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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,500 miles

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2002 Cadillac Escalade body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Cadillac Escalade Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 132010


  • 45,000 miles


2002 Cadillac Escalade spare tire fell off the under-carriage as I was turning into my home driveway this is a full size tire and rim approx 50# if this would have happen on the expressway or major traffic route someone could have been hurt. Took the car to the dealership and they advised they never saw anything like this before and had know idea how to repair it. This spare is hung by a bolt and twisted cable both which rusted thru this is what caused the tire to fall off. My car is maintained by the dealer and has 45,000 miles on it fyi.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 012004

Escalade 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There was intermittent stalling. The dealer was unable to resolve the problem when the consumer would have the vehicle towed to the dealer. The consumer felt that the vehicle was dangerous to drive. The consumer smelled wires burning, the check engine was on, the seal for the rear hatch leaked water, there was a long crank with the engine when warm, there was a winding noise coming from the driver's left front tire area due to a failed bearing which destroyed the entire front differential, the A/C was not cold due to a leak, water leaked in the trunk, the mirrors would not tilt in reverse, a positive cable was loose and a bolt was stripped, the starter would not engage after waiting for a short period of time and an abnormal noise would be heard when restarted.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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