really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,630 miles

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2004 Cadillac Escalade transmission problems

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2004 Cadillac Escalade Owner Comments

problem #3

May 272010


  • 84,489 miles


I purchased a 2004 Cadillac Escalade in March 2010, however soon after purchase my water pump had a leak which the dealership stated they couldn't do nothing about it, a month later when I went to back up my vehicle the reverse did not work my car does not have no reverse I have contact Cadillac dealership and they act like I don't know what I am talking about and also the transmission gauge inside vehicle is pass the limit line over heating.

- Raeford, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 102007

Escalade 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,400 miles
I stopped at the post office with my 14 year old daughter. I put the Escalade in park with the emergency brake on in a parking lot. The vehicle was running with my daughter in it. A lady next to my car said she heard the vehicle make a noise and popped out of park and into reverse. The Escalade was making grinding noise from the emergency brake as it was backing up. The vehicle backed into a parked car.

- Brentwood, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 082005

Escalade 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problem was noticed in 5/05 when key was turned on, no light came on regarding the stability control function. Was put on diagnostics, but no error code showed. Owner manual stated the light will come on briefly when starting the vehicle, then disappear. If the light does not go on, then stability control function may need service. The entire electric system failed in April, when radio, and other electric functions failed. Also, the low psi light did not illuminate when the tire went flat. This happened after the repair of electric system. Transmission failed, and had to be replaced. There was several bulletins regarding the stability control and electric systems, but dealer denied any problem with the stability control.

- Lloyd Harbor, NY, USA

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