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Cadillac Escalade Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

180 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Cadillac Escalade. 22 of these members (12.2%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 13 transmission and drivetrain 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.

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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

18% of the Cadillac Escalade repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 8% to the body and trim, and 17% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 114 repairs.

Cadillac Escalade transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Cadillac Escalade transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 15% cost less than $100, 27% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, 12% between $1000 and $2499, and 23% more than $2500.

Chart based on 26 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.

2009 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

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

Cadillac Escalade in New Hampshire, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2013 46000    
56000 0 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

Cadillac Escalade in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2013 65000    
67000 190 cv joint master seal was leaking. replaced. 
82000  

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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 
96000  

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2006 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

Cadillac Escalade in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 80000    
83000 775 Had to replace a front axle seal (it was leaking) and had both differentials flushed along with 4 wheel drive maintenance service. 
99000  
Cadillac Escalade in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2013 126000    
127300 2000 Transmission was slipping for about a month - then totally stopped working and would not take any gear. Had transmission rebuilt. 
145000  

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2005 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUT

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

Cadillac Escalade in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 85000    
96700 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. 
106000  

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2003 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

Cadillac Escalade in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 72000    
72000 212 repair transfer case 
73000  
Cadillac Escalade in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2013 53000    
53000 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

Cadillac Escalade in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 52000    
78500 260 Front Differential was leaking. Replaced both differential seals. 
91000  
Cadillac Escalade in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 127000    
165300 950 The front bearings was worn out. I had to replace both. 
170000  

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