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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,500 miles

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1998 Cadillac Catera accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Cadillac Catera Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 102005

Catera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles


Car over heating, smoking, steaming. Took to mechanic, was told that engine blew, later to find out oil cooler went. Also just found out my transmissions needs over hauled, no warning, no leaks. Heat regulator has been replaced twice, ignition coil has been replaced, all wires have to be replaced. Engine has and still does run too hot, causing continuous problems with engine parts. Etc. I purchased the car in 2001, purchased extended warranty, that has since ware out. My sun roof does not work, my keyless entry does not work, here it is 2005 and the car only has or around 65,000 miles on it, when purchased only had 23,000, I only drive the car to work and back, and too run errands. Why am I having so many problems with it, I can't even get a dealer to take it as trade in.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 242001


  • miles
Brake insp.brake replaced3/9/00;check engine light on 5/12/00-fuel injector dirty, replace sensor; left window slow in operation - 6/23/00;ingintion remote key not working- two replacement 6/23/00;car jerking in sport mode, prblems with headlights, sunroof slides back an forth without turning dial, recall on engine check pulley 7/05/000; check engine light on car stalls7/31/00; vibration on acceleration told nothing wrong with car but tires, replace two front tires, I was told to replace tire rods. I ask for a rea susp. I was told it was not necessary and that they did not have time to do it that day. Right front headlamp out 3/01/01; left head light out 4/13/01;check engine light on, sunroof opens while driving w/O turning dial,5/24/01; remote key not working replace key, check engine light on, 6/21/01; check engine light on, slow pickup, rear sus. Rough ride help-recall emission 7/26/01; check engine light on contact dealer on my way out of town told not to worry about the check engine light and to adjust the knob on the gas tank by turning it several times. 8/6/01; car will not start battery dead, sunroof not working. Contact tow service they refuse to take car to dealer. Tow service boost car battery and left. Sunroof refuse to operate. Check engine light on 8/13/01-car parked going on vacation; check engine light on return from vacation 8/23/01-help- doing the first year of 1999 I had problems with my breaks thoses documents were destroyed in a house fire. My house caught on fire on 11/24/99. (tiresize: 14rhs)

- Detroit, MI, USA

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