Car Problem Reports

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

Cadillac Escalade Problem
26 Reports
Me Too

Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009

Average Mileage: 112,513 mi (55,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 98,000 mi

    with a/c on it will switch to heating on drivers side only i have to stop, turn off and restart. may have to do 1 or 2 times

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 137,000 mi

    must be set to 90 to get heat to the front. rear heat works at intervals of seldom to none

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    Fan only blows cold air in the rear when heat in on.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 116,115 mi

    Driver side heat, passenger side cold AC. Reviewing fix options now.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 81,500 mi

    when ac on-- get heat on drivers side and cool on passger's side

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 128,958 mi

    front & rear a/c blowing warm air clutch cycleing, short cycleing switch,add refrigerant, the only line that feels cold is the liquid line entering the evaporator and that is with the accumulator switch shorted.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    Believe problem to be in the lower actuator. During AC season, passenger side upper and lower vents randomly blow extremely hot air - unbearable for the passenger. Drivers side and rear AC works fine when this happens. I have not found a solution yet other than the $1200 the dealer said would cost to fix.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 112,000 mi

    Heater was coming on in the summer with the air blowing now winter heater will not come on at all.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 99,980 mi

    While driving with the airconditioning on, suddenly the front air ducks blow extremely hot air. Must turn off the vehicle, then restart for the problem to right itself. According to the posts I've been reading here and on other sites it sounds like a faulty blend door actuator also known as air flap actuator.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 111,000 mi

    Blow hot air driver side, but cool air every where else

    Flag This
+ See more reports
Ask a Question