really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,125 miles

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2002 Cadillac Escalade engine problems

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2002 Cadillac Escalade Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 082005

Escalade 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


The consumer was in a parking lot driving 10 mph, when all of a sudden the car accelerated. The consumer hit a concrete slab and ripped it out of asphalt, and was up on top of it. The concrete slab was 21/2 X4 feet; the car was still accelerating very loudly. She pulled her foot away and looked and there was nothing touching the gas pedal. She put the vehicle in park and it was still accelerating; pulled the keys out and it turned off. Cadillac found carbon in the throttle body. There was no police report, because the incident happened on private property.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #3

Mar 232004

Escalade 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,500 miles
Vehicle acclerated at high RPM on its own.

- Vidor, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 282002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer stated the cruise control malfunctioned.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 282002

(reported on)

Escalade 8-cyl

  • miles
When the accelerator was depressed, the vehicle lurched forward. The door(s) locked on their own, was unable to coordinate the clutch and accelerator, the cruise control was inoperative, the seat positioner didn't function properly, and the wiper blade was out of place.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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