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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,000 miles

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1998 Cadillac Catera fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Cadillac Catera Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 202007

Catera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


I'm repairing the blown head gasket on the same engine for the third time in less than 50000 miles, 100000 total miles. These cars were lemons! Cadillac knows it, but does not feel the need to respond to the thousands of Catera owners who have suffered the expense of repeated repairs, totaling $10,000 with transmission replacement, major engine repair, timing belts, cooling systems, water pumps, and oh yeah...electrical system failure!!! give me a break! and any advice besides the obvious.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #1

May 062003

(reported on)

Catera 6-cyl

  • miles
Defective fuel pump caused vehicle to become disabled.

- Whiting, NJ, USA

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