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Cadillac Escalade Transmission Problems

185 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Cadillac Escalade. 15 of these members (8.1%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 15 transmission repairs to Cadillac Escalades--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of Cadillac Escalade repairs by problem area

Chart based on 128 repairs.

Cadillac Escalade transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 28 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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2009 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

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

56000 mi   Transmission "Hunting" between 2nd and 3rd driving slow. Drive "Normal" you wouldn't notice it. Dealer test drove with no issues. No codes. Called Cadillac and found Service Bulletin for seal repair. Works better than new now. 

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2009 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

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

67000 mi US $190 cv joint master seal was leaking. replaced. 

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2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

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

62000 mi   Transmission slipping, leak 

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2006 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

83000 mi US $775 Had to replace a front axle seal (it was leaking) and had both differentials flushed along with 4 wheel drive maintenance service. 
127300 US $2000 Transmission was slipping for about a month - then totally stopped working and would not take any gear. Had transmission rebuilt. 

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2005 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUT

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

96700 mi US $2000 It had been repaired 3 times prior to this about 1.5 years ago for the same issue. 3/4 sprag clutch burned out. This time we replaced the entire transmission with a rebuilt HD model. 

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2003 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

72000 mi US $212 repair transfer case 
53000 US $3139 Side Bearing on the front differential were bad. Car was making a speed-sensitive "rumble or roar" on local street and highway. Required replacement of inner differential bearings. 

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2002 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

78500 mi US $260 Front Differential was leaking. Replaced both differential seals. 
165300 US $950 The front bearings was worn out. I had to replace both. 

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