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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,596 miles

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1998 Cadillac Catera body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Cadillac Catera Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 262000

Catera 6-cyl

  • 27,191 miles


Cadillac Catera 1998, driver seat became extremely hot that consumer back was burned. The consumer first had a problem with the seat not heating was back in December of 2000 which was repaired. On previous occasion the consumer had work done. The molding around the windshield was loose, the consumer reported a wobble in the tire, one month later the consumer had a flat tire, he was then told the tires needed to replaced, there was static from the radio, the front pads were replaced and the brake sensor was replaced twice.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 041999


  • miles
Traveling approximately 45mph when front end & steering wheel started vibrating. Took to dealer & was informed by mechanic that snow was lodged in wheel well & other parts of vehicle. This caused vehicle to be unbalanced and is a very common problem.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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