2004 Cadillac Escalade Repair and Maintenance
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2004 Cadillac Escalade ProblemsFront/Rear Differential May Develop Noise Due to Worn Bearings
The front or rear differential may develop an abnormal noise due to worn bearings or another internal fault. Our technicians tell us that a complete overhaul of the affected differential is commonly necessary to correct this condition.
The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.
The windshield wipers may not work intermittently due to a faulty wiper motor control board. Our technicians tell us that lightly taping on the wiper motor when the fault occurs should temporarily get the wipers working again. Some vehicles were recalled for this problem and some were not. You will need to check with your local dealer to find out if a specific vehicle was included.
2004 Cadillac Escalade QuestionsAn orange light just came on...in the shape of a trailer or cart. What is it? (1 answer)
Looks like a cart...what does it mean?
the vehicle turns on but then shuts off and the instrument panel it's not working what could it be
2004 Cadillac Escalade RecallsRear 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.
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.