really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,477 miles

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2000 Cadillac Catera Owner Comments

problem #3

May 262007


  • miles


I have had problem with my 2000 Catera every since I bough it, first the seat would not heat, put the key in and it would not turn, tires wore out in less than a year, driver side door is coming a part, glove compartment lock broken, belt broke car ran hot had to get a new radiator, check engine light on, secondary air injection hose failures, this car has been in the shop more times than out, junk, and G M does nothing to help, water pump went out, heater coil hose leaking, vaule cover gasket replace, all before 60,000 miles.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 232007

Catera 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,070 miles
- the contact stated that while driving the 2000 Cadillac Catera at 65 mph noticed that something was burning. She turned off the seat, then turned on the seat. After arriving at her destination, and returning to the vehicle noticed the front of the driver's seat and the end of her coat were burned. The vehicle hasn't been driven since.

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 212005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,362 miles
The contact activated both front seat warmers for a period of at least five minutes. She and the passenger got into the vehicle and fastened the seat belts. Shortly after, she noticed the passenger was scooting to the edge of her seat. Smoke was coming from the front of the back rest portion of the passenger seat through the upholstery. The contact turned off the engine, and both parties quickly escaped the vehicle free of injury. The contact and passenger stood outside the vehicle and saw smoke, but no flames. They waited about 15 minutes and reentered the vehicle. The passenger side seat was cool to the touch. The contact placed the seat heater dial to zero. There was slight damage to the seat. The next day she drove the vehicle to the dealer, who visually inspected the damage and the seat heater. He did not service the vehicle, but scheduled the vehicle for repairs after the holidays. The dealer suspected there was a problem with the wiring of the seat heater. He instructed the contact not to use the seat heater until repairs were made.

- Proctorville, OH, USA

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