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Cadillac Catera 1999
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 11, 2005
Location:
Hendersonville, TN

where do i even start with the 1999 catera that i just had to trade in this weekend due to so many things that had went wrong with that car. 1st, when filling the car up with gas, it would not automatically shut off. dealer fixed 1st time, but messed up the gas gauge. it started doing it again 1 month later. you could not keep a set of tires on the car no matter how many alignments that you had performed. the sunroof would not open most of the time when you tried to open it, but it would open on it's own at random. dealer replaced the switch twice, problem still occurred. the transmission went out at 60k and had to be replaced due to the *s* light flashing. the first radio would not pick up any stations, the radio was replaced by the dealer. 4k later after warranty expired, it happened again. at 65k, the cd player would no longer work. the locks would not completely lock with the remote or when the car was put into gear. at 90k, the drivers side heated seat literally caught fire while driving and burned a 4" diameter hole in front bolster. gm stated that this is "normal wear and tear, but normally, they just stop functioning. they would not pay for the repairs of the seat at all. almost caused me to wreck the car as the acbin quickly filled with smoke and as soon as i cracked the window, the fire started to get larger as it got more air to feed it. the check engine light showed cylinder misfires and i was told that it would be $2500 to $5000 to repair it. i traded the car on 6/11/05 for a new 2005 chevy silverado extended cab. i hope that gm reads this and calls me at the number i provided so i can provide more detailed info on this. i was literally screwed on this car. it was a lemon from the start and no one seemed to care!

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR54R1XR. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 31, 2003. 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 Unknown Or Other Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 75 mph. Dealer's name: Thrifty Car Sales . Dealer's telephone number: UNKNOWN . Dealer's city: Hendersonville . Dealer's state code: TN. Dealer's zipcode: 37075 .

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 25, 2004
Location:
Laurel, MD

i have had so many problems with this car and they just keep piling up. i just replaced the head gasket and valve cover gaskets a month ago and now my oil pressure is failing. my service writter tells me this car is notorius for problems with the engine, specifically the way it handles oil and cooling. i sent a letter to cadillac when i had probles a month ago but have heard nothing. is there anything i can do?*ak

Vehicle was purchased on Sept 19, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Cadillac CATERA 1998 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Cadillac CATERA 1998 Unknown Or Other Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Capitol Cadillac .

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 15, 2001
Location:
Detroit, MI

sensors went bad. oil currently in the engine, head gaskets gone. too much play in the steering column. crank sensor and ignition coil pack repair

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R3WR. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Cadillac CATERA 1998 Unknown Or Other Transmission Type: AUTO.

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 15, 2001
Location:
Detroit, MI

sensors went bad. oil currently in the engine, head gaskets gone. too much play in the steering column. crank sensor and ignition coil pack repair

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R3WR. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Cadillac CATERA 1998 Unknown Or Other Transmission Type: AUTO.

Cadillac Catera 1999
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 15, 2003
Location:
Jacksonville, FL

i brought this vehicle at enterprise used car sales on april 30,2002. i was guaranteed a bumber-to-bumber inspection of the car and was to be in operational condition. after i left the lot with the car; i could only go approximatly a 1/4 of mile before i needed to get gas in the car. that was the begining of the trouble. so far since april of this year i've had to replace all of the tires, brakes, and other repairs that thankfully was still under the warranty. the car had to be towed twice to the dealership. as we speak the car is being repaired again. the dealership had informed me that i have three holes in the car that has caused the car to overheat, plus other problems that they have found. when it rained the car leaked inside. at first i thought i may have forgoten to roll up a window. after the second time i knew better and took it into the dealership. i found it hard to believe that enterprise never had a problem with it when i experinced it a couple of times before i went to investgate. the reason that i'm contacting you is that after talking to a repersenative of enterprise, and informing him of the same information that i have just informed you of; i was treated as if i'm some kind of inept person who could not even understand the simplistic workings of a vehicle such as flat tires with metal threads showing through, or able to notice the brake light on the dash board or the sounds of metal rubbing on metal. i was asked repeatly if i knew for sure that the brakes were really needing to be replaced or if it was some type of scam that the dealership was trying to get extra money, or if i took the brakes home as evidence. i don't know of too many people who request their old brakes for some type of evidence. after about 10 minutes of this type of interogation i ended the conversation realizing that absolutely nothing was going to be done about the situation.

Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R5XR. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Cadillac CATERA 1999 Unknown Or Other Transmission Type: AUTO.

