3rd Generation (2007—2014) Escalade Problems

This generations ranks 28th out of 42 Cadillac generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the exterior (26%), engine (20%), and the interior (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all 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. Stabiltrak Light On 1 complaints at an average of 75,000 miles in the 2007 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 2007 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2014 2 1 802 2.96
2013 0 2 996 0.0
2012 1 1 960 0.52
2011 0 4 979 0.0
2010 2 0 944 0.88
2009 2 2 896 0.91
2008 10 2 834 3.01
2007 13 2 850 3.77

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