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Electrical System Problems of Cadillac Escalade - part 1

Cadillac Escalade owners have reported 92 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Cadillac Escalade 1
Failure Date: 10/10/2017

After driving the truck from work one day, all the lights on the dash starts flickering, there was a loss of power, no acceleration and speed gauge drop completely. I had no idea of the speed that I was driving plus the doors started locking and unlocking. I have looked online and there are many people with the same issue with gm products.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Cadillac Escalade 2
Failure Date: 08/19/2017

While traveling on the highway the vehicle randomly lost electrical power, lights, door locks, everything and the engine upshifted into second or third gear completely on its own, then refused to accelerate. The electrics would come back on and then go off again. The electronic went completely berserk and presented a huge safety issue for my wife, children and I.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Cadillac Escalade 3
Failure Date: 06/30/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Cadillac Escalade. While the vehicle was parked, it failed to start without warning. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was towed to courtesy Chevrolet of san diego (750 camino del rio north, san diego, CA 92108, phone number: (619) 297-4321) where it was diagnosed that the main electrical fuse failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v614000 (electrical system). The manufacturer informed the contact that the VIN was not associated with the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade 4
Failure Date: 06/06/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Cadillac Escalade. While driving 20 mph, the transmission seized and the vehicle jerked. In addition, while the vehicle was in the park position, the rpms accelerated rapidly without warning and the vehicle accelerated rapidly. The vehicle was taken to auto zone where it was diagnosed that the cooling system of the hybrid system and battery caused the failure. Furthermore, family trucks and vans of denver colorado was notified of the failure and further diagnosed that the oil pressure switch and brake pedal were faulty. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 158,389.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Cadillac Escalade 5
Failure Date: 03/21/2017

The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Escalade. While pulling into a parking area, smoke entered the vehicle. The contact was able to exit the vehicle with his baby. Upon further inspecting the hood area, it was noticed that the fire originated near the battery and power steering. The fire department extinguished the flames and the vehicle was left at the location. A police report was not filed. The insurance company was notified, took pictures, and was to further investigate. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 06e043000 (fuel system, gasoline) and 02v224000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was waiting for them to follow up to investigate the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Cadillac Escalade 6
Failure Date: 01/06/2017

Connector to seat control module located under passenger seat shorted out and melted without fuse interruption. Melted connector found when heated seat function stopped working. Several vehicle forums and youtube videos describe same experience and potential "fixes". Others report this overheating is initiated during remote starting. Gm should resolve this connector design problem and repair even if out of warranty due to potential fire hazards.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 7
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 2009 Cadillac Escalade 8
Failure Date: 07/14/2016

My vehicle stopped unexpectedly on the freeway while driving. I had my wife and 3. Kids in the car. I drifted then put the car in park while moving and restarted it. My windshield wipers do not stay on they wipe once then shut off.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Cadillac Escalade 9
Failure Date: 06/07/2016

Radio sound goes in and out. Also door chime does or doesn't work right along with it. It could be a short or the bcm from what I can see. Also sometimes the sunroof leaks.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Cadillac Escalade 10
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.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade 11
Failure Date: 05/01/2016

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

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 2004 Cadillac Escalade 16
Failure Date: 01/07/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Escalade. While driving various speeds, the contact was unable to read the speedometer and the gauges displayed the incorrect speed, fuel, and rpm information. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 17
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 2002 Cadillac Escalade 18
Failure Date: 09/16/2015

The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Escalade. While driving 55 mph, smoke was seen coming from the front middle console. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and flames were seen coming from the console. The contact exited the vehicle and the fire department arrived to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries. Neither a police nor a fire report were filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow lot. An independent mechanic stated that a penny fell into the lighter and caused an electrical shortage. The vehicle was not destroyed. The contact was repairing the vehicle himself. The local dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Cadillac Escalade 19
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 25
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.

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