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Electrical System Problems of Cadillac Escalade - part 1



Cadillac Escalade owners have reported 81 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 1
Failure Date: 07/17/2016

On three separate occasions the car has completely shut down while being driven. Twice while at highway speeds, the car lost all power, including power steering, power brakes, as I was trying to safely get over to the side of the highway, all the dash lights come back on, the radio comes on at top volume, the power comes back on. I have had it into an authorized Cadillac dealership. They had it for over a week and could never replicate it or find the issue. The third time it happened on a side street, not as bad as the highway, but still extremely dangerous. This is clearly an issue because I have read other reports of the exact same thing happening. The one I read was in 2008 which is the model year of this car. First time it happened was appx late Nov 2015,, then again in March 2016, and this last time on July 17, 2016.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Cadillac Escalade 2
Failure Date: 05/25/2016

I have contacted Cadillac customer service regarding my steering wheel smoking and burning a hole in the leather when I use the heated steering wheel feature. They are claiming that it is the result of normal wear and tear which I find absurd. The dealer representative stated to me that in the 10 years he's been working on gm cars, he has never seen this happen. Also, the dealer charged me to replace all four internal door handles after the metal degraded and started cutting our hands. Apparently, other Escalades were covered under a recall but not my VIN. I think both should be covered by gm given the serious nature of both defects.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade 3
Failure Date: 05/01/2016

The rear doors do not lock and unlock with remote, must be done manually.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade 4
Failure Date: 04/14/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Cadillac Escalade. While the cruise control was activated, it would suddenly fail when the contact activated another electrical device in the vehicle. The failure recurred to the point that the cruise control no longer operated at all. Also, while driving over a speed hump or any other bump in the road, the windows would roll up or down without warning. The dealer was unable to diagnose the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The approximate failure miileage was 100,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Cadillac Escalade 5
Failure Date: 04/11/2016

Engine started misfiring while on highway. Engine light came on and was blinking. I pulled off the road and had the car towed to dealer. The result is #6 and #8 are misfiring and also were told that 2 manifold bolts on right side of engine were broken off in engine body. If they cannot get the bolts to back off they will have to pull the head to drill them out on the inside.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 6
Failure Date: 02/13/2016

While driving down the highway the vehicle shuts itself off and back on. Doors lock and unlock, air conditioner turns itself on and off along with heated seats turning on. Radio increases in volume and vehicle engine increase rpms. With high volume of traffic major safety concern with other traffic involved.


car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Cadillac Escalade 7
Failure Date: 02/05/2016

Vehicle stops running. Engine dies happened four times, three times at 70 to 80 mph on 6 ln. Freeway have to try and steer and use brakes with no power. Once to the side of the road let sit for a few minutes and it starts up again. Have had it to the dealer and they say they have no idea what is wrong when they put on the computer. I feel that his is extremely dangerous! it could get us killed along with any one else close by that hits us.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2016

When I turn on the a/c this smells like oil burning, and I have check engine light on as well. This is because oil is leaking in to the exhaust system. I read that this is a typical issue in these cars. I thought this is a particular car's defect, but I read that is very common issue in the 2008 Escalades.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Cadillac Escalade 9
Failure Date: 08/26/2015

I was the owner of a 2014 Cadillac Escalade. On August 26, 2015, while driving I plugged in my cell phone charger into the cigarette lighter. Sparks and smoke started coming from underneath the dashboard. I pulled over to a side street. No sooner than I was able to get out, the entire cabin of the vehicle, the doors,seats, console burst into flames. The engine was on fire as well. This was a devastating incident to endure. I am lucky to be alive.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 10
Failure Date: 08/13/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the vehicle interior dashboard was engulfed in flames. The contact stated that he tried to unlock the door and the door had not unlocked. Then, the windshield had cracked. The contact took a jack hammer and broke the left rear door window and extinguished the fire with a hose that was approximately ten yards away from where the vehicle was parked. The fire department came and a report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact stated that there was a recall on the vehicle (10v240000); however, his vehicle VIN was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was approximately 116,000. Bd.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade 11
Failure Date: 08/11/2015

Rear passenger lock does not unlock from key or button must be done manually.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Cadillac Escalade 12
Failure Date: 06/09/2015

