CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
02V224000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 07/01/2002 to 07/31/2002V (Vehicle)64908/06/2002MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.08/12/200208/14/2002
Defect SummaryCertain all-wheel drive sport utility vehicles were built without a power steering bracket to secure the positive battery cable, allowing the cable to come in contact with the steering shaft.
Consequence SummaryThis contact could cause a wear-through of the cable insulation, exposing the wire core and result in intermittent electrical shorting. if enough current is discharged at the point of contact, an engine compartment fire could occur.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the positive battery cable routing and re-route, if necessary. no owner notification will take place since all vehicles were captured at the dealers.
NotesAlso, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
08089-B11/01/200808089-C10027804General motors corp: special coverage adjustment; analog onstar deactivation. *pe updated 2/17/09. *pe02/09/2009
PIT-466206/01/200810026744Gmc: sir mil dtc b0084 and/or b0085. this concern could be caused by broken seat position sensor circuits under the driver or passenger front seats. over time, from repeated seat movement, the wiring could break. *pe12/12/2008
37503750A10022482Additional diagnostic for yaw/lat sensor dtc's. *kb08/15/2007
5707/01/200310016444Reprogramming passenger door module. the rke key fob does not function, the front passenger door power window, lock, mirror and heated seat are inoperative. gm tech link. 2003 chevrolet and gmc full-size pickups and utilities included.09/12/2005
04084900703/01/200410012680Personal trip business trip feature must be on for trip odometer to accumulate. *eh03/10/2005
324910011592Intermittent sir lamp with diagnostic trouble code b0044 or b0026. *eh01/27/2005
321310010616Unable to flash passenger presence system diagnostic trouble codes. various models including 03-05 chevrolet full size trucks and utilities, and gmc full size truck. *eh12/02/2004
3075B3075C10009599Blown mbec 1 or lbec 1 fuse. *tt10/08/2004
30893089B10009520Service engine soon light and reduced engine power with a diagnostic trouble code p1516. diagnostic trouble codes p0120, p0220, p1514, p1515, p1518 and p2135 may also be present. *tt10/04/2004
30013001A10008900No communication with any modules, multipe u-diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs), instrument panel cluster (ipc) warning indicators. 03-04 chevrolet all full size trucks and utilities and 03-04 gmc all full size trucks and utilities and 03-0408/25/2004
00846A01/01/200410007857Headlamp or instrument cluster lights flickering or dimming. *tt07/13/2004
0089501/01/200400895A10007645Instrunment panel cluster (ipc) gauges inoperative at times while cranking. *mj07/07/2004
0203801/01/200410006946Diagnostic trouble code b1000. *mr05/20/2004
03084902011/01/200310005590Instrument panel cluster (ipc) gauges inoperative. *tt03/04/2004
0159201/01/2004100054382003-2004 generation 5 onstar steering wheel control function explanation. sit bulletin 1416474. *tt02/27/2004
03085001401/01/2006030850014A10004388Intermittent no start, service stability message, anti-lock brake system (abs) light illuminated, multiple diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs), dic shows unknown driver, various electrical related conditions. includes escalade esv and ext mod12/04/2003
06170306/17/200310003702The service stability message on the dic and a code c0455 diagnostic trouble code set and/or they have a break in anti-lock brake system (abs) telltale with chiming in cold weather with no code set. *tt10/28/2003
03084400906/01/200310002868Radio noise heard in one or more speakers. *tt09/29/2003
03084900605/01/200310002388Instrument panel cluster high beam indicator too bright. *tt08/27/2003
03270303/27/200310001874Passenger door module recall for remote keyless entry, front passenger power window, lock, mirror and heated seat functions. *tt *jb07/23/2003
0301103/05/200310001178Remote keyless entry system inoperative. *jb04/17/2003
328410011815Intermittent battery draw. *eh02/01/2005
0206612/01/200210000731Customer satisfaction program regarding battery drain condition. *tt03/28/2003
0206612/01/200210000015Potential battery drain condition. *tt02/07/2003
30753075D10022766Blown mbec 1 or lbec 1 fuse. *kb09/26/2007
08089-B11/01/200808089-C10027804General motors corp: special coverage adjustment; analog onstar deactivation. *pe updated 2/17/09. *pe02/09/2009
PIT-466206/01/200810026744Gmc: sir mil dtc b0084 and/or b0085. this concern could be caused by broken seat position sensor circuits under the driver or passenger front seats. over time, from repeated seat movement, the wiring could break. *pe12/12/2008

Consumer Complaints

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 The battery in my escalade had been dying on me for a while. one day, my gauges all stayed stuck as if i was driving on the freeway. i drove it for a while until i was tired of jump-starting it almost everyday and i finally replaced the battery.the gauges all stayed the same. a few days went by and the battery started to die again. i realized that this was more than just a battery problem. i drove it 5 miles away from my place on the freeway and as i was coming back home it started to decelerate all on it's own. it marked system stability disabled and would not let me go over 25 mph. i have not driven it since november and would like to know what is going on with this. i read about a recall but this problem was supposed to be fixed since 2002 when the recall notice was sent out. as i have read the descriptions on what people's problems with this same type of vehicle was, i notice that it is exactly what is going on with my vehicle. (bcm recall 2002 #02066)
 On july 28th 2011, my 2003 cadillac escalade awd would not start. it had power to the seats, horn, lights, but no power to the locks, windows or radio. therefore, i knew i didn't need a battery jump. i check the inside fuse panel and no blown fuses were found. i went to the fuse box underneath the hood and discover the 40amp ignition-b fuse was blown. i installed another 40amp fuse and it immediately blew out. i disconnected the battery, installed another fuse and the fuse blew out when i reconnected the battery. i removed the starter, disconnected the alternator, crank sensor, oil level sensor and both ignition coil packs. the fuse still blew out when i reconnected the battery. i reconnected all items previously mentioned and went underneath dash-board on the driver's side and check all the wiring harnessing and wires. i went back to the fuse box under the hood, flipped the fuse box up to see the underside. located the wire that's connecting to the blown fuse, trace wire underneath the dashboard to the harness near the steering shaft. the connecting wiring on the other side of the harness (red wire with a white strip) was shorted on an eighth inch metal bracket bolted to the firewall with four nuts. this same metal bracket is up against and possibly cutting into the wires attach to the wire harness next to the steering shaft. i applied eletrical tape to the wire that shorted on the metal bracket to repair the problem. i installed another fuse and the truck started up.
