NHTSA — Engine Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,750 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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2007 Cadillac Escalade engine problems

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2007 Cadillac Escalade Owner Comments

problem #11

Nov 232011


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Escalade. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact crashed into a deer that ran out in the road. The deer struck the vehicle's windshield. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to a body shop and the bumper, fog lamps, tow bracket cover, air deflector, fan motors, and radiator were repaired. The contact stated the engine warning indicator illuminated and the lifter was malfunctioning. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and several other things were repaired on the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 01/11/2017

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #10

Aug 082016


  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that a loud ticking noise emitted from the front end of the vehicle. The contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that exhaust fluid was leaking from the manifolds due to fractures in the bolts. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Liberty, MO, USA

problem #9

Jul 162016


  • 194,500 miles
Vehicle stalled out in very heavy traffic in both Maryland, and Indiana while I was on vacation. This occurred on a major highway in both occasions that was packed with traffic.this incident could have easily resulted in a major accident that could have been harmful to both me and my family. This incident happened on 2 occasions, July 16th 2016 and July 22nd 2016.dealership at first could not find the problem as was the case with the first Cadillac dealership in bethesda Maryland. The 2nd dealership took a week to create, identify, and hopefully repair the problem. Replacing fuel pump ended up being the call. $1005 dollars later I certainly hope that this fixed the problem. This indeed is a huge safety concern as it does not show any warnings it just stalled out.

- Bolingbrook Il, IL, USA

problem #8

Dec 152015

Escalade 8-cyl

  • miles


Escalade having same issues as everyone else. Oil pressure due to poor build and cut backs on General Motors behalf. A unit with a price up words of $70-$80K should not have the issues. We as the customers and the victims should not pay the price and our own lives (families lives) for a companies selfishness. Passenger seat control module burnt due to yet another faulty GM product. They seam to not care and want to fix the issues that can again lead to harm to anyone in and around the vehicle. I still own this vehicle but it has been a utter disgrace of what kind of products we have been sold. To this day would like to know why the company recalls parts that would cost them nickels and dimes and not the major items that can lead to disasters like death. For crying out loud they replaced my de others dash...(dash). So replace a plastic dash that has no harm what so ever and oh don't mined if you truck catches on fire do to faulty modules. Shame how GM has let a company like Toyota who actually listens to the costumes seem like a more patriotic company and keeps their customers safe on the roads. Thank you for your time, now it's time for action. I still drive the truck everyday and pray I don't die every time.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #7

Jul 012015


  • 150,000 miles
Vehicle continue to receive "low oil pressure, turn off engine warning". in addition to "service stabilink seystem". no one can tell me the cause. This occurs while driving on highways and street. 2007 Cadillac

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #6

Feb 202015

Escalade 8-cyl

  • 92,255 miles
After driving the car on highway with no issues car will stall out approaching lights, stop signs or slowing down or letting off gas pedal.has happened 8-9 times in last week. No warning lights or idling issues that would warn us of the issue. Changed battery, crankshaft sensor, cleaned throttle body, fuel filter, and changed oil. No codes show up on mechanics diagnostic meter.I have taken to online Cadillac forums and learned this is not an uncommon problem.very unsettling with wife and 4 children in vehicle.

- Wethersfield, CT, USA

problem #5

Oct 272014


  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that while having repairs performed, the technician notified the contact that the rear motor mount needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 182014

Escalade 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that the check air bag indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing, but the results were unknown. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 118,000. Updated 10/22/14 the consumer stated the power/heated seats, door handles(3), wheel bearings, shocks and struts, brakes, headlights, traction control, and engine all have failed and were repaired. There was also rust that recurred after it was repaired. Updated 05/19/2015

- Bellvue, IA, USA

problem #3

Jul 072014


  • 98,500 miles
Broken exhaust manifold bolts, causing epa problem and engine problems and check engine lights.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 162009


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Cadillac Escalade. The contact stated that he heard a knocking noise in the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 06/17/14

- Sildell, LA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012011

Escalade 8-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Noticed excessive exhaust fumes inside the car while at idle during stops. All windows up during winter season driving. Inspected exhaust system for leaks. Noticed exhaust manifold bolts on both sides of engine missing and subsequent leaks at each exhaust port with missing bolts. Noticed excessive rusting and corrosion of exhaust manifold and bolts. This seems to be caused by a metal defect creating premature corrosion of exhaust manifolds and bolts. Intern, causing exhaust leaks and excessive amounts of exhaust gases under hood an in the cabin. This is a major safety concern to me and my family. Please investigate.

- Naperville, IL, USA

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