Cadillac Escalade ESV Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Junk

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Cadillac

Model:

Escalade ESV

So sad, nothing but trouble.... Rattles, transmission, rear end, engine, electrical and etc... Never buy again.

Review submitted by:DocHarley

Pros:None

Cons:Too many to list....

Mechanical and Electrical Nightmare

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Cadillac

Model:

Escalade ESV

The Escalade is beautiful on the outside and the interior is comfortable and spacious, but this the most unreliable vehicle I have owned in 25 years of driving. On multiple occasions my wife has been stranded because the car wont start because of electrical issues. 3 batteries replaced in 4

Review submitted by:RDRB2018

Pros:Beautiful lines, handles well, smooth ride

Cons:mechanical and electrical failures

TRANSMISSION IS HORRIBLE

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Cadillac

Model:

Escalade ESV

This car was serviced countless times. The loaners had the same problem. When braking the transmission would give you a jolt, making it seem like you had been rear ended. I took the car to the dealer countless times. Finally I filed a Lemon Law complaint. Cadillac took the car

Review submitted by:Luis

Pros:Comfortable and luxuirous

Cons:Poor quality mechanically and finishes

Transmission is rough

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Cadillac

Model:

Escalade ESV

The transmission works poorly until 3rd gear. For around town driving transmission is awkward and uncomfortable. Dealer has worked on the transmission 3 times (replaced the whole transmission) with only minimal improvement. Too much cheap plastic trim for the price. I could deal with the other issues but the transmission

Review submitted by:steve

Pros:Seats are nice

Cons:Transmission at low speeds is rough and awkward

Sadly Cost is Huge for low end build quality

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Cadillac

Model:

Escalade ESV

First the good: Looks, and room for everyone. The BAD: $90K is about $30K too much for this thing. For having owned 8 weeks it has been in service one day for every week. Ride is rough, the dash and CUE vibration, fitment will drive you crazy. The plastic pieces

Review submitted by:Springer

Pros:Room, it looks great!

Cons:Cost, vibration, plastic parts, fitment, rough rid

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