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Thread: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

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    2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    edit: this issue is now resolved thanks to Cadillac Customer Care. My local dealer (who isn't the dealer I leased the vehicle from) replaced both tail lights for me.

    Anyone else have this issue with their tail lights? Mine have been like this since day 1, but they are progressively bugging me more and more. I feel like Cadillac should be replacing these. It's the plastic edge, it's really rough. The plastic is only black on the outside, so the roughness shows white underneath. The drive side tail light has it too, but the passenger side one is way worse (and shown below).






    Last edited by OneStepAhead; 07-08-14 at 01:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneStepAhead
    Anyone else have this issue with their tail lights? Mine have been like this since day 1, but they are progressively bugging me more and more. I feel like Cadillac should be replacing these. It's the plastic edge, it's really rough. The plastic is only black on the outside, so the roughness shows white underneath.
    That looks bad
    Mine is not like that
    Look like Loose screw

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    Wow, that sucks. Has the service department seen it yet?

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    Yes. Didn't seem like they cared, but I'm heading there now for another issue and I'm going to inquire a 2nd time.

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    As Charlie Brown would say" Good Grief" are you going the Caddy dealer in Madison?

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    WOW.. what the F___!!!

    thats crazy!!!!!!

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    thin the pic it looks like a paint issues..are they going to replace the light?..

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    Obviously it's rough, but I wonder if it looks worse because of catching a wax the dealer may have applied?

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    It is amazing that dealers are actually selling trucks looking like that!!!

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    I have always lived by the belief:
    Never buy a first year model

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    First year model is NO excuse! My S-Class has been trouble free through 9,000 miles, knock on wood...
    That photo looks horrible! Like an old Soviet Era Russian built car!

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    Agreed!!

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    Clearly a defect. They should fix immediately. I hate to see a brand-new car leave the factory like that ! Come on UAW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zl700
    I have always lived by the belief: Never buy a first year model
    You are 100% correct .. I fell for it a few times with the excitement of the new model but whatever the brand for a brand-new model the risk of the car having gremlins are always there

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    I thought GM said they stepped up their game, especially when it comes to Cadillac? We're seeing defective seats, rugs, lights, paint, etc. What the **** is going on? Even the 2007 year model didn't have these many issues concerning quality control.

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    Quote Originally Posted by Punmax View Post
    I thought GM said they stepped up their game, especially when it comes to Cadillac? We're seeing defective seats, rugs, lights, paint, etc. What the **** is going on? Even the 2007 year model didn't have these many issues concerning quality control.
    Maybe because the Escalade is so costly to produce that GM is taking a loss on every unit that it sells, and has to cut corners on materials and built quality? Just like the Bugatti Veyron and Lexus LF-A... Oh wait...

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    Quote Originally Posted by 714Cadi View Post
    Maybe because the Escalade is so costly to produce that GM is taking a loss on every unit that it sells, and has to cut corners on materials and built quality? Just like the Bugatti Veyron and Lexus LF-A... Oh wait...
    I wonder what the profit margin of an Escalade is.

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