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Cadillac Catera 2000
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Mar 05, 2005
Location:
Belmont, NC

tl*the contact owns a 2000 cadillac catera. the vehicle stalled whenever he stopped at a traffic light. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but they were unable to duplicate the failure. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but they were unable to duplicate the failure. the manufacturer was informed about the failures that has occurred; however, they advised him to take the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic test which cost him $100. the failure continued to occur. the failure and current mileage was 75,000.

Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR54R1YR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Cadillac Catera 2000
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Apr 11, 2010
Location:
Kissimmee, FL

i would drive the catera right on the main busy road my car made a suicidal stop! i panic! immediately put the emergency hazardous lights on. i took it to the mechanic and he said he is reading the sensor are bad, so i spent over $300.00 dollars replacing them, i continue to have the car stop in the middle of the road, i have been very lucky that i have not been hit or in a serious accident. again i took the car to the mechanic a different person this time. he said; it was the manifold intake, they are plastic and they crack or bend when the car engine heats, the mechanic and i looked for different junkyards to our surprise most of the cadillac of that made the very piece we were looking for was missing. (plastic air take and the hose) it does not take a rock scientist to know that there is a serious problem with putting a plastic intake inside a engine that holds a lot of heat. specially for me i live in a year around hot weather. i went to different auto part stores to find the part because the junkyard was out of the question what i did find all the auto parts store had nothing good to say about this car. it has a bad reputation this beautiful dream cadillac caterea is the bad apples of the cadillac, it is ashamed you don't have a recall on these cars. it looks like it cheaper to stop making them than to fix the problem. the problem i see they are still out in the street. unfortunately i have one. i called gm and they would not help me because i did not buy the car from them or have i repaired the car with them. but is thier car model. don't get it. they gave birth to defective cars now they want us to fix the problem. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR54R6YR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Catera 2001
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
June 28, 2009
Location:
Greensberg, PA

tl*the contact owns a 2001 cadillac catera. since may of 2009, the vehicle stalls while driving 45 mph or greater. initially, the stalling occurred occasionally. ever since the vehicle was repaired on june 28, 2009, the stalling occurs every other day. the contact feels that this is a serious safety issue. the failure mileage was 92,000. updated 08/04/09 *bf the mechanic stated the crankshaft sensor was causing the vehicle to shut down. updated 08/05/09.*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 92000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR54R81R. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Cadillac CATERA 2001 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph. Dealer's name: Smail . Dealer's telephone number: 724-837-7000 . Dealer's city: Greensburg . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 15601 .

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Mar 06, 2008
Location:
Madison, OH

the motor in the car started cutting out and slowing down when i would try to accelerate. there was never a knocking sound. there was no engine light and the car was overheating. from reading about this car online it sounds like a timing issue. i took it to a mechanic and was told he did not want to work on the car because of the complexity of the job. from what im told this has happened to alot of these cars and no recall has been issued!! why not! *tr

Mileage was 136000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R9WR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2008
Location:
Middletown, NY

1998 cad. catera - no incident started the problems - a mechanic knew it had a bad head gasket before opening the hood or being told why i was there because he said 9 out of 10 cateras have this problem. consumer reports lists this year and model as a must to avoid car. at 60k miles had a bad head gasket, oil had gone through the system, car overheats, the hoses had to be replaced, it has to be flushed regularly, now at 80k miles, the power steering fluid is leaking, the coolant is leaking, the bearings and brakes are failing, the oil cannot be changed because the pan will break because the cap is welded on because of the heat in the engine. why wasn't there a recall. this is too young a car to be failing like this. i would like compensation! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R4WR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Aug 29, 2006
Location:
Lenexa, KS

dt*: the contact stated while driving 50 mph on the highway, the engine stalled and there was a loss of all vehicle power without warning. the contact managed to pull the vehicle over without incident. the engine would not restart. the vehicle was towed to a dealer who determined the timing belt separated into and damaged the engine. due to the belt separation, the engine needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was alerted.

Mileage was 118000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Cadillac CATERA 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Cadillac CATERA 1998 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph. Dealer's name: Unknown Dealer Info. .

