Cadillac Escalade ESV Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Cadillac Escalade ESV

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Cadillac Escalade ESV Problems

CD reading error due to failed player

There have been multiple reports of the CD player displaying an error. The most common solution to this condition is the refurbishment or replacement of the unit. This will also require reprogramming the unit.

Reduced Power and Check Engine Light

The throttle position sensor (TPS) on the Cadillac Escalade ESV is notorious for failure which causes:

This issue is related to the throttle position sensor, and can be caused by faulty wiring to the TPS, bad connection at the TPS, or a failed TPS.

To correct this issue, the wiring harness, connector, and throttle position sensor must be inspected, tested, and/or replaced. The most common cause is a faulty TPS.

Broken Valve spring

Sudden catastrophic engine failure at 42,000 miles. Vehicle was towed in. Broken valve spring led to bent valve and $ 3,000.00 repair. Not covered under warranty, of course, due to age of vehicle. I expect more from GM's top-of-the-line. I won't buy another.

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Cadillac Escalade ESV Questions

Driver side vents blow hot air suddenly while AC is on? (1 answer)

To immediately correct this I have to turn off the vehicle and restart. Once I do this something resets and vents blow cold air, as expected.

Driver info system stuck in language setting (1 answer)

No matter I push, I cannot select a language so the DIS just continues to show the language choices.

What is the long term effect of not changing an oil pan gasket leak right away? (1 answer)

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Cadillac Escalade ESV Recalls

Software Defect May Prevent Airbags From Deploying

If the airbag system is in a diagnostic test mode during a crash, the deployment of the frontal airbags and seat belt pretensioners will not occur. Dealers will reflash the system software. In the event the vehicle has had a previous airbag deployment, the airbag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) will be replaced free of charge. 

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Cadillac Escalade ESV Reviews

Service ride control and traction control lights are always on. I do love my truck,though! She's my baby!
When it gets cold the battery quits cranking the car have replaced the battery 2 times have also checked the altanator every thing checked ok .What ckuld it be?
We have lived in Mexico ever since buying our ESV in July 2006. 95% of the gasoline burned has been PEMEX, Mexican gas. Almost of the service performed has been at a local Mexican garage. At 30,000 miles I started using "Mobile 1" for engine oil. The ESV has 128,000 miles. What a great vehicle. Most expensive repair was the replacing of the rear shocks. We not had any out of the ordinary...

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