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2023 Cadillac Escalade Problems

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade is a luxury SUV with high-reliability ratings. General Motors has applied the most advanced technology and luxurious features, making it a worthy competitor to other large SUVs like the Jeep Grand Wagoner.

Some vehicle owners have expressed frustration with the model despite its impressive features. For instance, numerous customers have expressed disappointment with engine defects, increasing the risk of stalling.

Although vehicle defects are expected, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade has some persistent defects that are difficult to fix. Fortunately, California lemon laws protect consumers who buy new or used vehicles with defects that manufacturers have failed to fix.

Consider speaking to a trusted Anaheim, CA, lemon law attorney for legal advice on how you can protect your consumer rights.

Most Common Problems with the 2023 Cadillac Escalade

Unlike other older models, vehicle owners of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade have reported a few complaints. Here’s a list of the common problems:

Engine Defects

Buyers of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade can choose between a 6.2-litre gasoline V8 and a diesel-powered in-line six, which will power the model’s high performance.

Even so, a few customers have expressed the following dissatisfaction with the engine:

  • While driving at night on a freeway, a vehicle owner two ‘’thunks’’ with the vehicle starting to rumble and an engine screech. Upon towing, the dealership advised the owner to replace the engine.
  • The engine shut off while driving the vehicle on a freeway with no warning sign.
  • While driving on a highway, a vehicle owner heard a ‘whistling noise’, followed by a low-pressure oil light before the engine blew off.

Sudden engine failure on the highway presents an increased risk of road accidents.

Electrical System Defects

Some of the standard electrical system defects with the 2023 Cadillac Escalade include:

  • Lack of reverse visibility
  • Defective trailer brake control switch

While the lack of reverse visibility may be attributed to design defects, the automaker instructed the vehicle owners to look for potential chemical damage. Washing the vehicle with hot water and rough clothing may also affect the visibility of exterior lamps and lenses.

Recalls for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade

Here are two recalls already issued by the manufacturer:

Improperly Heat-Treated Suspension Bolts

On September 20, 2023, General Motors, LLC (GM) issued a recall to fix vehicles with rear suspension outer control arm bolts that may have been improperly heat treated, which can cause bolts to break.

The recall affected the following vehicles:

  • 2023 Cadillac Escalade
  • Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles

A broken suspension bolt may misalign the rear wheel, increasing the risk of an accident. The automaker instructed the dealers to replace both suspension outer control arm bolts free of charge.

Running Lights May Fail to Deactivate

On December 8, 2022, General Motors (LLC) issued a recall to fix daytime running lights (DRLs) that fail to deactivate when headlights are on. DRLs that do not deactivate result in glare, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall affected the following vehicles:

  • 2020-2023 Cadillac CT4 & CT5
  • 2021-2023 Buick Envision
  • 2022-2023 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Suburban
  • Tahoe
  • GMC Sierra 1500
  • Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles

The automaker instructed the dealers to issue an over-the-air (OTA) update to fix the bugs in the body control module software.

Why Does My 2023 Cadillac Escalade Shut Off While Driving?

If your vehicle abruptly shuts off while you’re driving, it may be an issue with your battery. Check your cables at and from the battery and at the point where cables run and connect to the alternator.

If you find a loose or corroded connection in your 2023 Cadillac Escalade, it may need repairs. More importantly, ensure you get your repairs from a ‘representative of the automaker,’ mostly a GM dealership.

Performing do-it-yourself(DIY) repairs or taking the vehicle to a local mechanic could void the automaker’s warranty or lemon law rights.

Reliability of the New Cadillac Escalades

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade has earned 5-star ratings in the following aspects:

  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Value
  • Technology
  • Interior and safety

Although most consumers are happy with the ride, some are frustrated with issues like intermittent stalling, lower gas mileage, and defective roof shades.

Maintenance Costs for Cadillac Escalades

Considering the Cadillac Escalade is a luxury SUV, you may be worried about a potential high cost of maintenance. However, you can keep your vehicle in good condition by changing oil and tyres, performing brake checks, and fluid refills for under $1,000.

What to Do If Your 2023 Cadillac Escalade Is a Lemon

A vehicle is considered a lemon if it has substantial defects that impact its value, use, and safety. It doesn’t have to be undrivable; an exterior lighting defect that hinders a driver’s vision at night is sufficient for a lemon law claim.

If a manufacturer or a dealer can’t fix a serious warranty defect after a ‘’reasonable number’’ of repairs, the manufacturer must either:

  • Replace the vehicle
  • Refund its purchase price— whichever you prefer

Vehicle owners who unknowingly buy lemon vehicles can file a lemon law claim to protect their consumer rights. Since a lemon law claim involves filing a complaint against the automaker, working with a lemon law attorney can enhance your chances of success.

Usually, an automaker may refer you to an arbitrator to mediate any dispute in the claim process. While it may seem like a neutral party, the arbitrator often protects the automaker’s interest, highlighting the benefit of working with an attorney.

If General Motors fails to settle, a lemon law attorney can litigate the matter to obtain a court order compelling the automaker to issue a refund or replace the vehicle.

Get in Touch With an Experienced Anaheim Lemon Law Attorney

Owning a defective 2023 Cadillac Escalade is a frustrating experience. If it has a faulty engine, it may stall at any point, increasing the risk of a crash. Moreover, you can’t rely on a defective vehicle to get you where you need to go.

Never wait to consult an experienced attorney like LemonLaw123 with a proven track record of success. Contact us online or at 657-529-5239 for a free case review.

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