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2005
Location:
Beloit, WI

cadillac cater 1998 experienced multiple failure that caused engine damage. *bf the trunk light bulbs failed. the trunk light bar failed. the key fob failed. the cd player failed. the window washer hose failed. the switch for heating and cooling system had to be replaced. the bottom gear of the crankshaft broke causing engine damage. the front and rear end had to be aligned due to the vehicle pulling to the right. the center link was also replaced. *nm

Mileage was 67000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R3WR. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 24, 2004. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dealer's name: Keyser Automotive Group . Dealer's telephone number: 608-873-5621 . Dealer's city: Stoughton . Dealer's state code: WI. Dealer's zipcode: 53589 .

Cadillac Catera 1997
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
July 03, 2004
Location:
Springfield, OH

-my 97 cadilac catera stalled 7/3/04 . -7/6/04 called trenor motor company (springfield, oh). service manager refused to look at car. -7/7/04 it appeared as though a recall on the tensioner pulley had not been done. pulled record on car and found that the recall involving the tensioner pulley work was in fact issued (and paid for) by general motors to trenor.-7/17/04 district service manager approved tear down time at jeff wyler, springfield, oh, to see for certain whether the recall had even been done with the stipulation that if the recall had been done (implying that the new recall pulley had been put on but went bad) general motors would "stand behind" product, paying total repair costs. if pulley had not been replaced, "stop" and send back to the dealer that was paid to perform recall-- number 02041a (which would be trenor). -7/20/04 technician and service manager at jeff wyler, came to me and confirmed that the pulley had not been replaced. i went to trenor to see mr. ed tehan, who admitted that if the part wasn't bad, the part would not have been replaced by the technician in a recall! he also refused to show a parts stamp on original repair order. recall directions from dealerworld.com (gm's website for recalls and vehicle history) state "if tensioner pulley has black bearing seal, then replace with a pulley having brown seals [given in pulley kit for recall, new part kit number 55352000, and additional pulley new number 90573616]". part number on pulley found in my car has part number 337092ca (the seal is also not brown, as the new one should be, it is black) and according to national traffic safety adm. and general motors, should be replaced. trenor motors failed to actually perform recall they were paid to do. -i have the actual (original) pulley, pictures, numerous documents, ten technicians to corroborate on these issues. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80511 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R1VR. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 11, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Cadillac CATERA 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Cadillac CATERA 1997 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph. Dealer's name: Trenor Motor Company . Dealer's telephone number: 937-399-9900 . Dealer's city: Springfield . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 45502 .

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
May 31, 2004
Location:
Moline, IL

while driving at 65 mph, the tachometer dropped to zero, the check light came on and the vehicle stalled. the consumer was able to pull the vehicle to the side of the road, the vehicle was towed to a dealership. the dealership indicated that the timing belt had broke and destroyed the engine. the owners manual indicated that this part shouldn't been replaced until 60,000 miles and replacement is only required if the vehicle has more than one or more extreme cold start. which hadn't occurred on this vehicle. *nm *sc *jb

Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R7WR. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Cadillac CATERA 1998 Drive type:RWD. Cadillac CATERA 1998 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Cadillac Catera 1997
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 11, 2004
Location:
Piqua, OH

this car was taken to dealer on 2/8/04 for recall 2041, 1037. two days after picking up the car, the low coolant light came on my way home from work. my husband checked the coolant reservoir and it was over one inch below full, he also checked the driveway for any antifreeze and checked where you put oil in the engine but could not find any signs of external leaks, but a white milky substance under the oil cap. the car has been sitting in my driveway since. i emailed gm about this. this was their response! we have contacted the service manager for dan hemm cadillac, mr. charlie caroll. he is aware of your concerns with the coolant level for the 1997 cadillac catera. he is willing to make arrangements to have the vehicle towed in. depending on the nature of the concern it may or may not be related to the recall 02041, and they will need to diagnose the vehicle to verify. he has also informed us that when the vehicle was in for the recall, they did replace parts as necessary. if you have additional questions, we recommend that you contact him. if you should need to contact us in the future, simply reply to this message or call our cadillac customer assistance center at 1-800-458-8006. customer relationship managers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. be sure to refer to your service request number 1-226247104 in all future communication. if i return this car, let the dealer tow it to service department. i will be told that the reason my car is not drivable is my fault, and will be handed a bill for towing and whatever other charges for them looking at it! i had the car back two days, a total of 374 miles. the car has 34867 miles; i have had a lot of other problems with the car, front end alignment, headlight aimers, brake light switch's, headlight switch, ignition coil pack, air bag system. even with all of the other things that went wrong, i at least could drive it, until i returned it for a recall! *jb

Mileage was 34879 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR54R2VR. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 06, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Cadillac CATERA 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Cadillac CATERA 1997 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Dan Hemm . Dealer's telephone number: 8774981124 . Dealer's city: Sidney . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 45365 .