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 28, 2002
Location:
Heber Spring, AR

consumer states that the instrument panel light will work intermittently causing a distraction to the consumer. dealer notified. mr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR2R8W80. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Catera 1997
General Motors Llc
Location:
Fort Atkinson, WI

the electronic control panel failed, dealer replaced. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R2VR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Catera 1999
General Motors Llc
Location:
Oakland, CA

engine check light continuously comes on. owner then started having problems with ignition system. vehicle had to be towed to a dealerhsip. owner picked up vehicle, and later vehicle shut off while approaching toll to cross a bay bridge. please describe details. *ak

Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel type: gas. Cadillac CATERA 1999 Unknown Or Other Transmission Type: AUTO.

Cadillac Catera 1999
General Motors Llc
Location:
Grand Rapids, MI

consumer states there is a noise from the center dash.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR54R4XR. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 30, 1999. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Catera 1999
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 22, 2002
Location:
Lexington, OH

consumer states keyless entry only works 80% of time. *tt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR54R2XR. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 27, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Cadillac CATERA 1999 Drive type:FWD. Cadillac CATERA 1999 Unknown Or Other Transmission Type: AUTO.

Cadillac Catera 1999
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2002
Location:
Bay Shore, NY

fuel pours onto the ground, does not shut off automatically/ alarm and doors do not respond to keyless remote.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R2XR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Cadillac CATERA 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Cadillac Catera 2000
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2001
Location:
King Of Prussia, PA

engine light comes on intermittently. vehicle taken to dealer 7 times. oxygen sensor was replaced, but this did not remedy the problem. dealer then suggested to use only regular fuel, not hi test as recommended for this vehicle.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):ADD. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Cadillac CATERA 2000 Unknown Or Other Transmission Type: AUTO.

Cadillac Catera 1997
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 04, 2002
Location:
Corbin, KY

while driving at highway speeds engine check light illuminated. driver lost power of engine, making it hard to brakes and steer vehicle. driver had vehicle towed to dealer, and dealer stated timing belt tensioner had failed. please provide any further information. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R5VR. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Catera 1997
General Motors Llc
Location:
Detroit, MI

while driving 60-65 mph engine check light light illuminated. then, vehicle completely shutdown, cause unknown. please give any further details.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR546VR1. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Cadillac Catera 1997
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 09, 2001
Location:
Knightdale, NC

car would not start. had to jump start. dealer replaced alternator and battery. battery was previously replaced 06/03/99. oil light above oil pressire gauge came on while driving, and oil pressure gauge moved up and down erratically. dealer found no problem. battery cover and was burnt/was brittle and had a white ashey look to it. engine produces a lot of heat. dealer replaced cover and tray. temperature gauge reads higher than normal. dealership recalibrated ipc for temp gauge. temp gauge still reads the same as before. ticking sounds from left and right sides of dash when heat is on. dealer replaced fan motor twice. ticking sounds still there and now there is no heat. disc brake pad indicator lamp did not illuminate when pads needed replacing. had to have front brake job and replace sensors for indicator lamp. dealership said sensors got damaged when pads were worn down past the sensors.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR54R6VR. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Cadillac CATERA 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Cadillac Catera 1997
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 09, 2001
Location:
Knightdale, NC

car would not start. had to jump start. dealer replaced alternator and battery. battery was previously replaced 06/03/99. oil light above oil pressire gauge came on while driving, and oil pressure gauge moved up and down erratically. dealer found no problem. battery cover and was burnt/was brittle and had a white ashey look to it. engine produces a lot of heat. dealer replaced cover and tray. temperature gauge reads higher than normal. dealership recalibrated ipc for temp gauge. temp gauge still reads the same as before. ticking sounds from left and right sides of dash when heat is on. dealer replaced fan motor twice. ticking sounds still there and now there is no heat. disc brake pad indicator lamp did not illuminate when pads needed replacing. had to have front brake job and replace sensors for indicator lamp. dealership said sensors got damaged when pads were worn down past the sensors.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR54R6VR. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Cadillac CATERA 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Cadillac Catera 1999
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 17, 2000
Location:
Nacogdoches, TX

accelerator does not give power from stop position unless the pedal is floor boarded. it will then creep up to desired speed. brake light comes on as well as engine light. the cause has been undetected by the dealership. the prblem may last a day, maybe more maybe less, and then correct itself . you have no warning as to when this will happen. it starts from the stop position everytime but once. that time i was driving in traffic when it would not accelerate

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR52R7XR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Cadillac CATERA 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Cadillac Catera 2000
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
May 12, 2000
Location:
Baltimore, MD

this has occurred serveral times without warning or dealer able to diagnose to resolve.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR54R0YR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Cadillac CATERA 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Cadillac Catera 1997
General Motors Llc
Location:
Nixa, MO

no summary

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):W06VR529VR0. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 08, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Cadillac CATERA 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Cadillac CATERA 1997 Unknown Or Other Transmission Type: AUTO.

Cadillac Catera 1998
General Motors Llc
Location:
Hot Springs, AR

engine light comes on frequently. yh

Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.



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