What's Wrong with the Cadillac Catera?

Owners of this sedan have sent in 17 complaints, mostly about engine problems, followed by the cooling system and body / paint issues. It's overall PainRank™ of 2.82 ranks 16th in reliability out of 25 Cadillac models.

The Most Common Catera Complaints

These are the worst complaints — weighing repair cost, failure mileage & other factors. The red bar shows what percentage this problems represents for the vehicle's overall complaints. Why 7? Because showing more just get depressing.

  Count Avg. Mileage Cost
2 118,116 $3,926
2 83,000 $420
2 143,000 $500
1 60,000 $780
1 134,000 $1,200
1 48,000 N/A
1 85,369 N/A

Complaints by Topic

Complaints
engine 8
cooling system 2
body / paint 1
transmission 1
AC / heater 1
lights 1
electrical 1

Complaints by Year

Complaints
1999 8
1997 4
1998 3
2000 1
2001 1

Catera Generations

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, using similar engineering and shared features. Generation data isn't always cut-and-dry and is often different for different countries. When in doubt, we use North American generation data.

  1. 1st Generation Catera (1998—2001)

    This generation ranks 22nd in reliability out of 37 generations.

    • PainRank™ 2.39
    • Complaints 13

    Active Years

Recalls, Investigations, and Technical Service Bulletins

Catera Recalls

There are 0 Catera recalls.

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Catera Investigations

There are 0 Catera investigations.

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Catera TSBs

There are 216 Catera TSBs and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
2001 175
2000 158
1997 54
1998 50
1999 47