Government investigating possible defects in Cadillacs, Oldsmobiles

Monday, November 3rd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The government is investigating Cadillac and Oldsmobile vehicles after consumers reported six fires due to fuel leaks, the National Highway Safety Administration said Monday.

NHTSA is investigating Cadillac DeVilles, Eldorados and Sevilles and Oldsmobile Auroras after getting 69 complaints from consumers in the last two years. No injuries have been reported. Around 400,000 vehicles from model years 1995-97 could be affected.

NHTSA said many of the complaints describe fuel spraying from small holes in plastic sections of the fuel rail, which is a pipe that supplies fuel to the injectors. Cadillac and Oldsmobile vehicles have the same fuel rail.

NHTSA investigations can lead to a vehicle recall.