TSB List for the 1997 Cadillac Catera

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1997 Catera are official communications between Cadillac & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
  • STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
  • SUSPENSION
  • SUSPENSION:REAR
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
  • VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW
  • AIR BAGS
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

    • TSB #010235005

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619722

      EXPERIENCING A SQUEAK TYPE NOISE FROM THE STEERING COLUMN WHILE TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. *TT Read More »

    STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

    • TSB #010235002

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619199

      SOME CUSTOMER MAY COMMENT THAT THE IGNITION KEY MAY BE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE FROM THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER AT TIMES. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #120299

      Date Announced:
      FEB 12, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604565

      REPAIR GUIDELINES FOR THE CATERA CUSTOMER LETTER REGARDING TIRE WEAR / LEAD RIGHT (SERVICE BULLETIN 81-31-02). *TT Read More »

    • TSB #813102

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #615079

      SOME VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO VIN 195189 MAY EXHIBIT VEHICLE DRIFTS / LEADS TO THE RIGHT AND / OR FRONT TIRE INNER SHOULDER WEAR. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION:REAR

    • TSB #010866010

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #627538

      INFORMATION REGARDING ITCHING TYPE NOISE FROM REAR OF VEHICLE. *YH Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM

    • TSB #970701755004

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52944

      EXPERIENCING SQUEAL NOISE FROM REAR BRAKES ONLY WHEN BRAKES ARE APPLIED. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #050604018

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10015002

      REVISED DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0335. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #10112002

      Date Announced:
      OCT 11, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013126

      CAM DRIVE IDLER TENSIONER PULLEY AND WATER PUMP. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #11212002

      Date Announced:
      NOV 21, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013176

      TENSIONER KITS ON BACKORDER. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #02041

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #635814

      THE CAM DRIVE TIMING BELT IDLER PULLEYS AND TENSIONER PULLEY, AND WATER PUMP MAY FAIL. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #053102

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #636711

      SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM - SOME OWNERS MAY EXPERIENCE FAILURES OF THE CAM DRIVE TIMING BELT, IDLER AND TENSION PULLEYS AND / OR THE WATER PUMP. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010602009

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623880

      SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON A LOSS OF COOLANT, LOW COOLANT LIGHT ON, AND / OR ENGINE OVERHEATING. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010602005

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #620831

      A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE READS IN THE RED ZONE AND / OR THE OVERHEAT LIGHT IS ON. THE VEHICLES DOES NOT OVERHEAT. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #00294

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007617

      ENGINE REPLACEMENT IS ONLY AVAILBLE FROM GMSPO AS A SHORT BLOCK. *MJ Read More »

    • TSB #02041A

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000470

      CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM - CAM DRIVE IDLER AND TENSIONER PULLEYS AND WATER PUMP - BACK ORDER. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #10232002

      Date Announced:
      OCT 23, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009503

      TIMING BELT MARKS SPECIAL POLICY PROGRAM USED ON THREE LITER ENGINES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010900

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #614399

      SUBJECT REGARDING RUPTURED AIR HOSE REPLACEMENT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #00042A

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #616377

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION IN WHICH THE ADHESIVE BOND BETWEEN THE RUBBER HUB AND METAL RIM OF THE ENGINE CRANKSHAFT HARMONIC BALANCER PULLEY (TORSIONAL DAMPENER) MAY FAIL. Read More »

    • TSB #00042A

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #614572

      CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L V6 ENGINE MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION IN WHICH THE ADHESIVE BOND BETWEEN THE RUBBER HUB AND METAL RIM OF THE ENGINE CRANKSHAFT HARMONIC BALANCER PULLEY MAY FAIL. Read More »

    • TSB #00042

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #613586

      GENERAL MOTORS HAS DECIDED THAT CERTAIN VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION IN WHICH THE ADHESIVE BOND BETWEEN THE RUBBER HUB AND METAL RIM OF THE ENGINE CRANKSHAFT HARMONIC BALANCER PULLEY (TORSIONAL DAMPNER) MAY FAIL. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #02018

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #634253

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE FAILURES OF THE CAM DRIVE TIMING BELT, IDLER AND TENSIONER PULLEYS AND / OR WATER PUMP. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #02018

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #634246

      SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT BULLETIN REGARDING VEHICLES EXPERIENCING FAILURES OF THE CAM DRIVE TIMING BELT, IDLER AND TENSIONER PULLEYS AND / OR WATER PUMP. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #200601

      Date Announced:
      JUN 20, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623743

      SUBJECT REGARDING COOLANT LEAKS AT THE ENGINE OIL COOLER COVER. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #00042A

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #6091415

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION IN WHICH THE ADHESIVE BOND BETWEEN THE RUBBER HUB AND METAL RIM OF THE ENGINE CRANKSHAFT HARMONIC BALANCER PULLEY MAY FAIL. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #00042A

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #6091417

      SUBJECT REGARDING CRANKSHAFT HARMONIC BALANCER PULLEY FAILURE - INSPECT / REPLACE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #716114

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52574

      OIL LEAK FROM ENGINE TIMING COVER (FRONT ENGINE AREA) (SERVICE PROCEDURE). *TW Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

    • TSB #09272002

      Date Announced:
      SEP 27, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008634

