Cadillac Escalade EXT Repair and Maintenance

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

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Cadillac Escalade EXT
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166
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618
Cadillac Escalade EXT
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310
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968
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131
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389
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344
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677
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663
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973

Cadillac Escalade EXT Problems

Reduced Power and Check Engine Light

The throttle position sensor (TPS) on the Cadillac Escalade EXT 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.

Instrument Panel Lights Flickering and Exterior Lights Intermittent

The headlight switch used on the Cadillac Escalade EXT and ESV is known to fail through normal operation. Since the headlight switch is also integrated into the interior lights, a malfunctioning switch can cause issues with interior lights as well.

  • Symptoms of a failed headlight switch include:
  • Headlights and taillights failing to turn on or off
  • Interior lights flicker, or fail to turn on or off
  • Gauge cluster lighting off or flickering with headlights on
  • Parking light malfunctions  

This issue is well known with General Motors Trucks and SUVs, and is solved by testing and, if needed, replacing the headlight/dimmer switch. Bad grounding wires at the tail-lights, and dirty/corroded tow package wires can also lead to some of these issues. 

The Fuel Pump May Fail Causing the Engine to Stall or Crank Over But Not Start

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.

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Cadillac Escalade EXT Questions

Navigation not recognizing current location (1 answer)

When trying to set new destination, system assumes it is starting in Virginia, when I live in Florida! I have set the "HOME" location, but system thinks car is in Virginia! HELP!!!

Ride Control light comes on, after a few miles, it goes out. Minus 11 degrees. (1 answer)

My tire pressure monitor light came on, also, and stays on. Tire pressure is fine. Is the cold weather affecting sensors ? Just had fuel pump in tank replaced . During warm weather tire light goes out. I do not have a block heater (Calif. truck), now in Minnesota (4 yrs.). Truck has 207,000+ ...

i am getting heat but my fan is not working inside (1 answer)

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Cadillac Escalade EXT Recalls

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.

Ignition Switch

The ignition switch actuator can bind causing the ignition switch to stick in the "start" position. If this were to occur the actuator can unexpectedly release, cause the ignition switch to snap back into the "Accessory" position. This would cause the engine to turn off with an associated loss of brake and steering power assist. If these conditions were to lead to a crash the airbags may not deploy as expected. Dealers will inspect and replace the ignition lock housing as necessary to correct this concern.

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Cadillac Escalade EXT Reviews

On the phone with on Star when my battery went dead. When I got the car started there was no sound connected to none of my systems On Star, CD, Radio, etc.
I have a 2005 cadillac escalade ext.Every time i step on the brakes while doind over 50 miles on hour the frunt end shakes.I change the brake and roter.I also change tie rod ends.I still have the problem.i cant figure out what the problem is.
Great car and truck!!!!

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