really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,334 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.

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1998 Cadillac Catera brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Cadillac Catera Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 232007

Catera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,145 miles


A/C compressor leaking and A/C compressor not cycling and leaking from the chase valve system. Compressor had to be replaced. Updated 01/11/08. The heater coolant valve had to be replaced. The front brake pads and sensor were replaced and the rotors had to be resurfaced. Updated.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jun 152001


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Sensors went bad. Oil currently in the engine, head gaskets gone. Too much play in the steering column. Crank sensor and ignition coil pack repair

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 081999

(reported on)


  • miles
Windshield wipers. Squeaky brakes.

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

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