      THE CAM DRIVE TIMING BELT IDLER PULLEYS AND TENSIONER PULLEY AND WATER PUMP MAY FAIL. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

    • TSB #02041A

      Date Announced:
      OCT 28, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000187

      DEALER INFORMATION REGARDING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM 02041 - CAM DRIVE IDLER AND TENSIONER PULLEYS, AND WATER PUMP. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #02041

      Date Announced:
      OCT 10, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000177

      THIS MESSAGE IS TO HELP DEALERS WITH FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM 02041 - CAM DRIVE IDLER AND TENSIONER PULLEYS AND WATER PUMP REPLACEMENT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #02041A

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000186

      CAM DRIVE IDLER AND TENSIONER PULLEYS AND WATER PUMP. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #010602004

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #624588

      SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT AND INSTALLATION PROCEDURES. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #01037

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623422

      VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A HOLE IN THE SECONDARY AIR INJECTION HOSE BETWEEN THE CHECK VALVE AND SHUT OFF VALVE. *SLC Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    • TSB #05-06-04-035D

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137901

      This informational bulletin provides the technician with information on what E85 fuel may due to a non E85 vehicle. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

    • TSB #01122

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623395

      CAMPAIGN PARTS BULLETIN REGARDING SECONDARY AIR INJECTION (SAI) HOSE FAILURES - INSPECT / REPLACE HOSE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #01037

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623422

      VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A HOLE IN THE SECONDARY AIR INJECTION HOSE BETWEEN THE CHECK VALVE AND SHUT OFF VALVE. *SLC Read More »

    • TSB #01037

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #622901

      GENERAL MOTORS HAS CONDUCTED A VOLUNTARY EMISSION CAMPAIGN INVOLVING CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L ENGINE. THESE VEHICLES MAY DEVELOP A HOLE IN THE SECONDARY AIR INJECTION HOSE BETWEEN THE CHECK VALVE AND SHUT-OFF VALVE. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #010730033A

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #631903

      INFORMATION REGARDING THE 4L30-E AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SERVICE POLICY PROCEDURE. *SLC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #PIP4723D

      Date Announced:
      JAN 31, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171318

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    • TSB #818311

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603834

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A CONDITION OF THE ELECTRONIC CLIMATE CONTROL (ECC) HEAD BECOMING BLANK AND INOPERATIVE ON AN INTEMITTENT BASIS. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

    • TSB #220101

      Date Announced:
      JAN 22, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #618184

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION WHERE THE KEY CANNOT BE EASILY REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #97050179601

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53014

      VARIOUS NOISES ON LOWER FREQUENCIES OF THE AM BAND OF THE RADIO. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    • TSB #PIP4723B

      Date Announced:
      FEB 22, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10113443

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

    • TSB #050842003

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10015013

      HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID) HEADLAMPS - DISPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS. *TTT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

    • TSB #970501718106

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53013

      CONCERNS WITH SLAPPING OR FLOPPING NOISES FROM THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS. *YC Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW

    • TSB #030844005B

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005588

      POOR RADIO RECEPTION OR RADIO STATIC/ INCREASED INTERFERENCE WITH REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER ON OR SOME REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER GRIDS MAY BE INOPERATIVE. *TT Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #4573

      Date Announced:
      NONE PROVIDED
      NHTSA ID:
      #10022481

      AIR BAG INDICATOR IS ON DTC 52 IN SDM. *KB Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #719005

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52107

      CLUNK NOISE FROM ENGINE COMPARTMENT WHEN CRUISE CONTROL IS DISENGAGED WITH BRAKE PEDAL (RECALIBRATE CRUISE CONTROL). *TW Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #17NA073

      Date Announced:
      SEP 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10166638

      This warranty administration bulletin provides information regarding the field action courtesy transportation policy. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696D

      Date Announced:
      SEP 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165876

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #17NA073

      Date Announced:
      FEB 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154641

      This warranty administration bulletin provides information regarding the field action courtesy transportation policy. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    • TSB #220201

      Date Announced:
      FEB 22, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619244

      THIS BULLETIN STATES THAT DUE TO A TECH II SOFTWARE PROGRAM, TECHNICANS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROGRAM SOME OF THE KEYWORD 82 DATA MODULES USING ANY RELEASE VERSION 20.010 OR GREATER. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #01317

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004097

      RADIO INOPERATIVE WITH KEY ON, AUTO DOOR LOCK FEATURE DISABLED, AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR DOES NOT ENGAGE AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE U1255 STORED IN THE RADIO. RADIO MAY WORK IN RAP OR ACCESSORY UNTIL THE DOOR IS OPENED. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

    • TSB #PIC4696E

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168979

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696B

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10114947

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696A

      Date Announced:
      OCT 23, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10114924

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #PIC4696E

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168979

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696A

      Date Announced:
      OCT 23, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10114924

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #98819614

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602755

      CONCERNS OF POOR RADIO RECEPTION. *YC Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #17-NA-073

      Date Announced:
      MAR 15, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10138060

      This warranty administration bulletin provides policy information with the field action courtesy transportation policy. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #010602004

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #624511

      SUBJECT ON REGARDING: REVISED THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT AND INSTALLATION PROCEDURES. *ET Read More »

    • TSB #181200

      Date Announced:
      DEC 18, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #617790

      DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0411 HAVING A FAILED AIR HOSE. *TT Read More »

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