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I am curious as to whether the front struts on a 2012

Cadillac Escalade freezing up is...
I am curious as to whether the front struts on a 2012 Cadillac Escalade freezing up is caused by normal wear & tear? It has 81,000 miles on it. We bought it used at 44,000 miles it has the Cadillac warranty to 70,000 miles & we bought the best extended warranty they have to cover to 140,000 miles. The service manager says it is probably due to normal wear & tear? I think they have failed.
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Jackie,

What type of a problem are you having with the front struts?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
They are froze. They have been for a month. I just dropped it at the Cadillac Dealer. He pushed down on the front end on both sides & said he thinks they are froze. I am not sure if this is a routine maintenance issue or a failure of the struts at 81,000 miles. To get the warranty to pay, it has to be a failure. I am just wondering if failure could/would happen at those miles.

If they are froze then its time to replace them, the manufactures calls for replacement at 50,000 miles . Unfortunately your dealer is right and this would normally be considered normal wear and tear and that will not cover usually cover the replacement charges under warranty.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Okay. Thank you for your help.

Your very welcome and thank you as well. Please take a moment to rate my service so I can get credit for my time, the question remains open for follow up even after doing so, all you need to do is return to this question if need be.

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