definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,000 miles

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2000 Cadillac Escalade brakes problems

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2000 Cadillac Escalade Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 012006

Escalade 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,997 miles


Wheel speed sensor and connector corrode, ABS light on and ABS braking at different times. Replaced sensor and connector. GM has a recall for pick ups for this same thing. Needs to include Escalade.

- West Point, GA, USA

problem #7

Aug 242006

Escalade 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Antilock brakes do not function properly. Vehicle losses control at low rates of speed when braking on wet/slick surfaces. Recently has spun 360 degrees on a left hand turn in wet weather, traffic conditions were favorable and no damage occurred.continual problems in cold weather, brakes will fail when slowing for stop signs/red lights, no control of vehicle and it slides until in loses momentum or brakes kick back in. Again have been fortunate and other vehicles steer clear.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #6

Mar 082006

Escalade 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling under 10 mph on slippery or wet road conditions, the brake pedal goes to the floor resulting in decreased stopping power. The front and rear brakes have been replaced. The repairs did not correct the problem.

- Sewickley, PA, USA

problem #5

Jun 012004

Escalade 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles


2000 Cadillac escalate. The ABS will active at low speeds. The problem first started occurring in June 2004. This will happen at slow speeds, at 10 mph and under. The brakes will allow the vehicle to drag furtther than necessary before stopping. The consume ttok N it to the dealership for this problem at least 6 times. Had the front brakes replaced twice, and bought four new tires. Tsb 02-05-25-006A wa sissue dfor the anti lock activation at low speeds. The consumer contacted the manufacturer, they told her that it was not under warranty. The consumer felt this wasx a manufacturer's defect and that the manufacture should pay for the repairs.

- Spencerport, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 212002

(reported on)

Escalade 4WD

  • miles
Occasionally when applying the brakes, the brakes lock up and the car begins to slide. This started a few months after buying the car -- it was returned to the dealer -- this has happened over and over again-- examples: Braking suddenly on rough road ("the washboard effect"), braking on wet pavement while driving slowly through a mall parking lot - braking after leaving a car wash -- braking at a stop sign, braking suddenly anytime -- naturally this is very scary -- I do not want anyone (husband, children) to drive the car except myself as I have become attuned to the problem and am constantly aware that it might happen -- I have repeatedly taken the car to the dealer (I have the forms) my husband also had a meeting with the owner, john skinner -- they adjust the brakes and then tell me that I will just have to live with the problem - -I am aware of others who have had this same problem -- I was wondering if a recall might be a possiblity -- we have kept all the records where we have taken the car back repeatedly with this same problem-- the last time I went, they actually charged me to adjust the brakes (although this really doesn't help -- within a few days it had happened again) --I was told that Cadillac was aware of this problem and it had been fixed on the newer models of Escalades- now my original dealer has sold the Cadillac part of his dealership and I am going to have to deal with a new owner -- I would appreciate any help or feedback you could give me on this matter. I live out on a lake and have to drive my child into school and activities several times a day and purchased the car to be a safe mode of transportation for us. Thank you.

- Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #3

Apr 022002

(reported on)

Escalade 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake system is not working properly. From time to time not on the regular basis (at least one a week) the car will not stop at the moment to apply the brakes, it just keeps on going. And 4-wheel drive makes a loud noise and at the same time a vio.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #2

Jan 072002

(reported on)

Escalade 4WD

  • miles
Onstar, catalytic onverter, brakes, exhaust, check engine light, tv/radio reception, seatbelt cover, reardoor hinge upper rack siding, front bumper repair

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 162000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS brakes failed twice, first time dealer replaced power booster. Second time dealer adjusted rear brakes. Currently, master cylinder is leaking, and heatcracks in drums. Dealer refuses to do anything more.

- Manschac, TX, USA

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