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1998 Cadillac Catera lights problems

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1998 Cadillac Catera Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 062001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Due to a defect in front aligment tires wore excessively. The rotors were turned and resurfaced several times. The brakes pulsate, squeak and go too low to the floor. The third set of tires that were on the vehicle were wearing out due to an alignment problem, also another tire was leaking air. The passenger rear door handle broke and the driver's rear door hinge was unstable, also the driver's door lock sticks. The wipers scrub. The steering column makes noise. The right side head light shines too high.

- Alexandria, AL, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Jun 181998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ongoing/ intermittent problem with headlights intermittently going out while in operation, causing poor visibility at night and could cause a vehicle collision. Vehicle been in dealer shop on several occasions, and problem still occurring.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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