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Cadillac Escalade repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (38%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (13%)

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Cadillac Escalade suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (20%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 10 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUT

-horsepower 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

71000 mi

US $975
Computer controlling rear suspension failed 

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2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

-horsepower 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

129000 mi

US $1600
The wheel bearings rotors , and brakes 
74000 mi car was bouncing when it went over bumps 
42000 mi Transmission mounts Door trim and badges faded clear coat peeling Oil pan leak Rear shock failure 
73300 mi

US $75
AC compressor seized 
78000 mi Rear shock failure. 

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2007 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

-horsepower 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

14000 mi Had to bring car in 3 times for suspension issues. 1st two times were to replace the front passsenger side suspension as it would squeak terribly. Last repair was for the rear automatic leveling air suspension that failed to work, notified by light. 
28700 mi Rear Auto-Leveling air suspension components needed to be replaced as they were displaying error messages. 

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2005 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV, ext.

-horsepower 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

229000 mi

US $220
Drivers side drive shaft seal replaced.  Oil cooler line gaskets leaking and replaced. 
229000 mi

US $325
Power steering pump whining, replaced pump. Also Auto Transmission service. 
245300 mi

US $300
drive output shaft seal from transfer case leaked. 

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2004 Cadillac Escalade

Engine not specified

167000 mi

US $600
A PART CONNECTING THE AXLE TO WHEEL WAS RUSTING OUT AND MAKING A LARGE NOISE. IT HAD TO BE REPLACED 

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2002 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV

-horsepower 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

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 
126500 mi

US $2000
worn tie rod and suspension bar wheel bearing replaced with new alignment given and tires replaced with new tires 
66000 mi

US $415
Starter went out; was replaced 
67000 mi

US $675
AC Compressor bearing went out. Replaced AC compressor, recharged system, and replaced accessory belt. 
73500 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. 
78500 mi

US $260
Front Differential was leaking. Replaced both differential seals. 
79000 mi

US $80
Power steering hoses were leaking. Hoses were replaced. 
112300 mi

US $500
air ride compressor failed. replaced air shocks with gas shocks in the rear. 
87000 mi

US $600
Brake hose broke while driving. Front calipers had to be replaced due to frozen bleed fittings. 
88000 mi

US $250
Front wheel bearing failure. Second front wheel bearing failure. Passenger side front wheel bearing failure, third in a month. 

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Cadillac Escalade Suspension Problems

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