Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Driver unknown. Escalade won't start in Cadillac Escalade Forums; I went through a car wash today and the guys turned the car off while they dried it. When I ...
- 01-24-13 09:12 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 2004 Cadillac Escalade
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Driver unknown. Escalade won't start
I went through a car wash today and the guys turned the car off while they dried it. When I got in the car the display read unknown driver(usually states driver1). I then proceeded to try and start it and it would not turn over. I realized my fuel, oil and other indications read nothing. My windows won't roll down. I had AAA tow it to Nucar Chevorlet because it was down the road. They stated security module may be the blame but called me later and said they couldn't find an issue. I know someone must have had this happen at sometime and do you know a reset or fix?
- 01-24-13 10:15 PM #2
Re: Driver unknown. Escalade won't start
I don't know about Escalade's but i'm sure a mod will move this to the right forum where they can help you out faster.
- 01-25-13 12:29 AM #3Originally Posted by marilynmoney03
- 01-26-13 09:17 AM #4
It turned out that the vehicle lost communication with the radio...the GM mechanics advised me to get a new radio installed if it happens again. They said it was coincidental that it happened immediately after a car wash...they said if it happens again unplug the stereo. Unsure what to think of this...
- 01-26-13 01:24 PM #5Originally Posted by marilynmoney03
I have a cd/cass radio for a good price if you want a backup radio
- 01-29-13 07:24 PM #6
Thanks lol, I just drive around with a bag of tools now so I can unplug the radio if it happens again. Nav, cd, stereo all work fine. I don't get it..
- 01-29-13 08:31 PM #7Originally Posted by marilynmoney03
I don't know if the truck will run with the radio unplugged or not(I haven't tried it) but I do know if the bcm shuts down along with the radio the truck won't start (just cranks)