The Worst 1999-2000 Escalade Problems

  1. Cadillac's Takata Recalls

    Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in aut…

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    We know there's more problems than this. Let us know which one you'd like to see us cover next.

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

1st Generation Escalade Key Numbers

  1. 2 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 6 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 19th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 35 eligible generations.