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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
142,322 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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2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 192013

Escalade EXT

  • 153,000 miles


Slowing down for a red light, had my foot on the brake pedal. As the truck slowed down the ABS system took over, causing the brake pedal to "pulsate". I didnt think the truck would stop so I swerved to the right in order to miss the vehicle in front of me that had already stopped. Luckily my truck stopped, but it was rather scary. It has happened to my wife and daughter also. There was a recall issued for Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in the " severe corrosion" areas, Ohio being one of the states, which is where I live. The recall # is 05068A. I am curious why Cadillac vehicles were not included in this recall even though the same issue is happening and is getting more and more frequent. Any light that can me shed on this is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Updated 9/25/15

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 192015

Escalade EXT

  • 163,289 miles
Another vehicle ran stop sign, I had to step hard on brake pedal to avoid an accident. Shortly after I noticed the brake pedal getting closer to "bottoming out" each time I applied the brakes. Upon arriving home I found, on the left side undercarriage below the back seat, fluid dripping and approximately 24" of the frame and undercarriage saturated with brake fluid. When I crawled under the vehicle I traced the brake line from the master cylinder back and found the lines to be rusted. The line that is leaking must have rusted thru. Unfortunately, due to design I cannot see the break in the line nor, it appears, can I repair it myself due to accessibility.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 112014

Escalade EXT

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Escalade ext. The brake line fractured in the driveway while he was driving. The contact took the broken brake line to the dealer where the mechanic diagnosed that the brake line had deteriorated due to rust and the brake line system had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 123,000.

- Cheshire, CT, USA

problem #1

Jul 162012

Escalade EXT

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Escalade ext. The contact was driving 70 mph and applied the brakes however, the brake pedal was abnormally depressed into the floorboard. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who noticed a design flaw with the inner brake pad, which was missing. The tripping sensor on the brake pad caused all of the fluids to leak. The mechanic had to replace the brake calipers. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified who offered no assistance. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Riverdale, IL, USA

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