1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L from North America
Car is good, but has little too many problems
Timing Belt Tension-er broke which resulted in the broken timing belt. This caused the valve to bent and the engine seized on the freeway. The whole engine needed to be re-built. The car had 58000 miles on it. Luckily I had another warranty bought and these people evaluated the problem and there was a recall on some part for this car and therefore, GM had to take the burden of re-building the engine.
Currently I have a problem with the car. I lost power in the radio, the trunk and gas lid. I cannot open either the trunk or the gas cap. I have run out of gas. Can anyone tell me how to manually open the gas cap lid.
The trunk can be opened manually by pulling a lever from the inside of the rear seat. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
The road handling of the car is great. I like the interior of the car. Being heavy it gives a good and sporty ride. If it was not for the little too many problems I had when the car was new I would have bought another one, but not anymore.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th November, 2007
Maybe this will help:
I had an Oldsmobile 98 that had an electric gas flap release. There was a fail safe cable in the trunk near the gas cap. look for a cable or string in the trunk, or pull back some of the trunk material in search of it.
Did you check fuses? You may have a blown fuse.
If that doesn't work you can aways get a screw driver and pry the gas flap open, most likely wrecking it, but you can put gas in it.