10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1997 Cadillac Catera seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1997 Cadillac Catera Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 062002

(reported on)

Catera

  • miles

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

Consumer's vehicle was rear ended and collided into another vehicle. Upon impact air bags did not deploy. Vehicle was totaled.

- Lacey's Spring, AL, USA

problem #7

Feb 272001

Catera

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While vehicle was at a complete stop and consumer shifted gears to move ahead slowly, but the vehicle acclerated and would not stop. Defect caused vehicle to run into a cement pole which resulted in vehicle stopping. Consumer hit pole to avoid hitting pedestrians and other vehicles. Vehicle hit pole head-on, and airbags did not deploy. Consumer was injured in accident, consumer states vehicle accelerated as if the cruise control was turned on, Cadillac refused to accept responsibility of the air bag failing to deploy. Battery has been replaced 3 times. Brakes have been repaired. Consumer states key would not turn the igntion on numerious occasions.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 071999

Catera

  • miles
While driving at 30 mph on wet pavement, applied the brakes and vehicle slid and lost control, hitting a tree. Upon impact, driver's side/passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Aventura, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 301999

Catera

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving at 30 mph consumer ran into driver's side door of another vehicle, driver's side and passenger's side air bags didn't deploy. Vehicle was totaled.

- Porting, OR, USA

problem #4

Apr 301999

Catera

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 30 mph consumer ran into driver's side door of another vehicle, driver's side and passenger's side air bags didn't deploy. Vehicle was totaled.

- Porting, OR, USA

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problem #3

Apr 301999

Catera

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 30 mph consumer ran into driver's side door of another vehicle, driver's side and passenger's side air bags didn't deploy. Vehicle was totaled.

- Porting, OR, USA

problem #2

Jun 071999

Catera

  • miles
While driving at 30 mph on wet pavement, applied the brakes and vehicle slid and lost control, hitting a tree. Upon impact, driver's side/passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Aventura, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 071999

Catera

  • miles
While driving at 30 mph on wet pavement, applied the brakes and vehicle slid and lost control, hitting a tree. Upon impact, driver's side/passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Aventura, FL, USA

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