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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Cadillac Catera steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Cadillac Catera Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152001


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


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

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 152001


  • miles
A number of problems was wrong with vehicle: Fog lights burned out fast/ radiator lights came on/steering mechanism malfunctioned, and tires have been changed a few times. Tread separated while making a left turn. Dealer and manufacturer were trying to remedy problem. Consumer wanted dealer/manufacturwer to buy back vehicle.

- Worester, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 251999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While slowing down from 65 to 5 mph, the vehicle lost all steering power causing loss of control. Consumer managed to pull of the road. Vehicle was towed to dealer & they informed consumer that the harmonic balancer broke, which caused the steering belt to fall off. Currently, vehicle is at dealership being repaired.

- Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

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