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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,108 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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2005 Cadillac Escalade brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Cadillac Escalade Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 302015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Cadillac Escalade. While driving at 70 mph, the brakes and the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available.

- Saint Charles, MO, USA

problem #3

Oct 072013

Escalade 8-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
Driving at 35 mph car pulled out in front of me slammed on brakes car stopped dash board lit up with various warning lights. As I took off I went two blocks put on brakes had no brakes.the front brake line was totally corroded through and all brake fluid had drained out.after checking line found out entire front brake line from left wheel to right wheel is corroded.Cadillac is claiming to many miles will not stand behind it.the cars original battery has outlasted brake lines.

- Kill Devil Hills , NC, USA

problem #2

Sep 082013

Escalade 8-cyl

  • 55,500 miles
At home in the driveway, started the engine and put my foot on the brake. The pedal went all the way to the floor and a brake failure warning light came on in the vehicle. Under the vehicle there was a large pool of brake fluid and a leak from one of the brake pipes under the drivers side of the vehicle. On closer inspection it was found that the brake line had rusted badly over a section length of around one foot in length, and completely rusted through, suddenly given way - luckily while the vehicle was at a standstill. The vehicle has never been in a salty environment other than normal Virginia winter road salt, or used off road.

- Clifton, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 082013

Escalade 8-cyl

  • 68,932 miles
The emergency/parking brake release mechanism has broken today. This is the second time this mechanism has failed. It was replaced with a GM oem purchased from the dealer on 8-13-2011. This vehicle has 68932 miles on it and we are the original owners. There is obviously a design failure in this part.

- Claremont, CA, USA

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