3rd Generation (2007—2014) Escalade Problems

Escalade owners with a 2007—2014 model year have the most problems with the exterior (27%), engine (17%), and the interior (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Extremely Rough Ride 1 complaints at an average of 35,000 miles in the 2014 Cadillac Escalade.
  2. Electrical Fire 1 complaints at an average of 106,000 miles in the 2007 Cadillac Escalade.
  3. Moisture in Lights, No Head Lights 3 complaints at an average of 49,319 miles in the 2008 Cadillac Escalade.

What Escalade Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Cadillac model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2014 2 1 798 2.97
2013 0 2 992 0.0
2012 1 1 956 0.52
2011 0 4 975 0.0
2010 2 0 940 0.89
2009 2 2 893 0.92
2008 10 2 831 3.02
2007 12 2 847 2.59

Watch out for these common problems

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