really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,048 miles

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2000 Cadillac Catera seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2000 Cadillac Catera Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 272018


  • 120,000 miles


Passenger side "curtain" airbag in seat went off while my car was stopped and engine not running with no cause or impact while not close to anything in a parking lot.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 142016


  • 53,000 miles
I got in my car, 2000 Cadillac Catera which was stationary in a parking lot and closed the driver door at the same time reaching back to get seat belt and "bang" an exploding sound. The driver side seat air back exploded, in a parking spot. Causing, lesions, and contusions, on the left arm, and a sprain wrist. Also, scrape and bruising of side, rib area. Also, my boyfriend was in the passenger's seat and he suffered an asthma attack from the dust.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 022012


  • 47,200 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Catera. The contact stated that while traveling 15 mph, the passenger side curtain air bag erroneously deployed. The contact was able to merge the vehicle into a nearby parking lot. The vehicle was able to be driven to the contact's home. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted about the issue. The failure mileage was 47,200 and the current mileage was 47,300.

- Jamestown, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 162011


  • 87,994 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Catera. The contact stated that the front passenger side airbag deployed without warning. The contact stated that the air bags deployed unexpectedly two days after the vehicle was involved in a crash. The dealer and manufacturing were contacted and were expected the perform an inspection on the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 87,994 and the current mileage was 88,000.

- Springfield, MO, USA

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