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Cadillac Escalade Engine Problems and Repair Histories

179 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Cadillac Escalade. 23 of these members (12.8%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 22 engine repairs to Cadillac Escalades--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Cadillac Escalade problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Cadillac Escalade problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Cadillac Escalade problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Cadillac Escalade repairs by problem area

19% of the Cadillac Escalade repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 8% to the body and trim, and 18% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 114 repairs.

Cadillac Escalade engine repair cost distribution

Of the Cadillac Escalade engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 25% between $100 and $499, 25% between $500 and $999, 8% between $1000 and $2499, and 21% more than $2500.

Chart based on 24 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

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

Cadillac Escalade in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 40000    
42000 0 Transmission mounts Oil pan leak 
57000  

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2007 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

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

Cadillac Escalade in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 37000    
38000 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. 
82000  
Cadillac Escalade in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 97000    
98000 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. 
Cadillac Escalade in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 19000    
47000 0 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

Cadillac Escalade in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 86800    
88040 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

Cadillac Escalade in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 46000    
57000 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 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/ 
 
Cadillac Escalade in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 100000    
102000 85 Replaced oil pressure sending unit. 
122000  

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2002 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

Cadillac Escalade in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 95000    
95000 1365 new fuel filter new fuel pump / new intake gaskets 
 
Cadillac Escalade in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 108000    
113000 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 
140000  

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2002 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUT

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

Cadillac Escalade in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 63000    
64000 450 Maf replaced 
 

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