2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT

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2012 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.

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2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT Recalls

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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