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Cadillac Escalade repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (13%)

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Cadillac Escalade transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (24%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (24%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 29 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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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2007 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

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

100000 mi

US $1200
Dealer indicated CV boot had failed and grease released under vehicle. 

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2006 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

127300 mi

US $2000
Transmission was slipping for about a month - then totally stopped working and would not take any gear. Had transmission rebuilt. 
102000 mi

US $2600
rebuild the rear end 
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. 

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2006 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUT

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

161000 mi

US $1800
Transmission went out on Deer hunt and I took it to a mechanic in Wichita Falls, Texas, I had to rent a car to get home. 

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2005 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

229000 mi

US $220
Drivers side drive shaft seal replaced.  

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2005 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

47320 mi

C $678
leaking transmission repaired. last time i ever buy a cadillac. Piece of junk. 

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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, ext.

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

48000 mi

US $4695
Front differential failed had to be replaced out of warranty by 2,000 miles 

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2003 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

56800 mi

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. 
72000 mi

US $212
repair transfer case 

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2002 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

132000 mi

US $2000
Transmission repair not done 
118000 mi Get truck to operating temp, start hearing knocking, had to replace the transfer case 
165300 mi

US $950
The front bearings was worn out. I had to replace both. 
78500 mi

US $260
Front Differential was leaking. Replaced both differential seals. 
122000 mi

US $2700
AWD system viscous clutch overhaul to eliminate clunking while slow turning. 

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