Cadillac Escalade owners have reported 48 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).
First I would like to note that this is the second time this issue has occurred. That being said you can understand why a person would be frustrated when they dish out an estimated 700 dollars for repairs only to be facing the same issue no more than a year later. The problem is with gm's heated seat design. This is not an isolated issue; doing a quick search will bring several forum threads with users reporting the same issues. With the current status of gm in regards to failure to act on potential fire hazards, it's no surprise that they are turning a blind eye here. They are fully aware of the issue and will not take the time to find the root cause. Several users have reported reoccurring issues even after the "fire hazard" has been fixed/replaced by the dealer at the owners expense. This issue happens when I use the auto start feature in cold whether. I live in minnesota and the temperatures get rather cold, it's really nice to use this feature whenever possible, however, when using the auto start in cold weather, several users as well as myself have reported that this is what is causing the melting wires due to resistance issues relating to the cold weather. The wires under the passenger seat get so hot that you can actually smell it burning as well as visually see the burn damage upon inspecting the control unit which is under the passenger seat. The scariest part of it all is that no fuse will trip during this hazardous process. The wire will simple melt to the point where it will no longer make a good contact and then "hopefully" quit working without causing additional damage. It's only a matter of time before a report comes in of a vehicle burning to the ground, hopefully no one will be hurt because of gm's failure to act "again". Either way, if it does, I will be contacting the news and supplying them this submission as proof that a complaint was filed.
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2013 Cadillac Escalade esv. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle key ignition problem.
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My blower motor is staying on continuously and the smell of plastic burning in the vehicle. I was told by a mechanic it is a blower motor control module shortage from the factory. I have found this as a recall on some 2003-2006 Cadillac Escalades but my VIN is not on the recall they say it is a fire hazard. I was thinking that mine should also be on the recall list. Maybe they missed mine for some reason.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Cadillac escalde. The contact noticed that the speedometer, fuel and oil gages displayed inaccurate reading and they failed intermently. The vehicle was taken to dealer mechanic and diagnosed the failure instrumental panel cluster. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified about the failure and advised the manufacturer was not financially responsible for the repair because the vehicle exceeded 80,000 miles. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000. Lb.
Vehicle stops and shut's off when traveling I took every thing off the keychain and every thing got better.
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The front seat heaters failed. Prior to failure I noted a medium-strong burning smell, but couldn't identify the source. When I took the vehicle to the dealer they reported that the climate control seat module (ccsm) had melted due to too much current passing through it. They quoted me $1092. 00 to replace the part, which might or might not solve the problem.
Heated front seats not working. The problem with this, is that the connector that attaches to the climate control seat module (ccsm) (which is located under the front passenger seat), overheats to the point that the connector has melted. I believe that this is a fire hazard and Cadillac should look into fixing it. From all the posts on this subject in the Cadillac owner's forums there are alot of owners having the same problem and concerns.
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Without any prior problem the speedometer began to stick and not display proper speeds and never goes back to zero even when vehicle is off. Also, after this began the other gauges on the instrument panel began to give no/false readings.
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My vehicle engine light comes on and the gas needle bounces back and forth. When the needle bounces back and forth from full to empty the engine light in the dash will come on and may stay on for awhile but will then go off. When I put fuel in the tank the light will go off but once I start driving again it comes back on and the needle bounces back and forth. Not sure where the problem is but I know my brother is having the same problem with his silverado. Please let me know what I need to do. Thanks for your time.
From parked position placed key in ignition and started car. All warning light (traction control, emergency brake, service stability, etc) remained illuminated and did not go off. Attempted to turn off car and ignition was stuck in "on" position. Could not turn car off or remove key from ignition. Vehicle had full power and was able to get home even though warning lights activated. Once home, had to try numerous attempts to get vehicle to turn off. Finally, had to unhook battery, pull fuel pump relay, and pull wires out of computer in order to get engine to stop running. Having to tow to shop for repairs. Possible steering wheel clock spring is stuck. If it if the clock spring, this will be the second time that we have had to replace it.
Im writing because there is a serious issue with the headlights and all other lightings on the truck just going out which is a safety issues which can cause an accident and unwanted tickets. Please handle this ASAP.
We were pulling out of a parking lot after the SUV was parked for over an hour. When I smelled something burning. Smoke started pouring in side the car on the driver side from under the dash board. We pulled off the road and called 911. Opened the hood and 3ft flames shot out, the alarm went off as smoke and flames filled the air. A lady in a home nearby ran out with a fire extinguisher to assist. Fire and police came, report was filed. My lungs burned for weeks after and I had a chronic cough. The car was towed to the dealer. The dealer found it to be a manufacture defect but gm refused to work with us on costs. We had to pay full price out of pocket for repairs. I filed a complaint with bbb, gm, and many others but got no assistance. I also had issues with this SUV and the transmission failed at 100,000 miles which the shop said it was unusual but for a transmission to fail at this low of miles but in these transmissions it is a known problem. It could have caused an accident if failing on the highway when doing 65 and locked up. There have also been issues with the fuel level sensor which many people have also reported, defective windshield which gm refused to replace. The film over the windshield was defective which caused blurry vision in the drivers line of view. I had to pay to replace the windshield. Gm has not backed any of the issues with this SUV. It has been a lemon since day one. I have all receipts for repairs.
