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Cadillac Escalade Maintenance and Repair

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,259
    The Edmunds Maintenance Guide has summary TSB info (sometimes the NHTSA has full text, but not too often).

    If you find one in the summary list you want to read, sometimes the service writers will copy them for you to take home.

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    Minivan fan. Feel free to message or email me - stever@edmunds.com.

  • bfanbfan Posts: 3
    Just bought 05 ext which has about 1000k left on original gm warranty. Has anyone had problems that are common on any 05's that I should look for. Rides real nice on michelin LX tires so far only foglamps allowing water in.
  • MY VEHICLE HAS HAD THE SAME CLUNK TYPE NOISE.EXCEPT NOW I ALSO HAVE A NOISE THAT SOUNDS LIKE A WHISTLING OR RATHER A ROARING/HUMMING NOISE THAT I HAVE HEARD FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS.NOW MY SERVICE STABILITY LIGHT,ABS LIGHT AND TRACTION CONTROL LUGHT ARE ON AND IT FEELS LIKE MY BREAKS LOCK UP EVERY TIME I DRIVE IT. NEEDELESS TO SAY IT IS PARKED .HAS ANYONE HAD THIS PROBLEM AND IF SO PLEASE TELL A LADY WHO FEELS LOST WITHOUT HER ESCALADE WHAT TO DO.ESPECIALLY SINCE MY HATING [non-permissible content removed] HUSBAND WONT.
  • YES I HAVE THE SAME NOISE IT IS LIKE A HUMMING/WHISTLING NOISE .NOT QUITE SURE WHERE IT IS COMING FROM.BUT NOW MY SERVICE STABILITY LIGHT IS ON, AS WELL AS THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT AND THE ABS LIGHT AND WHEN I DRIVE MY BREAKS LOCK UP OR AT LEAST IT FEELS LIKE I AM PRESSING THE BREAKS WHEN I AM NOT,I AM ACYUALLY TRYING TO ACCELERATE
  • WHAT I THOUGHT I WAS EXPERIENCING WAS MY BRAKES LOCKING UP. I HAD THE SAME WHISTLING/HUMMING NOISE FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS.THEN ONE DAY MY SERVICE STABILITY LIGHT , ABS LIGHT AND MY TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT CAME ON AND EVERYTIME I TRIED TO EXCELLERATE IT FELT AS THOUGH MY BRAKES WOULD LOCK UP.
  • Thet forgot to tell me that the truck bed cover panels are NOT watertight. Water gets inside whenever I wash it. Cadillac says this is how it's designed and that if stuff in the truck bed gets wet, tough. Amazing. BE WARNED
  • I have an early 2007 escalade and had to recently get new key fobs. When they were re-programmed the flash to pass would not work during the day when the headlight switch was set to off or auto. Cadillac says that the new ones are like this and that is the way it should have been. I know of no other cars that operate like this
  • awf_axisawf_axis Posts: 136
    This was necessary because of the nature of HID headlights. Rather than use a halogen high-beam, the system retracts a shutter over the lens of the low beam pattern.

    Since HID's take a few seconds to ignite and come to full brightness, it isn't feasible. Secondly, repeated ignition shortens the bulb's life quickly. You don't want to be changing these bulbs out much.. $$$.

    I believe that BMW solved this problem by keeping the HID's lit all the time (angel eyes), and the flash-to-pass feature is simply the shutter opening and closing.

