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2008 Cadillac Escalade Problems and Repair Histories

18 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Cadillac Escalade. 7 of these members (38.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 16 repairs to 2008 Cadillac Escalades--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Don't infer 2008 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 2008 Cadillac Escalade repairs by problem area

25% of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 6% to the suspension, 13% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 19% to the body and trim, and 25% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 16 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Cadillac Escalade

Engine not specified

Cadillac in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 27000    
27000 0 Drivers side door handle broke off from the door leaving only one bolt holding it on. Chrome strip on the passenger side door was pulling away.  
 

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2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

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

Cadillac Escalade in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 60000    
60000 190 Replace passenger side exterior door handle. Handle was hanging from one rivet, the other rivet had broken. 
Cadillac Escalade in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 40000    
42000 0 Transmission mounts Door trim and badges faded clear coat peeling Oil pan leak Rear shock failure 
57000  
Cadillac Escalade in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 66000    
67000 0 Burning smell coming from the front drivers tire. Found to be the caliper sticking, got so hot it cracked the brand new brake pad. Replaced brake pad and caliper. Problem resolved. Passenger front door handle broke. Almost coming off completely. 2 weeks later the drivers side rear door handle also broke. Replaced both door handles, problem resolved. 
 
Cadillac Escalade in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 77000    
98700 400 Exhaust leak. Engine mount replacement. 
104000 300 front airbag sensor 
106000  

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2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

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

Cadillac Escalade in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 52000    
62000 0 Transmission slipping, leak 
73000 50 Loose exterior door handle 
96000  

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2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

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

Cadillac Escalade in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 17000    
18000 0 Lumbar support in drivers seat quit working. New part(s) fixed the issue. Rear exterior door handle came loose (plastic). Door handle replaced. 
 

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