Cadillac Escalade Hybrid - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Cadillac Escalade Hybrid owners have reported a total of 23 problems for their cars built in the 3 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. The 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid cars have the most problems reported (20 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Model Year Number of Problems
  2014 Escalade Hybrid
1
  2012 Escalade Hybrid
2
  2009 Escalade Hybrid
20

  Common problems of Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

The following chart shows the 10 most common problems for Cadillac Escalade Hybrid cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (4 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (4 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
4
  Service Brakes
4
  Engine And Engine Cooling
4
  Air Bag
3
  Other Fuel System
2
  Equipment
2
  Vehicle Speed Control
1
  Steering
1
  Power Train
1
  Suspension
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Escalade Hybrid model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Cadillac Escalade Hybrid model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Escalade Hybrid Model Years

Escalade Hybrid
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2012 26136    
0.54


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