2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV

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2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV Problems

CD reading error due to failed player

There have been multiple reports of the CD player displaying an error. The most common solution to this condition is the refurbishment or replacement of the unit. This will also require reprogramming the unit.

Reduced Power and Check Engine Light

The throttle position sensor (TPS) on the Cadillac Escalade ESV is notorious for failure which causes:

This issue is related to the throttle position sensor, and can be caused by faulty wiring to the TPS, bad connection at the TPS, or a failed TPS.

To correct this issue, the wiring harness, connector, and throttle position sensor must be inspected, tested, and/or replaced. The most common cause is a faulty TPS.

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2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV Recalls

Ignition Switch

The ignition switch actuator can bind causing the ignition switch to stick in the "start" position. If this were to occur the actuator can unexpectedly release, cause the ignition switch to snap back into the "Accessory" position. This would cause the engine to turn off with an associated loss of brake and steering power assist. If these conditions were to lead to a crash the airbags may not deploy as expected. Dealers will inspect and replace the ignition lock housing as necessary to correct this concern.

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