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2003 Cadillac Escalade

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2003 Cadillac Escalade Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The steering wheel position sensor may fail, resulting in the service stability message being displayed.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault. The warranty has been extended on some of these units to 7 years or 70,000 miles.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The power door lock actuators may become slow to operate or stop working completely and require replacement.

2003 Cadillac Escalade Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 21, 2005

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The second row center seat belt routing may make it difficult to position correctly on smaller passengers. If the seat belt rides up to fit around the abdomen, the risk of internal injury is increased in a crash. Dealers will cut the guide loop, remove a portion of the loop, and the remaining sides should be folded over and secured with a retainer. The recall began July 21, 2005. The GM recall number is 05037.

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 17, 2003

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On 107 vehicles, one or two welds on the rear door upper hinge may not be to specification. This may cause the door strength to be reduced in a side impact crash. Dealers will inspect the welds and install a bolt to secure the hinge if any are found to be out of specification.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 18, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE GALVANIZED STEEL TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLES THAT RETAIN THE TAILGATE IN THE FULL OPEN (HORIZONTAL) POSITION MAY CORRODE, WEAKEN, AND EVENTUALLY FRACTURE. IF BOTH CABLES FRACTURED, THE TAILGATE WOULD SUDDENLY DROP AND STRIKE THE TOP SURFACE OF THE REAR BUMPER.

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Brakes, June 18, 2004

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The hydro-boost housing relief valve bore may be out of specification. The seal may fracture as a result, which may reduce braking assist and slightly increase the steering effort while braking. Under certain conditions, more braking effort will be required to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The recall began June 18, 2004. The GM recall number is 04004.

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Electrical & Lights, August 6, 2002

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Some vehicles may be missing a bracket to secure the battery cable. The battery cable may rub against the steering shaft allowing the insulation to wear and a short circuit to happen. Dealers will inspect the positive battery cable routing and re-route it if needed.

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2003 Cadillac Escalade Questions and Answers

2 creative, 2003 Cadillac Escalade, West Chicago, IL

Recently lost navigation. Unit would not recognize disc. Bought new disc. - No Change. Are there any quick fixes? Is the answer ties to BCM. I just had to replace PCM - $$$$$$. Any ideas?

bopp, 2003 Cadillac Escalade, Lithia Springs, GA

Windshield wipers won't turn off.

KirkandMuffy, 2003 Cadillac Escalade, Lexington, KY

Do all the ignition coils have to be replaced? Shop is suggesting 8 coils at $50/piece.

kerrithebitch, 2003 Cadillac Escalade, Oshkosh, WI

I hear it click but it won't move up or down. It will go all the other ways up up and tilted up. Do you have to replace the entire seat or can you buy just the hydraulics or is there somethi...

MACadillac, 2003 Cadillac Escalade, Knoxville, TN

quick question...how do i replace the steering wheel buttons on my vehicle..the buttons are still functional but when i drive at night they do not light up like before...

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2003 Cadillac Escalade Reviews

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i put right side new catylic coverter with 2 upper and lower oxgen senser but check eangine code 420 come back .I try to remove with scaner but 30 miles come back again. plz help anyone know better about it.
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My Escalade has held up fairly well. The speedometer has faled and needed to be repaired. The fuel pump has failed and needed to be replaced. The oversize tires tend to look nice but ride hard, I am glad gas has come down a bit - the Excalade will burn some fuel to get from here tho there!

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