The alternator may fail causing the battery to go dead, or an abnormal noise may develop. The dash warning light may or may not illuminate. A failed alternator will require replacement.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Cadillac Escalade Alternator May Fail and Cause Noise and Dead Battery
Cadillac Escalade Problem
Average Mileage: 120,559 mi (32,000 mi - 200,000 mi)
Visitor, 2009 Cadillac Escalade, 32,000 mi
Didn't drive the car for 5 days. Went to start it up and bam! Dead as a doorknob. Mechanic said the alternator was causing the battery to die. He also said there could be a short caused by the dome lights?
Visitor, 2009 Cadillac Escalade, 129,679 mi
Having to replace alternator.
Visitor, 2000 Cadillac Escalade, 200,000 mi
battery will not hold a charge after being replaced aand ac compressor clutch went out