Recall Details - 9/1/1987

1987 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Problem: EXCESSIVE ACCELERATOR CABLE FRICTION MAY RESTRICT THE CABLES FREE MOVEMENT BETWEEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND THE THROTTLE BODY.Recall Details - 5/16/1988
1986 Recalls ↓

1986 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Problem: THERE MAY NOT BE ENOUGH CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE POWER STEERING PUMP RETURN HOSE AND THE ENGINE EXHAUST MANIFOLD. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: HOSE COULD OVERHEAT, RESULTING IN A HOLE AND FLUID LEAK, AND A POSSIBLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.Recall Details - 11/3/1986

1986 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

Problem: THE ANTI LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) PRESSURE/WARNING SWITCH MAY EXHIBIT BRAKE FLUID SEEPAGE WHICH EVENTUALLY CAN LEAD TO LOSS OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM HYDRAULIC PUMP MOTOR. ADDITIONALLY, THE HYDRAULIC PUMP MOTOR AND ABS ELECTRICAL RELAYS MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO WATER CONTAMINATION DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY. THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE LOSS OF THE HYDRAULIC PUMP MOTOR AND/OR LOSS OF THE ABS FUNCTION.Recall Details - 6/23/1987
1985 Recalls ↓

1985 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Problem: OMISSION OF THE CERTIFICATION LABELS AS REQUIRED BY FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 110 "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS".Recall Details - 5/21/1984
1984 Recalls ↓

1984 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Problem: A SMALL NYLON BUSHING IN THE CRUISE CONTROL SERVO BAIL MAY SLIP OUT OF PLACE, CAUSING INTERMITTENT AND UNEXPECTED INCREASES IN ENGINE SPEED OR DIESELING (ENGINE RUN ON WITH IGNITION OFF).Recall Details - 6/16/1989
1982 Recalls ↓

1982 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

Problem: UNDER CERTAIN VEHICLE OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE GOVERNOR WEIGHT RETAINER IN THE INJECTION PUMP MAY FAIL. THE THROTTLE VALVE COULD STICK, PREVENTING RETURN TO IDLE AND SHUT DOWN OF THE ENGINE BY THE DRIVER.Recall Details - 1/3/1982
1980 Recalls ↓

1980 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Problem: THE HEADS MAY BREAK OFF THE FRONT OUTBOARD SEAT BELT ANCHOR BOLTS DURING NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION EVEN UNDER NO LOAD CONDITIONS. THIS IS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF BOLTS USED, HIGH INSTALLATION TORQUE AND ARRANGEMENT OF THE BODY ANCHORAGE.Recall Details - 11/13/1979

1980 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Problem: THE TIRE PLACARD (LABEL) DOES NOT CONTAIN THE RECOMMENDED TIRE SIZE INFORMATION. THEREFORE, IT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS".Recall Details - 10/16/1979
1979 Recalls ↓

1979 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Problem: THE HEADS MAY BREAK OFF THE FRONT OUTBOARD SEAT BELT ANCHOR BOLTS DURING NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION EVEN UNDER NO LOAD CONDITIONS. THIS IS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF BOLTS USED, HIGH INSTALLATION TORQUE AND ARRANGEMENT OF THE BODY ANCHORAGE.Recall Details - 11/13/1979

1979 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Problem: A GASKET WAS MISTAKENLY PLACED BETWEEN THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER AND THE POWER BOOST WHICH PREVENTED THE TWO PARTS FROM FITTING TOGETHER PROPERLY. DAMAGE MAY HAVE RESULTED TO THE MOUNTING EARS OF THE MASTER CYLINDER AND THE HYDRO-BOOST. THIS CONDITION COULD LEAD TO BRAKE FAILURE.Recall Details - 11/13/1978

1979 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Problem: THE INVOLVED VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 106, "BRAKE HOSES". THESE VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH GASOLINE FUEL HOSES IN PLACE OF THE VACUUM HOSE BETWEEN THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND CARBON CANISTER IN THE POWER BRAKE VACUUM LINE. SHOULD THIS HOSE RUPTURE, IT WOULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF POWER ASSIST TO THE BRAKE SYSTEM. THIS WOULD INCREASE THE DISTANCE REQUIRED TO STOP THE VEHICLE.Recall Details - 5/22/1979
1972 Recalls ↓

1972 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

Problem: THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT DRIVING ON UNPAVED ROAD SURFACES, PARTICULARLY ROADS WHICH ARE HEAVILY GRAVELED AND WHICH ARE EXTREMELY WAVY OR FILLED WITH CHUCKHOLES, AT SPEEDS WHICH CAUSE THE CAR TO PITCH EXCESSIVELY, THE FRONT CROSSMEMBER MAY SCOOP UP LOOSE STONES OR GRAVEL AND COULD BE THROWN INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ONE OF THESE STONES TO LODGE BETWEEN THE STEERING COUPLING AND THE FRAME AND CAUSE INCREASED STEERING EFFORT OR INTERFERENCE WITH STEERING CONTROL OF THE CAR WHEN STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED TO THE LEFT.Recall Details - 1/24/1973
1971 Recalls ↓

1971 OLDSMOBILE 98 Recall - STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

Problem: THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT DRIVING ON UNPAVED ROAD SURFACES, PARTICULARLY ROADS WHICH ARE HEAVILY GRAVELED AND WHICH ARE EXTREMELY WAVY OR FILLED WITH CHUCKHOLES, AT SPEEDS WHICH CAUSE THE CAR TO PITCH EXCESSIVELY, THE FRONT CROSSMEMBER MAY SCOOP UP LOOSE STONES OR GRAVEL AND COULD BE THROWN INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ONE OF THESE STONES TO LODGE BETWEEN THE STEERING COUPLING AND THE FRAME AND CAUSE INCREASED STEERING EFFORT OR INTERFERENCE WITH STEERING CONTROL OF THE CAR WHEN STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED TO THE LEFT.Recall Details - 1/24/1973
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