definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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problem #3

Mar 052005


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Cadillac Catera. The vehicle stalled whenever he stopped at a traffic light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but they were unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but they were unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was informed about the failures that has occurred; however, they advised him to take the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic test which cost him $100. The failure continued to occur. The failure and current mileage was 75,000.

- Belmont, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 112010


  • miles
I would drive the Catera right on the main busy road my car made a suicidal stop! I panic! immediately put the emergency hazardous lights on. I took it to the mechanic and he said he is reading the sensor are bad, so I spent over $300 dollars replacing them, I continue to have the car stop in the middle of the road, I have been very lucky that I have not been hit or in a serious accident. Again I took the car to the mechanic a different person this time. He said; it was the manifold intake, they are plastic and they crack or bend when the car engine heats, the mechanic and I looked for different junkyards to our surprise most of the Cadillac of that made the very piece we were looking for was missing. (plastic air take and the hose) it does not take a rock scientist to know that there is a serious problem with putting a plastic intake inside a engine that holds a lot of heat. Specially for me I live in a year around hot weather. I went to different auto part stores to find the part because the junkyard was out of the question what I did find all the auto parts store had nothing good to say about this car. It has a bad reputation this beautiful dream Cadillac caterea is the bad apples of the Cadillac, it is ashamed you don't have a recall on these cars. It looks like it cheaper to stop making them than to fix the problem. The problem I see they are still out in the street. Unfortunately I have one. I called GM and they would not help me because I did not buy the car from them or have I repaired the car with them. But is thier car model. Don't get it. They gave birth to defective cars now they want us to fix the problem.

- Kissimmee , FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 272003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle stalled, the vehicle had been to the dealership on 8 occasions.

- Decatur, GA, USA