    Dave
  • Thanks for your message. The flash to pass worked fine with the switch in the auto position during the day for the first year we had the vehicle. It only changed after they reprogrammed the new key fobs. It also worked properly on the 2003 and 2004 Escalade with bi xenon lights.
  • Hey guys im new to this board. I was having a low beam light issue. it used to come on some times but now not at all. i put in new bulbs but still does not work...HELP!! I have to drive with the high beams on. Im thinking it couldnt be the sensor because the lights dim on the radio and console . i have a 2002 ext . Also can any one tell me where the fuel filter is located. thx...last but not least i started my truck by remote before but cant seem to do it again . it is a factory alarm and i got it by luck a few times ...Pls help thx
  • Hey I have a 2000 cadillac escalade and it does the same thing. Did you happen to fix yours already. I hit the gas and it doesn't move i even changed the catalytic converters thinking it was clogged. Can anyone help me?
  • My 2000 escalade is acting up. I press the accelerator and the damn thing does not move. I changed the plugs, cables, filters, and anything you name i have changed. I even changed the catalytic converters. Can anyone help me?
  • My wife drives a 2002 5.3L 2WD Escalade and mine is a 2005 6.0L AWD Escalade ESV Platinum. Both vehicles have been great but they have a common cosmetic problem. All four headlight assemblies have a hazy buildup inside the lenses. Anyone have a "cleaning" method?
  • We are thinking about buying FULLY loaded (22" Chrome) 2008 ESV for $63K with an MSRP at $71,000 in Houston area. Is that a better price? Would greatly appreciate if anyone can share their experience of ESV for 2007 and/or 2008 model(s).
    Thanks. :)
    Highpoint7
  • I am having the same problems you had, service stability light/traction control light staying on. Dealer states they can't diagnose because of the accessories i.e. tv/auto start, although I have had them installed since 2003 w/no problems! Can you tell me what you did to fix your problem, don't want to have to pull everything out for them to figure it out :mad: ?....thanks!
  • I am setting my 2000 Escalade to tow behind my RV and I am having a problem with the aftermarket brake controller (Roadmaster EvenBrake) the transmitter has to be connected to the cold side of the brake light switch which in the Escalade is almost impossible to access, I was wondering if anyone new which wires under the dash come from that switch that activates the brake lights or another way other than running a wire from the rear bulb to the drivers area. Thank you for any help you may render
  • owned car 6 months runs great for 2or 3 weeks then it will start missing or even die while going down road no lights come on. Had grounds under hood checked plus changed fuel filter. Looking for a bad ground am I on the right track
  • I just recently noticed that if I put my foot into it from a stop or slight roll the vehicle feels like a Drag Boat launching out of the water, the steering wheel turns back and forth and the vehicle just feels "squirly" any sugestions.
  • I experienced the same symptoms with a Nissan Armada. My home dealer tried everything (almost) but did not fix. I took it to another dealer who changed the fuel pump....problem solved.
  • some times when the vehicle goes over a bump or while turning the instrument gauges and stability codes and alarms go off and if I tap on the steering column or under the dash it will reset. has any one had this problem?
  • I have only heard of this problem with the
    Escalade and not from other luxury lines...I realize that no car/suv is perfect but for 60k and up GM needs to come through for it's buyers. I wanted an 08 Escalade, but the more I research the more afraid I am to get one.
  • it sounds like that car was in an accident prior to you buying it, you should have done a vin # background check on that car.
  • For one the Xenon lamps from GM are superb and I'm shocked. You should have never have asked them to adjust them. GM uses good HID, they are very bright and if people flash you...flash them back.When they see your highbeams come on then they will know that your lights are just bright like all 07 Escalades are.
  • That is right, other people will have to deal with the lights.
  • Is the whole truck shaking or just the mirrors? Because I know that there is a mirror issue that they are addrssing rigght now.
  • Does anyone know the correct tire pressure to use? The are after market so the info in the door does not help. Also, Pirelli Tire Manufacturer could not tell me. They told me there were too many variables to advise me. What other info could I have given them other that an 2007 Escalate with 22" aftermarket Perille Scorpion's on it?
  • hey guys im new to the escalade scene. my question is for all of you who have escalades when if at all did you start having problems mileage wise 100,000? 150,000? and also how long do these run efficiently? thanks
  • vajohnvajohn Posts: 8
    85,000 on my 2003. Replaced the instrument gage cluster a while back and the radio und er warranty (cosmetics on the knob. Yes they switched out the entire radio due to a paint defect on the knob). No real issues with the power train. My mechanic says these should run 200,000 easy.
  • I have a 2003 at 145,000 still runs like a dream, only the radio sometimes won't come on, the seat heater on the driver side doesn't soon work and also some cosmetic things like the lettering on the cd player, radio and controls on the door panels
    oh and there sounds like more air coming from the sunroof when closed
    I'm am very pleased with it and will trade for an 08' very soon :)
  • bfanbfan Posts: 3
    I have a 2005 escalade ext and have had problems with fog light lenses leaking water and have had drivers exterior mirrror replaced when the motor began skipping when it was closing, GM fixed it free of charge but fog lights fixed twice now out of warranty and I have to pay $150 to put in new fog light. Have 102K on truck. Lovin it still.
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