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that she dropped a penny into the cigarette lighter, which created a thermal failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was not available.
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The contact owns a 2012 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that while driving in inclement weather at an unknown speed, the brakes were applied but the vehicle accelerated instead. The contact was unable to stop the vehicle and crashed into a tree. The contact did not sustain any injuries. The police were not contacted. The vehicle was later towed to a dealer where the brake sensors were replaced and the central computer was recalibrated. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure and current mileages were approximately 9,000. The VIN was unavailable.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated the instrument panel provide inaccurate gauge readings. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the instrument panel cluster would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Da.
This vehicle has a recurring locking problem that cannot be diagnosed or corrected by the dealer. The vehicle randomly locks or unlocks while either parked or moving creating a serious safety concern, particularly when the vehicle unlocks itself while moving. We have taken this vehicle to the dealer on four (4) different occasions to correct this locking defect without success. This vehicle has been at the dealership for a total of 45 days during 2012 on account of this random locking issue. The service manager at the dealership tells us that this defect is not an isolated issue with our Escalade, as others are experiencing this same unresolved problem, according to both his own experience and his conversations with the Cadillac technical support personnel. . We have contacted the Cadillac customer assistance center about this locking issue, to no avail. They simply deny the problem because it cannot be replicated at the dealership. They refuse to open their data base to us regarding this problem. Perhaps your agency has more clout in making their data base transparent with regard to this safety issue.
Electronic door lock actuator failed to lock/unlock door from remote. When attempting to unlock the rear driver door using the remote, the electronic lock failed to unlock the door. The electronic lock no longer responds to signals from the remote or the door button and must be manually locked/unlocked.
Electronic door lock actualor failed to lock/unlock door from remote. When attempting to unlock the rear driver door using the remote, the electronic lock failed to unlock the door. The electronic lock no longer responds to signals from the remote or the door button and must be manually locked/unlocked.
Second lemon from the texas plant. First was 07 GMC yukon with massive electrical problems. This new Cadillac, also made in arlington, has had several issues with the same rear pass door, door latch, window seals and warped door frame. After multiple trips to dealer the problem still exists. Both auto running board motors have needed replacing and parts have been changed out several times. After a few thousand miles all 8 lifters in the engine needed replacing and now the truck is sluggish and "out of sync". The air conditioner went out after a few hundred miles and required an entire new hvac system, new hoses, mounts, vents etc. The front pass leather seat needed replacement because of poor quality. The paint in several areas has flaked and has been to the body shop three x's for paint repair. Gm has been forced to take it back under the lemon law in calif. Back to back problems from the texas plant on separate gm products, both brand new and driven less than 10,000 miles per year. Never buy anything built in the texas plant, there seems to be big issues there.
2008 Cadillac Escalade. Consumer states vehicle suddenly caught fire and burned while traveling the consumer stated on June 30, 2011, his wife picked the vehicle up from the dealer after having the windshield wiper fluid heater recall performed, a inoperative lock on one of the doors fixed and an evaluation of the dvd system that wasn't working properly. The dealer claimed the recall was fixed. However, within 24 hours the vehicle caught on fire. The investigator was unable to determine the cause of the fire, because of the extensive fire damage within the dashboard and the lack of physical evidence. An electrical cause, could not be eliminated.
When driving and coming to slow down at a red light or to make a turn, then accelerate, my 2007 Cadillac Escalade completely shuts down. All electrical and mechanical power is lost. This has happed at least 7 times over the last month. My wife is the primary driver of the vehicle and she uses it to drop the kids off at school and daycare. She's been stuck in the middle of a busy intersection in dallas, TX 3 times. This is a very dangerous situation for my family. I took the vehicle to the service department at massey Cadillac in garland, TX on 03/03/11 and I'm waiting for their diagnosis. I purchased the truck brand new and have regularly scheduled maintenance done.
2008 Cadillac Escalade. Consumer states that the vehicle was leased and there were issues with the smell of burning plastic or burning wires and turned the car into the dealer. Consumer received recall for heated washer fluid system.
The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Escalade ext. The contact stated that the speedometer began malfunctioning intermittently and displayed that the contact was driving 80 mph when traveling approximately 30 mph. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that they were aware of the failure and initiated a voluntary safety improvement campaign. The contacts vehicle did not fall within the VIN range of the vehicles chosen for the voluntary repair and the contact would be responsible for any repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 68,700.
A week after I purchased car from rancho motors victorville, CA I had incidents where all electrical features from vehicle would shut down, I have been taking it to dealership and they have kept it for a month at times and their resolution is that the battery hasn't worked but it's been 7 times I have taken it and they don't want to be responsible for it, the worst part is at one point vehicle stop working in middle of freeway and my family and I were really scared, problem continues I'm done and tired of this. I had paid almost $50,000 on unreliable vehicle and problem is because I'm hispanic dealership won't take care of me.
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Escalade with 32440 miles. The contact found recall 10v240000 electrical system and has had this recall repaired twice before. The manufacturer has been contact about the repeated failures but, they were unable to assist him. The contact has the repair order for the repairs. The contact is waiting to have the vehicle repaired again.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Instrument Panel problems||
|Horn Assembly problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||