Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Pop or Ping? in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Anyone still having a problem with their 2003 Escalade making a pinging or popping noise? I would love to get ...
theal..they are having problems with 2002-2004 Escalades with the ping noise. They don't know why and as of right now, can't fix it. I'm working on a solution and would love to stay in contact with you. Have you taken it to get checked out yet?
My wife annd I recently purchased a 2004 Escalade. We've been having the same problem with popping & pinging sounds coming from the exhaust system. The service manager said that it is due to the cooling process of the exhaust system and that the engineers are currently working on it. We've taken the car in 3 times for this as well as called the toll free customer service in efforts of getting it replaced. There is a technical service bulletin identifying this problem.
Has anyone had any success in getting this problem fixed? Has anyone consulted any legal authorities concerning lemon law regulations for replacing their vehicle?
What's the latest on newer cars having the same type of problem?
I bought an 04 escalade back in dec 03 and had the same problem. After a couple of months I just got used to it. On Feb 04 I got a magnaflow exhaust system and noticed that there was no popping or ping noise coming from under my car. I figured that it was the exhaust system cooling down.
See and hear my post. Read the warranty manual, you have to go through Better Business Bureau mediation (non binding). Diferent states have different lemon laws and they think a rattle is not a big problem. Who cares if it's a $60,000 vehicle? If it was a Kia, that would be a different story with a completely different set of expectations. You can file a complaint with the BBB online, and you will get Cadillac's attention. You will need every piece of paper about the car that you have. Luckily, my wife files everything. I filed a complaint, their first offer was absurd, but just prior to mediation they called and made another offer we are considering (not a total buyback). I'll post when all is said and done.
I have the poping noise of the exhaust and the stock wheel covers pop as well. I know its a cooling down and is a normal thing. It is sometimes loud but only hear it when i get out of car. Doesn't bother me and it is starting to act up less and less as i now have about 9k on the clock.
Most Stock exhausts are poorly made, except for an exception to few. That means that the metal in the exhaust system, will expand and contract as it heats and as it cools. Occasionally make that sound, it is normal if its coming from the exhaust.