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Cadillac Escalade repairs by problem area

Chart based on 141 repairs.

Cadillac Escalade engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 27 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

403-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

42000 mi Transmission mounts Oil pan leak 

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2007 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

403-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

38000 mi

US $600
Metal pipe between radiator and rear heater leaked, causing car to overheat. Spent $600 on emergency temporary repair and towing, and dealer replaced under warranty. 
98000 mi

US $90
Check engine light came on. Code P0161 O2 sensor heater malfunction Sensor 2 bank 2. Replaced the O2 sensor after the catalytic on the passenger side. Cleared the code. Check engine has been off for over a week. 
47000 mi The car drove fine and there was no warning light, but the monthly OnStar report showed a possible issue with the transmission control module. The dealer reprogrammed the TCM. 

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2005 Cadillac Escalade

Engine not specified

88040 mi

C $2000
Maf Sensor failed. Map sensor failed 

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2005 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

57000 mi

US $785
Oil line to oil cooler leaking, requiring replacement. Mechanic indicated that this is a common problem with the style of oil lines used by GM. 
92000 mi

US $700
The water pump failed. The maintenance lead told me that this is a common occurrence for GM V8s this old and with this many miles/ 
102000 mi

US $85
Replaced oil pressure sending unit. 

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2002 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

95000 mi

US $12
new fuel pump / new intake gaskets new fuel filter 
113000 mi

US $1000
driving on state highway and engine died. called tow truck towed to mechanic shop problem diagnosed as fuel pump shop istalled new fuel pump 

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2002 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUT

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

64000 mi

US $450
Maf replaced 

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Cadillac Escalade Engine Problems

206 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Cadillac Escalade. 19 of these members (9.2%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 24 engine repairs to Cadillac Escalades--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Cadillac Escalade problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.