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#20 of 301 Goodbye Escalade
Oct 28, 2003 (2:16 pm)
I have a 2003 Escalade that I have had suspension problems, steering wheel noises and the steering wheel won't rotate back after making a turn. Been in the shop 7 times, I called Cadillac Corporation and they called me today to say the steering wheel problem is the way it is designed, no fix for problem. Because the noises don't occur every time I drive it, they can't fix. So!! I am trading the thing in this week! I hated it!
#21 of 301 Flat Tires Cadillac Escallade
Oct 28, 2003 (3:02 pm)
I have a 2003 Cadillac Escalade.I've gotten 4 flats within the first 10 months of ownership. Three of the four flats required the stock Good Year tire to be replaced. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
#23 of 301 Escalade EXT
Oct 30, 2003 (12:49 pm)
Anyone know the number of the Cadillac Complaint Department for the CLUNKING? Thanks
#24 of 301 muffler noise
Oct 31, 2003 (7:21 am)
The noise I am experiencing is a CLANGING noise once the truck warms up. This noise can be heard over the radio while driving or sitting and idling. It is not the usual oil pinging noise you hear when the truck is turned off and cooling down. The dealer has changed the straps and the muffler because they said it was a broken baffle. At arbitration the GM rep said it was due to a muffler design change and that was normal. This has been happening since approx 1500 miles. I now have 9100... Does anyone else have this problem and what was the fix???
#25 of 301 transmission clunk
Nov 20, 2003 (1:20 pm)
Has anyone with the transmission clunk had any resolution of the problem or currently proceeding with the lemon law. Please post any information or stories here. I have a brand new 2003 denali with the same problem.
Nov 26, 2003 (6:30 pm)
We have a 03 Escalade and it has the clunk. It seems to happen shifting in and out of 2nd gear in stop and go traffic. For what it's worth, I had an 00 Chevy 2500, that did the same thing, only the sounds was MUCH worse. I mean to the point of being embarassing to have anyone in the vehicle with me. I had it in the dealer a few times, and as usual, I got the "it's normal" answer. The Escalade's clunking is not very noticable, so it doesn't bother me too much. I know the dealer is not going to do anything about it, so I won't even bother with them.
Dec 02, 2003 (6:30 am)
I just purchased a pre-owned 2002 Escalade AWD. I have around 27,000 miles on it. The only transmission noise is the occasional low speed 1-2 or 2-1 gear change. I asked dealer about it and like everyone else, say that is normal. Doors are a bit noisy and scrape when opening or closing. Also, when I turn the ignition on, I get ehat sounds like a noisy fan from the microphone above drivers head.
I have been told the clunk is from the transmission moving out of gear when coasting and when the accelerator is pressed, it clunks back into gear. May not sound good, but believe this is a common feature for the 4L60E and 4L65HD transmissions. My fix: I am playing around with a Diablo Sport Predator Programmer. So far I have uploaded the performance program and will test this out for a while to see if the quicker shifts help eleminate the clunk. Next I will begin modifying the shift points. I just did this last night, no test drive yet. I'll keep you posted.
#29 of 301 Exhaust clanking/popping
Jan 18, 2004 (9:13 am)
In response to " muffler noise by phattruk1", I have an '03 Escalade that does the same thing. It started after about 500 miles and has gotten steadily worse. It's very embarassing as well as irritating as I, like you, spent over 50K for a vehicle that I am becoming very unhappy with. It appears there's no quick fix. Apparently there is a the TSB (02-06-05-005B) that I plan to ask my service advisor about and see if that applies and if so, whether it resolves the issue.