Cadillac Catera Problems

Find the most common issues based on car owner complaints

Tap theto learn more about the most common Cadillac Catera problems.

Most Common Cadillac Catera Problems

The Catera often experiences oil leaks from the oil cooler and/or valve cover gasket.
The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall while driving and/or will crank but not start, especially when the engine is warm.
The timing belt idler and/or tensioner pulley may fail, resulting in server engine damage.
Looking for a particular Cadillac Catera problem?
Submit a ProblemAsk a Question

1 Known Cadillac Catera Brake Problem

1 Known Cadillac Catera Drive Train Problem

7 Known Cadillac Catera Engine Problems

2 Known Cadillac Catera Exhaust & Emissions Problems

1 Known Cadillac Catera Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

2 Known Cadillac Catera Maintenance Problems

14 Known Cadillac Catera Problems

Years to Avoid
Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Cadillac Catera years 2001, 2000, and 1999 are the most likely to experience problems.
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop
Researching a Cadillac Catera?
RepairPal has maintenance costs, reviews, recalls, and more.