Cadillac Escalade EXT Repair and Maintenance
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Cadillac Escalade EXT ProblemsDaytime Running Lights are Prone to Burning Out
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 best life expectancy.
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The steering wheel position sensor may fail, resulting in the service stability message being displayed.
Cadillac Escalade EXT QuestionsRide 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+ ...
Cadillac Escalade EXT RecallsIgnition 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.
All late model vehicles are equipped with a "Shift interlock" system that prevents vehicles with and automatic transmission from being shifted out of the Park position under certain conditions. Some of these vehicles are being recalled because they may have been assembled with a broken park lock cable or a malformed steering column lock actuator gear. Failure of these components can allow the shifter to be moved out of the Park position with the ignition key removed or in the off position. This can cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly increasing the risk of injury or a crash. Dealers will inspect the recalled vehicles and replace the steering column as necessary.
The rear axle cross pin may break. The cross pin is an internal component of the rear differential, which is housed in the rear axle assembly. If the cross pin breaks, the rear axle may lock, which could result in loss of control and a crash. Dealers will install a new rear axle cross pin to correct this concern. This recall should begin no later than January 25, 2011. The General Motors number for this recall is 10426A.