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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 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.

2001 Cadillac Catera engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Cadillac Catera Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 222008


  • 70,000 miles


My husband was driving home from work when the accelerator "took over" and went all the way to the floor. He applied the brakes but they did not work. At some point the front wheel of the vehicle sheared off and flew off the car causing complete loss of control. My husband, a former navy seal, managed to "manhandle" the steering wheel enough to avoid a long line of oncoming traffic, but clipped the tail end of a trailer being pulled by a truck. He survived. We had only bought the car 5 months prior to this incident where it was totaled. It had been in the shop for 3 of the 5 months of ownership for computer problems. No one would take responsibility. Geico paid off the loan and we got nothing.

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #1

Mar 152001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas pedal stuck and vehicle continued to accelerate.

- Valley City, ND, USA

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