NHTSA — Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,667 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 engine problems

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2003 Cadillac Escalade Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 182013

Escalade 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


When accelerating into traffic, the engine looses power and the "traction control message" comes on. The car comes to a stop. When you lift your foot off the accelerator the message goes out and when you press the accelerator, the engine engages. It happens 2 to 3 times a week and is very dangerous when it happens when pulling into traffic. The car behind almost Ram me and I am in a dangerous position with merging traffic. I have taken it to a GM dealer several times but they have been unable to find a code for this or to solve the problem. It is a dangerous situation as you never know when it is going to occur.

- Brookfield, NH, USA

problem #2

May 122009


  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that while driving 80 mph, the vehicle engaged into reduced engine power mode while and stalled. The failure was a recurring issue. The contact had taken the vehicle to the dealer several times over the course of four years but they were never able to repair the vehicle. The VIN was available. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 200,000.

- Cincinatti, OH, USA

problem #1

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

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