The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Cadillac Escalade
2008 Cadillac Escalade
2008 Cadillac Escalade Problems
The power door lock actuators may become slow to operate or stop working completely and require replacement.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.
2008 Cadillac Escalade Recalls (Recent)
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The heated washer module under the hood could overheat due to excessive current draw. Under certain conditions, this could result in an under hood fire. This previous recall attempt in 2008 to repair this concern did not have the expected success. Dealers will now permanently disable and remove the heated washer module to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 20, 2010.
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The wiring to the washer system heater may overheat due to a failure in the heater module. This could cause other electrical features to malfunction, smoke to develop, and an electrical fire could result. Dealers will install a wire harness with an inline fuse to protect the washer heater module. This recall is expected to begin on September 12, 2008. The General Motors recall number is 08048.
2008 Cadillac Escalade Questions and Answers
I have tried jump packs, cables and chargers and still cant car to jump, I can put on a jump pack all lights come on, and components, when I go to turn it over it just clicks
The audio system quit until i turned off the igition for 30 minutes. The rear window goes down by itself. The electic running boards quit misteriously but start up after I turn off the igition. ...
how do i remove the old headlight so i can replace with a new one
My truck would would shut down. It is like someone disconnected the battery cables. The dealer installed new cables and the the dash lights flash on and off with killing the engine.
We have read manual but no troubleshooting is available.
2008 Cadillac Escalade Reviews
I am disappointed in the 2008 Cadillac Escalade. The warranty ran out & immediately the problems began. Front passenger seat heating & a/c unit stopped working. Then the entire air conditioning unit for the suv dissolved & had to be replaced. Then 2 of the the 4 doors stopped working(locking & unlocking), actuaries we later found out. Now the running boards are not operating as quickly as they previously did, so I expect them to stop also. It seems like the entire model was not up to "CADILLAC" standards or what it should have been...will not be looking at Cadillacs again!