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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,482 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Cadillac Escalade engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Cadillac Escalade Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 262015


  • 148,964 miles


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

- San Pablo, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 302013


  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled and caused the contact to crash into a guard rail. The contact also mentioned that the instrument panel failed to illuminate. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 108,000.

- Abert Lea , MN, USA

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