Cadillac Catera 1997
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 03, 2004
Location:
Canfield, OH

at highway speed vehicle accelerated. consumer pressed the brake pedal to the floor, but there was no reaction. then, consumer down shifted to stop the vehicle. consumer had vehicle towed, and dealer determined that engine and accelerator control switch needed to be replaced. *ak

Mileage was 42000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R8VR. Vehicle was purchased on May 11, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Catera 1999
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2003
Location:
Cleveland, MS

engine oil is pouring into coolant. replaced engine oil cooler-ended up not being the problem. sunroof will open and close by itself, and will not work when you try to do it yourself.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR54R3XR. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Cadillac CATERA 1999 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Cadillac CATERA 1999 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: All-star Motor . Dealer's city: Greenville . Dealer's state code: MS.

Cadillac Catera 1997
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 2003
Location:
White Plains, NY

problems getting 1997 cadillac catera engine repaired.*mr on 08/01/03, vehicle stopped on new jersey turnpike. vehicle had to be towed. mechanic attempted to repair the engine, but needed a part from an authorized dealer. on 08/04/03, customer was informed the part was recalled. vehicle was towed to another dealer. this dealer informed the consumer the parts were missing/damaged and would cost the consumer $100. dollars to repair before recall could be addressed. on 08/06/03, consumer visited dealership and seen parts in the trunk ofthe vehicle. consume agreed all the parts were there and he was responsible for damaged parts. august 14,2003, consumer was informed vehicle could be repaired but he would be responsible for the damaged parts (vacuum storage tank and wire harness cover). august 18,2003 consumer received information that one of the parts were ordered and called weekly for progress. he was then informed that cadillac didn't have anything to do with independent mechanics and repairs. consumer requested documentation of what he was told, but was denied. sept. 16,2003, consumer learned vehicle was ready and he would be responsible for $753.46 dollars because cadillac wouldn't cover some of the engine repairs. *ph

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R7VR. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 2000. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Cadillac CATERA 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Cadillac CATERA 1997 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Desimone Cadillac . Dealer's city: Mount Laurel . Dealer's state code: NJ. Dealer's zipcode: 08054 .

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 28, 2003
Location:
Muscatine, IA

while driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled and lost power. consumer managed to pull over and had the vehicle towed to dealership but the problem was not resolved.*ak the consumer stated a recall was performed on the vehicle regarding the timing, but the recall repair failed. *jb *nm

Mileage was 47000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R3WR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 03, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Cadillac CATERA 1998 Drive type:RWD. Cadillac CATERA 1998 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Lujack Auto Plaza . Dealer's city: Davenport . Dealer's state code: IA. Dealer's zipcode: 52806 .

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 10, 2003
Location:
Minneapolis, MN

this car has been in the dealership more than 30 times for numerous problems. too many to list. now this vehicle has died on one of the most busiest intersections in minnesota. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Key Cadillac .

Cadillac Catera 1997
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
July 02, 2003
Location:
Los Angeles, CA

consumer stated while driving on the highway at 50 mph, the engine light came on and started smoking really bad. consumer pulled onto the shoulder where the engine died. vehicle was taken to mechanic who in turn informed the consumer that the engine sensor was not functional and caused the head gasket to become damaged. *ph

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 58200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R2VR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Catera 1999
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 05, 2003
Location:
Mesa, AZ

engine check light appeared intermittently. dealer inspected, and could not duplicate or correct the problem. *ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Catera 1999
General Motors Llc
Location:
Sanford, NC

intermittently while slowing down, the vehicle stalled without warning. the dealership was unable to locate an error code.*ak the dealership wanted the consumer to inform them when the vehicle cut off again. they wanted him/her to leave it wherever it broke down so they could get and resolve the "error code". once the vehicle was started, the code was deleted. *ph *jb

Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel type: gas. Dealer's name: Hendrick . Dealer's telephone number: 800-CARY-AUTO . Dealer's state code: NC. Dealer's zipcode: 27330 .

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Llc
Location:
Glenn Heights, TX

the vehicle stalls and is hard to start back up. vehicle has been to dealer ten times, but the cause of the problem cannot be determined. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R3WR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 11, 2003
Location:
Beaufort, SC

while driving engine locked up. dealer diagnosed, to fixed it will cost over $10,000 since manufacturer doesn't produce any more this engine. *ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.



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