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Cadillac Escalade Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 26 Cadillac Escalade recalls between 1999 and 2016. Learn if your Cadillac Escalade is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 8, 2016

During certain driving conditions, the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) may activate a testing mode. If a crash were to occur during this mode, the frontal airbags and seat belt pretensioners would not deploy, increasing risk of injury to driver and front passengers.

Recall repairs on your GM vehicle must be performed by the appropriate brand dealership. GM will notify known owners of affected vehicles. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, or GMC  dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 31, 2016

The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.

Recalls on your Cadillac, Chevrolet or GMC Truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 49152.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 31, 2016

The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.

Recalls on your Cadillac, Chevrolet or GMC Truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 49151.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 28, 2016

The front suspension upper control arms may have been insufficiently welded during manufacturing, resulting in possible detachment of the arm. This would compromise vehicle steering and could result in an accident.

Recalls on your Chevrolet or GMC truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in May, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 42190.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 30, 2014

The engine may shut off unexpectedly resulting in loss of engine, steering and braking power.

As of this writing General Motors has not released a notification schedule for this recall. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The GM recall number is 14696 for original equipment parts and 14912 for replacement parts.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 6, 2014

The passenger frontal air bag may not deploy properly in an accident. This could result in increased risk of personal injury in a crash.

Recalls on your Cadillac must be performed by a Cadillac dealership. Cadillac notified owners of affected vehicles in 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Cadillac dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 1, 2014

The chassis electrical module may short internally causing the vehicle to stall. This would increase risk of an accident.

Recalls on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 14515.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 16, 2014

The passenger frontal air bag may not fully deploy during a crash. This would increase risk of occupant injury.

Recalls on your Cadillac must be performed by a Cadillac dealership. General Motors notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Cadillac dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 14220.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 2, 2013

Affected vehicles may be shifted out of Park with the ignition key removed or the ignition in the "off" position. As a result, the vehicle may roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.

General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning January 17, 2013. If you find you can move the shifter out of the Park position with the ignition in the off or lock position, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call. The General Motors recall number is 12331.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 28, 2011

The intermediate steering shaft attaching bolts may be loose. The driver could experience a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

This should be considered a high priority recall. Steering ability could be lost without warning. Please contact your General Motors dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.