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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,127 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Cadillac Escalade steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Cadillac Escalade Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 232006

Escalade 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,382 miles


: the contact stated while backing out of the garage, at 3 mph, the brakes and steering failed. The ignition was turned off and the vehicle stopped. The vehicle was towed to the dealership, where it was determined the fluid in the power unit for the brakes and power steering was contaminated because of a broken seal, causing the failure. The power unit was replaced, and the other units connected to this were drained and refilled. Updated 3/28/2006 -

- Moose Lake, MN, USA

problem #2

Feb 202004


  • 82,000 miles
Power steering failed. As a result, vehicle crashed into a mailbox, and then into a ditch. No injuries reported.

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 012002


  • miles
The brake pedal became stuck. The power steering was defective, the brake booster pump was defective as well, which also cracked and leaked fluid. The pump was replaced by the dealer. There was a strong vibration felt from all four wheels, in which the all wheel drive system had malfunctioned and caused the front differential to seize and explode. Scc

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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