2017 Cadillac ESCALADE ESV - SERVICE BRAKES Failure Complaint (#b029ee)

2017 Cadillac ESCALADE ESV

  • Date of Incident: Sep-15, 2023
  • Date complaint filed: Sep-17, 2023
  • Failed components: SERVICE BRAKES

I was exiting an off ramp and the brake pedal suddenly became hard as a rock and no matter how much i pushed on it the vehicle would barely slow down. I was really close to smashing into the back of a semi truck. There was no warning prior to it happening and my service advisor at the gm dealer said gm knew about the issue with the brakes and have not issued a recall in relation to the incident, only a bulletin that it is to be covered if it breaks. However i could have died if i hit the semi considering i was going highway speeds. My vehicle is currently at the gm dealer and i have not heard back from them yet. As of now they have not inspected it and it is available for inspection if need be.

Vehicle VIN Info

VIN Pattern1GYS4JKJ*HR******
Drive Type4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4
Gross Vehicle Weight RatingClass 2F: 7,001 - 8,000 lb (3,175 - 3,629 kg)
ModelEscalade ESV
Model Year2017
SeriesPremium Luxury
Body ClassSport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)
Top Speed (MPH)154
Base Price85895
Engine ModelL86 -SIDI: Spark Ignition Direct Injection, VVT: Variable Valve Timing, AFM, E85 MAX, ALUM
Engine ManufacturerGM
Engine Displacement (L)6.2
Engine Displacement (CC)6200
Engine Displacement (CI)378.347
Primary Fuel TypeGasoline
Transmission StyleAutomatic
Wheelbase - Short130.0
Brake System TypeHydraulic
Electronic Stability ControlStandard
Traction ControlStandard
Blind Spot Monitoring SystemStandard
Lane Departure WarningStandard
Lane Keep SystemStandard
Forward Collision WarningStandard
Advanced Automatic Collision NotificationStandard
Rear Visibility SystemStandard
Daytime Running LightStandard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)Direct
Keyless IgnitionStandard
Auto Reverse SystemStandard
Front Air Bags1st Row (Driver and Passenger)
Side Air Bag1st Row (Driver and Passenger)
Curtain Air BagsAll Rows
Seat BeltsManual
Other Restraint System InfoFront Inboard Seat Side Airbag in First Row.
Semiautomatic Headlamp Beam SwitchingStandard
Plant Company NameGMNA
Plant StateTEXAS
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