What's Wrong with the Cadillac Escalade EXT?

Owners of this SUV|truck have sent in 13 complaints, mostly about engine problems, followed by the brakes and accessories - interior issues. It's overall PainRank™ of 1.17 ranks 10th in reliability out of 25 Cadillac models.

The Most Common Escalade EXT Complaints

These are the worst complaints — weighing repair cost, failure mileage & other factors. The red bar shows what percentage this problems represents for the vehicle's overall complaints. Why 7? Because showing more just get depressing.

  Count Avg. Mileage Cost
2 144,500 N/A
1 125,000 $1,800
1 108,000 $2,000
1 375 N/A
1 45,000 $850
1 500 N/A
1 77,000 N/A

Complaints by Topic

Complaints
engine 3
brakes 2
accessories - interior 2
exhaust system 1
fuel system 1
drivetrain 1
suspension 1

Complaints by Year

Complaints
2004 5
2008 4
2007 2
2002 1
2005 1

Escalade EXT Generations

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, using similar engineering and shared features. Generation data isn't always cut-and-dry and is often different for different countries. When in doubt, we use North American generation data.

  1. 1st Generation Escalade EXT (2002—2013)

    This generation ranks 13th in reliability out of 37 generations.

    • PainRank™ 1.23
    • Complaints 13

Recalls, Investigations, and Technical Service Bulletins

Escalade EXT Recalls

There are 11 Escalade EXT recalls and the following years are involved in the most campaigns.

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Complaints
2007 3
2003 2
2004 2
2011 2
2009 2
2008 2
2012 1
2006 1
2005 1
2002 1
2013 1

Escalade EXT Investigations

There are 3 Escalade EXT investigations and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
2007 2
2008 2
2002 1

Escalade EXT TSBs

There are 1196 Escalade EXT TSBs and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
2013 937
2012 923
2011 908
2010 864
2009 830
2008 769
2007 710
2004 112
2003 88
2006 84
2005 78
2002 53