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Cadillac Escalade repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

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

Other (12%)

Chart based on 183 repairs.
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Cadillac Escalade engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (30%)

Chart based on 30 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

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

64600 mi Collapsed Lifter 
45000 mi P0455 Code - Dealer replaced gas cap 
69000 mi

US $350
Idler pulley replaced w new drive belt 

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2011 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

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

54000 mi Clunk in drivetrain when accelerating. Dealer found a Broken left motor mount. The part was replaced which corrected the problem. 

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2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

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

41500 mi Transmission mounts Oil pan leak 
97800 mi

US $400
Exhaust leak. Engine mount replacement. 
116000 mi

US $430
Replaced plugs and plug wires to combat rough idle 
123000 mi

US $180
Oil pressure sensor 

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2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

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

106000 mi

US $200
Smog Sensor 

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2007 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

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

47000 mi The car drove fine and there was no warning light, but the monthly OnStar report showed a possible issue with the transmission control module. The dealer reprogrammed the TCM. 
79000 mi

US $575
Replaced leaking oil pan. 
160000 mi

US $600
Fuel Pump 
38000 mi

US $600
Metal pipe between radiator and rear heater leaked, causing car to overheat. Spent $600 on emergency temporary repair and towing, and dealer replaced under warranty. 

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2007 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

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

85800 mi

US $500
Engine mount crushed. Needed to be replaced 

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2005 Cadillac Escalade

Engine not specified

88040 mi

C $2000
Maf Sensor failed. Map sensor failed 

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2005 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

229000 mi

US $220
Oil cooler line gaskets leaking and replaced. 
252000 mi

US $400
Lifter tap in engine becoming more frequent and loud. Only suggestions were engine rebuild, using engine oil additives to hopefully quiet the tapping. 

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2005 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

102000 mi

US $85
Replaced oil pressure sending unit. 
74200 mi

US $785
Oil line to oil cooler leaking, requiring replacement. Mechanic indicated that this is a common problem with the style of oil lines used by GM. 
91000 mi

US $700
The water pump failed. The maintenance lead told me that this is a common occurrence for GM V8s this old and with this many miles/ 

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2003 Cadillac Escalade

Engine not specified

98000 mi

US $90
Check engine light came on. Code P0161 O2 sensor heater malfunction Sensor 2 bank 2. Replaced the O2 sensor after the catalytic on the passenger side. Cleared the code. Check engine has been off for over a week. 
156400 mi

US $200
Rattling noise.catalytic converter. 

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2003 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

58800 mi

US $3139
Dlr advised that neoprene gaskets on the intake manifold had failed and were causing check engine light. Need to replace the gaskets to seal the intake manifold. 

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2002 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

95000 mi

US $12
new fuel pump / new intake gaskets new fuel pump / new intake gaskets new fuel filter 
113000 mi

US $1000
driving on state highway and engine died. called tow truck towed to mechanic shop problem diagnosed as fuel pump shop istalled new fuel pump 
117000 mi

US $100
Engine oil filter mounting bracket leak, replaced gasket. 
72800 mi

US $450
The fuel pump failed. PSI was down to ~15. Had to tow to a shop. Fuel pump price was $210, labor was $240. 

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2002 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUT

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

64000 mi

US $450
Maf replaced 

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