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 cadillac escalade. the contact noticed that the speedometer displayed inaccurate readings, which prevented her from determining how fast she was driving. the mechanic stated that she needed to replace the instrument control cluster. the vehicle was not repaired at that time. one year later, the contact received a recall notice from the manufacturer stating that the instrument control cluster was defective. she called the manufacturer and was informed that they would not be financially responsible for the repair because the vehicle exceeded 80,000 miles. the nhtsa campaign id number was unknown. the failure mileage was 72,000 and current mileage was 98,000.
 2003 cadillac escalade. consumer states that the vehicle caught on fire while parked. the fire dept ruled the cause of the fire as electrical fire. consumer also states that cadillac is refusing to accept liability. *mc *jb
 Cadillac motor division blew off my inquiry. 05/26/2006 22:06:32cident description: when turning off ignition with 2003 cadillac escalade, and touching exterior mirror button to fold mirrors in or out, power seat automatically moves driver into steering wheel crushing said victim into steering wheel. removing key did not stop. only way to release this a second incident was to open the car door to kill the power. correspondence from general motors response is no further action. when this happens a third time, i will deliver said automobile to the closest cadillac dealer and remove my license plates. dear mr. weale, thank you for contacting the cadillac customer assistance center. i appreciate you taking the time to write me in regards to your service request. this office gathers information and based on that information we are able to determine the best method of handing your request. we are continually making improvements in ways to assist the needs of our customers. again, i have reviewed your request 1-410654614 with the cadillac customer assistance center. i apologize that the decision was not in accordance with your wishes, however; this is the final decision of general motors and we will no longer address additional messages on this subject. please feel free to contact us again with any other concerns you may have outside of this issue. if you should need to contact us in the future, simply reply to this message or call our cadillac customer assistance center at 1-800-458-8006. customer relationship managers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. sincerely, nancy castaneda, customer relationship manager cadillac customer assistance center : power seat crushing the driver into the steering wheel when the key is turned off and the mirror retraction button is pushed... the paint damage without advising owners this is filled with a liquid which
 Constant problems with vehicle not starting. towed to dealer, replaced fuel pump and battery. *bf the consumer stated that the ignition circuit was inoperable. the battery had a defective cell and had to be replaced. *tc after the battery was replaced the vehicle would not start again. *jb
 While driving at 20 mph, the vehicle stalled. the consumer tried to restart the vehicle but was unable to do so. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection. the mechanic inform the driver that the battery needed to be replaced, however the problem recurred. please provide further details. *jb the dealer discovered that the fuel pump was defective and caused feedback on the computer system'; return true; onmouseout=window.status=''; return true;>computer system and made it shut down blowing a fuse. the consumer replaced the vehicle and is now on the road again. *tc
 Vehicle was unable to start, and was taken to the dealer to repair the battery because it was corroded. then, vehicle experienced the same problem for a second time, and the air conditioning was drained. finally, the vehicle shut down and lost power while on the road. taken to dealer for a third time for repairs.*ak....third time dealer repaired fuel pump. after third repair traded vehicle. *ak
 Upon returning to the vehicle the consumer stated that it would not start. *tc the battery seem to be working but the ignition circuit was inoperable. the consume attempted to have the vehicle jump started with no success. the vehicle was towed tot he dealer where they reset the computer and the battery was replaced. *nm
 While turning a corner the vehicle stalled. *nm the consumers vehicle was towed in for service. fuel was put into the tank but the vehicle still would not start. it was finally determined that the ignition circuit was inoperable. *tc *jb
 Suspension service stability disabled digital warning 5 times. on the first occasion it also read reduced power and powered down from 70 to 35 mph within seconds when driven in freeway traffic. remote analysis by onstar indicated most recently an abs problem required service. other fuse and wire/short problems have occurred within the dash. *tt
 Smoke began coming out of the cup holder area. when we opened the hood to see where it was coming from, the fuse box was on fire and several fuses were burned. the dealership has not been able to determine where it started but it appears to have started in the cigarette lighter. *tr