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Electrical System Problems of Cadillac Escalade - part 1



Cadillac Escalade owners have reported 65 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Cadillac Escalade 1
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 2
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Cadillac Escalade 3
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 4
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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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Cadillac Escalade 5
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 6
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Cadillac Escalade 7
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 2014 Cadillac Escalade 8
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 9
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 10
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 11
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Cadillac Escalade 12
Failure Date: 01/09/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Cadillac Escalade. The contact the stated that while driving at various speeds, the interior and exterior lights would flicker as the vehicle stalled. In addition, the contact mentioned that the vehicle would independently restart. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Pam.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Cadillac Escalade 13
Failure Date: 12/02/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the speedometer read that the vehicle was traveling 20 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the instrument cluster was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. In addition, the contact indicated that the air bag sensor light had illuminated. The failure mileage was 180. 000. Pam.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 14
Failure Date: 11/07/2014

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Cadillac Escalade 15
Failure Date: 11/01/2014

The contact owns a 2014 Cadillac Escalade. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v614000(electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade 16
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

While driving the vehicle it stalled and would not go. I had to turn it off and start it again I was about to pull out in major traffic and this could have been bad. Then again it happened while driving I was able to turn off and start again. It also had electrical issues that gave error codes. I brought it in the Cadillac dealership with 30000 miles on it but was told it was not covered under warranty or under a recall. While looking up the issues online there is a recall for this exact same problem but did not include my VIN # I think the recall needs to be expanded before someone is killed in an accident.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Cadillac Escalade 17
Failure Date: 09/15/2014

Purchased brand new 2014 Cadillac Escalade from penske in torrance CA , beginning of sept. 2014. Vehicle refused to start on at least four occasions. Then while driving into a gas station, the vehicle lost power and power steering, causing a crash at a gas station. I am unable to get penske in torrance CA to look into the problem. They are declining to do anything to look or fix the problem.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Cadillac Escalade 18
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

2013 Cadillac Escalade esv. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle key ignition problem.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Cadillac Escalade 19
Failure Date: 05/20/2014

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Cadillac Escalade 20
Failure Date: 03/03/2014

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Cadillac Escalade 21
Failure Date: 02/20/2014

Vehicle stops and shut's off when traveling I took every thing off the keychain and every thing got better.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade 22
Failure Date: 01/02/2014

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Cadillac Escalade 23
Failure Date: 12/20/2013

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Cadillac Escalade 24
Failure Date: 12/10/2013

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Cadillac Escalade 25
Failure Date: 11/21/2013

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.

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