NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,500 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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2003 Cadillac Escalade Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 022011

Escalade 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles


Electronic stability control problem on the 2003 Cadillac Escalade traction control light comes on, ABS light comes on, service stability control alarm comes on. When it is not one alarm or the other it is all. Replaced hubs, shocks, sensors, compressor several times, worked on system grounds for electrical, etc. Problem sometime will go away for a few thousand miles then returns. Cadillac mechanics stumped.started when vehicle had almost 80,000 miles now has 146,000 and it is constant problem and large amounts of money. Seems problem cannot be fixed and I do not want to spend more money on it.....

- Espanola, NM, USA

problem #3

Jan 102013


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the stability control and reduced engine power warning messages illuminated as the vehicle decelerated independently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis but the cause for the failure was undetermined. The vehicle had not been repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 130,000.\

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 152010

Escalade 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
The battery in my Escalade had been dying on me for a while. One day, my gauges all stayed stuck as if I was driving on the freeway. I drove it for a while until I was tired of jump-starting it almost everyday and I finally replaced the battery.the gauges all stayed the same. A few days went by and the battery started to die again. I realized that this was more than just a battery problem. I drove it 5 miles away from my place on the freeway and as I was coming back home it started to decelerate all on it's own. It marked "system stability disabled" and would not let me go over 25 mph. I have not driven it since November and would like to know what is going on with this. I read about a recall but this problem was supposed to be fixed since 2002 when the recall notice was sent out. As I have read the descriptions on what people's problems with this same type of vehicle was, I notice that it is exactly what is going on with my vehicle. (BCM recall 2002 #02066).

- Sunnyside, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 172007

Escalade 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Electronic control stability system has not works since vehicle was new. I have taken to the deal under warranty over 15 times. Unable to correct problem.

- Southboro, MA, USA

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