hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,612 miles

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problem #1

Aug 162011

Escalade Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 52,612 miles
I drive a 2009 Cadillac Escalade hybrid. The power on the brakes went out, to where I only had about 5% breaking power. Luckily there was no one in front of me and I was going slow, so no accident was caused. Three error codes came up on my dashboard, "service traction control", "service stabilitrak", and "service brakes soon". I had my vehicle towed to the nearest Cadillac dealership. This is the second time I have lost my breaks while driving. The first time it happened, everything started up normal again and worked after I turned off the engine and turned it back on. After the first incident, I took it to the dealership but they could not recreate the problem. Now after this incident I am scared to drive that car. Having my brakes give out while driving is the most scary thing that's ever happened to me and is not an issue that can go unresolved. The worst part about this is after researching the issue on the internet and forums, other General Motors (GM) hybrid owners have had the same issues with losing the breaking system. Exactly the same issue! some have fallen under the lemon law and have gotten new vehicles. I am not sure what my vehicle falls under but I am waiting to find out. In the meantime this issue needs to be investigated because this is not the air conditioning going out or a minor defect, this is a life and death situation. From my investigations, this is not an isolated situation and I wonder why there hasn't been some kind of recall. Please google search "GM hybrid brake issues" and you will find many others all experiencing the same problem. Please help as not only my life but the life of others are in danger if nothing is done about this.

- Santee, CA, USA