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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,267 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.

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2004 Cadillac Escalade engine problems

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2004 Cadillac Escalade Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 052015

Escalade 8-cyl

  • 19,800 miles


Vehicle is no longer providing speed readout while vehicle is in motion or gauge is inoperative at random. My vehicle is 11 years old but has less than 20,000 original miles (most are highway). 19,800 to be exact. Dealer indicates GM will not authorize a fix at no cost under their special coverage adjustment #07187C. This vehicle has been well maintained and I fail to see how having simple time passage on a low mileage vehicle is cause for not backing the product. Looks like they know they have a problem and just don't want to pay to resolve the issue. They are using time passage as a way to side step correcting the issue on a part that they know to be defective. A part they know fails. A part that provides the operator with feedback so safe operation and control of the vehicle can be maintained. I do not know the speed of the vehicle when I first noticed the issue, however I was on a highway in snowy conditions...

- Liberty, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 022009

Escalade 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Speedometer, tach and oil pressure gauge do not work on 2004 Cadillac Escalade.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 042005

Escalade 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
The consumer stated that the 2004 Cadillac Escalade was having an electrical problem. The speedometer failed along with the rpms, the levers were misreading the information. The lights were blinking on and off and became very dim and yellowish. The bright lights were very dim also. The instruments on steering wheel were getting very warm, and they were not suppose to, specifically stated the consumer. The navigation system was having problems reading information. The vehicle has been in the repair shop. The dealership could not duplicate the problem. The dealership has not been able to fix the problem. The consumer has called GM, and they will not call the consumer back. The electrical problem has not been fixed at this point. The consumer has an appointment to have the vehicle checked within the next week.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

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