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2008 Cadillac Escalade repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (17%)

Chart based on 23 repairs.
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2008 Cadillac Escalade

Engine not specified

Cadillac in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2009 - Feb 2010
Jan 2010

27000 mi
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.  
Cadillac Escalade in Indiana, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2014
Oct 2014

74000 mi
car was bouncing when it went over bumps 

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2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

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

Cadillac Escalade in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

129000 mi

US $1600
The wheel bearings rotors , and brakes 
Cadillac Escalade in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

72000 mi

US $1600
Driver's side headlight out. New high intensity bulb didn't fix. Dealer diagnosed bad ballast due to moisture leak from crack in assembly. Replaced entire headlight assembly. 
Cadillac Escalade in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2011 - Apr 2015
Jul 2013

98700 mi

US $400
Exhaust leak. Engine mount replacement. 
Dec 2013

104000 mi

US $300
front airbag sensor 
Cadillac Escalade in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

60000 mi

US $190
Replace passenger side exterior door handle. Handle was hanging from one rivet, the other rivet had broken. 
Cadillac Escalade in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2011 - Oct 2011
Jul 2011

67000 mi
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 Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Nov 2014
Feb 2012

42000 mi
Transmission mounts Door trim and badges faded clear coat peeling Oil pan leak Rear shock failure 
May 2014

73300 mi

US $75
AC compressor seized 
Nov 2014

78000 mi
Rear shock failure. 

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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
Apr 2010 - Jun 2016
Dec 2010

62000 mi
Transmission slipping, leak 
Dec 2011

73000 mi

US $50
Loose exterior door handle 
Feb 2015

106000 mi

US $200
Smog Sensor 
May 2015

108000 mi

US $155
repair left front tire pressure sensor 

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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
Jul 2011 - Aug 2013
Aug 2011

18000 mi
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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