2003 Cadillac Escalade Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Cadillac Escalade

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2003 Cadillac Escalade Problems

Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically

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.

Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

Heating and AC Temperature and Air Delivery Mode Door Actuators May Fail

One or more heater & AC (HVAC) air delivery and/or temperature mode door actuator may fail. This can result in incorrect air delivery or temperature. If this occurs, fault code(s) stored in the HVAC control module should be available to assist with diagnoses.

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2003 Cadillac Escalade Recalls

Rear Seat Belt for Smaller Passengers May Not Fit Correctly

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.

Recall 04V129000
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...
Hydro-Boost Relief Valve May Not Function Properly

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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2003 Cadillac Escalade Reviews

2003 cadillac escalade code 420 efficiency blew therehold Bank 1 sensor.1 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. bashirpak@hotmail.com
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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