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8.8

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,857 miles

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1998 Cadillac Catera windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Cadillac Catera Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 232009

Catera 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Cadillac Catera. While driving 30 mph, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle shut off. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the tension timing belt pulley failed. The entire system needed to be replaced at the estimated cost of $1,200. After the dealer replaced the parts, they found that the component was not the cause of the failure. The dealer will re-examine the vehicle in a three part order at the estimated cost of $6,000. A report was filed with the manufacturer and they stated that the VIN was included in the recall, but the recall was for specific manufacturing plants; therefore, they would not assist. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 20,000. Updated 08/04/09. The windshield wiper did not clean the window, the vehicle had 4 batteries, the oxygen sensor was replaced

- Seme Island, FL, USA

problem #6

Jun 111999

Catera

  • miles
Wipers inoperative and wiper blades faulty. Nlm

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #5

Jun 111999

Catera

  • miles
Wipers inoperative and wiper blades faulty. Nlm

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #4

Aug 062001

Catera

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #3

Jun 111999

Catera

  • miles
Wipers inoperative and wiper blades faulty. Nlm

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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problem #2

Jun 111999

Catera

  • miles
Wipers inoperative and wiper blades faulty. Nlm

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Sep 081999

(reported on)

Catera

  • miles
Windshield wipers. Squeaky brakes.

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

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