While driving, electrical system begins to shut off and on, causing transmission to fail, dash board fluctuation, radio and gps reset, power locks to open and close, ect. While occurring, vehicle is unable to accelerate and jerks based on transmission engaging and disengaging continuously.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Cadillac Escalade 13
Failure Date: 06/06/2015

My rear hatch will not open with key pad or from in side the vehicle. Why don't you have a key entry for this kind of problem? this is a safety hazzard.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Cadillac Escalade 14
Failure Date: 05/26/2015

Driving down the highway at 65 mph the dash lights started blinking, radio went on and off, door locks locked and unlocked, revved the engine, cooled seats automatically came on, all dash lights came on like vehicle died(but never died) then went back to normal for about 10 miles and same thing was repeated. The vehicle was driven another 50 miles to home.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 15
Failure Date: 05/24/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated while driving at 35 mph the air bag warning light illuminated. The air bag warning light illuminated constantly. The manufacturer was notified and it was suggested by the manufacturer to take the vehicle to the authorized dealer to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 97,000. Ah.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Cadillac Escalade 16
Failure Date: 04/24/2015

The drivers heated seat button turns off and on when pushed but this time it stayed on, it over heated and it burnt a small hole in the seat as I was driving. . . The passenger heated seat does the same but did not burn hole . . .

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Cadillac Escalade 17
Failure Date: 04/03/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 50 mph, the vehicle stalled, the warning stabila track light illuminated. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the stabila track light that needed to be replace. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,931. Aw.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Cadillac Escalade 18
Failure Date: 03/21/2015

The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Escalade. While driving at 25 mph, the contact noticed smoke emitting from underneath the cup holder. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed that the part beneath the cup holder had melted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 182,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Cadillac Escalade 19
Failure Date: 03/04/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle seized without warning. The failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the residence. Later, the vehicle was towed to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000 .

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Cadillac Escalade 20
Failure Date: 03/03/2015

The contact owns a 2014 Cadillac Escalade. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v614000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade 21
Failure Date: 03/02/2015

My wife was going to a doctor's appointment with our 1 year old child. When she arrives she noticed the power-assisted step did not unfold when she opened her door, as it normally does. When she returned from her appointment and got in the car it the power-assisted step opened normally. After making her first turn out of the street she had parked on, the navigation cd started ejecting and inserting itself automatically, all of doors were locking and unlocking, the lights on the instrument panel and center console were flickering, power steering was lost, and the car stalled. She managed to veer over, turn the key off, and called me. I told her to put the car in park and try to restart. It started fine and she carefully drove back home. I dropped the car off at my local mechanic and they stated there were multiple well-documented bulletins on this electrical failure happening and that the dealership would be best suited to repair the issue. I then took it to the dealership and they stated they had to replace the positive and negative terminal cables to the battery. This could have been a much worse situation in which my wife or child was permanently injured or killed. Imagine if this had occurred on a highway - car stalling and losing power steering. This matter needs to be addressed as it seems to be a common theme for this make and model. Do not wait for a fatality to occur.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Cadillac Escalade 22
Failure Date: 02/28/2015

The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Escalade. While driving approximately 55 mph, all of the warning indicators illuminated and the accelerator pedal failed to respond for approximately three to five seconds before independently responding. The failure recurred on multiple occasions at various speeds. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 23
Failure Date: 02/21/2015

My vehicle was parked completly off, when an alarm type of sound started ringing. I looked at my car and I see smoke inside by the dash board, I called my husband and he rushes outside and grabbed a tool. He opened up the hood and alot more smoke came out, he disconnected the battery with the tool and my uncle grabbed the hose and water down the engine part of the car. The fire went out and I right away contact me insurnace. The whole electical fuse box is burn and im not sure what else is damange inse the dash board.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Cadillac Escalade 24
Failure Date: 02/10/2015

The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Escalade. While attempting to start the vehicle, it failed to start and the key remained in the start position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 178,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 25
Failure Date: 02/05/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Cadillac esv. The contact stated that for several months there was a progressing failure while driving at 60 mph. The contact mentioned that there was a drastic reduction in speed below 25 mph, the vehicle hesitated and the accelerator pedal did not respond each time the failure happened. The contact applied force to the accelerator pedal to get the vehicle pick up speed. The contact also indicated that the various warning light indicators randomly flashed each time the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they were not able to replicate and diagnose the failure. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10v240000 (electrical system), 08v441000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and they provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000. Dyd.

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