NHTSA — Seats: Front Assembly: Seat Heater/Cooler Problems


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

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2003 Cadillac Escalade accessories - interior problems

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2003 Cadillac Escalade Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 062005

Escalade 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The heat from the rear seat caused the fabric to burn. Taken to dealer for checkup and results showed that there was a shortage in the wiring, which caused the seat to over heat.

- Summerland Key, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 202003

Escalade 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
There exists a design defect in the 2003 Cadillac Escalade that results in repeated accidental activation of the driver's seat heating system, most critically in the summer, creating a constant burn hazard. The driver's window control button cannot be activated without frequent and repeated accidental activation of the seat heating system because the heating buttons physically block access to the window controls. To lower the window, one's hand must make physical contact with the seat heater activation buttons. For insulin dependent diabetics (such as myself) as well as others who may have a deminished ability to sense abnormal heating, this presents an extremely serious burn harzard.

- West Hartford, CT, USA

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