The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.
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Most reported 2008 Cadillac Escalade problems
The power door lock actuators may become slow to operate or stop working completely and require replacement.
The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault. The warranty has been extended on some of these units to 7 years or 70,000 miles.
The daytime running lights are prone to burning out. Our technicians tell us that the light sockets may show signs of heat damage but usually are OK. Always be sure to use the correct replacement bulb for the best life expectancy.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
Loss of all electical power to vehicle as though battery failure. After checking battery connections by simiple movement of the cable at the battery, power would restore. after several attemps to pinpoint the power loss( clean and tighten cablels)was able to verify negative cable as the problem. The crimped conection at the battery end is loosing contact. I re-crimped the end and the problem ended for about a month. It started doing the same ...
Oil was dripping from Oil Pan Gasket.
Replace Oil Pan Gasket & Seal.
The keyless entry system may stop working. Our technicians tell us the key fobs and keyless entry receiver may need to be replaced to correct this fault.