Common Cadillac Escalade Problems

by Aryn Plax

Mar 3, 2021

If your Cadillac Escalade has recurring problems that won’t go away, it may be considered a lemon.

Under the California Lemon Law, a lemon is a vehicle with recurring problems that will not go away, despite a reasonable number of repair attempts by authorized repair facilities. These problems must negatively impact the use, safety or value of your vehicle.

Many owners and lessees of Cadillac Escalade vehicles report problems that do just that. Learn more about common problems that 2013–Present Cadillac Escalade, owners and lessees report in their vehicles. If one of these problems repeatedly appear in your Cadillac Escalade, you may need to talk to a lemon law attorney about your case.

Brake Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received multiple complaints from Cadillac Escalade owners and lessees for recurring brake problems that could compromise their safety.

Some Cadillac Escalade drivers report that the braking distance has gotten longer in their vehicles. Other reported problems include hard braking, issues with brake master cylinders, brake fluid leaks and nonfunctional emergency brakes.

If your Cadillac Escalade has brake problems, take it to your local dealership or authorized repair facility to have the problem addressed.

Engine Problems

If your Check Engine Light illuminates on your dashboard, it may be time to investigate your vehicle for engine problems.

Cadillac Escalade owners and lessees have reported engine problems such as hard shifting, jerking, shaking and shuddering, and hesitation while driving – all of which can be signs of a lemon. Reduced engine power can also be a common sign of an engine problem. These vehicles’ engines can also have cooling problems, which increase the risk of a vehicle fire.

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Transmission Problems

Lemon law cases often involve vehicles with recurring transmission problems, and defective Cadillac Escalade vehicles are no exception.

Common complaints regarding the Cadillac Escalade’s transmission include reports of jerking, bumps and shakes, hard shifting, shuddering, jerking, hesitation and transmission failure. If these transmission problems in your Cadillac Escalade do not get resolved within a reasonable number of repair attempts, your vehicle may be considered defective under the California Lemon Law.

Electrical Problems

When electrical systems malfunction in your Cadillac Escalade, resulting problems may be unpredictable for drivers and passengers alike.

According to complaints submitted to NHTSA, parking sensors may randomly go off, drivers could experience problems with adaptive cruise control, and Cadillac Escalade vehicles may fail to start. Electrical defects could diminish your Cadillac Escalade vehicle’s use, safety or value. If you suspect your vehicle has electrical defects, you may want to consult a lemon law attorney about your situation.

Steering Problems

Any steering problem can make your vehicle difficult to control and unsafe to drive.

Your steering wheel can become difficult to operate if the wheel seizes, the vehicle loses power steering, if the steering column is faulty, or if your vehicle experiences other driving problems. If you have brought your Cadillac Escalade to your local dealership or authorized repair facility for repairs, and your vehicle’s problems were not resolved within a reasonable number of attempts, contact a lemon law attorney to discuss your legal options.

Contact a California Lemon Law Attorney

If problems persist in your Cadillac Escalade despite multiple repair attempts, your vehicle may be a lemon.

Owners and lessees of “lemons” or defective vehicles are entitled to cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback. Knight Law Group has helped thousands of lemon owners and lessees obtain these rewards under the California lemon law with a success rate in excess of 99%.

Don’t go through the lemon law process alone. Our experienced California lemon law attorneys can provide legal representation at no up-front cost to you. If you want to learn more about the California Lemon Law or have specific questions about your case, fill out our contact form or call us for a free consultation at 877-222-2222.